The Dose: Luna Haruna

Tis the season
Dec 09
You know the holidays are really upon us when you start seeing snow in your favorite music videos! This week we're kicking off the dose with the painfully adorable, Luna Haruna. The Gothic Lolita superstar seems to have made... read

Short PV for Koimonogatari storyline

Monogatari finishes up its second season with Koimonogatari.
Nov 22
Briefly: here's a fresh PV for Koimonogatari, the last story arc of Monogatari's second season. There's not a ton here, but if you're breathlessly awaiting each episode, this is a good way to tide yourself over. I haven't be... read

Kotobukiya releases all new Monogatari figures

My heart says yes, but my wallet says please stop
Nov 20
Is it just me, or does it seem that I'm like, the biggest Monogatari fangirl here? Anyways, ahhhh! An entire new series of figures for the anime are going to be released by Kotobukiya in 2014! I'm mainly focused on how c... read
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Madoka Magica x Monogatari shorts coming soon

New shorts before 3rd Madoka Magica film.
Oct 07
Looks like the third Puella Magi Madoka Magica film in Japan will get something extra! SHAFT has announced they'll be releasing four Madoka Magica x Monogatari shorts that will air prior to the movie encouraging courtesy and ... read

See the next chapter of the Monogatari Series

Kabukimonogatari incoming!
Aug 16
I have to say, it feels almost weird to be posting this trailer. Not that this new trailer for the next part of Monogatari Series Second Season is at all "weird", but that the show is still going. I usually expect Shaft... read
Monogatari S2 on Daisuki

Brush your Teeth! to simulcast Monogatari S2

Will they get the streaming quality right?
Jun 22
This is going to make me into a big target, but I could never get into the Monogatari series. However, I will admit I did enjoy the relationship between Araragi and Hitagi, along with the fact that Karen made a reference to D... read
Aniplex Monogatari GET

Toothbrush time! Aniplex licenses Monogatari S2, Nekokuro

Streaming and discs to follow
Jun 14
Rejoice, fans of licensing acquisitions, for another one of those has happened! In a move that's sure to delight fans of the Monogatari franchise, Aniplex of America has announced their pickup of the latest two Monogata... read

2013 is the year of Monogatari shows, it seems

[Insert word here]-monogatari
Jan 02
I'll admit it: I love me some Bakemonogatari and can't get enough of it. But really now, SHAFT and Aniplex seem dead set on testing my dedication this year, having just announced a bumper crop of -Monogatari-franchise an... read

Purr in excitement at the Nekomonogatari (Black) trailer

A catgirl is more than fine, too
Dec 12
Rejoice -monogatari series fans, for your catgirl goddess has arrived! Or rather, will be arriving soon, as Nekomonogatari (Black) has just received a trailer in advance of its December 31st airing. In case you've ... read
The clash of the stationery tools!
*ding, ding, ding* It's over! 00 Raiser thought that it could gain the upper hand by using Trans-Am, but Jehuty's reflexes and Zero Shift ability allowed it to dodge Raiser's attacks with ease. And going straight for the kill... read feature

Purr in delight: Nekomonogatari (Black) getting an anime

Nya-re Mew Excited?
Sep 26
Time to rejoice, fans of all things -monogatari, because yet another installment of the favored -monogatari property, Bakemonogatari, is on its way. Not content to animate Nisemonogatari (Bakemonogatari's 2nd season) some mon... read

Bakemonogatari BD US release date and price listed

That's a lot of bucks.
Sep 10
I know Bakemonogatari can be a pretty divisive series, but for what it's worth I really dug it. Aniplex announced earlier this year that they were planning on releasing the series on BD in America this fall, and if Right Stuf... read

Lawson is giving away this stupid Nisemonogatari hat

May 15
Remember Yotsugi Ononoki, the familiar from the "Tsukihi Phoenix" story in Nisemonogatari? Remember that derpy hat she wore? Now you too can put that silly hat on your head! From May 22 to June 4, Lawson convenience store cus... read

Golf and Nisemonogatari? Sure, why not?

Apr 26
SG Interactive’s golf MMORPG Pangya United has partnered with Aniplex USA to bring several in-game items inspired by Shaft's hit series Nisemonogatari. Starting today, players will be able to have their avatars “... read

All of the Monogatari novels will be animated

Apr 07
While Akiyuki Shinbo, the director over at Shaft, had mentioned before that he would like to animate all of the novels in Nisio Isin's 'Monogatari' series, it still comes as somewhat of a surprise that it is actually happenin... read

Sakura-Con '12: Aniplex USA licenses Bakemonogatari

Apr 06
After tons and tons of begging, a US licensor has finally heard our plea. Aniplex USA announced today at its Sakura-Con panel that it had licensed the beloved Shaft anime Bakemonogatari and its follow-up Nisemonogatari. ... read

Get 'em here, fresh screens of Bakemonogatari PSP

Apr 06
Making random-ass PSP adaptations of your favorite late-night anime shows is all the rage for publishers looking to make a quick buck in the game industry, and nothing is safe, not even talking-and-harem-building anime like B... read

Director Akiyuki Shinbo and studio Shaft are one of my favorite pairings in anime. The series they work on usually have an extremely strong sense of identity, style, and vision, so even if they have failings, they're worth a ... read feature

A Daily Dose of Music: Our Favorite Anime Endings

Mar 31
Well guys and gals, it's that time again! We peek into that dark and disturbing place known as the souls of your all star Japanator editors. We had a great time sharing our favorite openings with you on The Daily Dose, but th... read

Nisemonogatari ends "To Be Continued," hints at more

Mar 19
Speaking of anime endings, it's shades of Bakemonogatari all over again, as Nisemonogatari goes off the air with the promise of more. Last time, Shaft ran into production troubles and had to release the final three episodes o... read

First Bakemonogatari Portable commercial tells us nothing

Mar 09
Banpresto is making Bakemonogatari Portable for PSP, despite the fact that the anime it's based on is almost entirely talking. This first trailer shows some 3D versions of the characters, but otherwise gives no indi... read

Oh hey, Bakemonogatari is getting a videogame

Feb 21
Imaginatively, it's going to be titled Bakemonogatari Portable. Not much else is known, but given the "Bakemonogatari" moniker, it'll probably involve girls with both personal and supernatural problems to be solved by one Koy... read

A Daily Dose of Music: ClariS

Jan 31
Clara and Alice are back to cause some musical mischief! This time they bring us their new single, Naisho no Hanashi. The cute song is currently being used as the ending to Nisemonogatari, which to my surprise, I've been really enjoying. Hrmm, I wonder what these two supposed Junior High School kids look like? Wait a second, that's Elliot's job!   read

Every person I know who watched Bakemonogatari either loved it or hated it. There were plenty of reasons to dislike it. There was little-to-no action, with even backgrounds feeling static. The unyielding dialogue often consis... read feature

Crunchyroll simulcasting Nisemonogatari, among others

Jan 04
The Winter 2012 season is upon us, and that means it's time for the licensing announcements to start rolling in! Bust out your Crunchyroll accounts, because they've acquired simulcasting rights for Bakemonogatari sequel Nisem... read

NisiOisin's next work is set to be a detective story!

Nov 29
Weaver of words NisiOisin is looking to move away from his Monogatari series and begin anew. Kodansha has announced that his brand new novel series will be called Tantei Toshi Densetsu (Urban Legends Detective). No word yet o... read

ClariS and ryo team up for the Nisemonogatari ED

Nov 26
Are you excited yet? In a little over a month we get to see more supernatural oddities with Araragi and company, so the preview and video spam has just started! If you head over here to the official website, you will be able ... read

Bakemonogatari prequel trailer finally appears

Sep 16
Ages ago Bob dropped some news that prequel movie to the hit anime series, Bakemonogatari, entitled Kizumomogatari was getting ready to be cooked. Well today we see some signs of life in the form of a site, and a tr... read

Yes yes YES: Bakemonogatari getting TV sequel in 2012

Sep 15
And who said it was the end of the world?! A streaming event held in Nico Nico Douga's snazzy dance club/event hall Nicofarre revealed the next set of projects from famed Bakemonogatari/Katanagatari author NisiOisin. We ... read

Bakemonogatari's prequel, Kizumonogatari getting a movie

Mar 25
Yes! Bakemonogatari was one of my favorite series of the last several years, thanks to the combination of SHAFT's surreal visual style and the expertly told saga of former vampire Koyomi Araragi's quest to help girls solve th... read

K-ON! pulls ahead of Bakemonogatari in Blu-ray sales

Sep 22
It's a sad day for fans of Senjougahara-sama, as Bakemonogatari's reign at the top of the Blu-ray sales charts is at an end. Despite the end of the K-ON! anime and manga (or perhaps because of it), sales for the third Blu-ray... read

Bakemonogatari gets Kizumonogatari anime prequel!

Jul 28
Bakemonogatari was a series that I loved and hated. As a fan of anime studio SHAFT, I loved their presentation, and the characters were delightful. As a person who values something happening...well, they pretty much just stoo... read

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