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Synonyms: Monogatari Series: Second Season +α
Japanese: 花物語
English: Hanamonogatari
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 16, 2014
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.921 (scored by 240263240,263 users)
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Ranked: #7472
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Popularity: #531
Members: 427,007
Favorites: 1,091

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Now that Koyomi Araragi and Hitagi Senjougahara have graduated, very few familiar faces remain at Naoetsu Private High School. One of these is Suruga Kanbaru, holder of the Monkey's Paw. When she begins to hear talk of a mysterious being known as the "Devil" who will magically solve any problem, Kanbaru immediately thinks these rumors are about her and decides to investigate.

She discovers the Devil is actually Rouka Numachi, a former basketball rival from junior high who is no longer able to play due to a leg injury. Rouka provides free advice to those who seek her out. Acting as a collector of misfortune, she enjoys relieving the stress of her clients by providing them with the false hope of having their problems solved. Although Kanbaru sees no real harm being done, she reprimands Rouka for lying and heads home, relieved she is not the cause of the rumors. But she may have a reason to worry after all: she finds that her left hand has reverted back to its human form.

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Hanamonogatari adapts the third volume of NisiOisiN's Monogatari Series: Second Season.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsushita, Takuya
Shinbou, Akiyuki
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Opening Theme

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1: "Hana Ato: Shirushi (花痕 -shirushi-)" by Marina Kawano (TV broadcast; ending theme in BD/DVD version)
2: "The Last Day of My Adolescence (花物語」劇伴音楽集其ノ壹)" by Suruga Kanbaru (Miyuki Sawashiro)

Ending Theme

"the last day of my adolescence" by Suruga Kanbaru (Miyuki Sawashiro) (TV broadcast; opening theme in BD/DVD version)


Aug 17, 2014
Watching Hanamonogatari is like reading your favorite book on a weekend afternoon. And essentially, it is adapted from a novel written by NisiOisin. But rather than adapting it as a full TV series, Hanamonogatari debuts as a 5-episode show that offers more than just a sensational appeal to its fans. Hanamongatari (literally translated as Flower Story) is like a flower – beautiful, elegant, and has the pedals that shine like no other. For its creativity and cleverly thought out written story, we witness the story of Suruga Kanbaru and what her life is like after Koyomi Araragi graduates from high school.

Similar to the style of ...
Jul 24, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Hanamonogatari just didn't do it for me as a fan of the Monogatari series. It's more of a side story focusing on Kanbaru and an old basketball rival of hers, Numachi. And really, that was a problem for this anime. Kanbaru is a likable character, but she is not nearly charismatic enough to carry an entire anime as the lead, especially when her foil, Numachi is particularly bland.

The entirety of the anime focused entirely on these two characters and only briefly featured cameos from the Araragi family and Kaiki Deshuu. This was a mistake, as most of the engaging ...
Apr 4, 2021
i was expecting to see something exciting and im really disappointed now, i didnt enjoyed the other monogatari for their art style the characters and the sound, basically i just voted the plot, but now how am i supposed to see 5 episode without cutting my balls in half,this monogatari has a ORRIBLE plot, i couldnt stand watching "dialoguemonogatari" i would have preferred do my homework instead of looking at this, the only thing that made me continue it was the fact that i wanted to finish this series to start another one. U guys are probably wondering why i am not dropping it, well... ...

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