List of Monogatari episodes
The Monogatari Japanese anime television series is based on the light novel series of the same name, written by Nisio Isin with illustrations by Vofan. The anime is directed by Akiyuki Shinbō and produced by the animation studio Shaft. The series debuted with Bakemonogatari and aired 12 episodes between July 3 and September 25, 2009, on the Tokyo MX television station. Three additional original net animation episodes were distributed on the anime's official website between November 3, 2009, and June 25, 2010. A sequel titled Nisemonogatari aired 11 episodes between January 7 and March 17, 2012.[Note 1] A prequel to the original series titled Nekomonogatari (Kuro) aired four episodes back to back on December 31, 2012. A 26-episode anime television series, titled Monogatari Series Second Season, aired between July 6 and December 28, 2013.[Note 2] Hanamonogatari, which was originally planned to air as part of Monogatari Series Second Season, has also been announced for a separate broadcast anime adaptation in 2014. It will be airing with the name Monogatari Series: Second Season +α.
The several opening themes were written by meg rock and composed by Satoru Kōsaki featuring vocals of the main characters of the corresponding chapter. The DVD/BD versions of the episodes always have an opening of a titular character, i.e. all Hitagi Crab episodes now have "Staple Stable", all Mayoi Snail episodes have "Kaerimichi", and so on. The ending theme for Bakemonogatari, "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari" (君の知らない物語?, lit. "The Story You Don't Know"), was produced by Supercell and released on August 12, 2009 featuring vocals Nagi Yanagi, and peaked at No. 5 in the Oricon singles charts. The ending theme for Nisemonogatari is "Naisho no Hanashi" (ナイショの話?, lit. "Secret Story") sung by ClariS and written by Ryo of Supercell. The ending theme for Nekomonogatari (Kuro) is "Kieru Daydream" (消えるdaydream?, lit. "Vanishing Daydream"), written by Saori Kodama, composed by Satoru Kōsaki and performed by Marina Kawano. Monogatari Series Second Season features three ending songs: "Ai o Utae" (アイヲウタエ?, lit. "Sing of Love"), produced by Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) and performed by Luna Haruna for the first 10 episodes; "Sono Koe o Oboeteru" (その声を覚えてる?, lit. "Remembering Your Voice") by Kawano from episodes 11 to 20; and "snowdrop" by both Haruna and Kawano from episode 21 onward.
|#||Title||Endcard||Opening theme||Original air date|
|1||"Hitagi Crab, Part One"
"Hitagi Kurabu Sono Ichi" (ひたぎクラブ 其ノ壹)
|Vofan||"Staple Stable" by Chiwa Saitō||July 3, 2009|
|Koyomi Araragi catches Hitagi Senjōgahara as she falls down from a great height, and he immediately notices that Hitagi weighs little to nothing; however he does not mention this to her. Later he asks Tsubasa Hanekawa, the class chairman, about her; he finds that she was sick and contemplates if that is actually the case. As he is leaving, Hitagi confronts him, as she threatens him she explains that a crab took her weight. When he agrees to keep quiet about her secret, she staples the inside of his mouth and proceeds to leave. Koyomi follows her and tells her that he may be able to help, to stop Hitagi attacking him he shows her that the wound in his mouth, inflicted a few minutes previous, had already healed. They go to see Meme Oshino, who after hearing her situation explains that it was the weight crab (おもし蟹 omoshi kani?), a god, that took her weight.|
|2||"Hitagi Crab, Part Two"
"Hitagi Kurabu Sono Ni" (ひたぎクラブ 其ノ貳)
|Iruka Shiomiya||"Staple Stable"||July 10, 2009|
|At Hitagi Senjōgahara's home Hitagi contemplates her past as she showers, while Koyomi waits for her. Earlier Hitagi was told to wash and change her clothes by Meme Oshino, who arranges for all of them to meet at midnight. Back at Hitagi's home, Koyomi argues with Hitagi while she gets dressed in front of him. Later that evening they meet Oshino, he explains that they are not going to attack the crab god but instead pray to it. They go before an altar, Oshino instructs her to relax, he then asks her a series of questions. His final question results in Hitagi retelling about how her mother joined a cult when Hitagi was sick, and that one night her mother brought a higher up, from the cult, home. Hitagi injured him as he attempted to sexually assault her, her mother watching without aiding her. As a result her family was broken apart; Hitagi feels that she is responsible. She opens her eyes to find a crab facing her. Koyomi and Oshino are unable to see the glowing yellow eyed, red word-bound form of the giant crab. When Hitagi is then attacked by crab god, Oshino is forced to intervene - this allows her to beg the crab for her feeling and memories - and they are returned. In a flashback it is explained how her mother joined the cult, and how the attack on Hitagi resulted in a broken family; that she met a crab which took her feelings (思い omoi?) (weight (重み omomi?)) and memories of her mother. Hitagi now has her memories and feeling of her mother back, and even though she has forever lost her mother, she admits to be glad to have become Koyomi's friend. In the morning Koyomi finds that his weight has been increased as a result of the crab god's mistake.|
|3||"Mayoi Snail, Part One"
"Mayoi Maimai Sono Ichi" (まよいマイマイ 其ノ壹)
|Jin Kobayashi||"Kaerimichi" (帰り道?, "The Road Home") by Emiri Katō||July 17, 2009|
|Koyomi sits in the center of a vast playground, reminiscing about his mother, and his mountain bike. He sees a young, lost girl, Mayoi Hachikuji, who he does not know, who later leaves. Hitagi Senjōgahara arrives and, after a brief conversation about the clothes that she wears, she admits to Koyomi that they are friends. They proceed to have a strained conversation while they use the playground equipment. Later Koyomi spots the lost girl looking at the map again, leaving Hitagi behind he goes over to her to see if he can help her. After she refuses his help, and later ignores him, Koyomi surprises her by hitting her head into the sign, during a hostile exchange Mayoi introduces herself. They get into a brawl, ending in Koyomi as the winner. Koyomi proceeds to get aid from Hitagi about helping Mayoi find her way. After a question from him Mayoi admits that she is not a lost child, but is in fact a lost snail.|
|4||"Mayoi Snail, Part Two"
"Mayoi Maimai Sono Ni" (まよいマイマイ 其ノ貳)
|Miki Yoshikawa||"Kaerimichi"||July 24, 2009|
|After talking with Mayoi, Koyomi discovers that the young girl is trying to get to her mother's house. However, as he, Mayoi, and Hitagi try to make their way to the address, they keep getting inexplicably lost. Koyomi then decides to send Hitagi off to find Oshino while he stays behind with Mayoi. Mayoi mentions that she has always been trying to get to her mother's house, but can never seem to get there. She and Koyomi get into an argument and briefly fight. Tsubasa then arrives, saying that she was passing by. She asks Koyomi about his relationship with Hitagi, but he isn't able to give her a definite answer. After Tsubasa leaves, Koyomi receives a call from Oshino, who says that he has given Hitagi instructions on how to solve Mayoi's problem.|
|5||"Mayoi Snail, Part Three"
"Mayoi Maimai Sono San" (まよいマイマイ 其ノ參)
|Hiro Mashima||"Kaerimichi"||July 31, 2009|
|While waiting for Hitagi to arrive, Koyomi begins to find out more about Mayoi's life. She is the only child of a couple that had undergone a bitter divorce. Mayoi was put under the custody of her father, and had any contact with her mother deliberately cut off to the point where Mayoi could barely recognize the face of her mother. Hitagi then arrives and apologizes to Koyomi. She reveals that Mayoi does not exist, as she is actually dead. As a ghost, she can only be seen by those who have a subconscious desire not to return home. As a result, Hitagi could not see Mayoi and didn't say anything because she feared that she might be "different" again. The information Oshino provides helps them find Mayoi's mother's house, but it is a vacant lot. However, Mayoi is happy and disappears, saying she's finally home. Afterwards, Hitagi admits that she is in love with Koyomi, and she is deeply intrigued by his desire to help anyone in need. Koyomi responds to her feelings with the precondition that they would not hide things from each other. At the end of the episode, Koyomi runs into Mayoi again, who states that she has been "promoted" from a lost soul to a wandering spirit and that she'd like to visit Koyomi from time to time.|
|6||"Suruga Monkey, Part One"
"Suruga Monkī Sono Ichi" (するがモンキー 其ノ壹)
|Seiko Erisawa||"Ambivalent World" by Miyuki Sawashiro||August 8, 2009|
|Koyomi needs to study for upcoming exams and is on his way to Hitagi's house for help. On the way there, Mayoi teases him about his one-on-one "study" session. Suruga Kanbaru, an underclassman, meets him as she is running, and she voices her admiration for him. Koyomi tries to get her to leave, however he is unable to until Hitagi is mentioned, at which point Suruga runs off. At the study session with Hitagi, the two discuss their future after high school, but things quickly deteriorate when Koyomi mentions Suruga. Hitagi and Suruga were friends in middle school and Suruga may have even had a crush on her, but they had a falling-out in high school. After studying, Koyomi calls Tsubasa for more details about them, but she warns him to mind his relationship with Hitagi and not to dig too deeply into her past too quickly. On his way to Oshino to drop Hitagi's payment off, Koyomi is viciously attacked by a person wearing a rain coat. During the fight he sees that the assailant has bandages dangling from its left arm. Koyomi is left bruised and bleeding on railroad tracks. Hitagi finds him lying there and tells him that he had forgotten the payment that he was supposed to be delivering.|
|7||"Suruga Monkey, Part Two"
"Suruga Monkī Sono Ni" (するがモンキー 其ノ貳)
|Koge-Donbo||"Ambivalent World"||August 21, 2009|
|Hitagi says she believes that Koyomi was hit by a car. He says he stumbled, which she seems to accept. Koyomi goes to Suruga's house, and finds that her room is filled with red books. She apologizes for beating him up the previous night. Koyomi asks about her unnatural strength, and she reveals that she literally has a monkey's paw. She also bluntly states that she is a lesbian, which is hard for Koyomi to swallow. Koyomi then takes Suruga to visit Oshino for help, where he determines that the arm is actually a lesser devil's, since a monkey's paw doesn't attach itself to its owner. As such, the arm will take Suruga's soul once three wishes are fulfilled.|
|8||"Suruga Monkey, Part Three"
"Suruga Monkī Sono San" (するがモンキー 其ノ參)
|Hekiru Hikawa||"Ambivalent World"||August 28, 2009|
|Inheriting a mummified hand from her mother, Suruga first wished on it in 4th grade to run quickly so that she could win a local race. Soon after, four of the competitors were hospitalized due to an assault from a monster dressed in a raincoat. Suruga suspected the hand may be acting like a monkey's paw, wherein a wish is granted in an unexpected way. She abstained from wishing upon the arm for many years, coming close once to wish for help with Hitagi's crab problem, but it's stated that such a wish would probably not have been granted, as the arm only manifested negative wishes, especially the hidden intentions of them (the students being beat up was revenge for Suruga being outcast). However, after seeing Koyomi and Hitagi in a relationship, she became insanely jealous, and wished upon the arm to be with Hitagi, without noticing that the hand had grown into an arm and attached itself to her. Oshino surmises that her first granted wish had already caused the devil to take a portion of her soul, leading to the hand's growth. He offers the solution of cutting off the arm, a suitable price in exchange for nearly killing Koyomi (a result of the hidden side of her second wish). Koyomi objects to this, and instead, opts to defeat the devil to dissolve its contract. To prepare for the fight, he gives some of his blood to Shinobu in order to boost his limited vampiric powers. Despite that, he still gets literally shredded apart by the devil, and is saved at the last moment by Oshino's intervention. He called for Hitagi, who notes that Koyomi had hidden the entire situation from her, against his precondition for their relationship. With her appearance, the devil is unable to continue the attack without invalidating either half of the wish, so the contract is dissolved. However, even though the devil is gone, her arm still hasn't fully recovered. In the end, she becomes good friends with both Koyomi and Hitagi.|
|9||"Nadeko Snake, Part One"
"Nadeko Suneiku Sono Ichi" (なでこスネイク 其ノ壹)
|Machiko Kyō||"Ren'ai Circulation" (恋愛サーキュレーション?, "Love Circulation") by Kana Hanazawa||September 4, 2009|
|Koyomi and Suruga travel to an abandoned shrine in order to perform a job for Oshino. As they climb the mountain the shrine is located on, they pass a girl running down the path, who only briefly exchanges glances before continuing in the other direction. Once they reach the shrine, Koyomi and Suruga discover a number of dismembered snake corpses in what appears to be some sort of ritual. They both quickly decide to leave. The next day, Koyomi and Tsubasa go to a bookstore, where they begin to converse. Tsubasa warns Koyomi that he and Hitagi must set down boundaries in their relationship if it is to last. She then leaves after getting a sudden headache. Koyomi then meets the girl again, who he finally realizes is Nadeko Sengoku, a friend of his sisters whom he met as a child. He and Suruga intercept her at the shrine, and return to Koyomi's house. Once there, Nadeko takes off her clothes, revealing snakelike skin, and pleads for Koyomi to save her.|
|10||"Nadeko Snake, Part Two"
"Nadeko Suneiku Sono Ni" (なでこスネイク 其ノ貳)
|Akiman||"Ren'ai Circulation"||September 11, 2009|
|Oshino informs Koyomi that Nadeko is under the effects of a Snake Constrictor, a snake spirit that slowly constricts the life out of its victim. Nadeko explains that it is a curse a classmate placed on her after Nadeko inadvertently rejected the confession of a boy the classmate liked. Normally, a curse placed by an amateur would be harmless, but Nadeko accidentally made the curse worse by performing her ritual at the shrine, which has been corrupted by Shinobu's presence. Koyomi obtains a special charm that will banish the Snake Constrictor and they return to the shrine. While the ritual is seemingly successful, Koyomi realizes that Nadeko is under the attack of two Snake Constrictors, the second being placed by the rejected boy. While the first one is banished, Koyomi is forced to battle the second to keep it from killing Nadeko. He and Suruga manage to chase it off, but Koyomi feels guilty for not being able to destroy it, as the Snake Constrictor will return to the person who originally placed the curse.|
|11||"Tsubasa Cat, Part One"
"Tsubasa Kyatto Sono Ichi" (つばさキャット 其ノ壹)
|Daisuke Nishijima||"Sugar Sweet Nightmare" by Yui Horie||September 18, 2009|
|After school Koyomi finds Nadeko and they talk about how Shinobu looked at her and Suruga with a different gaze than Koyomi and Oshino. Tsubasa appears and Nadeko leaves abruptly, Koyomi and Tsubasa talk about how Koyomi has become a bad influence to Hitagi in school. Tsubasa gets a headache and Koyomi flashbacks into what happened in Golden Week, Tsubasa turned into a white "cat-woman" and attacked people by absorbing their vitality. Oshino reveals the problem is because of a huge amount of stress built up over the years. Koyomi acts as bait to attract the cat and Shinobu bites her draining her energy until she turns back into Tsubasa.|
|12||"Tsubasa Cat, Part Two"
"Tsubasa Kyatto Sono Ni" (つばさキャット 其ノ貳)
|Hajime Ueda||"Staple Stable"||September 25, 2009|
|Hitagi and Koyomi are having lunch. She teases him and "asks" him to go on a date in a very roundabout fashion. He comes late but Hitagi doesn't seem to mind. While Hitagi's father drives them, Koyomi is teased, much to his discomfort and Hitagi's amusement. She leaves him with her father, who tells Koyomi that he can't be there for her often and asks Koyomi to take care of her. Hitagi returns, blindfolding Koyomi and showing him an area where she has laid a blanket on the ground. They lay down and she tells him that the stars are all she has to give to him. She tells him that she loves him and Koyomi reciprocates. In the final exchange, she asks him to kiss her in the same manner she asked him out at the beginning of the episode.|
|13||"Tsubasa Cat, Part Three"
"Tsubasa Kyatto Sono San" (つばさキャット 其ノ參)
|Rin Nadeshiko||"Sugar Sweet Nightmare"||November 3, 2009 (ONA)|
|On his way to school, Koyomi finds Mayoi in the middle of the street and assaults her in a teasing manner. Mayoi panics and breaks his finger. Later, Mayoi tells Koyomi that she saw Shinobu at the donut store. Koyomi goes to the school bike rack and gets a text from Tsubasa, asking him to ditch school and come to the playground. He finds her there still in her pajamas and wearing a hat. They talk about her recent headaches and Koyomi persuades her to take her hat off. He finds out that she had grown cat ears. They agree to go to Oshino’s place. When they reach there, they find him crouching, burying something in the dirt. Oshino asks them to come in and hits the side of Tsubasa’s head, knocking her out. Oshino tells Koyomi that at that point, she was already half cat. Tsubasa’s hair turns white, and the cat is revealed.|
|14||"Tsubasa Cat, Part Four"
"Tsubasa Kyatto Sono Yon" (つばさキャット 其ノ肆)
|Hikaru Nakamura||"Sugar Sweet Nightmare"||February 23, 2010 (ONA)|
|After suppressing the cat, Oshino explains Tsubasa's situation to Koyomi. Koyomi realizes that he may need Shinobu's powers to help him bottle up the oddity. The problem escalates when Koyomi learns that Shinobu has gone missing. Enlisting the help of his friends, he looks for Shinobu to no avail. The cat soon escapes from Oshino, then goes after Koyomi; this time, however, she sides with him and aids in searching for Shinobu. The two have conversations regarding Koyomi's interactions with oddities while they scour the city. The search proves to be difficult even with the cat's keen sense of smell and hearing. The conversation gradually switches over to Tsubasa's situation. The cat explains that there is a way to confine her without relying on a vampire, that she is the personification of Tsubasa's stress, and that she knows exactly what is causing it. She remarks that Koyomi can deal with it easily. The oddity then reveals that Tsubasa being possessed by the cat was because of the stress that she felt from her unrequited love for Koyomi, and that the oddity itself may be sealed away for good if Koyomi falls in love with Tsubasa.|
|15||"Tsubasa Cat, Part Five"
"Tsubasa Kyatto Sono Go" (つばさキャット 其ノ伍)
|Akio Watanabe||"Sugar Sweet Nightmare"||June 25, 2010 (ONA)|
|Koyomi is confused after hearing that Tsubasa loved him as he heard from the cat. After arguing with the cat that "it was a mistake", the cat tells him that there is another way to suppress the stress for good, to kill him. Koyomi thinks that he could agree with this because he owes Tsubasa his life, but Hitagi comes to his mind and he decides he does not want to die. The cat tells him that no one would help him in this situation. Koyomi calls out Shinobu's name yelling for her help, and the vampire girl suddenly appears from Koyomi's shadow. Everything is settled after Shinobu bites the cat's neck and it reverts back to Tsubasa. The next day before school starts, Koyomi goes to Oshino's place to bring Shinobu back to him. It seems that nothing is left in the ruined cram school that used to be Oshino's place. After school, Koyomi, Hitagi, Suruga and Tsubasa go back to Oshino's place searching for him. It seems he has left the place, making Koyomi believe that Oshino believed he could handle the problems concerning Tsubasa and Shinobu.|
|#||Title||Endcard||Opening theme||Original air date|
|1||"Karen Bee, Part One"
"Karen Bī Sono Ichi" (かれんビー 其ノ壹)
|Vofan||"Futakotome" (二言目?, "The Constant Burden of Some People's Talk") by Chiwa Saitō||January 7, 2012|
|Koyomi wakes up just to find he is in an unknown location held captive. It happens to be Hitagi that captured and imprisoned him. She says she is doing so in order to protect him. Hitagi also takes this opportunity to tease Koyomi, which she takes great joy out of doing so. Going back to the morning of the day, Koyomi is involved in a short fix with Tsukihi after hearing that Karen is out, assuming she is making trouble. Koyomi then remembers Nadeko's invitation to her home in the past, so he decides to give Nadeko a call to see if she is free and wants to hang out with him. While on the way, Koyomi stumbles across Mayoi and decides to spend some time with her first. They talk for a long time while Mayoi gives Koyomi some friendly advice. Mayoi says that she will come back when she needs his help and that she will tell when she will leave for good. Koyomi remembers that Oshino said that same thing to him before leaving the town.|
|2||"Karen Bee, Part Two"
"Karen Bī Sono Ni" (かれんビー 其ノ貳)
|Keitarō Arima||"Marshmallow Justice" by Eri Kitamura||January 14, 2012|
|On the same day, only a while after parting ways with Mayoi, Koyomi arrives at Nadeko's to spend some time playing with her, despite learning that her parents are not home. Nadeko is seen styling a different hairstyle than what she previously had. They spend their time talking and playing games. Nadeko becomes frantic after hearing her mother come home because she did not tell her that Koyomi was coming over. Koyomi leaves Nadeko's house and then decides to call Suruga about her asking Koyomi for help in cleaning her room. On his way to Suruga's house, Koyomi meets his sister, Karen, who is in a rush doing some "community service" before leaving in a hurry after receiving a phone call. Koyomi then visits Suruga to find an unexpected sight.|
|3||"Karen Bee, Part Three"
"Karen Bī Sono San" (かれんビー 其ノ參)
|Masakazu Ishiguro||"Futakotome"||January 20, 2012|
|Koyomi stumbles on an intriguing figure who introduces himself as Deishū Kaiki on his way back from Suruga's house. Koyomi then meets Hitagi coincidentally on the street. They start to walk with each other but when Koyomi mentions that he has met Kaiki, Hitagi knocks him out. Back to the present, Hitagi confesses Kaiki was a con man who deceived her mother and is a dangerous person she wants him to avoid at all costs; this being her reason for imprisoning him. Koyomi then receives a text message from his younger sister asking for help. After seeing the text, Koyomi breaks free from the handcuffs with the help of his vampire strength. Hitagi still does not want Koyomi to leave and tells him that she is willing to fight if he does not comply with her. There is a phone call and Hitagi answers it. Hitagi is frantic and seems to be at the mercy of the speaker. After the phone call, Hitagi agrees to let Koyomi pass without a fight. When Koyomi asks who the caller was, Hitagi states that is was Tsubasa.|
|4||"Karen Bee, Part Four"
"Karen Bī Sono Yon" (かれんビー 其ノ肆)
|Namori||"Marshmallow Justice"||January 27, 2012|
|Back at his house, Koyomi meets Tsubasa who is helping Tsukihi tend to a feverish Karen. It turns out that Tsubasa has been helping Karen with her "mission". Koyomi gets angry at Karen for doing something dangerous and getting assistance from Tsubasa without his knowledge. Tsubasa and Koyomi then go to his room to talk about what happened. After talking with Tsubasa, Koyomi goes to take a bath. While taking his bath, Shinobu emerges from his shadow. Koyomi is shocked to find that Shinobu is actually very talkative. Shinobu then tells Koyomi that Karen was inflicted by a lethal, supernatural bee. The bee sting causes an extremely high fever and makes the inflicted person feel as if they are on fire.|
|5||"Karen Bee, Part Five"
"Karen Bī Sono Go" (かれんビー 其ノ伍)
|Mako Aboshi||"Marshmallow Justice"||February 4, 2012|
|Koyomi learns from Tsukihi and Tsubasa that Karen tried to confront Kaiki by herself. Karen is inflicted with the poison by Kaiki during their confrontation and Kaiki escapes, leaving Karen paralyzed on the floor from the poison. After walking Tsubasa home, Koyomi tends to Karen's fever. Karen tells Koyomi to leave her alone because she does not want to get him sick too. Koyomi then goes to the bathroom to ask Shinobu if there is any way to transfer Karen's fever to him. Shinobu says there is a way but she does not recommend it because it requires an unusual ritual.|
|6||"Karen Bee, Part Six"
"Karen Bī Sono Roku" (かれんビー 其ノ陸)
|Yui Haga||"Marshmallow Justice"||February 11, 2012|
|Koyomi only managed to drain half of the poison in Karen's body, and although she was not completely healed, her fever has become slightly diminished. On his way to Hitagi's house, Koyomi stumbles on Mayoi again and confides to her about his sister's situation. Upon arriving at Hitagi's house he finds out that Hitagi managed to arrange a meeting with Kaiki and is preparing herself to enact revenge on him. Koyomi explains to her about Kaiki's encounter with Karen and convinces her to not confront him without his help. Back at home, Koyomi learns from Tsukihi that Karen is missing, and worried that she might have left to face Kaiki once more, he asks Shinobu's help to find her.|
|7||"Karen Bee, Part Seven"
"Karen Bī Sono Nana" (かれんビー 其ノ漆)
|Ume Aoki||"Marshmallow Justice"||February 18, 2012|
|Thanks to Shinobu, Koyomi manages to find Karen and after a serious fight between them, he convinces her to let him deal with Kaiki by himself. Later that day, he and Hitagi come face to face to Kaiki, but they hear from him, much to their surprise, that he is already leaving the city and Karen should recover in a few days. After letting off all anguish she harbored on him all those time, Hitagi lets Kaiki leave unharmed, and claiming she can finally move on with her life, she asks Koyomi to spend the night with her. In the next day, Koyomi returns home to find that Karen is already fully recovered, and both his sisters leave in a hurry, claiming that there is still work for them to do, due to all the damage Kaiki left behind among their classmates.|
|8||"Tsukihi Phoenix, Part One"
"Tsukihi Fenikkusu, Sono Ichi" (つきひフェニックス 其ノ壹)
|Kantoku||"Platinum Disco" (白金ディスコ Purachina Disuko?) by Yuka Iguchi||February 25, 2012|
|Koyomi is concentrated on his studies when he is interrupted by Karen who, much by his surprise, is wearing her sister Tsukihi's clothes, displaying an air more feminine than usual. Karen asks Koyomi to introduce her to Suruga knowing that she is friends with him, but he refuses without giving a reason, fearing that she would make a move on his sister. Karen then challenges her brother to a contest, making him promise to comply with her request if he loses. Koyomi then chooses the contents of the challenge - she would let him brush her teeth for five minutes without resisting, which she accepts. Surprisingly, both start getting more and more aroused as Koyomi brushes Karen's teeth until Tsukihi barges in demanding an explanation. Despite fearing what punishment Tsukihi has in store for them after she leaves and Koyomi accepting defeat, Karen asks him to continue from where they stopped.|
|9||"Tsukihi Phoenix, Part Two"
"Tsukihi Fenikkusu, Sono Ni" (つきひフェニックス 其ノ貳)
|Shirow Miwa||"Platinum Disco"||March 3, 2012|
|Koyomi sets for Suruga's house to introduce Karen to her as he promised. On their way they meet a woman introducing herself as Yozuru Kagenui, asking for directions. Koyomi asks for Tsubasa's help on his phone and learns from her that she is asking for the location of the same building Oshino was living with Shinobu. Before leaving, Yozuru asks Koyomi to give the same information to a certain girl when he meets her, and Karen states that despite Yozuru's strange behavior, she had the look and feel of being a fighter much stronger than her. After leaving Karen at Suruga's, Koyomi meets Mayoi upon returning home and they are approached by a girl introducing herself as Yotsugi Ononoki, asking for the same directions, just like Yozuru had predicted, and much to his surprise Koyomi finds that not only Yotsugi can see Mayoi, but both Yotsugi and Yozuru know about his and his friends' circumstances.|
|10||"Tsukihi Phoenix, Part Three"
"Tsukihi Fenikkusu, Sono San" (つきひフェニックス 其ノ參)
|Buriki||"Platinum Disco"||March 10, 2012|
|Shinobu asks Koyomi to take her to the donuts shop. Before leaving, he notices that Tsukihi's scar on her chest was healed, and after stripping her naked, finds that all other scars on her body disappeared too. At the shop, Koyomi asks Shinobu if she knew anything about Yotsugi or Yozuru, but much to his surprise, he finds Kaiki sitting on a nearby table and pays him up for information about them. Kaiki reveals that Yozuru and her familiar Yotsugi are supernatural hunters specialized in immortal beings. Wondering if he or Shinobu may be targeted by them, Koyomi returns home just to find both in front of it. When Tsukihi opens the door for them, Yotsugi instantly attacks her, tearing her body apart. A furious Koyomi launches himself at her, but is easily subdued by Yozuru, who shows him that surprisingly, Tsukihi's body is already restored. She also explains that the Tsukihi in front of him is not his true sister but a phoenix assuming her identity. Shinobu threatens to attack the duo, and Yozuru, despite knowing that the vampire has not enough power to stop her, decides to leave, promising to return in the following day to slay Tsukihi, killing both Koyomi and Shinobu too if they try to stop her again.|
|11||"Tsukihi Phoenix, Part Four"
"Tsukihi Fenikkusu, Sono Yon" (つきひフェニックス 其ノ肆)
|Akio Watanabe||"Platinum Disco"||March 17, 2012|
|After learning from Shinobu that Tsukihi is actually a supernatural being that endlessly reincarnates as a human child after dying, Koyomi leaves Karen standing guard at their house's destroyed front door before setting to the place Oshino used to live to confront Yozuru and Yotsugi. To prepare for their clash, Shinobu draws some of Koyomi's blood to recover part of her former strength and upon meeting the two, agrees to fight Yotsugi while her master deals with Yozuru. Yozuru reveals to Koyomi that she, Oshino and Kaiki were friends from college and it was Kaiki who told her about Tsukihi being a phoenix. After viciously hitting Koyomi, Yozuru learns that her partner was easily defeated by Shinobu, and just when she is about to confront the vampire, Koyomi rises again, claiming that he would never give up on his sister, no matter what kind of creature she is. Realizing his determination to protect Tsukihi and that he never fought with the intention to kill her, Yozuru decides to give up and leaves peacefully with her familiar. Koyomi returns home to check on Tsukihi and declares to her that he will soon introduce his girlfriend to his sisters. In the end, Koyomi is seen meeting Hitagi at a beach.|
Nekomonogatari (Kuro) (2012)
|#||Title||Opening theme||Original air date|
|1||"Tsubasa Family, Part One"
"Tsubasa Famirī Sono Ichi" (つばさファミリー 其ノ壹)
|"perfect slumbers" by Yui Horie||December 31, 2012|
|It's the beginning of Golden Week, before the events of Bakemonogatari. After Tsukihi kicks Koyomi out of bed, he takes the opportunity to ask her about his growing feelings for a new classmate of his, wondering if he has fallen in love with her. Tsukihi deduces he is merely sexually frustrated and suggests he buy some porn magazines to relieve himself. After a brief meeting with Karen, Koyomi leaves home on his bike, on the way encountering Tsubasa Hanekawa, his classmate, sporting a large bandage on her left cheek. Tsubasa confesses to him that she was hit in the face by her foster father and asks Koyomi to not tell anyone about it, offering to grant any request in exchange for his silence; however, Koyomi only asks her to let him use his blood to heal her wound.|
|2||"Tsubasa Family, Part Two"
"Tsubasa Famirī Sono Ni" (つばさファミリー 其ノ貳)
|—||December 31, 2012|
|Koyomi pays a visit to Oshino bringing him some donuts, but ends up giving them to Shinobu instead. Oshino asks Koyomi about his encounter with Tsubasa and learns from him that after having her wound healed, the two of them came across a dead silver cat with no tail, which Tsubasa buried. Oshino realizes that they had encountered a Cursed Cat (障り猫 Sawari Neko?) and asks Koyomi to look for Tsubasa while he investigates the buried cat. Later that night, Koyomi comes across Tsubasa, possessed by the cat and dragging her unconscious parents along with her. Koyomi tries to stop her, but she flees after tearing off his left arm. After calling an ambulance for her parents and reattaching his arm, Koyomi wakes up at Oshino's place beside Shinobu and learns from him that he had been asleep for over twelve hours, and that Shinobu has been staying beside him to help his recovery. Oshino also claims that Tsubasa is now beyond help and leaves to confront her after asking Koyomi to stay out of his way.|
|3||"Tsubasa Family, Part Three"
"Tsubasa Famirī Sono San" (つばさファミリー 其ノ參)
|—||December 31, 2012|
|Koyomi breaks into Tsubasa's house and is shocked to discover that she does not have her own room there. He rushes back home, where he learns from Tsukihi that people all over the city are being attacked by a mysterious cat-girl (化け猫 bakeneko?), who her realizes must be Tsubasa. When classes resume and Tsubasa never comes to school, Koyomi seeks out Oshino, who informs him that after challenging the Cursed Cat twenty times he was unable to defeat it even once. Although a Cursed Cat is usually a weak type of Oddity, this one has made use of Tsubasa's outstanding intelligence to outsmart him. He also warns that the cat must be stopped before its conscience merges fully with hers or rescuing Tsubasa will be impossible. The following day, Koyomi meets the cat, who asks him to stay out of its way, claiming that it will eventually return Tsubasa's body to her once it manages to relieve her of all her stress. Unable to stop her from leaving, Koyomi realizes that his feelings for Tsubasa have surpassed even love, proclaiming that he is ready to die for her if necessary.|
|4||"Tsubasa Family, Part Four"
"Tsubasa Famirī Sono Yon" (つばさファミリー 其ノ肆)
|—||December 31, 2012|
|After Koyomi spends several days begging for Shinobu's help, she entrusts him with the demon sword (妖刀 yōtō?) "Heartspan" (心渡 Kokoro Watari?), able to kill Oddities without harming the humans they possess. Koyomi manages to lure Tsubasa to Oshino's place by sending her an e-mail claiming he is under attack by a vampire, but instead of comforting her, he berates Tsubasa for allowing herself to be possessed, prompting her to attack him. After Tsubasa slices Koyomi's body in half, it is revealed that it was all part of his plan to have herself cut with the sword, which was concealed in his body. However, Tsubasa refuses to let the Cursed Cat leave her body, and Shinobu appears to restore Koyomi's body and bring Tsubasa back to normal. The next day, Tsubasa has returned to her normal life with no memories of what happened. Oshino suggests Koyomi marry Tsubasa in order to give her the family she always wanted, but he replies that despite truly caring for her, he would never be able to fall in love with her. Some time later, Koyomi is about to meet Hitagi for the first time, leading to the events of Bakemonogatari.|
Monogatari Series Second Season (2013)
|#||Title||Endcard||Opening theme||Original air date|
|1||"Tsubasa Tiger, Part One"
"Tsubasa Taigā Sono Ichi" (つばさタイガー 其ノ壹)
|Vofan||"Chocolate Insomnia" by Yui Horie||July 6, 2013|
|It's the beginning of the second semester and on her way to the first day of school, Tsubasa has a short meeting with Mayoi who reveals that she has just came from Koyomi's house where she forgot her backpack, but could not retrieve it as he was not at home by that time. Soon after, Tsubasa has an encounter with an apparition in the form of a huge white tiger who just passes by her and upon arriving at school she tells Hitagi about it. Hitagi points out that despite Koyomi is for sure be the best person to assist her, Tsubasa did not call for his help at all, also remembering that in fact he always stood for them without the need of asking him. Some time later, Tsubasa and Hitagi watch smoke rising from afar and Tsubasa discovers that her house is on fire. With her house destroyed and no place to sleep, Tsubasa claims to her parents that she will sleep at a friend's house, but she decides to spend the night at the abandoned cram school where Oshino lived instead. After learning about her situation, Hitagi looks for her and upon finding Tsubasa, she takes her to her house, suspecting that the white tiger she saw might have some connection with the fire. After deciding to skip school for the next day, Hitagi and Tsubasa receive a mail from Koyomi, where he states that he must leave for a while to deal with some business of his and as they are about to take a bath together, Hitagi asks Tsubasa if she still loves Koyomi. Tsubasa instantly replies that she does.|
|2||"Tsubasa Tiger, Part Two"
"Tsubasa Taigā Sono Ni" (つばさタイガー 其ノ貳)
|Kiseki Himura||"Chocolate Insomnia"||July 13, 2013|
|As her parents still had not found another place to live, Tsubasa keeps staying at Hitagi's place. However, it is later revealed that the recent events had such an impact on Tsubasa that she is once again possessed by the Cursed Cat. The possessed Tsubasa sneaks away from Hitagi's house to confront the tiger she had met previously, as according to her, the fire at her house was caused by it. After a fierce confrontation with the apparition, Tsubasa returns to Hitagi's house just to find her awake and waiting for her. As Hitagi was already aware of the Cursed Cat, she was not surprised upon meeting it. In the next day, Tsubasa is back to normal with no memories of her possession like usual and for some reason, Hitagi asks her once again if she is really in love with Koyomi.|
|3||"Tsubasa Tiger, Part Three"
"Tsubasa Taigā Sono San" (つばさタイガー 其ノ參)
|Makoto Kawai||—||July 20, 2013|
|Following her question, Hitagi points out to Tsubasa that despite being similar at willing to help others, she and Koyomi are too different in everything else, including how Tsubasa is too innocent to realize if someone could approach her with malice. On the same day, Tsubasa meets Suruga at the school and learns from her that Koyomi had sent a message to her, and from the message she deduces that he wants to meet her later that night at the abandoned cram school. Upon returning to Hitagi's house, where she meets her father, Tsubasa relays to her what she learned from Suruga, and both agree to not meddle in Koyomi's affairs this time. They are later visited by Karen and Tsukihi who offer their house for Tsubasa to take shelter. Tsubasa accepts their offer, just to later learn that she must sleep on Koyomi's room. In the middle of the night, Tsubasa is possessed again and Shinobu appears before her, claiming that her connection with Koyomi was severed and she is looking for him. The possessed Tsubasa not only reveals about Koyomi's meeting with Suruga, but also offers herself to help her get there faster, but just as the two arrive at the cram school, they find the whole place burned to the ground.|
|4||"Tsubasa Tiger, Part Four"
"Tsubasa Taigā Sono Yon" (つばさタイガー 其ノ肆)
|Satoshi Karasuya||"Chocolate Insomnia"||July 27, 2013|
|Tsubasa awakens in the next day at the Araragi house and finds out that she was possessed again. As she leaves the house, she is stopped by Koyomi's mother, Mrs. Araragi. The mother explains that while having Tsubasa as a guest is no burden to them, she should not consider the Araragi family as her own. Mrs. Araragi also explains that averting one's eyes from the truth isn't running away from the problem, mentioning Tsubasa's strained relationship with her own parents. Later, while walking through a park, Tsubasa encounters a man named 'Mr. Episode', who is a half-vampire and once almost killed her. He was also accompanied by a woman named Izuko Gaen, who Meme referred to as his senpai. Gaen claims she knows everything, but surprises Tsubasa when she shows her knowledge on Tsubasa's feelings towards Koyomi, as well as her tiger problem. Gaen and Mr. Episode depart, after saying that Tsubasa's problem is her own, and only she can solve it. Tsubasa goes to the library to research "Kako", what Gaen called the Tiger, but finds nothing. She calls Hitagi, whom expresses her concern that Gaen named the Tiger "Kako" herself, to learn that Gaen was the maiden name of Kanbaru and her mother. Hitagi then explains that Tsubasa and the burnings are linked, as wherever Tsubasa sleeps, the place burns down soon after, which may eventually include Hitagi and Koyomi's houses. Tsubasa returns to the Araragi house, to be forced into a game of cards with Karen and Tsukihi. They discuss what the words "fire" and "flame" mean, and the sister's boyfriends. Tsubasa explains that Koyomi refuses to acknowledge the sister's boyfriends because of envy, then realizes that she is being jealous. As she prepares to confront the tiger, Tsubasa believes that she may never be able to see Koyomi again, and after attempting to leave her own mark in Koyomi's room so he remembers her, she takes a picture of herself and sends it to someone, and writes a note to her other self, in hopes that they can share each others knowledge and feelings.|
|5||"Tsubasa Tiger, Part Five"
"Tsubasa Taigā Sono Go" (つばさタイガー 其ノ伍)
|Iruka Shinomiya||—||August 3, 2013|
|In her letter to the cat spirit, Tsubasa reveals that just like her, Kako is another apparition sired by her repressed feelings, this time of jealousy and asks her to return both to her heart, as she is finally determined to shoulder all of her negative feelings no matter how it will change herself. As Kako is about to burn Hitagi's apartment, Tsubasa appears to confront it. Despite having no chance to defeat Kako, Tsubasa manages to stall it long enough to Koyomi to appear and defeat it with Heartspan. Before absorbing both the cat and tiger spirit, Tsubasa finally confesses her love for Koyomi, and as expected, he rejects her, assuming that his love for Hitagi is stronger. After her family finally rents another house for them to live, it is revealed that Tsubasa's hair developed white stripes just like a tiger, that she hides by dying them black, and she had at last asked her parents for a room just for herself, as a sign that she finally had become a true member of her own family.|
"Sōshūhen I" (総集編Ⅰ)
|—||—||August 10, 2013|
|A recap episode retelling the events of Nekomonogatari (Kuro), narrated by Koyomi.|
|7||"Mayoi Jiangshi, Part One"
"Mayoi Kyonshī Sono Ichi" (まよいキョンシー 其ノ壹)
|Vofan||—||August 17, 2013|
|It's the last day of summer vacation and Koyomi looks for Mayoi to return the backpack she left behind at his house. On the way, he has an encounter with Yotsugi who reveals that just like him and Mayoi, she once died, but while Koyomi was transformed into an immortal being and Mayoi became a ghost, she was revived by Yuzuru as a shikigami to serve under her. With no sign of Mayoi, and with Yotsugi's words on his mind, Koyomi returns home and keeps thinking about what he could do for Mayoi until he is reminded by Shinobu that he has only a few hours to finish his summer homework. He then ponders if he could return to the past to finish it in time and much to his surprise, Shinobu reveals that it is possible. At an abandoned temple, Shinobu opens a portal to the past and they pass by it intending to reach the previous day, but some time later, they realize that they had traveled to eleven years in the past instead.|
|8||"Mayoi Jiangshi, Part Two"
"Mayoi Kyonshī Sono Ni" (まよいキョンシー 其ノ貳)
|Rensuke Oshikiri||"Happy Bite" by Emiri Katō||August 24, 2013|
|Realizing that he traveled to a day before Mayoi's death, Koyomi decides to save her and prevent that she becomes a ghost. While looking for directions, he and Shinobu meet a six-year-old Tsubasa who, suspicious of him, points them to the nearby police station where they learn Mayoi's address and return in the following day planning to guide her safely to her mother's house, but after hours of waiting, Mayoi's father appears and they learn from him that she had left home early in the morning. Koyomi manages to meet Mayoi at the same place where they first met, but after scaring her away, he saves her from being hit by a truck and his plan to prevent her death succeeds. However, after returning to the present, Koyomi realizes that his actions changed drastically the course of history as according to him, it led the world to its destruction.|
|9||"Mayoi Jiangshi, Part Three"
"Mayoi Kyonshī Sono San" (まよいキョンシー 其ノ參)
|Okama||"Happy Bite"||August 31, 2013|
|Returning to the present, Koyomi and Shinobu find the whole city deserted and it does not take long for them to realize that it was a consequence of saving Mayoi's life in the past. Based on the date of the most recent newspaper they found, they come to the conclusion that something dire happened during the events of "Tsubasa Cat" and return to the shrine to look for a way to return to the past. However, they find that Oshino had put a different charm that prevents them from using its powers and when night falls they are surrounded by undead beings. After escaping, Shinobu realizes that the undead were once vampires who lost their master, and that said master must be no other than herself. According to her conclusions, when Shinobu ran away from home, it was Mayoi who helped Koyomi find her, and as she did not become a ghost in the current timeline, she had never become friends with him, thus he did not manage to find Shinobu, leading him to be killed by the Cursed Cat and Shinobu starting a worldwide vampire infection before killing herself. Looking for survivors, Koyomi and Shinobu decide to use some fireworks to bring the attention of whoever managed to escape with their lives, but it ended drawing the undead to them once more.|
|10||"Mayoi Jiangshi, Part Four"
"Mayoi Kyonshī Sono Yon" (まよいキョンシー 其ノ肆)
|Asako Nishida||—||September 7, 2013|
|A woman appears to drive out the undead by throwing rice at them. Much to his awe and joy, Koyomi learns that the woman is none other than Mayoi herself, bringing him a letter from Oshino, who somehow figured out the whole situation. From the letter, Koyomi and Shinobu learn that they had traveled to a different timeline and before they return to their unchanged, original timeline, he asks them to confront Shinobu's alternate self who is still alive, and must be destroyed to stop the undead plague and prevent the world from being destroyed for good. After bidding farewell to the adult Mayoi, the pair return to the temple ruins and meet the alternate Shinobu, who cries of joy upon seeing that in another timeline, she managed to reunite with Koyomi, and offers to sacrifice herself to allow them to return to their own timeline. Back to their own rightful time, Koyomi realizes that he missed the opening ceremony much to his chagrin, and after Shinobu returns to his shadow, Mayoi appears before him, and they take their time as they walk together to his house in order to return her backpack.|
"Sōshūhen II" (総集編Ⅱ)
|—||—||September 14, 2013|
|A recap episode retelling the events of Bakemonogatari from "Hitagi Crab" to "Nadeko Snake", narrated by Koyomi.|
|12||"Nadeko Medusa, Part One"
"Nadeko Medūsa Sono Ichi" (なでこメドゥーサ 其ノ壹)
|Vofan||"Mōsō Express" (もうそう♡えくすぷれす Mōsō Ekusupuresu?, "Delusion Express") by Kana Hanazawa||September 21, 2013|
|Fully transformed into an apparition, Nadeko confronts Shinobu and a battered Koyomi who attack with the intention of killing her, and envious of their relationship, she stabs Koyomi's heart. The story then retrocedes to some days before, in Halloween, when Nadeko, on her way to school has a short encounter with Ougi Oshino, Meme Oshino's niece, who is also a first year student Koyomi's high school. For some reason, Ougi claims that it is about time for Nadeko to stop always playing the victim before she leaves. At her school, Nadeko starts having visions of white snakes and calls Koyomi for advice, and they agree to meet at 10 PM at his house, as by that time Shinobu must be awake to provide some help. Soon after, Nadeko hears the voice of a snake instructing her to meet it at the shrine where she used to kill snakes instead and there it reveals itself as the giant apparition snake, Kuchinawa, who demands compensation for its fellow white snakes she killed by asking for a favor, to which she agrees.|
|13||"Nadeko Medusa, Part Two"
"Nadeko Medūsa Sono Ni" (なでこメドゥーサ 其ノ貳)
|Yoshiaki Katsurai||—||September 28, 2013|
|After lying to Koyomi claiming that she was just imagining things, Nadeko decides to help Kuchinawa find his lost corpse, but they agree that she will attend school as usual, while looking for his body at night. In the next day, during school, it is revealed that Nadeko's class is still in a bad mood due to the incident with Kaiki's charms, and thus the position of class rep was somewhat forced on her. Later at night, Nadeko sneaks out of her room to start looking for Kuchinawa's body and after following a false lead, she is found by Koyomi, who takes her to his house. It is then revealed that Nadeko's parents had realized she was missing and contacted Tsukihi, who lied to them claiming that she was sleeping there, while Koyomi left to look for her. After insinuating to Nadeko that they should sleep together, Koyomi is knocked out by Shinobu who appears before her and ponders on how convenient it is for her to have such a cute and defenseless demeanor before she drags Koyomi away to have him sleep on the couch.|
|14||"Nadeko Medusa, Part Three"
"Nadeko Medūsa Sono San" (なでこメドゥーサ 其ノ參)
|Nishioka Kyōdai||"Mōsō Express"||October 5, 2013|
|Nadeko awakens in the next day with Tsukihi, who had sneaken into Koyomi's bed with the intention of sleeping beside him, at her side. In the occasion, Tsukihi has Nadeko confess that she always was in love with her brother and realizes that the reason why she still harbors feelings for him it is because it makes easy for her to reject all other boys who ask her out, as she believes that having a proper relationship is too bothersome. Following that, Tsukihi then grabs a pair of scissors and cuts out Nadeko's bangs, claimimg that she is doing her a favour. Later at school, Nadeko's homeroom teacher keeps pressuring her to help him restore the mood along her classmates, but when she tries to ditch him out as usual, she realizes that without her bangs, her face is fully exposed, preventing her from hiding her true feelings and suddenly, she vents out her anger at him for pushing all his work on her and following that, she lashes out at her classmates for refusing to make amends with each other after the charms incident. After school, Kuchinawa reveals that Nadeko's sudden change of behavior is because his presence made her show her true feelings which she usually keeps repressed and claims that he discovered that what he wants Nadeko to seek for him is hidden in Koyomi's house. Nadeko then sneaks there and searches Koyomi's room until she finds a talisman and Kuchinawa, revealing that it is what he was looking for, asks her if she has any wish he could grant her as an act of gratitude. Nadeko then reveals that her wish is to have her feelings for Koyomi become requited, but Koyomi himself steps into the room and asserts that it is not possible.|
|15||"Nadeko Medusa, Part Four"
"Nadeko Medūsa Sono Yon" (なでこメドゥーサ 其ノ肆)
|Chica Umino||—||October 12, 2013|
|Despite Koyomi's warnings, Nadeko swallows the talisman and revives Kuchinawa after Shinobu berates her for once again playing the victim. The story then shifts forward to Nadeko's confrontation with Koyomi and Shinobu at the abandoned temple and it is revealed that she defeated both. Kuchinawa then reveals that he had met Nadeko when she swallowed the talisman and all their previous interactions were fruit of Nadeko's own imagination. It is also revealed that it was Ougi who had filled Nadeko about the talisman's location and that all her movements since then were a ploy to infiltrate into Koyomi's house and secure a key to break into there in secret. As Nadeko is about to kill Koyomi, she answers a call from Hitagi at his phone. Hitagi then reveals that Nadeko must kill her, Shinobu and Koyomi at this order or she may end up being killed by either Hitagi or Shinobu, and in exchange for this information, Nadeko agrees to return to kill them all at the day of their graduation. Six months later, the day of graduation is at hand, and Nadeko waits at the polar snake shrine for Koyomi, Hitagi and Shinobu, who accompainied by Suruga and Tsubasa, appear to confront her.|
"Sōshūhen III" (総集篇Ⅲ)
|—||—||October 19, 2013|
|A recap episode retelling the events of Bakemonogatari's "Tsubasa Cat" and the entirety of Nisemonogatari, narrated by Koyomi.|
|17||"Shinobu Time, Part One"
"Shinobu Taimu Sono Ichi" (しのぶタイム 其ノ壹)
|Vofan||—||October 26, 2013|
|After returning from his trip through time, Koyomi comes back home and meets Mayoi, finally returning her backpack. They suddenly come across a mysterious being that starts chasing them down. The two manage to escape when they meet Yotsugi who flies away with them to safety. After stealing a kiss from Koyomi to repay for her help, Yotsugi flees, leaving Koyomi at the mercy of a furious Shinobu that appears soon after and to calm her down, Koyomi kisses her too. With Mayoi still unconscious from their predicament, Koyomi inquires Shinobu about the "darkness" entity they saw and she claims that she had seen it before during a trip to Japan 400 years before. She also claims that it will cause the destruction of the entire city if nothing is done about it.|
|18||"Shinobu Time, Part Two"
"Shinobu Taimu Sono Ni" (しのぶタイム 其ノ貳)
|Shoji Miyamoto||—||November 2, 2013|
|Shinobu reveals that during her first visit to Japan, 400 years ago, she saved the local people from a severe drought by accident and was revered as a goddess by them. She then spent the next years living as a goddess in Japan until all the villagers started disappearing mysteriously, until only Shinobu and a demon hunter she befriended remained. Soon after, the same being that Koyomi met attacked them and Shinobu barely escaped alive, taking with her the demon hunter's hand by accident, which she used to revive him as a servant of hers just like Koyomi. However, the man blamed her for all that happened and unable to reason with him, Shinobu watched him committing suicide by exposing himself to the sunlight. Since then Shinobu never returned to Japan until six months ago, when she and Koyomi first met.|
|19||"Shinobu Time, Part Three"
"Shinobu Taimu Sono San" (しのぶタイム 其ノ參)
|Arco Wada||—||November 9, 2013|
|After Shinobu tells Koyomi her story, they realize that Yotsugi was overhearing their entire conversation and after Mayoi awakens, they start discussing ways to deal with the darkness being before it appears before them. Koyomi, Mayoi and Yotsugi manage to escape again, but Koyomi is knocked out cold by the shock of Yotsugi's jumping just to awaken several hours later and learn that they unwillingly left Shinobu behind. As Koyomi's vampire powers had not disappeared yet, they conclude that Shinobu is still alive but with Koyomi's powers weakening, it means that they have to find her before she is killed for good. Having no clue about what to do, they decide to contact Izuko Gaen who might provide some advice and when they decide to take shelter in a house, Izuko herself opens the door for them, much to their surprise.|
|20||"Shinobu Time, Part Four"
"Shinobu Taimu Sono Yon" (しのぶタイム 其ノ肆)
|Natsumi Eguchi||—||November 16, 2013|
|In exchange for her help, Gaen requests three tasks from Koyomi, all being connected to Suruga Kanbaru, formerly known as Suruga Gaen. Izuko reveals herself as her aunt, but she doesn't want to be introduced to her as one to spare Suruga's feelings. When Koyomi accepts, she shows the darkness' true motive - it is a manifestation of the natural order, and means to destroy apparitions not behaving as they should—in this case, not Shinobu, but Mayoi. She exposes Mayoi as a "ghost of a ghost", who should have passed on on Mother's Day, when she finally found her way home; she also stopped leading people astray, neglecting her duty as a lost cow. Gaen leaves to allow Koyomi and Mayoi to process this, and Mayoi realizes she has to pass on, rather than be eaten by the darkness. Bidding Koyomi farewell, she kisses him and confesses her love for him before vanishing. Four months later, Koyomi tells the story of the incident to only one person - Ougi Oshino. On his way home, he realizes he never told Mayoi one thing he should have said - goodbye.|
|21||"Hitagi End, Part One"
"Hitagi Endo Sono Ichi" (ひたぎエンド 其ノ壹)
|Vofan||—||November 23, 2013|
|On New Year's Day, Kaiki receives a call from Hitagi requesting his services as a con man. After claiming that he is in Okinawa in an attempt to shake her off, Hitagi affirms that she will take a flight to meet him there, forcing him to do the same to keep his lie from being exposed and Hitagi from killing him. Once meeting at the airport, Hitagi explains her predicament with Nadeko: Hitagi wants Kaiki to trick Nadeko into abandoning her plans to kill Hitagi and Koyomi on their graduation day. With Oshino nowhere to be found despite Tsubasa's attempts to track him down overseas, she has no other option than asking for his assistance. Despite seeing how Hitagi is desperate enough to resort to asking a man she loathes and that she is prepared to attend whatever demand he asks, Kaiki claims that he has no reason to help them at all. After considering the situation for some time, however, he acquiesces after considering their connection with Gaen's niece Suruga.|
|22||"Hitagi End, Part Two"
"Hitagi Endo Sono Ni" (ひたぎエンド 其ノ貳)
|Tatsurō Iwamoto||—||November 30, 2013|
|Kaiki decides to help Hitagi for a mere ¥100,000, much to her surprise. They leave Okinawa on separate flights to not arouse any suspicion. Posing as the father of one of Nadeko's classmates, Kaiki infiltrates her home to search for any clues. Kaiki discovers several suspicious details, such as the fact that Nadeko had only photos of herself without any friends and that her parents, apparently not curious as to the cause of her disappearance, never opened Nadeko's closet as she requested. Kaiki determines that she was a very spoiled child. After a brief phone conversation with Hitagi, Kaiki decides to visit the Polar Snake Shrine to learn more about Nadeko. Immediately upon Kaiki making a donation at the shrine, a mysteriously cheerful Nadeko appears. Apparently, Kaiki is her first visitor, despite Nadeko's best efforts at renovating the shrine. Kaiki asks her several questions about her relationship with Koyomi, confirming her twisted conception of unrequited love and that she still means to kill Koyomi and Hitagi. Kaiki takes his leave after giving Nadeko some yarn for cat's cradle to occupy her time, promising to return before she perfects any patterns.|
|23||"Hitagi End, Part Three"
"Hitagi Endo Sono San" (ひたぎエンド 其ノ參)
|Naoshi Komi||"Kogarashi Sentiment" (木枯らしセンティメント Kogarashi Sentimento?, "Wintry Wind Sentiment") by Shin-ichiro Miki & Chiwa Saitō||December 7, 2013|
|Returning from his visit at the Polar Snake Shrine, Kaiki asks Hitagi to meet him again, ending up in a Mister Donut restaurant. Kaiki claims that it will be easy for him to deceive Nadeko as at her current condition, she can't doubt anyone - she has turned even more childish than she was in her human state, unable to detect any ill will. He reveals his plan to spare Koyomi and the others by lying to her that they died in an accident, thus he needs Hitagi to convince Koyomi to cease all connections with Nadeko. Hitagi, relieved and crying, thanks him for his services. On the following day, Kaiki is approached by Yotsugi who comes with an ultimatum from Gaen urging him to pull off his scheme to deceive Nadeko, claiming that the stake is too high and the entire city may be destroyed should he fail. Despite accepting ¥3,000,000 as compensation from Gaen, Kaiki moves on with his plan and pays another visit to Nadeko, claiming that he has a special wish she can fulfill and he will keep visiting her in a 100 visit cycle. Nadeko cheerfully tells him that she destroyed the cat's cradle yarn and used a white snake instead. Terrified, he determines she is not only an idiot, but also insane. After the meetup, Kaiki tricks Nadeko's parents to have them leave their house and he takes the opportunity to investigate her room, getting startled upon finding out what she kept hidden inside her closet.|
|24||"Hitagi End, Part Four"
"Hitagi Endo Sono Yon" (ひたぎエンド 其ノ肆)
|Kinako||"Kogarashi Sentiment"||December 14, 2013|
|Kaiki returns to his hotelroom and finds an envelope with an anonymous message telling him to pull off. After tearing it up and flushing it in the toilet, he contacts Hitagi, telling her about the incident with Gaen and Yotsugi. He asks her if anyone else could profit from having him stop his plans to deceive Nadeko, however she has no idea who could have such goals. She asked if she could see the message, but Kaiki noted that he destroyed it already. Before hanging up, Hitagi warns him to beware of Nadeko. On the following day, Kaiki pays another visit to Nadeko just as promised, but this time he offers ¥20,000 and a bottle of sake instead of the usual ¥10,000, much to Nadeko's joy. Returning from the temple, Kaiki is approached by Hanekawa who wants to talk to him. As they return to the city on a cab, Hanekawa reveals that she had just returned from her search for Oshino overseas without Hitagi's and Araragi's knowledge and even though she knew that continuing to look for him is futile, she intends to depart again on the following day. It turned out that Gaen personally warned Hanekawa to stay out of the intrigue. She invites Kaiki to her hotelroom. Kaiki, after making sure she is on their side, suggests her to exchange information with him.|
|25||"Hitagi End, Part Five"
"Hitagi Endo Sono Go" (ひたぎエンド 其ノ伍)
|Yamamoto Takako||"Kogarashi Sentiment"||December 21, 2013|
|Kaiki learns from Tsubasa that strange phenomena have been happening in the town even before Shinobu arrived and because of that, Gaen was intending to have her become the new god of the Polar Shrine. However, because of Koyomi's interference, her plans have failed and Nadeko turned into a god instead. Tsubasa believes that Nadeko actually does not care about anything or anybody at all, and most likely doesn't really love "Big Brother Koyomi", thus the reason for her behavior. She is also worried if Kaiki is able to pull off the scam. On the occasion, Tsubasa asks Kaiki if Oshino has any relatives like a niece and he affirms that just like him, Oshino does not have a family at all, including siblings or such, making the existence of Ougi Oshino very suspicious. Through the following days, Kaiki keeps visiting Nadeko to play with her and bring her presents until the day of Koyomi and Hitagi's graduation finally arrives. After having a final conversation with Hitagi by phone, during which she demands him to never set foot in the city again once the job is done, Kaiki has a short meeting with Yotsugi on the way to the shrine. She repeats her warning and claims Kaiki won't be able to deceive Nadeko. On the occasion, it is revealed that Kaiki used his wits to bring down a cult that was deceiving Hitagi's mother but that ultimately led her to join another cult instead and for Hitagi's sake, he had her mother divorce and leave her family. Upon meeting Nadeko at the shrine, Kaiki attempts to deceive her as planned by claiming that Koyomi, Hitagi and Shinobu were killed in a traffic accident in the previous night, however, she instantly recognizes the lie.|
|26||"Hitagi End, Part Six"
"Hitagi Endo Sono Roku" (ひたぎエンド 其ノ陸)
|Akio Watanabe||—||December 28, 2013|
|Kaiki realizes that he failed to deceive Nadeko because she never trusted him at all, and because she was previously deceived by Ougi into claiming the charm and becoming a god. Nadeko unleashes a swarm of snakes onto the entire Polar Snake Shrine, immobilizing Kaiki. Believing that he was sent by Koyomi, she contemplates killing his sisters, Kanbaru, Hanekawa and Mayoi as well to punish him, until Kaiki reveals that he found out her secret aspiration to become a manga artist, as many drawings were hidden in her private closet. Embarrassed for having her secret revealed, Nadeko starts punching and kicking Kaiki as he tries to persuade her. He claims that eventually her parents will open the closet as well and find out about her secret, unless she renounces her godhood and returns home. After convincing her that she should forget about Koyomi entirely and pursue her true ambitions instead, she agrees to get deceived again. Kaiki implants a fake slug apparition into her body to have her uncounscious during the exorcism, but he's interrupted by Koyomi rushing into the shrine. Claiming that he was sent by Gaen as a professional to deal with Nadeko, Kaiki extracts the snake charm from her body and returns it to him. Kaiki also instructs Koyomi to cut all connections with Nadeko for her sake, as she must move on with her life by herself - his relationship and romance with her would only make her a useless human being. After calling Hitagi and confirming that his job is done, Kaiki bids farewell to her and realizes that the secret message at his hotel was sent by no other than Hitagi herself, as she knew it would have him push further with his job instead of discouraging him, and Gaen's message to him probably was for the same purpose. As he leaves the city, Kaiki is ambushed and mortally wounded by one of the middle schoolers he formerly deceived, possibly the one who cursed Nadeko, and before he passes out he hears Ougi's name, implying that he was sent by her. As Kaiki is losing consciousness, the middle schooler stabbed him once again.|
|#||Title||Endcard||Opening theme||Original air date|
|1||"Suruga Devil, Part One"
"Suruga Debiru Sono Ichi" (するがデビル 其ノ壹)
|-||-||August 16, 2014|
|2||"Suruga Devil, Part Two"
"Suruga Debiru Sono Ni" (するがデビル 其ノ貳)
|-||-||August 16, 2014|
|3||"Suruga Devil, Part Three"
"Suruga Debiru Sono San" (するがデビル 其ノ參)
|-||—||August 16, 2014|
|4||"Suruga Devil, Part Four"
"Suruga Debiru Sono Yon" (するがデビル 其ノ肆)
|-||-||August 16, 2014|
|5||"Suruga Devil, Part Five"
"Suruga Debiru Sono Go" (するがデビル 其ノ伍)
|-||—||August 16, 2014|
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