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Monogatari Series 2nd Season To Be Animated in 2013

by dtshyk
Dec 31, 2012 7:28 AM | 214 Comments
According to the official website, Nisio Ishin's six novels of Monogatari Series: Second Season was announced to be animated from the year 2013.

Source: Monogatari Series 2nd Season official website (Trailer on the center)

Monogatari Series: Second Season on MAL

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antonnn said:
Lol, so I bet Hanemono being separate will just be another excuse to AGAIN prolong the wait for Kizumono. "Oh we're doing Hanemono first since you just finished the second season."

Yeah why don't you animate the THIRD VOLUME AND SECOND STORY of the whole damn series instead?


I would be willing to bet that they also know what the fanbase wants and the longer they put it off the greater potential for higher sales and revenue to produce more anime at a later date. Basically, if they can produce a quality product it will be worth the wait for them and for us.

Nov 28, 2013 10:05 PM by PC93anime

Lol, so I bet Hanemono being separate will just be another excuse to AGAIN prolong the wait for Kizumono. "Oh we're doing Hanemono first since you just finished the second season."

Yeah why don't you animate the THIRD VOLUME AND SECOND STORY of the whole damn series instead?

Nov 26, 2013 3:08 PM by antonnn

Nov 22, 2013 4:37 PM by pikeman1

Oct 25, 2013 10:09 AM by pikeman1

Oct 19, 2013 9:25 AM by pikeman1

Moar senjougahara plox

Oct 14, 2013 6:55 PM by Virus_Theory

symbv said:
^ Those audio commentary is always of very high quality because they are all written by NisiOisiN himself. Sometimes the pairing seems really odd but somehow the interaction of the two characters turned out to be full of chemistry and entertainment. I still remember the pleasant shock I got when I heard Senjougahara dueling with Hanekawa in the commentary for Bake ep.1. Only later did I learn how popular that is, to the point that quite many fans insisted that the audio commentary is one main factor that boosted the BD/DVD sales.
Indeed, with good content and cast the commentary can be the best thing about getting the discs.

How often does the original creator write the character commentaries? I can't remember many other cases where I noted this. Of course I love it when they take part in the staff and cast commentaries too.

Edit, I just corrected myself above as Hanekawa did not do commentary on Neko Kuro. I was thinking of Tsubasa Cat in Bakemongatari.

Same combos for Neko Shiro commentary were together on Karen Bee one. Same on Kabuki one on Karen Bee three.

Oct 14, 2013 7:00 AM by hpulley

^ Those audio commentary is always of very high quality because they are all written by NisiOisiN himself. Sometimes the pairing seems really odd but somehow the interaction of the two characters turned out to be full of chemistry and entertainment. I still remember the pleasant shock I got when I heard Senjougahara dueling with Hanekawa in the commentary for Bake ep.1. Only later did I learn how popular that is, to the point that quite many fans insisted that the audio commentary is one main factor that boosted the BD/DVD sales.

Oct 14, 2013 6:43 AM by symbv

symbv said:
I always expect great audio commentary by the cast (seiyuu in their respective character) in Monogatari BD/DVD.
Yes, I sure hope she is Black Hanekawa again like in Bakemonogatari (edit, I thought it was Neko Kuro but Hanekawa did not do commentary on that arc), nyanning her way through the character commentary melts my heart every time. She is with Senjougahara on volume one (same combo as Karen Bee volume one) while Tsuhiki and Nadeko do volume two (they did episode two on Karen Bee volume 1), interesting what with Otori Nadeko Medusa having just finished. Cannot wait...

Hachikuji and Shinobu do the Kabuki volume one commentaries. Same combo as Karen Bee volume three.

Oct 14, 2013 6:37 AM by hpulley

I always expect great audio commentary by the cast (seiyuu in their respective character) in Monogatari BD/DVD.

Oct 14, 2013 6:13 AM by symbv

As I thought they might do, Neko Shiro volume 2 (down) includes summary episode 1 総集編I as a bonus. I expect we'll get the summary episodes as bonuses on all the arcs going forward but it is not yet listed for Kabuki 2 (down) or Otori 2 (down) so I can't be sure until they list the on-disc bonuses (none listed yet for those arcs). Source:
http://www.monogatari-series.com/2ndseason/package/index.html

Perhaps more importantly as it contains some stuff they should never have left out, also included in Neko Shiro volume 2 is the complete audio of Hanekawa Tsubasa's letter to Black Hanekawa: 特典音声(翼の手紙完全版)

Volume 1 also contains bonus audio, the complete Hanekawa Tsubasa monologue: 特典音声(羽川翼モノローグ完全版)

Oct 13, 2013 6:06 PM by hpulley

hpulley said:
As rumored, Hanamonogatari will come out separately after second season:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-07-11/hanamonogatari-to-be-separate-from-rest-of-monogatari-2nd-season
Actually it's not from rumor but from an interview with producer Iwagkami in NewType and I posted about this back on July 5th. There was a little confusion as one footnote ad seems to put Koimonogatari as the separate one. However anybody who checked what Iwakami said in the interview would see that he explained why Koi is the last part of the TV broadcast and why Hana will be broadcast separately, so it is very unlikely that misprint happened in the interview.

Jul 11, 2013 9:06 AM by symbv

As rumored, Hanamonogatari will come out separately after second season:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-07-11/hanamonogatari-to-be-separate-from-rest-of-monogatari-2nd-season

Jul 11, 2013 4:24 AM by hpulley

I'll watch Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari and Nekomonogatari: Kuro tomorrow and the day after it.
All look promising!

Jul 8, 2013 2:31 PM by Subpyro

YES

Jul 8, 2013 1:19 PM by Shaythekid

^^^ Wasn't explained in the anime (just one frame where they showed it being burned but we didn't get Hanekawa's thoughts on it) but she actually felt sad about the Roomba getting burned in the fire! It kept her company in a way, sleeping in the hall like that. When I first read the katakana for Roomba I wondered why he was talking about a Rumba which has the same Katakana but once it gave the model number and described what it was doing I had a good laugh...

At first I wondered why Nisioisin even mentioned the vacuum but it got a second mention, Chekhov's gun or Nisioisin's vacuum LOL

Jul 8, 2013 4:40 AM by hpulley

And someone just pointed out to me that Daisuki even has soft subs for Monogatari SS! Just click the CC button. I didn't even notice...

Nekomonogatari Black also has soft subs but not Nisemonogatari interestingly as they were soft for that series on Crunchyroll.

Jul 8, 2013 3:01 AM by hpulley

Indeed it does list to discs 11 and final(12) for the A4 sized clear file bonus:
Blu-ray・DVD 1~2巻 連動購入特典 A4クリアファイル
Blu-ray・DVD 3~4巻 連動購入特典 A4クリアファイル
Blu-ray・DVD 5~6巻 連動購入特典 A4クリアファイル
Blu-ray・DVD 7~8巻 連動購入特典 A4クリアファイル
Blu-ray・DVD 9~10巻 連動購入特典 A4クリアファイル
Blu-ray・DVD 11~最終巻 連動購入特典 A4クリアファイル

Episode 1 ended on the exact line I expected it would, as you say it starts on page 10 and ends on page 70 so about 60 pages. Just wanted to point out that even at that pace they did not include everything said or done in the chapter so while the pacing is OK I would say it is even slightly rushed...

Jul 7, 2013 2:39 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
PonyMaster5000 said:
YES! Thank god this is 2 cour. I can enjoy this for the rest of 2013 :)
Rumors now are that it is going to be 30 episodes, 26 on TV followed by another 4-episode OVA series like Neko Kuro. Because... Hanamonogatari has mysteriously disappeared from the Bluray page...

http://www.monogatari-series.com/2ndseason/package/index.html

And it looks like it will be 5 episodes per arc, perhaps 6 for one of them, 2 Bluray discs each unless they do 5x5 plus 1 episode of Hanamonogatari like they did with Bakemonogatari not finishing the Tsubasa Cat arc during its regularly scheduled TV broadcast.


Look at this page. Right at the bottom, probably confirms the rumours on 2ch that Monogatari Series Second Season will be 12 volumes in total.

http://www.monogatari-series.com/2ndseason/package/tokuten.html

Jul 7, 2013 12:50 AM by Ejc

Oh god.. I want to smile so much Joker's gonna be like...

"Did you..?" *as he points to his own lips* "Good god, son..."

Jul 6, 2013 8:43 PM by Rayme