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How To watch Monogatari series? Recommended Order to Watch the Monogatari Series 2020

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How To watch Monogatari series: Monogatari fanbase in the west has grown so much in the last few years. But the main problem for the newcomers to get into this anime is its timeline and watch order.

For newcomers, Monogatari can be an overwhelming arrangement to get into. Trust me, it’s justified, despite all the trouble. The anime isn’t for everybody, except there is nothing else like it. In the light novel or anime,, the story focuses on mainly one character, or it consists of short stories about different characters of the same universe, and this makes the anime challenging to watch in chronological order.

If you are watching the anime for the first time, it is recommended to watch the anime in releasing order rather than the chronological order which is usually suggested at the time of rewatching of anime. But after the release of third season and rumors of fourth season being on its way the chronological order has become really messed up and difficult to watch.

Some people can find the order really confusing and overwhelming, however,  it was really simpler to get into, in view of how it’s part into every one of those short arcs compared with shows that have like 200+ scenes and feel like you’ll never put them on your “Finished” list.

Release Order – Recommended Watching Order for First-Time Monogatari Watchers

Monogatari Series: First Season

Bakemonogatari
  1. Bakemonogatari 15 episodes (final 3 are ONA), 5 arcs [1st season]
    • Hitagi Crab
    • Mayoi Snail
    • Suruga Monkey
    • Nadeko Snake
    • Tsubasa Cat
Nisemonogatari
  1. Nisemonogatari 11 episodes, 2 arcs [1st season]
    • Karen Bee
    • Tsukihi Phoenix
Nekomonogatari (Kuro)
  1. Nekomonogatari (Kuro) 4 episodes (ONA), 1 arc [1st season]
    • Tsubasa Family

Monogatari Series: Second Season

  1. Monogatari Series: Second Season 23 episodes, 5 arcs [2nd season]
    • Tsubasa Tiger (aka Nekomonogatari (Shiro))
    • Mayoi Jiangshi (aka Kabukimonogatari)
    • Nadeko Medusa (aka Otorimonogatari)
    • Shinobu Time (aka Onimonogatari)
    • Hitagi End (aka Koimonogatari)
    Hanamonogatari
  2. Hanamonogatari 5 episodes, 1 arc [2nd season]
    • Suruga Devil
Tsukimonogatari
  1. Tsukimonogatari 4 episodes, 1 arc [3rd season]
    • Yotsugi Doll
Owarimonogatari (Part 1)
  1. Owarimonogatari (Part 1) 12 episodes, 4 arcs [3rd season]
    • Ougi Formula
    • Sodachi Riddle
    • Sodachi Lost
    • Shinobu Mail
Koyomimonogatari
  1. Koyomimonogatari 12 episodes (ONA), 12 arcs [3rd season]
    • Koyomi Stone
    • Koyomi Flower
    • Koyomi Sand
    • Koyomi Water
    • Koyomi Wind
    • Koyomi Tree
    • Koyomi Tea
    • Koyomi Mountain
    • Koyomi Torus
    • Koyomi Seed
    • Koyomi Nothing
    • Koyomi Dead
Kizumonogatari
  1. Kizumonogatari 3 films, 1 arc [1st season]
    • Tekketsu-hen: Koyomi Vamp part 1
    • Nekketsu-hen: Koyomi Vamp part 2
    • Reiketsu-hen: Koyomi Vamp part 3
Owarimonogatari (Part 2)
  1. Owarimonogatari (Part 2) 7 episodes, 3 arcs [3rd season]
    • Mayoi Hell
    • Hitagi Rendezvous
    • Ougi Dark
Zoku Owarimonogatari
  1. Zoku Owarimonogatari 6 episodes, 1 arc [3rd season]
    • Koyomi Reverse

Manga Order

Note that the manga only loosely follows the novels and has more of an action plot than a mystery plot.

Volume Japanese Release English Release
Bakemonogatari 1 June 15, 2018 October 1, 2019
Bakemonogatari 2 August 17, 2018 January 7, 2020
Bakemonogatari 3 November 16, 2018 March 3, 2020
Bakemonogatari 4 January 17, 2019 May 26, 2020
Bakemonogatari 5 April 17, 2019 July 7, 2020
Bakemonogatari 6 July 17, 2019
Bakemonogatari 7 October 17, 2019

 

Chronological Order

 

You ought not follow this order for your first time through the Monogatari series. Neither the books nor the anime were created in a specific order, and it very well may be difficult to follow on the off chance that you don’t as of now have the foggiest idea what’s happening.

  1. Kizumonogatari
  2. Nekomonogatari (Kuro)
  3. Bakemonogatari
  4. Nisemonogatari
  5. Kabukimonogatari
  6. Onimonogatari
  7. Owarimonogatari Volume 2
  8. Nekomonogatari (Shiro)
  9. Owarimonogatari Volume 1
  10. Otorimonogatari
  11. Wazamonogatari
  12. Koimonogatari
  13. Tsukimonogatari
  14. Owarimonogatari Volume 3
  15. Zoku-Owarimonogatari
  16. Hanamonogatari
Start End Arc Episodes
March 25th April 8th Koyomi Vampire Kizumonogatari
April 11th April 12th Koyomi Stone Koyomimonogatari 1
April 29th May 7th Tsubasa Family Nekomonogatari (Kuro)
May 8th May 9th Hitagi Crab Bakemonogatari 1-2
May 9th May 10th Koyomi Flower 1-4 Koyomimonogatari 2
May 14th May 15th Mayoi Snail Bakemonogatari 3-5
May 23th May 28th Suruga Monkey Bakemonogatari 6-8
May 29th May 29th Koyomi Flower 5 Koyomimonogatari 2
June 11th June 13th Nadeko Snake Bakemonogatari 9-10
June 13th June 15th Tsubasa Cat Bakemonogatari 11-15
June 18th June 18th Tsubasa Song Short Story 5
June 19th June 19th Koyomi Sand Koyomimonogatari 3
July 17th? July 17th? Koyomi Water Koyomimonogatari 4
July 29th July 31st Karen Bee Nisemonogatari 1-7
Early August August 14th Koyomi Wind Koyomimonogatari 5
August 14th August 15th Tsukihi Phoenix Nisemonogatari 8-11
August 15th August 15th Tsukihi Eternal Short Story 6
August 15th? August 15th? Karen Arm-Leg Short Story 7
August 16th? August 16th? Hitagi Neck Short Story 8
August 16th? August 16th? Shinobu House Short Story 9
August 20th August 20th Mayoi Room Short Story 2
August 20th August 21st Mayoi Jiangshi Kabukimonogatari (Second Season 7-10)
August 21st August 23rd Shinobu Time Onimonogatari (Second Season 17-20) note
August 23rd August 24th Shinobu Mail Owarimonogatari 7-12
August 24rd August 24th Yotsugi Stress Short Story 27
August 21st August 25th Tsubasa Tiger Nekomonogatari (Shiro) (Second Season 1-5)
August 25th Early September Tsubasa Tiger (end) Nekomonogatari (Shiro) (Second Season 5)
Late September Late September Koyomi Tree Koyomimonogatari 6
October October Koyomi Tea Koyomimonogatari 7
October 24th October 25th Ougi Formula Owarimonogatari 1
October 25th October 26th Sodachi Riddle Owarimonogatari 2-3
October 27th October 28th Sodachi Lost Owarimonogatari 4-6
Late October Late October Ougi Travel Short Story 20
October 31st November 2nd Nadeko Medusa Otorimonogatari (Second Season 12-15)
October 31st? November 2nd? Tsubasa Sleeping Wazamonogatari
November 1st November 2nd Koyomi Mountain Koyomimonogatari 8
November 28th December 5th Sodachi Fiasco Orokamonogatari
December December Koyomi Torus Koyomimonogatari 9
Late December Late December Shinobu Time (end) Onimonogatari (Second Season 20)
January 1st February 1st Hitagi End Koimonogatari
January 14th January 14th Koyomi Seed 1-4 Koyomimonogatari 10
February 13th February 14th Yotsugi Doll Tsukimonogatari
February February Koyomi Seed 5 Koyomimonogatari 10
February February Hitagi Figure Short Story 15
Late February Late February Koyomi Nothing Koyomimonogatari 11
March 13th March 13th Shinobu Mail (start and end) Owarimonogatari 6 and 12
March 13th March 13th Koyomi Dead Koyomimonogatari 12
March 13th March 13th Mayoi Hell Owarimonogatari Part 2
March 13th? March 13th? Tsubasa Sleeping (end?) Wazamonogatari
March 13th March 14th Hitagi Rendezvous Owarimonogatari Part 2
March 14th ? Ougi Dark Owarimonogatari Part 2
March 16th? March 17th? Koyomi Reverse Zoku Owarimonogatari
Late March Late March Rouka God Short Story 22
April 9th April 21st Suruga Devil Hanamonogatari

We hope that list will prove helpful to both the new and the old fans of the franchise and will improve your experience of the show.

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