Monogatari Series Watch Guide

Monogatari Series Timeline And Watch Guide
This Post contains information about the release and placement.

 

Monogatari Series

First Season consists of anime cours: Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari, along with Nekomonogatari Kuro, Kizumonogatari.

 Second Season consists of two stories total being HanamonogatariMonogatari Series Second Season.

Final Season consists of Tsukimonogatari, Koyomimonogatari, Owarimonogatari, and lastly Zoku Owarimonogatari. This Season concludes the first major story arc in the series.

The Kizumonogatari trilogy of films could also in a way be considered a part of Final Season in the anime series due to their time of release and original titles, though Kizumonogatari as a whole is technically supposed to be grouped with First Season.

What Order Should I Watch?

All have their pros and cons, so it’s up to you to decide which sounds like the best option for you.

Anime Release / SHAFT Order…..

Generally, go this order if you want to experience the series as most English speakers have and or want to see how the production has changed and improved over the years with each installment in the anime adaptation.

First Season

  1. Bakemonogatari (2009)
  2. Nisemonogatari (2012)
  3. Nekomonogatari Black (2012)

Second Season

  1. Monogatari Series Second Season (2013)
  2. Hanamonogatari (2014)

Final Season

  1. Tsukimonogatari (2014)
  2. Owarimonogatari (2015)
  3. Koyomimonogatari (2016)
  4. Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (2016)
  5. Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu (2016)
  6. Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu (2017)
  7. Owarimonogatari (Part 2) (2017)
  8. Zoku Owarimonogatari (2018)

Unofficial Orders / Placements….

There’s some fan-made orders that make slight adjustments to where parts like Kizumonogatari and or Koyomimonogatari should be placed.

  • Kizumonogatari After Bakemonogatari & Koyomimonogatari In between Owarimonogatari 1 + 2

Basically a minor adjustment to anime release order, arguably makes certain plot points flow better together.