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Synonyms: Ghostory, Monstory
Japanese: 化物語
English: Bakemonogatari
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Type: TV
Episodes: 15
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2009 to Jun 25, 2010
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Genres: MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: VampireVampire
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.331 (scored by 721159721,159 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #90
Members: 1,378,844
Favorites: 48,703

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Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student, manages to survive a vampire attack with the help of Meme Oshino, a strange man residing in an abandoned building. Though being saved from vampirism and now a human again, several side effects such as superhuman healing abilities and enhanced vision still remain. Regardless, Araragi tries to live the life of a normal student, with the help of his friend and the class president, Tsubasa Hanekawa.

When fellow classmate Hitagi Senjougahara falls down the stairs and is caught by Araragi, the boy realizes that the girl is unnaturally weightless. Despite Senjougahara's protests, Araragi insists he help her, deciding to enlist the aid of Oshino, the very man who had once helped him with his own predicament.

Through several tales involving demons and gods, Bakemonogatari follows Araragi as he attempts to help those who suffer from supernatural maladies.

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Bakemonogatari adapts the first two volumes of NisiOisiN's Monogatari Series: First Season.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Animation Check, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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1: "staple stable" by Chiwa Saito (eps TV Broadcast: 2, 6-7, 11-12, BD/DVD: 1-2, 12)
2: "Kaerimichi (帰り道)" by Emiri Katou (eps TV Broadcast: 4, BD/DVD: 3-5)
3: "ambivalent world" by Miyuki Sawashiro (eps TV Broadcast: 8, BD/DVD: 6-8)
4: "Ren'ai Circulation (恋愛サーキュレーション)" by Kana Hanazawa (eps TV Broadcast: 10, BD/DVD: 9-10)
5: "Sugar Sweet Nightmare" by Yui Horie (eps TV Broadcast: 14-15, BD/DVD: 11, 13-15)

Ending Theme

"Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari (君の知らない物語)" by supercell; performed by nagi (Gazelle)


Dec 3, 2023
Damn it's goooooodddd.
Name an anime which so weird at first glance but turn out to be great. Well not great but it's approach towards story and character development is really nothing close to what you've seen.
So many words dialogues and animation panels. In some point you would think its not animation it's picture frames. But believe me it's not.
Over the time it's animation got so better like in movies of trilogy the animation screenplay were just masterpiece. I never spoil too much but after watching it you will definitely put araragi in your favourite characters list or the main female lead.
Dec 2, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This review is for the series as a whole.

If you're like me, the kind of watcher who's into "intelligent" romances (my usage of "intelligent" is no more than an aesthetic description here, btw), there will be material here for you that you will love. I love those parts myself. However, if you're not into 20-minute long recitals of worldbuilding explanations that frequently put the entire world at stake, it will be a little rough for you to get through it.

I've always felt that after a certain point, the higher the stakes of a story, the harder it is to relate to and really ...
Feb 13, 2022
One of the most hyped up shows when it comes to female casts and main characters. I tried to watch it.

Story 3: The show is extremely mixed up with no explanations for half the things going on. I have heard that it is very dialogue driven but the dialogue for it was just simply not for me. All the dialogue in the entire show was just average harem dialogue that wasnt interesting, funny or good in any way.

Art 4: The art barely matters. Just because it has a different artstyle does not mean its good. The times when there are fights makes almost ...

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