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Bakemonogatari

Alt titles: A Monster Story

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Synopsis:

Koyomi Araragi is an aloof boy who holds a strange, supernatural secret which inadvertently leads him to others with similar stories. Gods, spirits and afflictions can be pesky things, taking important memories or causing unusual tendencies – a fact that Koyomi and others are unfortunately aware of. Using the help of an eccentric homeless man, Koyomi is able to help new friends he meets along the way with their own paranormal conundrums…

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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Bakemonogatari Recap TV Special 2009 TBD
Nisemonogatari TV 2012 Sequel
Nekomonogatari (Black) TV 2012 TBD
Monogatari Series: Second Season TV 2013 TBD
Kizumonogatari Movie 2014 TBD
Hanamonogatari TV 2014 TBD

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Monogatari (Light Novel) 2006 TBD
Name Role
Akio WATANABE Character Design
Akiyuki SHINBO Director
Satoru KOUSAKI Music
Supercell Music
Atsuhiro IWAKAMI Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Bakemonogatari ratchet573 7.5/10 Mar 11, 2014
A Monster Story ratchet573 7.5/10 Mar 11, 2014
Bakemonogatari Jehowi 5.3/10 Nov 28, 2013
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My top 5 anime primavera4 5 Apr 16, 2014
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The interaction between the characters reminds me of both titles - TONS of dialogue in both and little to no plot besides it.

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