Wow....where to start praising this anime. Arararagi is part vampire and brings people who have been cursed, or something supernatural, and seek help. He meets Hitagi after she falls many storys, and he catches her. Now he didnt catch her because he is strong, or this is made up so we can say its possible in the anime world. No. She is cursed by the Crab god, and constantly loses weight, so she is as light as a feather (Literally). He brings her to Oshino who specializes in helping people with supernatural problems. Of course you have to pay a price to get rid of the curse, but would you rather suffer? ;) . Throughout the whole story he runs into multiple people who are cursed by a God or entity. (Crab, Snail, Cat, Vampire, Snake, and a lesbian!) (note: lesbian isnt a god or entity....sorry guys) Araragi feels entitled to help them, so he goes through alot weather it be fight or research and intelligence. My favorite part about the story is the random parts where its just smart talk and abstract scenery. Story is amazing, worth so much praise.
Holy shit guys. Animation is like no other. Shaft has always amazed me with quality and uniqueness from the scenery. The animation is what makes this anime so amazing and spectacular. The abstract forms and shapes gives it a modern feeling and makes love to your eyes. The anime gives off a dark, yet exciting feeling. Colorful yet dark. Black yet white. The animation covers every type of feeling and puts it in one. I dont like writing much about animation. Once you watch it, you will see what im talking about! One you go, you aint coming back.
Opening and closing change once every arc (arc meaning the differant people he helps) and i cannot get it out of my head. The crisp clean sound from every movement and every word makes you feel like you are right next to Araragi.
You have a tsundere who loves araragi, but their relationship is quite differant from others. Its no lovely dovey relationship. Its more like Rival x Rival With benefits. Both characters know their ways around with words and intelect. Have a debate with them, your screwed. We got a childhood friend cursed by the spirit of the snake, yet she secretly loves him (Not a surprise) A Lesbian who loves her senior Hitagi, quite yet powerful vampire, and a spiritual smoker who can basically do anything. Characters are very unique and interesting.
I know i did not say as much, but that is because im lost of words when speaking of bakemonogatari. This is an anime that speaks for itself. Watch it, it doesnt matter what genre you prefer! Once you watch it you know what i mean, and why it is my favorite anime.