Monogatari Series Watch Order [Read Order]

Monogatari Series Watch Order

The Monogatari series has a very convoluted timeline. It consists of both the light novel and anime series.

It has in total 5 seasons which include First, Second, Final, Off, and Monster Season.

Every season has its own Monogatari and arc according to their installments, 

Monogatari series release date:

This series was released from 3 July 2009 till 25 September 2009. Initially, 12 episodes were aired on television. It was transmitted on the Tokyo MX television station

I. TV Series

  • Bakemonogatari (2009)
  • Nisemonogatari (2012)
  • Nekomonogatari: Kuro (2012)
  • Monogatari Series: Second Season (2013)
    • Nekomonogatari (White) (Episodes 1-6)
    • Kabukimonogatari (Episodes 7-11)
    • Otorimonogatari (Episodes 12-16)
    • Onimonogatari (Episodes 17-20)
    • Koimonogatari (Episodes 21-26)
  • Hanamonogatari (2014)
  • Tsukimonogatari (2014)
  • Owarimonogatari (2015)
  • Owarimonogatari 2nd Season (2017)

II. Movies

  • Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu (2017)
  • Zoku Owarimonogatari (2018)
[AMV] Kizumonogatari – Castle
[AMV] Kizumonogatari – Castle

III. ONAs

  • Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku x Monogatari (2014)
  • Nisekoimonogatari (2015)
  • Koyomimonogatari (2016)

IV. Specials

  • Bakemonogatari Recap (2009)
  • Nekomonogatari: Kuro Recap (2013)
  • Koyomi History (2016)
  • Owarimonogatari 2nd Season Recaps (2017)

II. Final Season

  • Tsukimonogatari (2014)
  • Owarimonogatari (2015)
  • Koyomimonogatari (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu (2017)
  • Owarimonogatari 2nd Season (2017)
  • Zoku Owarimonogatari (2018)

3. Chronological Order

  • Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu (2017)
  • Koyomimonogatari (Koyomi Stone) (Episode 1)
  • Nekomonogatari: Kuro
  • Bakemonogatari
  • Koyomimonogatari (Koyomi Sand) (Episode 3)
  • Koyomimonogatari (Koyomi Water) (Episode 4)
  • Koyomimonogatari (Koyomi Wind) (Episode 5)
  • Nisemonogatari
  • Kabukimonogatari
  • Onimonogatari
  • Owarimonogatari (Episodes 8-13)
  • Nekomonogatari (White)
  • Owarimonogatari (Episodes 1-7)
  • Otorimonogatari
  • Koimonogatari
  • Tsukimonogatari
  • Owarimonogatari 2nd Season
  • Zoku Owarimonogatari
  • Hanamonogatari
  • Koyomimonogatari (Episode 2; Episodes 6-12)

4: Recommended By Nisio Isin (Author) 

I. First Season

It contains all the anime cours like Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari. The second light novel which was released was Kizumonogatari. Later, it was announced as an anime series in 2012 but was in ongoing process till 2015. The film was about to be released but every time it got delayed and finally, at last, it was released in January 2016.

  • Bakemonogatari
  • Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu
  • Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu
  • Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu
  • Nisemonogatari
  • Nekomonogatari Black

II. Second Season

This season consists of 5 different stories including Nekomonogatari White, Kabukimonogatari, Hanamonogatari, Otorimonogatari, Onimonogatari, and Koimonogatari.It has only 1 volume and 1 arc book. One of the books, Hanamonogatari, got delayed and was released later separately. 

  • Nekomonogatari (White)
  • Kabukimonogatari
  • Hanamonogatari
  • Otorimonogatari
  • Onimonogatari
  • Koimonogatari

III. Final Season

The initial story has arcs in it. It contains Tsukimonogatari, Koyomimonogatari, Owarimonogatari, and lastly Zoku Owarimonogatari. All these were screened in Japanese theaters. All the series were launched timely and the audience loved all of them. 

  • Tsukimonogatari
  • Koyomimonogatari
  • Owarimonogatari
  • Owarimonogatari 2nd Season
  • Zoku Owarimonogatari

 

Off-Season:

In this season additional stories are aired. In this, there is no anime adaptation or any arc. It is only based upon the gaps between other seasons. 

Monster Season:

It contains other stories like Shinobumonogatari, Yoimonogatari, Amarimonogatari, and Ougimonogatari. There are a few important story arcs but no anime adaptation.

Order to watch Monogatari:

There are 3 different orders through which you can watch the Monogatari series. It all depends upon your mood and taste. Order is divided according to loyal readers or a newbie. 

Release Order:

This order is especially for those who have just started watching this series. As it is according to the sequence with every character’s introduction and scenes. This is the best for first-time viewers. One of the huge differences in this series is that Kizumonogatari is shown in the first series and later shown in the finale. This order sequence was enjoyed by the audience as it was mostly in English. 

In the First, Season watch Bakemonogatari (2009), Stories of Mayoi Snail, Hitagi Crab, Nadeko Snake, Suruga Money, and Tsubasa Cat. Nisemonogatari (2012) and Nekomonogatari Kuro (2012) In the second season watch the Monogatari Series Second Season (2013). It has a great number of single-story novels including Mayoi Jiangshi, Shinobu Time, Tsubasa Tiger and Hitagi End and Hanamonogatari (2014) In the final season watch Tsukimonogatari (2014) Owarimonogatari (2015), Koyomimonogatari (2016), Owarimnonogatari (Part 2) (2017) having a storyline which will surely give a spoiler.  Zoku Owarimonogatari (2018) is a reverse story and was screened in 2019. In Off seasons start watching from Orokamonogatari (TBA),  Wazamonogatari (TBA),  Nademonogatari (TBA) and Musubimonogatari (TBA) In Monster season start watching from Shinobumonogtari (TBA), Yoimonogatari (TBA), Amarimonogatari (TBA), Ougimonogatari (TBA) and Shimonogatari (TBA).

 

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