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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: 8.361 (scored by 323,840 users)
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Ranked: #1862
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Popularity: #38
Members: 601,629
Favorites: 25,240

Recommendations

Both anime have great stories and artwork. But the best part about it is the way the stories are told. Both anime have kinda the same level of comedy and are both amazing watches. It wasn't until recently that I found out that the author was the same person but I would make the recommendation regardless. 
report Recommended by Airyaxe
If you like one of these male leads you should enjoy the perspective of the other. While Yuhari is really starred by the main female instead of the main male the females have a lot in common in terms of being independent, strong and confusing for the males to figure out.

Both shows feature limited but well developed for 12 ep anime series supporting casts.

Bakemonogatari is basically the more supernatural (Yahari is pretty much just another HS anime) and higher quality in every way version of Love Comedy but if you love the type of characters the leads are you will still  read more 
report Recommended by Hoax415
Both anime have a very similar feel to them.
Bakemonogatari however, is darker than Arakawa Under The Bridge.
Arakawa contains more light-hearted random humour and is generally a more happy series, where Bakemonogatari is more about removing oddities which may end up killing people, etc
Bakemonogatari also contains random humour, but as I already said, it has a darker atmosphere than Arakawa.
The art is also kinda similar. 
report Recommended by BillysNipple
Clean unique worlds from both series where plots have to be grasped to get a clear understanding. The artful animation and expresison of the characters is something to be galvanised with. Environments appeared sophisticated in both arrangements and structure that will give you an out of this world experience.  
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
We have Holic and Bakemonogatari who are both mystery and supernatural genre.
Starting from this, both series can be considered somewhat similar. Here's why:
- both deal with strong supernatural elements who leads people (clients) in asking for help to someone who understand those phenomenons.
- both have a "supernatural expert" (Yuuko for Holic and Oshino Meme for Bakemonogatari) who are very good in what they do, usually always show a calm demeanor but as well are quite enigmatic to read and full of mystery.
- both series have quite particular main characters, who are definitely not "the average type of character" you often find  read more 
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
Both are series that aren't necessarily parodies or strict satire. The Tatami Galaxy takes on an extremely mysterious and reflecting tale of "possibilities". Bakemonogatari mixes some mild to heavy predicaments with supernatural folklore to help enhance/clarify the significance of said issues.
Both have strange, eclectic, abstract art that will undoubtedly impress those with it's usage. Both have and make use of some fine music, but... are paled in comparison to their OPs and ENDs.
Both are quite new, and both set the bar for enjoyment too, as the dialogue and insightful observations will cease to amaze.


The Tatami Galaxy's novelty, manner of  read more 
report Recommended by Otaking09
Well If you're looking for a similar animation/art style to that of Bakemonogatari, Nisekoi is there to save the day!

Well also they're both harem. That's there too. 
report Recommended by thedeviousfiles
If supernatural is an ingredient, then it be part of a recipe for both Bakemonogatari and Noragami. Not only do they involve supernatural beings but also legends that blurs the lines between fiction and reality.

Both series involves action, drama, and comedy with humorous dialogues. Bakemongatari focuses more on word play and narrative dialogues while Noragami uses gags for comedy. The main protagonist in both series gets involved with events that puts their lives in danger. There is also a bit of influence from folklore and legends relating to various cultures to some degrees. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Indeed those two series can be somewhat similar:
• both stories are quite unusual and weird along with fascinating surrealistic atmosphere and art
• both truly have an unique way of story-telling together with simple sceneries when concerning many people around the main characters or specific places
• they give a same particular intriguing vibe

While watching them you'll surely notice the similitudes that those two titles have.
If you liked one of them and are still searching for something kinda "out of the box", who is a bit different from the usual normal series, you might really want to give a try to  read more 
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
Series of short story arcs centred upon supernatural entities (Aberrations in Bakemonogatari and Mononoke in Mononoke) taking form and haunting characters. While Mononoke focuses more on the stories and Bakemonogatari on the characters, they structure their short arcs very similarly, both narrative-wise and progression. Both series share this style of storytelling presented with a unique style of animation: Bakemonogatari is more Shaft than the average Shaft, and Mononoke takes upon itself a very "Japanese" style to fit their respective settings. 
report Recommended by qtip
In the sense that its a boy trying to do something for a girl. With kami nomi, katsuragi tries to fill the emptiness of the heart of the girl to capture a loose soul hiding there while with Bakemonogatari, Araragi seeks to help all the heroines with their problems,  
report Recommended by TSX
Bakemonogatari and Dance in the Vampire Bund have the following similarities:
- both deal with supernatural (vampires);
- both have a slow-paced romantic storyline full of intriguing twists;
- both are created with the participation of Studio Shaft;
- both share a similar artstyle and atmosphere, so if you've enjoyed the one, you'll probably like the other, too.
 
report Recommended by Arrvilja
Bakemonogatari instantly reminded me of FLCL from the first episode. The quirky story and seemingly nonsensical dialogue are an almost perfect fit, but what really does it is, for me, is the somewhat full blast sexual overtones that FLCL was rather comical about. I'm not saying it's a bad anime but it is really interesting and slight bit confusing if you don't really pay attention. If I had to say which is better, Bakemonogatari wins hands down. The artistic stylizing and story depth make it a better anime by far.  
report Recommended by Demonwynd
Completely different genres ,but with similar style of presentation. The style of presentation was proven success when used with the comedy Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, in which style is in higher importance than substance. Whether this style suit the intense, dramatic, and story-centric Bakemonogatari or not, you will want to find out yourself.
And since both show have similar presentation and have SHAFT working on, those who liked visual in SZS should be satisfied with visual in Bakemonogatari too. However you are not guaranteed to like stories in both shows. Since they are in different genres. And as mentioned earlier, the presentation style suits SZS very  read more 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
MC's both deal with the supernatural quite well and it makes sense considering their outsider status.

The main females are both beautiful and strange, giving the romance plots similar feels despite the stories and themes of the shows being quite different.

Both shows have ecchi elements but in a more sexy and mature way (esp in Monogatari's case) than most anime can manage to pull off. 
report Recommended by Hoax415
Almost the same art style with the main protagonist being aware of his situations and intelligent. Also girls. 
report Recommended by Instabang
Presentation style is similar, though the genres differ a little, at least in the way they are focused, where romance and drama rules Ef while mystery/suspense mixed with characterization plays more prominently in Bakemonogatari. Both are very metaphorical, with Ef being more visual with art and Bakemonogatari more word play.

Also consider Ef - A Tale of Melodies 
report Recommended by cronocloud07
Both shows are visually stunning, filled with interesting characters and fresh. Their plots are also both strange; however, Bakemonogatari's is more episodic, whereas Durarara!!'s starts off episodic and comes together about half way through. 
report Recommended by owlf
Both of these animes are about people who deal with the interactions of otherworldy creatures and humans. The series are divided up into short segments. However, Bakemonogatari's short stories can last a few episodes long while each episode of Mushishi is seperate. Bakemonogatari is more eccentric with unique animations and a cast of very developed characters. Mushishi focuses more on nature and harmony and has only one main character.

Bakemonogatari is recommended for more mature viewers. 
report Recommended by TheRawPotato
Both series are heavily dialogue and character focused. Both have a very likable female protagonist who teases the male protagonist. The banter between the two main characters in both shows is pretty interesting to watch. The two series are also about different things but uses those things to bring two people together romantically.

Spice and Wolf focuses on the life of being a merchant (fundamental economic theory), and Bakemonogatari focuses on the supernatural. Ultimately, it is the romance of the two shows that keeps things interesting.



 
report Recommended by aulzon
Both series are very text heavy, and dialogue driven. Bakemonogatari, however, delivers this phonemically, Sasami-san takes a different approach at it. Sasami-san is based around a neet, where as Bakemonogatari is supernatural. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
Bakemonogatari and Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) are series with supernatural themes involving the events of the main characters. The events behind both series are bizarre as the main male protagonist finds himself dealing with various supernatural creatures.

The main protagonist also seems to have immortality with gifted powers.

There's a sense of mystery going on as well regarding the origins of the characters. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Similar mood and setting. And, well, instead of Youkai, we have "Denpa".
Being made by Shaft, both drawings are very similar to each other.
Protagonist has harem.
Somehow the whole story just seems to be an alternative version or inspiration to bakemonogatari.

"both Denpa Onna and Bakemonogatari are intelligent harems for adults with good taste."
stated by McRib 
report Recommended by eul721
I know this might seem like its very unlikely, I am doing this recommendation through their artistic direction. Because Shaft and the ever crazy Shinbou were responsible for the production of this series, their art direction is very close to being 100% parallel. They are both filled with so many abstract images and one could even see a completely similar frame in Madoka and compare it to one in Bakemonogatari. Even their choice for the voice actors for their main heroines are the same people. (Saito Chiwa) for both Akemi and Hitagi, (Kitamura Eri) For one Karen and Sayaka, and ofcourse (Kato Emri) for Hachikuji  read more 
report Recommended by end3rr
Both works are about investigating disorders. Kuuchuu Buranko is about treating actual psychiatric disorders while Bakemonogatari is about treating the supernatural. Think of Buranko as the psychiatric version of Bakemonogatari and Bakemonogatari as the supernatural version of Buranko. 
report Recommended by Yukariki
Though the world of the supernatural does not play as large of a role in Clannad (its sequel uses it more) as it does in Bakemonogatari, the essence of it is still there. Also, both male protagonists have profound desires to save any girls they meet that are in trouble. Koyomi and Tomoya have similar personality types, both being cynical yet caring. 
report Recommended by artvet
420 - Both are similar because they feature a reluctant, impotent but extremely invulnerable high school male main character, who continuously finds himself saving (passive) aggressive females who become enamored with him. Though Toaru Majustu never really commits to just one female, and Bakemonogatari is more sexually charged.  
report Recommended by um_esper
Lots and lots of witty dialogue. Even some moments in Hyouka when the art becomes all surreal like Monogatari. 
report Recommended by Jenaimemepas
Both series deal with a supernaturally perceptive protagonist and the supernaturally afflicted arrogant girl who becomes his girlfriend, as well as various unusual supernatural cases he becomes involved in. Tasogare Otome's aesthetics and directorial style are very obviously influenced by Bakemonogatari as well. 
report Recommended by lithiumflower
Both are deconstructions and satires of their own genres, in the case of Bake: Harem-ecchi and in the case of Zaregoto: Murder-mystery. Both are written by Nisio Isin and the anime staff is largely the same. It has a very similar vibe to Bake due to Akiyuki Shinbou's directing and the protagonists are somewhat similarly presented. All the girls are amazing in both series. 
report Recommended by CritiCold
Uchouten Kazoku and Bakemonogatari are two anime that are all about being extremely well-executed. Both feature brilliant characterization, wonderful art, and writing that skirts the line between comedy and drama in a way that really draws you into the lives of the characters. 
report Recommended by Laudandus
I've just seen the previous recommendation and while I'm completely disagree with the previous person's opinion about similarities between Zetsuen no Tempest and Monogatari Series, I've remembered that I know one similarity between these two titles myself. Fuwa Aika and Senjougahara Hitagi are very much alike. They are both clever, both were the ones who actually made the first step in romantic relationships and both like to tease their respective romantic partner in a good-natured and intellectual way. I ought to say that out of all the anime I've watched, there was only one character who strongly resembles Senjougahara in terms of personality and that  read more 
report Recommended by Nifrigel
Both are very dark, beautifully animated, and have spiritual/paranormal feels. Both involving a girl who at one point wanted to severely harm/kill the male protagonist but then learned to love him. 
report Recommended by ZOmenOfDLeoavteh
The garrulous male leads have it tough because it is almost impossible to get the best of these two female leads in a conversation.

If anything is sharper than their scissors, then it might be their tongues. 
report Recommended by shigeru212
A series of strange occurrences befall our audience-counterpart leading male, while trying to deal with super-tsundere leading females, and a faux-harem of other strange females.

Both toy with the tropes and cliches of the genre, while retaining unique and interesting voices. 
report Recommended by nicepants
It has same feel as Monogatari series.You'll get it through episodes.Dark ecchi,fast dialogue and unique characters are some of facts it just reminds of it.We'll see how series goes but for now it's definitely giving same feel which I personally love. 
report Recommended by Zetsubo
Strange girlfriends, uniqueness, comedy, and drama. What else more could you want? Anyways, these two anime(s) are unique in their way of not only the story but the way it's played out. In both series, the protagonist meets a strange girl whom they eventually date and face other obstacles together. Both series has have hints of supernatural-like elements as well as being difficult to predict what happens next. 
report Recommended by Stark700
The reason I started to compare Bakemonogatari and Natsume Yuujinchou actually is that the male main characters are both voiced by Kamiya Hiroshi. Then I started to notice that the themes and the atmosphere is quite similar. And even if the animation is different they share high production values.
These shows are about high-school boys who get mixed up with supernatural creatures and phenomenon. The main characters take notice of things that normal humans cannot see and try to help out, even if it is dangerous. The arcs of the different stories are not very long but characters frequently show up again. There is an  read more 
report Recommended by DarkLaila
These are for people who can really enjoy an artful story. These are both quite unique anime.

The only real similarities between these involve immortality, but they play into the stories in very different ways. 
report Recommended by Corruptbomber
There are some similaraties between them like:
Both MC have special abilities;
Both cities where the MCs live have people with special abilities;
Both MCs are always giving their best to help other people from unusual incidents that happen on their cities;
There's always mistery about those incidents;
The incidents on their cities usually happen with girls. 
report Recommended by Zapp_Renfro
Perhaps what is apparent in these two series is their unique take on the Mystery genre. Both series feature rather original storylines and well-developed characters. If you find one engrossing, I highly recommend you the other. Also note that Denpa teki na Kanojo performs some of the visual techniques and stylings that Shaft is known for (mainly the alteration of angles and scenery, as well as text interjections between sequences). 
report Recommended by Curvy
Both have extremely deep and interesting characters with many sides to their personalities. Both have elements of the unreal while keeping true to a very realistic setting. Both have great endings. Both are instant classics to viewers who are somewhat experienced in watching anime. 
report Recommended by SamuraiSnap
Both Bakemonogatari and C³ are similar in a number of ways, in some ways the art style is similar, in other ways the dialog between the characters seems similar and both use teenagers with superpowers as an allegory for real life problems, in that reguard C³ has better action scenes and characters while Bakemonogatari has better art and dialog, in my opinion of course.
If you enjoy one you should enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by datanimeboiii
Both are love stories laden with weird symbolism and a French New Wave style of art direction that's just perfect for pretentious academically-inclined wankers such as myself! 
report Recommended by Izzhov
Both have unique design and color setting and make use of unusual camera angles and animation style. This due to both have in their staff Akiyuki Shinbo as Director and Akio Watanabe as Character Designer.
Plotwise we have a few similarities, since it follows a boy, who happens to encounter some girls during his journey.
There's also a side character who helps the protagonist in some way, Shiro Mibu in Soultaker and Meme Oshino in Bakemonogatari. 
report Recommended by botch
Supernatural showy action-packed fights, and flashes of plain text stills spliced throughout the episode in typical Shaft fashion. Although dealing with overall serious or dramatic themes, there are still funny bits here and there...more so in Bakemonogatari.  
report Recommended by 4kicks
At first glance MoonPhase and Bakemonogatari may appear to be unrelated but on closer inspection one can effectively see the underlying supernatural themes and other unexplainable phenomena through their means of story-telling, Shaft is well known for. Moreover their cast of characters such as the infamous Araragi Koyomi loved by his sisters and classmates and photographer Morioka Kouhei who, likewise Araragi, is loved by his nieces and fellow colleagues makes us see the two sides of the same coin. Although they may not realize it through sheer ignorance, these two lads are in fact most affectionate towards the little loli-vampires Hazuki and Shinobu. 
report Recommended by UNIC
Although Gintama may seem totally different from Bakemonogatari, I think they both have an intelligent aspect to them. If you like the drawn out dialogue of Bakemonogatari, I think you'll like Gintama. Bakemonogatari progresses its plot very slowly and Gintama progresses its plot(if there is a plot) very slowly also. They both focus on the characters rather than the environment and the story surrounding the characters. Bakemonogatari has other things similar to Gintama such as 2-4 episode arcs, humorous and occasionally emotional dialogue, and unique characters. If these things appeal to you in Bakemonogatari, I think Gintama is for you.
 
report Recommended by drbananas
Both shows have very detailed and good art and animation. Both shows have a darker than anime avg take on the supernatural.

In the midst of all that both have a very sexy undercurrent without being stupid pantsu fanservice.

Both are amazing shows. ^^ 
report Recommended by Hoax415
Both series give internal struggles form with the supernatural. The two series go about it different ways, however. The entirety of the monogatari series describes the characters through heavy dialogue that reinforces the plot rather well. Both have well paced arcs that lead into the next quite nicely (for monogatari the arcs blend well, after the first season). In both shows you see the growth of these characters throughout the course of their schooldays.  
report Recommended by SillieHonka
'Not your average harem' is what I think about both of these shows.

Both of them present us few specific female characters, each having couple of their own episodes, plus the main hero, who is leading us through the whole story/ies, dealing with their complicated personalities, fulfilling their wishes or solving their problems, or just tagging along. All of it resulting in gaining mutual sympathies.

And in both stories, the main hero 'gets' the most difficult character as the first one, I would say. Despite being average-looking shoolboy with 'too nice' personality. 
report Recommended by Monoxid
I get the same feel with their narratives. Kamiya Hiroshi is also seiyuu of both Ichinomiya and Araragi. 
report Recommended by mardhionne
a main character surrounded by girls who might seem cute and lively at first, but hide dark stories. the main difference resides within the events that take place, that is, the story. 
report Recommended by RedR
The story center around male protagonist who been surrounding by abnormality/oddities for example -
Bakemonogatari - apparitions: gods, ghosts, myths, and spirits
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu - Alien, esper and time traveler.
Both male protagonist also have lots of similarity cause they do everything in their power to save/to change to better situation for the whole series.

- If you enjoy Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu you might as well enjoy Bakemonogatari!!! 
report Recommended by NajSuarez94
Monogatari Series is definitely similar to Seitokai no Ichizon. While they are quite different in setting, plot and genre, they do share one big characteristic.Both series are based on the interactions/conversations between its characters. They both use gags and funny situations.

Seitokai no Ichizon is centered around a "normal" Student Council, and the show itself is basically a Comedy/Romance series.

Monogatari Series definitely have Comedy and Romance as well, however it also has Supernatural, Mystery and a touch of Horror in it. Do note that Monogatari Series is not quite for everyone though. It is quite special, but it's without a  read more 
report Recommended by Zombiekrig
Both series feature a lot of talking and have very interesting characters. They both demand that you pay a lot of attention to what is happening and can both be considered "intellectual" anime. 
report Recommended by DarknessSerpent

Similar themes. Both anime have dark atmosphere, some horror and gore mixed in with top-notch action. Very interesting and somewhat complex stories in both of the shows. 
report Recommended by SalaAliy
-Both Series have Supernatural Elements
- Myestery Element
- Nice Characters 
report Recommended by BryanGPBR
Yuri Kuma Arashi's visuals and animation is similar to Shaft's avant garde animation style with its finest usage is the anime Bakemonogatari. Not only animation is similar, both shows are extremely weird for a normal anime consumer.  
report Recommended by Cosmicblaze454
If you enjoyed Evangelion, then you must appreciate beautiful things. Bakemonogatari is one of those beautiful things. It's remarkably unique in its presentation. The art is superb, the characters are quirky and the vibes are just amazing. 
report Recommended by dublbeastex
Both the protagonist helps some girls with problems, where they will be attracted to it. And they all have to do with spirits. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Comparable snappy dialogs and character archetypes, Saekano tries to ape Monogatari quite hard. While not as fascinating or unique, it still shows bits of clever writing and pretty animation.
Unfortunately it seems to be satisfied with just that, lacking the oomph to truly stand out on its own.

If you enjoyed Bakemonogatari's pacing and atmosphere, Saekano hits close to home. Check it out! 
report Recommended by JoePanichelli
We love ecchi, don't we? But it's uncomfortable to watch an anime for solo desire to see naked girls. This is why anime such as Bakemonogatari and No Game No Live exists. Satisfy your needs for girls while feeling smart.
Decent amount of nudity can be found in both shows, buts they're much more than that. Problems the MCs encounter and the way they solve them requires pausing a video in order to catch up to whats happening. The nature of obstacles placed before protagonists and their ways of overcoming them can have an impact on how you view life.
To sum it up: even  read more 
report Recommended by MarconZet
This show may be confusing to some, but if you enjoyed the Monogatari series, you'll get through this no problem. Concrete Revolutio often switches between both future and past perspectives which can cause confusion, I would recommend focusing most on the past during the first season and the future during the second season.  
report Recommended by charlyb3goode
Ghost Hunt and Bakemonogatari anime are similar in that they deal with many different supernatural mysteries. They are divided into several arcs. Each arc deals with different cases.

If you are into the Mystery genre which involves supernatural beings, I recommend these animes. 
report Recommended by Stardust-Breaker
Same art style, sound design, similar look between the female lead in Uchiage Hanabi and Senjougahara, and the supporting guy in Uchiage Hanabi with Araragi. Some Akiyuki Shinbo's trippy visuals. 
report Recommended by dindasmart
Honestly, there's nothing similar between the two series. But! They both do love the art of storytelling and explore it thoroughly. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu follows the traditional way as it also unfolds the history of Rakugo while the Monogatari series take narrative into the future. I think that all four-eyes, literary types and bookworms will be happy to have their minds blown away by both of them. 
report Recommended by drwatchon
I'm actually impressed no one made that recommendation yet.

18if and Bakemonogatari are both divided into arcs, each one following the same pattern : the male protagonist stumbles upon a female character who, because she is confronted to real-life problems, faces supernatural phenomenons. The protagonist then saves said character, helped by a specialist of these phenomenons (in the person of Lily/Meme Oshino). Friendship ensues.

Also, both have particular art styles that make them stand out (that's especially true for Bakemonogatari). The protagonists have pretty much the same personality, same goes for the researcher of 18if and Oshino, and both are mystery/comedy/romance/occult anime. 
report Recommended by SilentFactory
estos animes pueden no tener nada en comun en cuanto a historia pero lo que te engancha es como te cuentan l historia aun que 3-gatsu no lion no se compara a monogatari esta bastante bien y es bastante disfrutable la serie :3 
report Recommended by HECTORALONSORI2
While Higurashi has more gore and is my personal favorite. Both Higurashi and Bakemonogatri have several smaller stories in it. They both keep you wondering whats gonna happen next, a very edge of your seat thriller. 
report Recommended by TheYandereLover
+ Visually distinct
+ Great soundtrack.
+ Centered around pain, love, friendships and hardships.
 
report Recommended by JunoLawliet
AKIYUKI SHINBO!!! Visual flair, and self indulgent plots with fan-service that is presented as pure aesthetic and visual texture  
report Recommended by lmisohax
Though the stories are very different, the animation style is very much the same. It's sort of hard to see the story and what's going on. Maria Holic I find it easier to follow than Bakemonogatari. The way each story is told has the same style to it. The people tend to talk with little emotion sometimes, and multiple screens with text pop up during those speeches. The camera angles also seem to drift to different sections of the area that the characters are around, such as the sky, the ground, or objects that may or may not reflect on what is being said. />
Each main character seems to meet someone else that they're almost forced into hanging around, only to be tormented throughout the series because of something they 'found out' about said person. Also, both main characters seem to get threatened from time to time by the other characters (Senjougahara & Maria) read more 
report Recommended by KayChan4U
While the stories and animation styles are quite different, the characters are strikingly similar.

-Araragi and Shirou: both guys trying to "save" everyone, have a harem, try to solve all problems by getting themselves beaten up, have healing abilities
-Senjougahara and Rin: both tsunderes and the girlfriend of the MC
-Oshino and Kiritsugu: father figures who tell the MC that he can't save everyone
-Hachikuji and Illyasviel: both non-human little girls who latch on to the MC
-Sengoku and Sakura: both tormented with serpent-like creatures (snakes or worms), childhood friend of the MC
-Hanekawa and Taiga: both associated with cats and may gain cat-like  read more 
report Recommended by ccorn
Both are mainly some dialogues in everywhere, and the content is generally important points.
Simultaneously, both have supernatural elements and utilize their many problems.
Light and Koyomi acts wisely for their right and wrong rules. L and Hitagi helps them for their philosophy.
Both animation is energetic and impressive. Especially DN's execution, BM's text of screen.
As atmosphere, DN is more serious and calm, BM is more humorous and cheerful.
Nevertheless, both are similar. BM is not game, but dialogues and mysteries reminded me of DN.
Both OP and ED songs are catchy and brilliant. BM's OP have plural.
I compared both of them in  read more 
report Recommended by Xnovazero
While these shows are completely unrelated by genre and story the artwork is similar. There is a huge focus on conversations and characters body language. Both shows focus heavily on conversations to progress the story rather than action or jumping to the next scene. Also both shows use body language as an important role in the conversations, what is not said is just as important as what is said. 
report Recommended by lovevillain
Main character deals with the problems of some girls one by one (per arc) 
report Recommended by KurosoraRyuga
both jump around in the storyline of their respective series, both have the main character narrate their thoughts in each episode. both are really entertaining and have serious elements, but mostly they are just entertaining comedy. A similarity would be the supernatural elements, but there isnt really anything similar plotwise 
report Recommended by DarknessSerpent
I am not recommending bakemonogatari, but monogatari series as a whole. Both series have a lot of flashing pictures and both series have a timeline, but they jump around in it (though monogatari series does so in arcs and hidamari sketch does so for each episode). They both have a lot of humor. Though the stories are totally different you should still give both series a try. 
report Recommended by DarknessSerpent
Similar character traits for Sangou, Shizuku and the main character of Bakemonogatari. Both show traits of de-tsud and a hybrid version of tsud in the best possible way. Also both main guy character are aloof to the relationship between the love interest. 
report Recommended by sayian
Character lead byplay is quite similar. Both in it's mysterious realism and in it's reflection of true character personalities that conflict with the events happening during the story.
i.e. The strength of the heroes are shown quite well through their actions.
The leads' bonding are only the tip of the iceberg, as many other things are going on...
Both also have a unique aura about them, an aura that seems to symbolize the enigmatic qualities.
Both are well made, sound beautiful, are performed by talented seiyus, and have a "more than what it seems..." plotline.

Knk 2 is part of a chain of  read more 
report Recommended by Otaking09
C's bank world has the same feeling to Bakemonogatari
they have similar amounts of love (dont really know how to put it)
both like to cut around alot, you understand if you seen one
both (C's bank world, not real world) use like odd colors and colors that have... ...emphasis compared to the surrounding
both have weird creatures that are connected to certain humans 
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Mouryou no Hako is seriously underrated, and if you loved Bakemonogatari like me, you'll probably adore Mouryou no Hako, too.

Both have major story elements of mystery ("who done it?") and youkai/spirits. The narrative styles are similar, as both shows can be dialogue-heavy, but the conversations are always witty, mystifying, etc. Neither show is particularly gory, but there is an eerie, creepy atmosphere in both (in addition to "body horror" ideas present in both titles). That said, Bakemonogatari has many more moe girls and otaku jokes, and Mouryou no Hako has a more mature psychological puzzle at its core. 
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Both series are written by Nisio Isin. However, the stories are quite different as well as the art style. In Medaka Box, the story revolves primarily around the antics of a student council who uses a suggestion box to get suggestions from the student body on how to improve the school, or simply to get help with things they couldn't accomplish/resolve themselves. The art resembles your typical anime style drawing (big eyes, abnormal hair colors, flashy uniforms, etc.). Conversely, in Bakemonogatari the story is heavily based on dialogue and is narrated by its male protagonist; it focuses on several females to whom which he helps  read more 
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These anime's feature obscure character's who's 'origin' isn't quite explinied in simplistic terms.
We also have a fairly similar leading male - a pleasant enough, but quite and slighly moody teen boy with a relivant 'hair antena'.
Neither of these anime incorporate characters that aren't too importiant.

The art is highly similar - very comic strip looking character design; not highly detailed within shading and proportions, but appropriot for the overall, trippy setting.
The scenery is very similar too - not too detailed, bright and misty aswell city setting.  
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Both are visually gorgeous, with hevay dialoge here and there and heavy action here and there. Though the dialog is more important in monogatari series, and the action takes dominance in Kyousou Giga. 
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Similarities:
-Both involve the supernatural, and specifically—vampires—though Bake also involves many other supernatural creatures. Hellsing is pretty much only vampires, other than one werewolf who doesn't get much screen time.
-Both have some action. Hellsing is much, much more focused on action than Bake though, and it's much gorier.

Differences:
Literally everything else. 
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Both series deal with supernatural events with very mystical ways, without exaggerating its effects with spectacular SFX effects. While Kara no Kyoukai mostly deals with murders with a very dark theme, Bakemonogatari deals with phenomenon involving students. Both series also involves main characters with special powers and mentor-like characters that help the main ones. 
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Both series' main aspect is about this powerful atmosphere witch they've been granted. We can easily understand the feelings and the messages the authors wanted to send in Bakemonogatari as it's made for Eve no Jikan. An other similar point is about this type of action, this kind of rhythm they both keep in the dialogs to captivate the attention, the earth of the watcher. 
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I found Bakemonogatari to be similar to Musaigen no Phantom World in it's atmosphere. Both shows deal with phantoms/demons/ghost stories/mystery/fantasy lore. Bakemonogatari takes a much more serious tone with it's consistent story telling. Musaigen no Phantom World takes a more comedic route with each episode having it's own different story. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
The main male character in both of these shows is very similar in their look, and somewhat personality. Ryuko is also very reminiscent of Senjougahara. While the stories are more or less unrelated, there is still a similar feeling. 
report Recommended by TearxUlquiorra
With a heavy reliance on characters and dialog to solve the ongoing mysteries both series have a similar feel despite vastly different casts. 
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Both Bakemonogatari and Ao no Exorcist has the same:
• Art Style - Produced by Aniplex.

• Genre - Both have elements of Supernatural conventions.. Although Bakemonogatari is more aligned to a horror genre unlike Ao no Exorcist which is more on the shounen side.

• Narrative - Both give out the same atmosphere. Both Protagonist are alot dominant compared to other characters. Ao no Exorcist Son of Satan and Bakemonogatari Vampire.
 
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Both have non-conventional style of animation, and some randomness thrown in. They both sometimes incorporate live footage, and extreme changes in animation style once in a while. Though they bear no similarity plot-wise, their animation styles are somehow related. 
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Genre surprise! Expect the unexpected! Samus is a girl!
Both show feature these quality, like ending of megatron, or was it megatorus? Either way, both show leave you guessing what happen next and you just can't get it right. Moreover, they feature strong genre conflict to the point that two Einstein can coexist at the same time. You just can understand what the hell it is about, but you will never pinpoint the genre. Solution: just tag it multi-genre and leave it at that. 
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The strongest resemblance between the two reside in the fashion in which the protagonist build his harem, literally through throwing their lives away to save girls who they just met. Both MCs, though without strong ability power, have a strong sense of justice that can not be swayed no matter what. Of course, the main girl in each arc inevitably end up falling in love with our hero.

Furthermore, these anime both revolve around supernatural occurrences. While Toaru is based on more of a magic vs. science world, Bakemonogatari is a reinvention of Japanese myths.  
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This is really a reccomendation for the whole Kara no Kyoukai series but the similarities are more apparant once you reach the 5th movie.

In both you have a team of misfits and abnormalities who constantly come into conflict with other misfits and abnormalities. Also the female leads are surprisingly similar in both murder and love.

 
report Recommended by CtrlAlexDelete
Slow-paced, dialogue heavy mysteries that really make you think. 
report Recommended by Jenaimemepas
both have strong romance elements
both have cycological elements
Bakemonogatari is more supernatural but mirai niki is more thriller
same kind of artwork
Both really good anime if you like romance action
Bakemonogatari is more like a harem whereas mirai niki is one girl only
I strongly recommend both as they always keep you wanting more!  
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Both series give away the impression of a "Mind-Fuck" animation. While Bakemonogatari focuses on philosophy, Kill la Kill specifies in total randomness. Moreover, both of them tend to deliver some pretty overkilling combat animations, which I would rate high in quality, one of the main reasons for it being the uniqueness. Regardless of the fact that Bakemonogatari tends to be deeper than Kill la Kill, both series do bring a similar sensation at the end of the day. 
report Recommended by Subpyro
If you love school romance drama and this anime is for you.
and both are definitely worth watching!
 
report Recommended by bloody_Venus55
Both animes deal with the occult, busty main female protagonist, pervy main male protagonist, similar teasing chemistry between the two. 
report Recommended by wheschan
Both have supernatural elements, romance, complex stories, and multiple arcs each featuring another "supernatural element". 
report Recommended by Moedera
Both have a very unique animation, along with both of them having a supernatural theme. Although Bakemonogatari progresses through talking, Blood Lad progresses with a lot more action in it. 
report Recommended by ConquestOtaku17
Both animes contain dialogues quite complex. Involving mystery of both parties 
report Recommended by Shinya_Kougami
Bakemonogatari is the most classical representation of the last 5 episodes of Angel Beats. There is no visible difference between the two since they are both about helping others advance through their mental troubles. There is, although, a major difference between the two, however. Upon ending episode 5 of Bakemonogatari, you would not feel as depressed as seeing Yui disappear from the limbo realm. With that said, I think it is best not to spoil this wittily created, dialogue based masterpiece.  
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Someone will probably give me hell for making this comparison, but they both have a relate-able main character who goes out of his way to help a (few) girl(s) with their problems, a tsundere female lead who undergoes a surprising amount of character development, and it would also seem both main characters share an... interesting relationship with their little sister(s, in Araragi's case), although I haven't seen Nisemonogatari yet. Both shows also seem to occupy that odd space between a harem and non-harem series, with Oreimo standing extremely close to the harem side and Bake taking a similar spot across from it.

Oreimo's  read more 
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Both are unconventional anime's that rely heavily on; subliminal messages, trippy scenery and a lack of information, ensuring that the viewer pays full attention (multi-task and you'll miss something).

You'll also find that there's a lack of archtyping as the characters are quite unusual, stepping out of any indication of 'type' and maming a name for themselves.

There's a number of examples of fandissservice present in both. 
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both animes have very funny comments when least expected....both have the utmost of monsters and mythical creatures in them and lastly they will entertain you from your usuall type of anime....EXAMPLE;; if you only watch shounen or mech anime this will be a breath of freash air in your current choices 
report Recommended by hawky2009
They both have an older man living with and protecting a child. They also have a bunch of characters with weird personalities and both MCs are voiced by Ono Daisuke. 
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If you like vampires - and by this I mean vampires done right - than you will probably like both of these series. They both feature very well developed stories around vampires (and some other creatures). The long conversations between characters will make you think about what they are talking, you'll get sucked in the conversation before you even realise it. If you liked one of them I recommend you give the other one a try (you will not regret it!).  
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Same supernatural feel. A guy gets sucked into a world of the supernatural by saving/being saved by a girl with an oddity (bakemonogatari)/supernatural powers(brynhildr). 
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