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.
Katanagatari reminds you of Bakemonogatari in many ways, it has the same use of camera angles and the hectic dialogs. And offers pretty much the same characters in a different setting (Boy meets Girl). Both shows are also based on light novels written by the same author, Nisio Isin.
Plenty of dialog and witty jokes and remarks here and there. Level of humor used in both shows are quite similar, including the casual use of some innuendo to brighten the mood. Artwork and visuals are superb in both.
Both are from the same author and as expected, characters are developed nicely with a quirky sense of humour. Both are animes featuring surrealist drawing style, little actual plot, curious characters, and random discussions about life the universe and everyting.
Both are adaptations of light novels written by Isin Nisio, and both are extremely heavy on dialogue. The style of humour employed in both Bakemono and Katana is very similar, so if you like one you're sure to enjoy the other. Also, though Bakemonogatari and Katanagatari seem like the typical harem and shonen series,both quickly break the confines of their respective genres.
To begin with, both animes are great and of high quality. They were both also made by Nisio isin. They both have a lot of similar core features, such as, romance and humor, while also being able to offer up a serious yet basic plot. They are both episodic while katanagatari is longer at 50 minute episodes. I highly recommend watching one if you have seen the other!
Both series has a similar animation style that incorporates the usage of heavy dialogue usage by the main characters. The light novels are also written by the same author (Nisio Isin) hence reflects upon a similar style of story telling.
Both series' humor is presented very well and considered entertaining and amusing with the dialogue, action, drama, and interactions between the main protagonists with other characters.
Both series features some supernatural themes and later on some romance.
Watch these if you like anime which consist of mainly comedic conversations in between key events. I enjoyed both of these anime because they were almost like reading books but with action sequences here-and-there. Also, both have very unique art styles, so even if you don't like long, funny dialogues, it's worth the experience.
Both have atypical arts are based upon short stories. In both case the narration or the writing of the story are quite similar since they are relying a lot on banter.
Katanagatari is a bit more accessible because it contains more action scenes and a bit less dialogues.
If you like the incredibly dialogue heavy narrative that the monogatari series has, Katanagatari offers a similar narrative with each episode feeling well fleshed out and juicy. Also same author, so great characters.
Katanagatari and Bakemonogatari are both written by NisiOisin
Both the Heroines are similar, they have a similar personality and they are both Tsunderes. The 2 shows have some heavy dialogue. If you have seen Bakemonogatari, you know what I'm talking about. You may remember the few action scenes from Bakemonogatari. Katanagatari also has short, bloody action scenes. You will love Katanagatari if you like Bakemonogatari!
Both written by the same person. The story in Katanagatari and Bakemonogatari are dialogue drive, meaning there are many words to be said and not much else. Both boast great, unique art styles, and if you like one, you will surely like the other.
Both are written by Nishio Ishin and as a result have
-exceptionally strong dialogue
Both are animated by shaft and thus
-Have their signature direction style
-is secretly quite dark (though not so secretly in Katangatari)
-make effective uer of fan service without making it the primary function of the anime
Both anime are mainly driven by their dialogues and chemistry between characters, as they´re both originally written by Nisio Isin. Their artstyles are similar and are creatively used throughout their story.
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 enjoy Love Comedy a great deal. read more
Both with witty dialogues and monologues, if you enjoyed either series you'll definitely enjoy the other because of the well-crafted dialogue between the two main characters. Seeing their relationship grow and their abusive banter is really amusing. I would've loved to see their relationship go more deeper like Bakemonogotari but the love triangle was amusing enough.
Thick dialogue from the very fleshed out male and female protagonists. Both plots primary revolve around character driven events that illicit deep conversations that are meaningful, serious, and sometimes just plain witty/hilarious. Also there are some camera angles in Yahari that are very eerie to the monogatari series
In both series, the main male protagonist seems to have similar personalities and possesses a rather indifferent outlook on others and life itself.
However, he meets a girl who is mysterious, elegant, and has strange interactions with her. These usually comes from the various dialogues and tones in the words used.
Both series also has school life setting and events happen that often gets the main male protagonist involved. There's also a similar atmosphere in both series that sometimes becomes more and more interactive especially with the word plays/dialogues.
Shows in which the female leads possess sharp, biting, sarcastic tongue, truly shining examples of "100%-proud-0%-cute" (tsun-tsun) tsunderes. The main draw of these shows come from the witty, cleverly delivered dialogue between main characters.
What I noticed in both animes, is the character personalities. Male lead and female lead in Yahari are almost complete copies of the main leads in Bakemonogatari in my opinion.
Yahari is not supernatural stuff though. Only thing similar is that they're in highschool (what anime isnt?) and the characters are very similar.
Both of the series focus a lot on the dialogue overall. Furthermore, they are both quite psychological and the main issue is to help others out with their problems. Along the way, they help themselves out as well. With the vibes of romance being present in both, as well as just-that being quite unique and special, they successfully take us on a ride that's something more.
The two anime have the same cheeky, if I may, remarks. I love the OPs of both of them—some of the most memorable ones I've ever listened to. The love triangle is quite interesting and humorous, though the romance definitely could have gotten deeper.
Both have witty and interesting dialogues and both MCs have a similar outlook on life. Even though not much is happening, the show never gets boring. Heck, both main characters even have the same piece of hair sticking out of their head.
Both have the same witty banter thrown back and forth, ice queen female mc's.
Different in other fronts; might even be the polar opposite. Araragi is the white knight while Hikigaya is the dark knight, an interesting parallel. Like Supes and Bats. Truer in more ways than one.
Also, Bakemonogatari is the archetypical example of style over substance with slight surrealism while Oregairu is in some ways a deconstruction/parody of highschool harem anime and simultaneously tries to provide insight into social pyramids/hierarchies using HS as a medium.
IMO, Oregairu is much more layered and worth rewatching more than once to catch subtle nuances in character interactions, motivations and the subliminal mocking of cliches of the genre making it a more satisfying experience in the long run, but Bakemonogatari's genius direction is equally endearing and much more visceral. read more
100% exactly the same setup, but Oregairu has less ecchi, less supernatural stuff, and overall less quality, but so long as you don't compare it them at every turn, if you enjoyed Bake you will enjoy Ore. Also, Yukino and Senjougahara = Same characters.
Monogatari series and Oregairu have one major thing in common. Characters.
Character development and character interaction are the essences of these two brilliant anime. These are the two main reasons that I enjoy both series so much. The gradual change in character, the interactions that thread word play and philosophy through them and just the overall brilliance of the writing.
First of all, the main character (Hachiman and Koyomi).
Both male, both have ahoges, both have sisters etc.
However, the main connection between the two is the fact that they will try and save everyone else, even at the cost of himself.
The female leads (Yukino and Hitagi) are also very interesting characters.
Through various situations, they become closer to the main character. They are strong and independent females that seem to be cut off from the rest of world. Yukino was cut off from society due to her beauty, Hitagi isolated herself due to her "disease".
Both of them enjoy making fun of the mc, however there are definitely positive feelings towards each respective mc.
Another similarity between the two is the setting.
Common in the world of anime, these series are both set in high school where youth is at it's height. Worries of a high school student such as friendship, love and graduation.
Family situations play quite a large part in these two.
Every character has a different family situation and these family situations have quite a large effect on each story line.
On to music.
MONACA (a music production studio) produced the beautiful OSTs for both of these anime series.
Nagi Yanagi has also sung for both series. In Bakemonogatari, she worked with supercell as the guest vocalist for "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatar" (Bakemonogatari ED). In Oregairu, she produced the singles for both seasons: "Yukitoki" (S1 OP) and "Harumodoki" (Zoku's OP).
Last of all, voice actors and their acting.
I believe that each and every single character in both of these shows has the perfect voice actor/actress. The voice acting for the characters is perfect.
I thoroughly enjoy both series and I re-watch both series nearly on a daily basis.
I found many similarities between the two shows:
- both feature an independent, strong-willed female character who is the MC's love interest
- they contain witty and funny dialogue between MC and the main female
- both feature the MC helping out various others in an arc format
- MC's have similar isolationist personalities (and an ahoge hairstyle)
- both contain MC's inner monologues quite frequently
If you liked the comedy and dialogue along with the characters of one show, you probably will like the other.
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.
Both series start with the meeting between the protagonist and an odd yet characteristically deadpan girl he forms an arbitrarily romantic relationship with and follow up with his dealings with various increasingly odd people and their problems. Having the same production studio, director, and lead seiyuu, they often feel quite similar, despite Bakemonogatari possessing a seriousness and sequential arc structure Arakawa consistently avoids.
It is obvious that if you liked Bakemonogatari you should watch Arakawa Under the Bridge. The main character of the both series is voiced by the same actor, which gives the impression that we have to deal with the very similar story.
Another thing that is in common is the way the story is being told. It is almost the same. The key factor is the fact that Bakemonogatari was made by the studio that has also made the Arakawa Under the Bridge. Both series will rather not be liked by the most of the viewers because the storyline is made for more intelligent people.
The only difference is shown using the art style, which is rather similar to the standard anime shows in Arakawa Under the Bridge. But it should make it easier to watch for non otakus. read more
Both are done by SHAFT, hence it's shafty. When, Bakemonogatari focuses on very little amount of characters and analysis them in depth using clever and witty dialogues, Arakawa under the Bridge raises the madness of the characters by far and the number of the cast is significantly larger with bother-line retarded and nonsensical conversations. Still, they are very similar in the fact that both focuses mainly on dialogues of individual characters. Oh, and eye rolling scenes too.
Thus, both looks great.
Arakawa Under The Bridge follows the legacy of Bakemonogatari with exactly the same style, same director, same elite main voice actors. However, this show is one or two notch(es) down from Bakemonogatari on romance, plot, and characters. Afterall, good learning material for funny Japanese chatter.
Both are random-esque animes that tend to shift from situation to situation, involving comedy or general mishaps between the protagonist and his girlfriend or friends. While Bakemonogatari does have a more concrete ending, Arakawa has a much more lighthearted feel to it and will keep you laughing for quite a while. The happy-go-lucky feel is present in every single minute of the anime.
Similar humor and character developments. Emphasis on a very small area of the anime's locale. The person that voices the main character in Arakawa (Kou) also voices a main character in Bakemonogatari (Hitagi), and does an amazing job. The all around feel of both anime's are very similar, funny, and enjoyable.
Oh God, that randomness and humor in both of these series.
Shaft is involved in both series and brings unique comedy into both of these series that are sarcastic and out of this world.
Both series meets a strange girl and becomes a couple with them. The protagonist in both series are quite similar in terms of personalities and even a bit in appearance.
Both series are outrageously funny and a must watch.
Produced by Shaft, these series tend to tell stories with extraordinary story-telling techniques, such as rapid screen cut, exaggerated facial expressions and body gestures, sudden focus on symbolic objects, and a heavy amount of inner monologue. Eminent Seiyuu, like Kamiya Hiroshi and Maaya Sakamoto etc, are also present in both series as main characters. Finally, the humor in both series are similar. Sharp-tongued sarcasm are to be expected.
Both anime excel in Extreme Trash-Talking
Like seriously some of the most outright fascinating dialogue possible
Both anime were Produced by Shaft--really awesome group
Neither of these anime involve the typical --school nonsense
Both of these anime really get their Substance from all characters that are not the
Where Bakemonogatari is intense and weird, Arakawa Under the Bridge is lighthearted and weird. Despite this, and despite completely different settings, plots, and character dynamics, they share a very similar aesthetic and "feel."
from the beginning you will feel the same sensation
from the art, the CV (character voice) almost all of CV of bakemonogatari same with arakwa under the bridge.
and the comedy is funny too.. :p
the only different is bakemonogatari is about supernatural called "Kaii" but,
arakawa is not really supernatural "if you know what i mean"
Both are quintessential Shinbo works (although itamura and oishii actually directed it and Shibo merely supervised to ensure the end product was Shaft)
Both feature mains voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya.
Both feature great, weird and abstract art.
Both are great fun in their own way, but both contain solid comedy.
Both have pretty great production values.
Neither are that plot heavy.
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 storytelling, and overlaying mystery is SOO fresh, so enticing, and SOOOOO rewarding that one cannot label it any other name except "classic".
Of course, one needs to see a few anime "brain tickles" first. But, it should work well either way.
Bakemonogatari's atmosphere is supplemented with standard anime fare, which will sit well with others, but might dampen the blow on some of the content the show has. Still, it's characters' are a bit more colorful than Tatami's, yet the topic's mixture with supernatural isn't so well done on some occasions. The ending also won't please some. read more
100% more monologue at 3 times the speed.
If you thought you were good with keeping up with Koyomi's monologue in Monogatari, then you need to retest those speed reading skills with The Tatami Galaxy. If you can do that, you'll enjoy it.
Both have a unique art style and presentation, with emotional tension between the characters. There is an obvious romantic pairing in both series. Both focus on characters and presentation over any other element.
It seems that we don't see series like these two nowadays but these two anime are highly recommended as they have a cleaver usage of characters, art, and witty dialogue.
Both series contains a lot of parody, humor, drama, and among other things. These two series will definitely bring out the enjoyment out of viewers despite its low volume of episodes.
Both series are also intelligent and will present anime in its finest form, one that you'll remember for a very long time.
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei and Bakemonogatari follow the same basic structure - boy meets girl followed by endless dialogue and surrealistic artstyle. If you enjoyed one, it's safe to say you'll enjoy the other.
Bakemonogatari expands upon the fantasy setting, and adds a bucketload of fanservice. In contrast, Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei ups the slice-of-life and about 1000x the words/minute ratio. However, both hold the same charm - or curse - that makes you either love or hate the anime.
They may be entirely different things , but both provides fast-paced dialogues and sometimes conversation goes really deep. Both focuses on characters more than story itself and have really unique art style.
Also both has some mystery in it and romance.
A lot of dialouge with extremely difficult to comprehense/dark plot line which will be explained with added romance to the same. Both are succesfully deep. They have different art styles which are actually great with that supernatural and mystery genre which you will love.
The Tatami Galaxy, as well as Monogatari, utilize unorthodox and unconventional art and ideas in similar ways to create a show, that is centered around its characters and dialogues between them, with darker themes, as well as slight comedy.
- Very similar artwork; arthouse feel, smart use of color as well as fluid animation to make up for the otherwise "dull" colour scheme
- Crude comedy
- Mature themes; Bakemonogatari centers more around violence while Tatami focuses on adult language and otherwise grown-up banter.
- Episodic storytelling
- Depiction of plot progression through heavy use of dialogue
- Both have a somewhat apathetic young male protagonist who is constantly worried about his social status
Both have a similar plot in the sense of using a daily plot and take it to the next level with a solid narrative, good characters, tie threads excellently, have an excellent artistic direction in the sense of immersion and aesthetics, and load with a strong symbolism and message to whoever sees it. If you like Monogatari it is very likely that you like The Tatami Galaxy.
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 in anime.
- overall both share an intriguing pace that slowly brings more questions
- both stories show some inventive and creative cases and both also have a few cases who tell about stories of creatures from ancient japanese traditions
That's why i think that if you liked one of those, you might like the other as well! Just give it a try ;3 read more
Well, let's see... Mysteries, or the so-called oddities in Bakemonogatari somewhat coincides with the cases that Yuuko solves in xxxHolic. And their way of solving these cases are quite similar too in a way that they derive complicated solutions to get the situarion done.
Both series focus around the main character solving "oddities" or supernatural phenomena that occur with other characters. There are also parallels between the mentors of each main character. Yuuko (xxxHolic) & Oshino (Bakemonogatari) both provide insight as to how Watanuki (xxxHolic) & Araragi (Bakemonogatari) can solve the ailments spotted. Main difference is that in xxxHolic the solving of these oddities is more of price for service to customers, whereas in Bakemonogatari, the service is free of charge and deal with the protagonists close friends. Still both are enjoyable to watch and offer a lot of humor.
Both have similar supernatural things that the main characters have to deal with. both the main guy is somewhat attracting "oddities" and is surrounded by supernatural phenomenon and there's an adult who is the expert at dealing with it. Both anime's are good. Must watchXD
Both anime relate supernatural phenomena with everyday problems. Both also have a seemingly normal protagonist, who tries to help people who are involved with the "oddities". Both also have some sort of specialist in the supernatural stuff.
Both series features the protagonist dealing with the supernatural.
Both series has a unique cast of characters.
Both series contain humor expressed in a different way.
Both series contain heavy dialogue usage.
Both series involves many interactions with the other characters.
Although Bakemonogatari and xxxHolic have completely different plots, both main characters deal with strange abberations. Both Araragi and Watanuki have a sort of teacher that they turn to when help is needed (Meme and Yuko). Also, both animes have interesting dialogue with very interesting characters.
Both series feature a form of spiritualistic view of the world and people rooted in japanese folklore. Such as characters feelings and problems take form or are caused by an appiriration or spirit. The main characters are faced with theese situations and deal with them by helping the people resolve their problems. or not. Both series also featrure at least one character who is very cryptic and mysterious.
With a touch of supernatural, Bakemonogatari is an anime that feels a lot like the first season of xxxHOLiC. With progression in arcs the comedy, feel, and life lessons are both very similar in both of these anime.
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.
When I watched the first episode of Mekakucity Actors it reminded me a lot of Bakemonogatari. So I checked it out and found that they are made by the same director. They have the same design, background, and atmosphere. My personal opinion is that Bakemonogatari is better, but if you really enjoyed one you might enjoy the other.
-both are produced by Shaft
-both are SHAFTY, similar art, and close-up camera angles and other angles are used to bring out unique effects and an isolated ambiance
-both are dialogue heavy
-both main characters Araragi and Kisaragi look alike and have similar personalities
-both are set in a city of a similar design and environment
Conclusion: They are both Shafty.
The synopsis for Mekakucity Actors would have you believe you're in for something of an action adventure superpower type anime, but after watching the first few episode's you'll feel right at home coming from Bakemonogatari.
Yes. Although Mekakucity Actors is presented as an anime about kids with superpowers, you will as soon know this not to be true as you would say Bakemonogatari is about a guy who helps people that have problems with spirits, gods, and demons.
Both works having been produced by SHAFT, you will have a very similar animation style that with subtly to powerfully surreal settings, creating an ideal environment for a slice of life anime. Both anime will have you follow and connect to characters on a deeper level, eventually turning even strange, distant characters into ones you will care about. read more
They both have that same trippy style (Bakemonogatari's is more pronounced) like scene cutting, slow motion shots, soft color backgrounds, off colored objects (like blue desks or green background characters)...
Basically I watched Nisekoi for maybe 5 minutes before I asked, "Was this made by the same guy that made Bakemonogatari?"
Both shows from SHAFT and with the same art style, which I personally completely love. Araragi and Raku have quite similar personalities, always helping everyone, which gets them quite a noticeable harem. These shows also have really interesting and enjoyable characters.
+ Shaft animation in a high school setting anime
+ One guy surrounded by several girls, some who like him and some who are annoyed by him
+ A little action, but there's more of a focus on the character interractions and the unique animation style that goes with it all
- Bakemonogatari is much more focused on psychological stuff and talking, plus it has a strong supernatural element where Nisekoi involves gangs
It's made by the same company I believe. The head tilt, the unique art style, and completeness constantly remind one series of the other. However, whereas nisekoi is a rom-com focusing heavily on the love life of the protagonist, the monogatari series is more of a fantasy that often shifts focus points between the main character and the characters around him.
Both have similar levels of comedy, although Bakemonogatari is focused more on mystery, while Nisekoi is more romance-based. Both use similar art styles, with similar unorthodox camera angles and presentation. And in both anime, the MC is the cynical narrator.
If you like Shaft's animation and as well the same atmosphere like Nisekoi. Check it and try Bakemonogatari or even watch all the sequels and prequels of this series, since both were made in the company. Some Camera Angles are the same Bakemonogatari and the slow motion shots. The only difference is Bakemonogatari, the anime is 90% dialogue and 10% action, because Bake is centered in character's interaction. Nisekoi is just like the normal anime with little convo and more in action, so if you feel like having the same atmosphere like Nisekoi give a shot for Bakemonogatari.Don't worry the art is similar on both animes. read more
Well they are both made by Shaft so the animation is similar but that's not all!
In both shows you have your sterotypical tsundere, a cute and shy girl who's afraid to admit her feelings, a crazy lovesick yandere, and a wing girl who backs up the tsundere.
Bakemonogatari is a more psychological, supernatural theme while Nisekoi is mostly comedy and romance but both shows shine in their own ways.
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.
Both involve around folklore and supernatural beings. In fact, the supernatural aspect is smoothly and naturally incorporated into the show.
There are humorous contents found in bakemonogatari and noragami. Bakemonogatari has more sarcastic and witty dialogue while Noragami depends more on gags.
Supernatural beings are often targeting by humans for unknown methods. However, are they helpful, or hostile? In the story, the main male character usually help these people in need when they are in danger or considers them a threat to his friends. Conflict arises when the supporting characters are often possessed or being chased by these "monsters," forcing them to talk, or by battling them out.
Bakemonogatari is often more descriptive talking and often follows character arcs. Noragami usually battles it out with a comedic personality male type person.
Both have somewhat similar looking spirits that they have to fight. Both have quirky, fun characters. The dialogue in Noragami is almost as good as in Bakemonogatari. They are both simply pleasant to listen through.
Aside from the supernatural theme of both anime, they also have that same amazing, and vibrant art even though they were produced by different studios. Bakemonogatari envelopes its supernatural theme by using symbolism and mystery, while Noragami will give you striking action and heart-warming scenes.
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 the another as well.. Because it could be what you are looking for !! read more
Both animes are very psychological and strange sometimes. They balance between comedy and dramatic events. Almost similar art . Both have a good way of introducing characters one by one. Their strongest similarity is the hard to follow conversations.
How this recommendation hasn't been made yet I have no idea. What makes Bakemonogatari what it is is the random and surreal scenery mixed with a loose fantastical story along with incomprehensible dialogue. What I'm trying to say is that if Bakemonogatari is something you like, Mawaru Penguindrum is cut from the same cloth.
Both series had what I would call the same "flavor" and take a tolerance that far exceeds mine. Katanagatari doesn't belong in this recommendatoins list considering it had a very clear plot and imagry that wasn't confusing and random.
Both have really serious subject matters, and debate philosophy, but also offer the same kind of awkward humor most of the time that sometimes make you wonder if you should laugh or cry. They're also both more dialogue based, where you have to really pay attention to everything due to lots of small details like things going on in the background or just hidden things that characters say that are often fairly important in some way. Interestingly, neither of them have any actual background characters (a.e random, nameless people in crowds), but they manage to make it fit and not feel like it's something missing.
+ Surreal atmospheres with animation that adds to that effect
+ Some romance, but it is not the major focus of the story
+ Use different methods but both lead to the character cast being the only humans shown in the world (Bakemonogatari just doesn't show anyone else and Penguindrum shows them as 2D figures)
- Mawaru Penguindrum is much more psychological and focuses less on one character whereas Bakemonogatari focuses on Araragi
- Bakemonogatari has more fanservice
-Both have somewhat bizarre plots
-Unique and beautiful art style
-Unique main characters
-Sometimes they have dark and mysterious atmosphere
-Peculiar ways of story telling
Both are great shows. I recommend both.
The art style in both series is similar, with sharp lines, bright colors, and layered frames. It's fast-paced and seems really weird at first, but if you just hang on for the ride, the story will unfold slowly over the course of the series. The narrative is a bit unusual but it will make sense by the time you get to the end.
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.
Both series centre around sequential arcs in which the protagonist tackles a supernatural entity plaguing humans by unravelling the circumstances surrounding it. Bakemonogatari has a modern setting while Mononoke is a period piece, so they complement each other with the contrast.
Both are arc-based stories dealing with one specific supernatural entity in each arc. The true nature of the situation is not always readily apparent at the beginning of the arc but is revealed by the end. They also both have a very distinctive visual style, though not necessarily in the same way.
both series feature the same sort of paranormal mystery aspect, though the two go about it in a different timeframe and fashion. Both feature a unique sort of artwork seen in anime, though the two aren't all too similar in that respect.
These two anime are alike for the structure and the very basis of the show. They are both anime about the supernatural separated into arcs. While Mononoke has a better focus on the execution and the art. Bakemonogatari is more character and dialogue based.
Two series about Japanese apparitions. They're not very similar storytelling-wise, but Mononoke's MC (the Apothecary) is quite similar to Oshino Meme, an aberration specialist from Monogatari (they even share the voice actor). If you enjoy encounters with the supernatural, both series should suit you.
Very supernatural, mysterious, Japanese, arc-driven series.
Both have psychedelic art, one of them having it as a basis for the whole anime.
Paying attention is the norm for watching the two series.
One thing though, while both animes have Mystery tags, Mononoke falls more into the horror genre, while the Monogatari series is focused more on romance and fanservice.
Bakemonogatari and Mononoke are surprisingly similar. The latter is definitely more serious, with a heavy psychological focus, whereas the first has no shame in being irreverent and constantly playing around with meta-references (although it never strays into fields of shameless idiocy or exaggerated humor). Both, however, present unique storytelling and a distinctive and highly experimental (Mononoke being much more iconoclastic) audiovisual experience. Words, images, and sounds are just as important as narration in both cases. And in both cases, it never fails to be interesting.
And by far the most interesting connection among them is how the arcs are focused on the characters and their inner struggles and contact with supernatural entities rather than a "master-storyline" that guides the entire show. read more
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,
It isn't apparent when you just see their cover, but there are some striking similarities between these two.
Both of them is harem, well not usual harem where everyone likes one guy without single basis. Both has a single male character; all the other males seems to be ignored or just do not exist in its world. When a lot of male harem lead is either bitch or useless faggot, Ararararagi Gomi is very likable and Keima is like a religion. Bakemono follows 'Girl of the week' formula, and so does KamiNomi. Not to mention that gorgeous character design of both anime is from the same person, Watanabe Akio. read more
1. The protagonist is surrounded by the opposite sex (harem) but unique in its special way.
2. Involves strange romances.
3. Involves supernatural beings. (Though Bakemonogatari is more random when it comes down it while in The World God Only Knows it is more focused on the realm of gods, godesses and devils.)
Both animes are about a guy helping out girls trying to solve their problems. Both animes have supernatural elements in them. The male lead in both animes are not very popular but they have a good heart.
These anime are similar because they have that one guy who's trying to save other girls. This is done by capturing the loose soul inside the heroines in Katsuragi's case and controlling/defeating the demon or god inside the girls in Araragi's. If you like one I am quite sure you would like the other.
*I may update this recommendation when I'll finish both series*
So... many people find series like NouCome and Date a Live to be similar to Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai, but I think the show that's more similar to it is Bakemonogatari and the Monogatari series in general. Why you ask? Our main character helps other who are struggling with their "inner demons". In both series the "victims" often show abnormalities because of the spirits possessing them such as invisibility, feather-like weight etc. The major difference is that Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai has more romance than Monogatari and the atmosphere is lighter too.
Both shows have a "one girl to deal with per arc" story formula with a little supernatural twist to it. Not to mention the character design is similar and there's also a couple of parodies and references too. The main characters (Keima and Araragi) are also pretty similar with each other having little to no friends, a little sister (sort of with Keima) and a hairstyle with one part of their hair sticking out. Also has anyone noticed that Shiori looks almost exactly like Sengoku (top it off with the same seiyuu to boot). The same goes to Haqua and Senjougahara. The only difference it that The World God Only Knows focuses more on gaming and romance while the Monogatari series is, well, mysterious, strange and confusing. Both are great anime to watch. read more
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 well but may affect story-centric Bakemonogatari, negatively or positively. read more
The real question is: how are zetsubou sensei and bakemonogatari not alike? they have the same AMAZING Hiroshi Kamiya voicing the male protagonists and deal with incredibly dark themes and outrageous female characters. I highly recommend both series, whether you are new to anime or are an experienced watcher - give these a try!
Besides the similar animation style;
-flashes of absurd text that no one can read without freeze frame
-a lot of close ups camera changes
Both series also references and pays homage to other anime whether by character conversion or artist depictions. You should be able to spot them quite easily.
Other than that, they completely different.
Both works are unique in their conversational proficiency. Both are comical and deep at the same time. And the best part? the main protagonist of both works hast the same amazing voice actor Kamiya, Hiroshi.
You can't say they are really that much alike since both are unique works among unique works. But both are great and definitly worth a try.
Even though they're completely different genres (other one is a satirical comedy/sol while the other is supernatural harem series), they have similarities as how they are presented. The art (especially background art) is all SHAFT in both of them and both rely on witty and fun dialogue more than action. Both anime have the same voice actor as main character and is used in similar way on both of them: Main character's inner voice can be read from the background (In SZS from the chalkboard and in bakemonogatari from the flashing colorful frames). They way both of these anime reference many things from japanese culture is kinda similar too. read more
Both are super artsy shaft productions. Very similar art style. Both are in a school setting where apart from the protagonist, nearly all characters are female. Both manage to have very strong moe vibes while not being completely basic.
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.
There aren't many anime that can be considered in the same league as FLCL in terms of artistic achievement. Monogatari certainly comes close.
But its not just that. While there are a million other things going on in both shows at their core they are about maturing through discovering love and heart break.
While they aren't incredibly similar they are both of such rare quality and do share enough thematic elements that a fan of one should be sure to check out the other.
The main characters are brought into this craziness very unique girls. As for the feel of the animation, the scenes will possess very quick flashes of randomness. The backgrounds are amazing and the dialog has the very same hollow but precise feel.
FLCL is one of the wackiest show from the first half of the 2000's. Well, Bakemonogatari is one of the crazyest show's from the second half of the 2000, and both will often keep you wandering what the hell is happening in front of you. Bakemonogatari, different from FLCL, has some creepy and serious moments. Watch'em both if you still haven't :D
Both FLCL and Bakemonogatari capture slices of real life with nonsensical-on-the-surface metaphors. From seeing the end of the second episode, I thought to come here. FLCL and Bakemonogatari fit together perfectly. From what I've seen, they're both anime you appreciate for their quirky or bizarre perspective on serious issues in the human condition. Both experiment heavily. Neither should be given skeptical or realistic treatment. In short, FLCL and Bakemonogatari have very similar feels in their art styles and in how they discuss their subjects.
These are both very deep yet still mindbogglingly entertaining anime. It is always difficult to guess what will happen next but that is the nature and pride of these two contenders. I'd also have to say they have a bit of a similar taste in humor. But hands down these are both wonderful anime that should be given your immediate attention.
Both Bakemonogatari and FLCL have a story with a ton of allegory. To understand the meaning of the story you should not look at what is presented to you on the surface level, but what meaning is inferred. I would say FLCL is more about pre-teen and pubescence and Bakemonogatari is more about teenage life. Both are good if you enjoy this style of storytelling.
Both stand out with their style and presentation. Both are about "mysteries". While "FLCL" is more comatose and random, "Bakemonogatari" is more easier to follow and has more content (more character development, more story content).
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.
Both of these anime are about vampires and the relationship between humans and the supernatural. Some of the characters are also similar (Akira and Koyomi; Mina and Shinobu)
So, the main character lives a normal life, but then suddenly finds himself mixed up in the world of the supernatural. You can expect the same kind of humor in the dialogues, and also the way the stories are told, and just the entire feeling you have while watching are similar.
I think that if you enjoyed one of these, you'll love the other too.
both shaft anime( similar art style) both are supernatural romance storys that will keep you wanting more each episode <3.
Both have crazy fight scenes and kinda touch areas that are somewhat taboo !
I would rec this anime to anyone who liked any of the monogatari series
Dance in the Vampire Bund is exactly if a person like Shinobu got it's main role for another anime, and it does it's job right:
- Both by Shaft, have a plot dealing with the supernatural and some fearsome characters.
- Action's evident on both, but it's more noticeable in Vampire Bund.
- Aside from similar Shaftiness (widescreen intros, quick camera cuts and awesome cinematography), they also share good amounts of drama and fanservice.
- Telling the differences, Bakemonogatari is more mysterious and weirder and deal with more supernatural beings, and Vampire Bund is less dialogue-focused, so you'll focus more on the whole action than people mostly talking in order to solve their problems. read more
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.
This more likely recomendation between whole Durarara and Monogatari series
Both give feeling while watching like "what's going on?"
Even if the theme is different they still have similar vibe
Durarara (as almost one centered story) rather explains things while Monogatari (leading to main plot with various stories, centered on different people) does it in more difficult way
I think is that this anime has something that reminds Monogatari series. Durarara!!! has a captivating story, with a wide range of characters. The "bad" guy is FREAKING ARARAGI. So if you like a good anime, weird art, different characters and good old plot twists, Durarara!!! is for you...
- Both animes develop many characters
- The burlesque dialogues are similar between the two series, although it is more excessive in Monogatari.
- There are also characters with extraordinary abilities.
Both shows have supernatural elements and a slow but steady progression.
While Bakemonogatari is divided into 5 arcs (with each arc focused on a definite character), Durarara!! starts by introducing the characters and their background and eventually everything connects throughtout the show with some crazy and unexpected development.
Furthermore, in some episodes of Durarara!! Hiroshi Kamiya (as Orihara Izaya) is the narrator of the story, which heavily reminds Araragi's narration in the Monogatari Series (Araragi Koyomi has the same voice actor as Orihara Izaya).
Several main characters with related intrigues.
Supernatural phenomena in an urban and modern environment.
A lot of narration and dialogues with an atypical staging. (Durarara's OPs and camera movements in Monogatari)
Many mysteries in the main characters.
Both shows are very unique with an unpredictable story, many mysteries that sorta connect with each other and strange, supernatural elements (though Bakemonogatari has more strangeness than Durarara). There are also a few seiyuu that worked in both shows such as Miyuki Sawashiro (Kanbaru & Celty), Kana Hanazawa (Sengoku & Anri) and Hiroshi Kamiya (Araragi & Izaya). While the plots can be quite confusing, Durarara plot is easier to follow than Bakemonogatari.
Both Grisaia no Kajitsu and Bakemonogatari start off being quite mysterious. The entire story and plot concept isn't spoon-fed to the viewer at the beginning, but rather small amounts of information are slowly leaked through many different mediums. Both have enough fanservice to go around. The art style looks very similar in both, it's almost like watching a movie, however Bakemonogatari has a bit more of an abstract feel when it comes to art. (Edit: both series have the same character designer.) Characters are also very similar, with the main characters both being pretty cool with a slightly perverted side. There's also a significant similarity between Sakaki and Senjougahara.
Differences: Bakemonogatari has a supernatural element, while Grisaia no Kajitsu seems to stay within the confines of reality. GnK also has more panty shots, if you're in to that kind of thing. (and honestly, who isn't) read more
The MCs both meet a ton of girls which have problems and he helps them with solving said problems. In the Monogatari series, the MC is a vampire and the girls are often possessed by spirits or aberrations (often caused trough past traumas etc). In Grisaia the MC is a trained assassin and the girls all suffer from mental disorders/traumas. Some of the girls in Monogatari also suffer from mental disorders next to their possession.
Monogatari is more intellectual and does things really smart. A lot of irony and methaphorical wordplay. Grisaia takes itself too serious at times but it's a fun ride.
Both MCs have balls and are not afraid to take decisions. Both series contain ecchi and action oriented elements.
Both are harem anime, and have some ecchi&service scenes. Each of the heroines have a dark past.
The MCs, Yuuji in Grisaia series and Koyomi in Monogatari series, although their personalities are totally contrary, both of them have bravery and sense of justice to save the heroines around them.
Both series have the same character designer--Watanabe Akio, so the characters seem alike, especially Yumiko(in Grisaia series) and Hitagi(in Monogatari series).
-MC are both going to extreme measures for people unralated to them
-MC is surrounded by very attractive and unique heroines that fall for them
-MC is the most luckiest person in the anime universe at the same time, so unlucky because of what happened to them in the past that made them to help the heroines.
I dropped Bakemonogatari around episode 9 due to spoilers from friends,internet and I just couldn't keep up with the order to watch
But Grisaia and Bakemonogatari have similar elements. Male MC tries to help the female characters's. both have lots of dialogues except Grisaia has some mature content
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.
My goodness its hard to believe that studio deen made such a nice looking anime (sankarea) that it almost look like Shaft made it (people who made bakemonogatari). The animation is so alike with bakemonogatari being more uppaced with its scene changes and being a bit more unconventional but this show to (Sankarea) looks like it has alot in store for us.
The main characters are somewhat similar in personality. The style of the show is also quite similar, although Bakemonogatari has a serious plot with comedy spread throughout, whilst Sankarea has a serious plot in the beginning and comedy at the end.
Both has that same atmosphere where they talk about some awesome stuff that I can't describe very well with an awesome music in the background . Watch first few episodes of both , you will feel the same way . Also the artwork .
These to anime have a very similar pace and atmosphere. They both deal with the supernatural, and helping the main love interest with a sort of supernatural ailment. The artwork is similar in both. Also, the main characters are similar in the way they talk, and in their random perversion.
Characters deal with the supernatural with a similar atmosphere and artstyles, featuring fanservicy shots.
One has a focused straight normal relationship, while the other is pretty much "harem", think about that.
Bakemonogatari doesn't show nudity like Sankarea's level, but the latter shows 25% less fanservice in quantity.
Bakemonogatari mostly focuses on "arrebations" and vampires. Sankarea instead makes it's direction into zombies.
There's a mystery involving on each character on Bakemonogatari compared to just one in Sankarea.
Both have somewhat likable male protagonists (Araragi and Chihiro), and both anime take a similar general direction, complete with oddity girls and the random [insert here] banter and perfectly executed fanservice and comedy.
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
The main similarity between the two is the way the story is presented to the viewer. The style is very abstract and modern; there is a sense of "art" added to the basic portrayal of the story.
People who like the way ef - a tale of memories was depicted should definitely try out bakemonogatari...
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.
Bakemonogatari and Kubikiri Cycle both originate from novels of author "Nisio Isin" and therefore share a similar structure and narrative. In both anime you will find the protagonist surrounded by the opposite gender and find each episode to majorly focus on dialogue and character interaction. Therefore both anime are character driven. Additionally, both anime are produced by Shaft and therefore they have a similar artistic design. Lastly to add I found both anime to produce a similar feeling on isolation, as the worlds of both anime seem to be isolated from their worlds society. So by watching both anime you may notice a lack of background characters or world new reports to show what is happening elsewhere in the world around the characters. read more
Both are extremely dialogue heavy shows with similar witty and occasionally philosophical discussions. The art style for the shows are virtually identical so it is worth checking out one if you liked the style of the other. Overall I would say if you like one you will almost certainly like the other.
These two series share several similarities besides being love children between Nisio Isin and SHAFT. They both share many similar elements, with the difference being their focus. Bakemonogatari is, at its core, a romance between two characters, albeit in a subtle manner. Zaregoto is based on a crime mystery that the narrator finds himself dragged into. They both enjoy exploring concepts and ideas, such as works of literature, morality, identity, relationships, and Nisio's favorite, genius. If you enjoyed the thought-provoking conversations and stylistic visuals of Bakemonogatari, Zaregoto is worth checking out.
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.
I get the same feeling when I watch these animes, it has similar mystical worlds and creatures that does make human life more difficult. The main characters always finds themselves helping those that are around them. It's really worth the time watching.
Both involve oddities, although Monogatari is more about the characters and their role within the story, and Mushishi is more about the interesting and unique oddities that exist within its world. Mushishi is episodic however.
Bakemonogatari and Mushishi have quite a few similarities.
First of all the Main Characters Araragi and Ginko have a lot in common. They are trying to help other people with their problems and oddities.
The show is not about the Main Characters themselves, as you do not learn a lot about their own past and story, but more about the people around them.
Both shows have a mystery/supernatural side.
The biggest difference between the shows is how they are presented.
Mushishi is really serious and give you an experience that not a lot of shows will give you. Bakamonogatari has a fun side and it has a completely different artstyle.
Both series talk about a main character using supernatural powers to save other people from their supernatural problems.
Both anime have a dark eerie atmosphere, intriguing mystery with a historical theme.
Bakemonogatari being in a high school setting, also has humour, romance and some fanservice.
While Mushishi is about a lone man on the road which makes it more on the Adventure side.
The art is beautiful and the voice acting is on point
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
Not gonna say "the feel is similar" "the style is similar" "they both are from Shaft" though.
Slice of life plus mystery. Leading men of both shows have high adaptability to weirdos and tinfoil-hatters, as long as they are hot chicks.
Kind of Boy meet Girl(s) shows with some kind of mystery and probably trying to get along and find out stuffs. The key idea of both show is to be a slice-of-life that take place in technically hyperreality setting, or at least pretend to be one.
Shaft then beautify said shows, make use of symbols, try to be abstract, create something that can become meme or go virals, then hype up the hot chicks, bam - two servings of mysterious-hot-chicks anime.  read more
both shows have similar protagonists whose monologes and dialogues with other equally ecentric characters comprise most of the show. there are a lot of unanswered questions in both series and interesting yet random screen shots. the art is amazing in both so they're both worth a watch.
Well, I see that Bakemonogatari and Denpa onna are too similar ,why?
- They are from SHAFT and the same director (Akiyuki Shinbou)
- art style and the animation are too similar
- both talking about supernatural things, it's more thrilling in bakemonogatari, while it's kinda comedian and slice of life-ish in Denpa Onna
- both have the Harem style with one hero and alot of bishoujos but denpa onna and bakemonogatari ARE NOT HAREM.
so, If you liked Denpa Onna..you'll like Bakemonogatari MORE.
Male with Harem consisting of strange girls.
Comedy, though executed better.
The paranormal and supernatural themes are explicit compared to the snippets offered in Denpa.
Strange/eccentric girls piques the viewer's interest and are the 'guts' of the show. Meaning, both of these shows would be horrible without them.
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.
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.
-Both male MC's are half-supernatrual beings which makes them immortal
-Both have "fast-paced art style"
-Both are comedic at some points
-Both are dramatic at some points
-Both have a lot scenes fighting against supernatural beings
-both mc's have some normal fetishes
both show has the same genre, although bakemonogatari has more complex story plot, while KnK has simple, yet moe-esque story. both show have a superbly good art (as we expected from shaft and kyoani) and good op/ed too
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.
These two series actually have very little similarities. However, if you are looking for great dialogue, these two have it. Both are great series to soak up every word the characters have to say. If you want words and not action (well, maybe a little action) then watch these!
Heavily dialogue focused series between the main characters. It is not an exaggeration to say that the dialogue drives the story in both anime. Fortunately, the animation during characters' exchange of words is interesting as that it shifts between different objects, adding an unique visual appeal if one grows tired of the dialogue. In the end of each arc, though, the amount of intelligent dialogue would come off as rewarding, as the story always ends in a satisfying way.
Both anime are almost entirely dominated by extremely entertaining banter between the main heroine and protagonists of each show, though Bakemonogatari has multiple female protagonists each with their own personalities that bring a unique flair to the discourses (like Hitagi being the sadistic tsundere, threatening Koyomi with physical harm).
Each series has an interesting, if sometimes little explored backdrop, like the supernatural lore in Monogatari, or the interesting economic schemes Lawrence and Holo find themselves wrapped up in.
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.
Both have interesting styles of art, often making use of photographs or realistic images in the animation. Kuuchuu Buranko features a new patient every episode, and Bakemonogatari has short arcs, each focused on one of the girls.
- Both have similar type of mysteries, Hyouka is focused on mysteries revolving school whilst Bakemonogatari is more about supernatural mysteries.
- Often using a play on words.
- Give off a similar atmosphere.
- Both have a very mild budding relationship between the two main characters.
- Both include many unexpected twists.
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 and Kyuubey. The character interactions almost feel identical, even Saito Chiwa was able to carry that cold aura from Hitagi into Akemi.  read more
Both have dense dialouges.
Both have characters that tilt their heads in a slow-motion fashion
If you liked the way monogatari created design and color that stood apart from other anime you'll find Madoka very suitable to your liking, with its alternative worlds and hallucinogenic nature
They may not be too similar like you are thinking, but since they're made by SHAFT, you'll expect similar stuff on both:
-Twists on the storyline
-Similar Japanese voice cast
-Slow-motion head tilts
This recommendation is mostly because of the directing and art of each show - Madoka is, at times, a toned down version of Monogatari in that sense, and the trippy art direction is something I consider to be a huge plus. Not to mention many of the voice actors that were in Bakemonogatari also appear in Madoka Magica and do a great job (e.g. Homura and Senjougahara are voiced by the same person). Granted, there are large differences in the plot and themes of each show, but I think that there are enough similarites there so if you liked one, there's a better than average chance you'll like the other. read more
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.
The main character encounters a strange, otherworldly girl covered in mystery, since then he gets involved in strange situations because of the girl. Both animes center on the relationship between the two of them and on the supernatural events that occur. The female main characters are also very alike, physically and personality-wise,both are tall, long-haired and attractive females. They also have a quick temper and get jelous easily. Both male characters are easy-going guys that get dragged in supernatural events without their will.
If you enjoyed Bakemonogatari, you might enjoy Tasogare Otome x Amnesia as well.
What is great about both anime is that they enjoy the reader by fully using the potential of the artwork. The unique portraying of the story is where both anime stand out for me (together with the dialogue in Bakemonogatari). You can watch these anime solely for the sake of enjoying how the producers have managed to convert their story and their ideas into anime.
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.
Bakemonogatari reminded me of a mix of Clannad and Petite Cossete.
Like Clannad, Bakemono has a spiritual side as well as having humor even in the most serious of scenes. Both had wonderful animation, though they both definitely have they're own styles, they're both beautifully animated in they're own right.
Both male protagonist remind me of each other, funny, serious, and surrounded by women of all ages. On that note, Bakemono is far more explicit than Clannad which I find to be an unnecessary addition to an otherwise nice anime.
Overall, if Bakemono had taken a few more cues from Clannad, it would have been much better. But as it is, I think a fan of Bakemonogatari would appreciate Clannad and visa-versa.
P.S. The fact that I am even comparing Bakemono to my favorite anime of all time means that it is definitely at least worth thinking about watching. read more
IF you liked Clannad, the first which which isnt as sad :s , then you most likely will like Bakemonogatari, it has just a scratch of action which is good, but essentially some episodes are about nothing but talking. Whats funny is that its actually interesting and not boring, funny as well which is something that Clannad has, although i doubt you will be crying in this one. Even so, this is one of those underrated but goddamn good anime's.
Two stories that mix love, drama, comedy and fantasy and turn it into:
- The carefree guy who knows a girl who is in trouble. Together they will know their weaknesses and strengths.
- Every girl that approaches the boy, has some problem, which has changed his life remarkably. Where each one of them will search together with the boy how to solve it.
These animes are filled with countless good moments, where when you believe that nothing happens, you will be surprised when everything explodes in your face, feelings that each character surrounds when trying to achieve the happiness they desire.
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.
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.
The main character also helps many girls out with problems without them asking, with his special powers, although he says it is a hassle. Girls develop feelings for him because he saved them, even though they claim he is a bother. Pretty much monogatari set in a universe with scientific explanation of powers rather than a vague, real if you believe, powers.
- Both protagonists have supernatural powers, during the course of the anime rescue several girls who fall in love with them. In both the best girl is the tsundere (Monogatari: Senjougahara, Toaru: Misaka) in my opinion.
- In both, in various parts of the anime the protagonist is instructed by an expert on the subject (in Monogatari: Oshino, Toaru: Tsuchimikado).
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 is Aika (and visa versa). read more
Plot wise these two animes are not very similar though they do have two themes in common: relationships, the two in the relationship have almost identicle dynamic between them in both animes; and the theme of making the viewers think about the characters' internal motives to figure out what they're going to next or why they did what they have.
-they both contain a lot genres
-lots of talking (dialogue, monologue)
-mc are both nice people, that tries to do the good thing.
-not lots of fighting, but if they fight then it's pretty amazing
-Really good build-up
-interesting problems (girlfriend mystery: ZT) (curses, etc. : Monogatari)
OP: I'm pretty sure that you are going to like Bakemonogatari if you liked ZT.
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 unique mixture of peacefull daily life and violent supernatural occurences. Bakemonogatari has more graphic violence, Natsume on the other hand always tells touching stories...  read more
These stories have some interesting parallels. Both are "boy who can see yokai/spirits" shows taking place in the modern day, with main characters in high school who help others dealing with problems pertaining to the spiritual world, and have older, more experienced exorcist mentors. The main characters are somewhat similar despite having different appearances and are both voiced by the same Japanese seiyuu. The two mains come to terms with their place, locked between the human and spiritual word, and find happiness in that role.
There are some noted differences, however. Bakemonogatari focuses primarily on helping humans who have come across dangerous yokai that are cursing or possessing them, and spirits are rarely characters in and of themselves. It's also much more action-oriented and humorous, along with having a harem aspect to it and use of quirky human characters with moe and fanservice elements. The main character also acquired his ability to see strange think later in life, and is dealing with a new skill rather than an old one.
Natsume Yuujinshou is more of a Slice-of-Life, where Natsume helps out and befriends both yokai and humans, as he deals with his ability to see things that others can't. He changes from a person who was alienated and passed from family to family because of his strangeness, and the frightening things he saw as a child. He comes to value his ability as it allows him to make friends with yokai, and help them out. There's some action and humor, but it's a much more subtle and quiet series than Bakemonogatari.
The two series themselves have different animation styles, Bakemonogatari's being somewhat bizarre at times, but both are short-story oriented, with Natsume Yuujinchou being completely episodic and Bakemonogatari having short arts a couple episodes long. Both are sometimes considered 'slow' or 'boring', (though this is far from the case), because Bakemonogatari focuses so much on dialogue and characters, and Natsume has a more quiet atmosphere with only short moments of action or horror.
These are both great takes on the "guy who can see spirits" genre. And both worthy of a look. read more
Where do I start?
- Protagonist who gets involved with spirits and expert spirits. He tries to help them, without harming their loved ones. Both protas share the same seiyu.
- Both have a somewhat slow pace, with a space for different characters, who come to sympathize with the protagonist or take it to a risky situation.
- In addition, the protagonist carries a hidden power that makes him a magnet for problems, and always accompanies a powerful supernatural being.
And the seasons seem to have no end ...
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.
For Uchouten Kazoku and Bakemonogatari, there's an element of fantasy that is lightoned in terms of its execution. With that element comes mythological creatures that exhibits in the world of both these series.
They also capture a sense of style with its cast of characters. The character interactions through dialogue and word play makes the strength of both series as well as its overall themes. The main male protagonist has various interactions with different characters throughout each episode with excellent dialogue.
The animation style both give off a refreshing way of representing their fantasy worlds.
The obvious recommendation for Uchouten Kazoku is The Royal Tenenbaums. That, of course, is not an option here on MAL, but the next closest thing is probably Bakemonogatari. To start, they share a light supernatural element that is based on Japanese folklore and mythology, and soundtracks that are mostly composed of smooth ambient pieces. More importantly, both are fairly minimal stories that lean on their unique and interesting casts to keep the audience engaged with excellent dialogue that is simultaneously clever, funny, and frequently meaningful (another mention of Wes Anderson seems appropriate here). Finally—though stylistically rather different with Uchouten Kazoku being primarily interested in capturing the urban vitality of Kyoto with a strong focus on light and texture, and Bakemonogatari drawing from a variety of influences from 20th and 21st century design and architecture to create environments that can feel more like stage sets than actual locations—they both feature excellent cinematography. read more
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.
There are some similarities in the way how the girls are speaking to the protagonist and how they use their stapler/scissors to attack/defend themselves. There are even more similarities in the girl characters but I want to avoid any spoilers.
English and Spanish reco :)
- In Bakemonogatari much dialogue, but in Nazo not kanojo no more silence; in both series these particular factors are critical for the development of the story.
- Relationship with rare or extravagant girl, but with romance.
- Humor and quirky drama.
- The story is quietly unfolding data little, and always within an atmosphere of suspense.
- Aesthetics and animation is different from the typical anime teen students.
- In both appear scissors
- Mientras que en Bakemonogatari hay mucho dialogo, en Nazo no kanojo hay mas silencio, no obstante, en ambas series esos factores particulares son fundamentales para el desarrollo de la historia.
- Relación con una chica rara o extravagante, pero con romance.
- Humor peculiar y con drama.
- La historia se desarrolla tranquilamente develando datos de a poco, y siempre dentro de un ambiente de suspenso.
- La estética y animación es distinta al típico anime entre estudiantes adolescentes.
- En ambas aparecen tijeras read more
While watching Cossette no Shouzou, I recalled Bakemonogatari because, in my opinion, they have major similarities. First, both have quite a significant role played by dialogues and are slow-paced and somewhat philosophical. Second, in both, dialogues are supported by visuals (effects and views). Next, both involve atmospheres of darkness, investigation, and mystery. Also, both have a romantic storyline with the hint of supernatural. Last, the overall impression I got while watching these two is that they are quite similar, so if you've liked one of them, try to check the other out.
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.
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.
This one may be a stretch, but if you like a different form of story telling, these are for you. Baccano and Bakemonogatari feature several stories on different characters and make everything connect as it proceeds through the story.
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.
Bakemonogatari is a strange telling of various events that surround the main character, each of the different girls that he meets is affected by a different oddity. By getting help from a mysterious man named Oshino he manages to help them all from their problems. This is similar to Haruhi as there is great characterization and there are tons of random things happening every episode. This show is very dialog heavy but is very entertaining to watch.
Both are good satires of many cliches and anime tropes. Also, they have a lot of references to other media, and in a good way. To fully enjoy both, you have to switch off the common sense because you're gonna be hurt.
Fortunately, even while making fun of themselves, the two achieve to tell a well-written story that arrives on people hearts.
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.
Occult activities, dark and eccentric in term of presentation amd art styles. Mysterious along the stories but it definitely darker than Bakemonogatari Series with thicker art and faster plot. Occult nine is more energetic while Bakemonogatari is slower and build on screenwritting. If you enjoy the dark side occult bring, you will enjoy bakemonogatari series (nisemonogatari, hanamonigatari,etc). Vice Versa.
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.
Both Bakemonogatari (from the Monogatari series) and Steins;Gate are dialogue heavy and have little to no fight scenes, of which, personally, I really like. This means that you have to listen and recall a lot of what the characters say to understand the story to it's full potential, but if you are willing to do that then the payoff is pretty good.
Bakemonogatari has a bit more of a darker, creepy atmosphere to it compared to Steins;Gate, which has a light and normal feel to it at first and then it slowly shifts into a darker mood.
Steins;Gate is about time travel/multiple universes whilst Bakemonogatari is about apparitions and vampires. They both have a main character who is unique, and kind of crazy, and they choose to help solve other peoples problems using whatever means they can.
Both of these titles are in my top 3 anime series (I gave both 10/10), which shows that I enjoy dialogue a lot. So, if you enjoy good story and dialogue, then these anime are for you. read more
Fate/Extra Last Encore has more in common with the Monogatari anime series than the other fate animes in the franchise - in terms of storytelling, art style, animation style, storytelling and dialogue. Watching Fate/Extra literally feels like watching the Monogatari series, with Shaft's trademark character shots, over-the-top long dialogue and simple yet detailed background.
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.
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).
In an overwhelmingly normal modern day setting, there are no normal girls to be found in these two harem style romance full of psychopathic, idiotic and unrealistically stereotypical chick.
That's an offense to the real world.
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 strength lies in the development of it's characters, while Bakemonogatari has a generally more likeable (but less developed) cast and a decent story (although Oreimo really didn't need one). Bakemonogatari is definitely the better of the two, but if you enjoyed one of them, you will probably enjoy them both.
Also of note: Bake has one absolutely godly ending theme and several great openings while Oreimo has one nearly-as-godly opening and several endings (which I didn't really find special). read more
In both Bakemonogatari and Utena, the environment is alive. You see things happen that wouldn't happen in real life, and the fourth wall tends to be covered in paint. While on the surface they both have simple plots, exorcism and sword-fighting, the actual focus of the series are on the characters' emotions and backstories.
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.
I Finally Find The Monogatari Series that I Always Wanted!!!!! In my opinion C3 is Superior to The Disappointing Monogatari Series. Why do you ask? Well allow me to Explain to you right alway:
1.At the Beginning Both Of the Main Characters found this Mysterious Girl and that happens to be the Female Protagonist, however the way C3 Do it, it was so funny and just so cute at the Same time tho. On the Other Hand The Monogatari Series is Just Boring and then a 30 Second Troll Fight Start off for no reason (I get into that later).
2.The Animation in Both Anime are Very Similar but in C3 The Animation can be Cute most of the Time tho, sure is also Whacky but on a Good way, I do think that the Animation in C3 is Unique tho. In The Monogatari Series on the other hand is just Crappy and Sometimes even Gross in my opinion tho. Like seriously tho The Animation on The Monogatari Series Hurts my Eyes tbh tho.
3.The Concept And The Fights on Both Series are very Similar tho. (Warning Fanboy Mode incoming) But in C3 The Fights are Brilliant tho. The Fights are very Well Done, and Epic As well tbh tho!!! And there's no Dialogue Heavy they just Talk for one minute and that's it. In C3 they Also know how to Use the Concept Right as well, Supernatural Beings Beating The Heck out of Each Other and Unleashing their Maximum Powers!!! That's just Awesome tbh tho. (Warning Hate Train Incoming) The Monogatari Series Sucks at Fights tbh tho. Is so Short and Repetitive as Heck tho. And They don't know how to use the Concept at all!!! The Characters just Talk and that's about it!!
(Some things you need to know)
-C3's Main Character is useful and Badass while The Main Character of The Monogatari Series is Useless and just weak.
-The OP on C3 is Epic and Beautiful tbh tho. In Monogatari the Opening can be nice but the Visuals looks Ugly as Heck tho.
If you Like The Monogatari Series but you want Action as well then Watch C3 Because for me is 10x way Better than The Monogatari Series tbh tho.
And if are a Fan of C3 then please Skip The Monogatari Series. For me The Monogatari Series Was a Nightmare tho. read more
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.
Both series have the same feel to them. They both have witty comments, fast moving dialogue and the same cutscene animation. Both are supernatural stories where the MC's need to deal with unusual cases involving special powers. If you like series where you need to pay attention to catch important details with moments of action packed fights and comedy, this could be your cup of tea.
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.
Similar design, style, behavior, character and presentation. But Soultaker turned chaotic and tryouts baby, its better ideas embodied in Bakemonogatari. The similarity is explained by the same director and animator.
To me it feels like Bakemonogatari evolved from Kanon.
Storywise both anime can be summarized as follows: A guy helps a bunch of girls with supernatural problems.
Both male main characters are nice, a little bit saracastic and enjoy making jokes with girls, what leads to interesting dialogs.
Also Kanon does many things well, like giving each girl enough time for her story without blending out the others, Bakemonogatari has the more interesting art, the much more interesting girls (sadly the Kanon-girls sometimes seem to be close to be mentally ill) and the more developed dialogs. On the other hand Kanon is much less challenging to watch.
Still, if you boil things down, I think the animes are simular and many peaople that enjoy one of them will find the other one interesting to watch. read more
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.
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!
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 features when stressed or angry
-Kanbaru and Saber: both somewhat manly, good at physical exertion and fighting read more
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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 movies. Therefore, the detail is extremely high-class. And the movie here, closely watches the two leads get closer...
Bakemonogatari's primary heroine's are similar in that they have past burdens that hamper their current happiness. The hero's presence alone solves the majority of the problems, but... not all.
Bakemonogatari's story isn't exactly a complete one, but it manages to finish it's portrait. read more
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.
Conversation is trial for polish yourself. Gain the confidence.
Both are mainly some dialogues in everywhere, and the content is generally important points.
Simultaneously, both have supernatural elements and utilize them against 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 battle of the mind, 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.
Actually, BM's author "Nisio Isin" wrote DN's spin off few years ago.
If you care it, It's idea that you start read this. Not forced.
Both OP and ED songs are catchy and brilliant. BM's OP have plural.
I compared both of them in curiosity. Nothing more, nothing less.
For this reason, I recommend DN and BM. read more
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.
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.
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.
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
Strike the Blood and the Monogatari series have many striking similarities. They both have a main lead male protagonist adjusting to becoming a vampire unwillingly. Also, a strong lead female protagonist who becomes romantically involved with the lead male. They also share meeting/helping various other girls with different powers and capabilities along the way. I would definitively recommend Monogatari if you enjoyed the Strike the Blood series for sure, and visa-versa.
id say that if you have watched bakemonogatari and loved it you will also love gate. Why well both deal with fantasy and mythical monsters, and although they are very very different that is why i recommend it to someone that has watched it. you can get you fill of fantasy and mythical creatures and legends from both of these anime while enjoy two rather good stories. Gate goes more in the direction of mythical creatures from another world meeting and getting to understand modern day humans from our relm. while Bakemono similarly brings together to worlds that being the dark underworld of mythical deadly creatures and modern day society. they are not exactly alike but that is the point i hope you enjoy it like i have. read more
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.
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.
Nice art and animation with lots of ecchi scenes, forceful and strong headed female love interest. Also similar style of onscreen text to accompany narration.
FranXX is like Monogatari running on x0.1 speed with none of the quirky artistic charm. Theme and setting aside ofc.
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.
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.
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 if you like neither ecchi nor harems, the intellectual element of these shows are good enough to watch them despite that. read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 to rid of supernatural creatures that have caused trouble to them in one way or another. The drawing is more serious and detailed than in Medaka Box.  read more
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
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.
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.
-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.
Literally everything else.
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
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. ^^
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.
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!).
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.
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
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 doubt among the best animes out there.
Anyhow, if you enjoy an anime which is heavy on dialogue, rich on gags and revolves around the characters and their conversations more than events, I'm certain you'll like both of these animes. read more
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.
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.
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!
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