I’ve decided to make this mini guide to help people decide what Monogatari Series Watch Order they want to follow. This is only for the anime, it’s not a guide for the novels. How to watch the Monogatari Series chronologically, including Episodes, Movies, and OVA. Here’s the best Monogatari Series Watch Order sequence to watch.

In What Order Should I Watch Monogatari Series?

In What Order Should I Watch Monogatari Series?

You can watch Monogatari in multiple ways: Release Order, Chronological order, and the order recommended by Nisio Isin, the author of Monogatari!.

Monogatari (Eng.: “Story”) is a Japanese light novel series written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Vofan. It centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who survives a vampire attack and finds himself helping girls involved with a variety of apparitions, deities, ghosts, beasts, spirits, and other supernatural phenomena, which often serve as proxies for their emotional and mental issues.

Studio Shaft (Nisekoi Season 3, Madoka Magica Movie 4) has animated the Monogatari series multiple times since 2009. The first season of the anime adaptation consists of 30 episodes, which were broadcast in Japan between July 2009 and December 2012. The second season consists of 28 episodes broadcast between July and December 2013, and the third and final season consists of 42 episodes broadcast between December 2014 and June 2019. A prequel anime film trilogy, Kizumonogatari, was released in 2016 and 2017.

Monogatari Series Watch Order

Monogatari Series Watch Order by author

Monogatari Release Order

I. TV Series

  • Bakemonogatari (2009)
  • Nisemonogatari (2012)
  • Nekomonogatari: Kuro (2012)
  • Monogatari Series: Second Season (2013)
    • Nekomonogatari (White) (Episodes 1-6)
    • Kabukimonogatari (Episodes 7-11)
    • Otorimonogatari (Episodes 12-16)
    • Onimonogatari (Episodes 17-20)
    • Koimonogatari (Episodes 21-26)
  • Hanamonogatari (2014)
  • Tsukimonogatari (2014)
  • Owarimonogatari (2015)
  • Owarimonogatari 2nd Season (2017)

II. Movies

  • Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu (2017)
  • Zoku Owarimonogatari (2018)

III. ONAs

  • Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku x Monogatari (2014)
  • Nisekoimonogatari (2015)
  • Koyomimonogatari (2016)

IV. Specials

  • Bakemonogatari Recap (2009)
  • Nekomonogatari: Kuro Recap (2013)    
  • Koyomi History (2016)
  • Owarimonogatari 2nd Season Recaps (2017)

Monogatari Season-Wise Release Order

I. First Season

  • Bakemonogatari (2009)
  • Nisemonogatari (2012)
  • Nekomonogatari Black (2012)

II. Second Season

  • Monogatari Series Second Season (2013)
    • Nekomonogatari (White) (Episodes 1-6)
    • Kabukimonogatari (Episodes 7-11)
    • Otorimonogatari (Episodes 12-16)
    • Onimonogatari (Episodes 17-20)
    • Koimonogatari (Episodes 21-26)
  • Hanamonogatari (2014)

III. Final Season

  • Tsukimonogatari (2014)
  • Owarimonogatari (2015)
  • Koyomimonogatari (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu (2017)
  • Owarimonogatari 2nd Season (2017)
  • Zoku Owarimonogatari (2018)

Monogatari Chronological Order

  • Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu (2016)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu (2017)
  • Koyomimonogatari (Koyomi Stone) (Episode 1)
  • Nekomonogatari: Kuro
  • Bakemonogatari
  • Koyomimonogatari (Koyomi Sand) (Episode 3)
  • Koyomimonogatari (Koyomi Water) (Episode 4)
  • Koyomimonogatari (Koyomi Wind) (Episode 5)
  • Nisemonogatari 
  • Kabukimonogatari
  • Onimonogatari
  • Owarimonogatari (Episodes 8-13)
  • Nekomonogatari (White)
  • Owarimonogatari (Episodes 1-7)
  • Otorimonogatari
  • Koimonogatari
  • Tsukimonogatari 
  • Owarimonogatari 2nd Season
  • Zoku Owarimonogatari 
  • Hanamonogatari
  • Koyomimonogatari (Episode 2; Episodes 6-12)

Recommended Order By Nisio Isin (Author)

I. First Season

  • Bakemonogatari 
  • Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu 
  • Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu 
  • Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu 
  • Nisemonogatari 
  • Nekomonogatari Black

II. Second Season

  • Nekomonogatari (White)
  • Kabukimonogatari
  • Hanamonogatari 
  • Otorimonogatari
  • Onimonogatari
  • Koimonogatari

III. Final Season

  • Tsukimonogatari
  • Koyomimonogatari
  • Owarimonogatari 
  • Owarimonogatari 2nd Season
  • Zoku Owarimonogatari

Where To Watch Monogatari Series

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Koyomi Araragi is a third-year student in high-school. Koyomi was a vampire for a short period of time after surviving a vampire attack. This introduction into the supernatural world sends him on a path and journey meeting many different characters throughout his life going forward, all who play a part in the bigger picture of the series. The girls he meets and helps along the way are all involved in the supernatural realm.

The other important characters are his close friends, consisting of Tsubasa Hanekawa who is a genius, Shinobu Oshino who is a donut loving vampire, bite-happy spirit Mayoi Hachikuji, the athletic Suruga Kanbaru, the stalker Nadeko Sengoku and the tsundere Hitagi Senjogahara.

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