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Bakemonogatari


Alternative Titles

English: Bakemonogatari
Synonyms: Ghostory
Japanese: 化物語

Information

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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.391 (scored by 254,133 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1602
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #33
Members: 460,262
Favorites: 20,576
8.39
Ranked #160Popularity #33Members 460,262
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Episodes: /15

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

The first 12 episodes were broadcast on TV and the remaining 3 were streamed online.

Episode Videos


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Characters & Voice Actors

Senjougahara, Hitagi
Senjougahara, Hitagi
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Araragi, Koyomi
Araragi, Koyomi
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Hachikuji, Mayoi
Hachikuji, Mayoi
Main
Katou, Emiri
Japanese
Katou, Emiri
Hanekawa, Tsubasa
Hanekawa, Tsubasa
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui

Staff

Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Producer
Ooshima, Miku
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Animation Check


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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



More reviewsReviews

8thSin
Jun 27, 2010
"To be blunt, I just enjoy talking to you... so I want to talk with you more."
"If our opinions clash, let's talk it over." (Dialogue from episode 5)

'Bakemonogatari', cleverly translated as 'Ghostory' or 'Monstory', is about five not-so-normal girls that Araragi Koyomi, a vampire himself, encounters and attempt to save from oddities possessing them.


CHARACTER:
The main characters of 'Bakemonogatari' are among the most unique and complex I have yet to encounter.
Heroine Senjougahara Hitagi is a tsundere like half of all modern heroines in anime, but she is also 「ドS」, a sadist to an extreme degree, which is more common for side characters and rare for heroines. read more
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aimaimami
Oct 8, 2013
If I had to choose a word to describe Bakemonogatari, it would probably be ‘faux-ironic’ – and I don’t mean that in a positive sense.

To describe Bakemonogatari’s plot simply: it’s a harem anime. The show features our ~mysteriously charismatic~ hero, Arararararagi-kun (sorry, my tongue slipped) as he somehow manages to charm a whole load of girls – whilst, at the same time, he battles with the supernatural to sort out their problems. Minus the ‘supernatural’ aspect (which seems kind of like a cheap gimmick, to spice up this ‘harem’ style story we’ve surely seen countless of times before), there is nothing special about Bakemonogatari.

The characters read more
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Kurt
Nov 2, 2013
I'll start off my review by saying one of my usual comments when I talk about Bakemonogatari: this anime is not for everyone. It's definitely something worth trying out, but I cannot guarantee that it will be your cup of tea. It's an interestingly boring anime that tries hard (and succeeds) to be unique with its eccentric style of story telling and world building.

Bakemonogatari is an anime adaptation of the popular light novel series written by Nisio Isin. The anime revolves around Koyomi Araragi, a high school student who's also a half-vampire, and his relationships with different characters and their oddities, along with the usual read more
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Inkwave
Oct 13, 2011
For every medium, there are few masterpieces that transcend the genre and become something special. Since I consider anime, as a genre, to be just as legitimate an art form (despite the bad rep it often gets), I will also review Bakemonogatari as a work of art, and it is irrefutably one of the special few anime series that fully capitalize on the strengths of the anime medium.

STORY
People have complained that the story is too episodic, too disjointed. However, the virtue of Bakemonogatari's storyline is that it is so minimal. In all senses, this anime is a character-based experimental, and an elaborate read more
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