Bakemonogatari

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  • 5
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  • 4
    (19)
  • 3
    (9)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (7)
4.4
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  • Loved! So unique and great characters
    The artistic style in this was masterful... I haven't watched the seasons after this but am so impressed by the first 12 episodes that for that alone will give 5 stars. Sort of reminded me of furikuri but with a little less nonsense even. Great music as well!
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  • this is a review for the entire gatari SERIES. REASON for 3 stars will be below.
    first off, let me tell you that you should NOT WATCH any of the gatari series on CR!!!!!
    ***THE FIRST SEASON IS MISSING LAST 3 EPS.** LIKE WTF..
    Koyomimonogatari----where is this series??? cmon u have almost all of the eps and series but not all of em then why ruin this masterpiece like this..
    THE 3 KIZU MOVIES. you have none of them on CR... :P

    about the series in a whole: is it ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    very disappointed and very confused
    I have seen some cool AMVs on youtube and also the fight scene between the vampire and araragi so I figured this would be a cool anime to watch. I was able to watch 5 episodes. It was Painful. this series is like 12 episodes or so and literally NOTHING happens in 5 episodes. All they do is talking. Talking nonsense crap that does not grab my attention at all!I checked out a few more episodes but ...
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  • One of my favorites!
    Aggressive dialogue, abstract ideas, wonderful visuals, and original characters complete this immaculate first entry to the Monogatari Series (anime). The whole show is a work of art and a treasure among many of the greats. Recognized for many things, the show features a strange plot where a handful of young girls are afflicted with mental issues manifested in the form of supernatural entities. ...
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  • Beautifully-Designed, Delightfully-Told
    From it's unique visuals to it's truly unusual story line, this is a series that compels you to watch, even when you spend part of your time scratching your head as the story is unfolded before you like some sort of kaleidoscopic origami.

    I have watched all of the variations on the series and still can't quite put my finger on why I am so enthralled on it - which is usually a good sign. ...
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  • Fun, stylish, clever
    Obviously I'm just stepping into an author's universe with this series, so I'm still getting my bearings on the whole deal, but there's a tonal aggression and a sharp design sense here that I find deeply appealing. Points off for loli stuff though, not funny, let's try harder?
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  • Word play masterpiece
    Short story, a mastery of wordplay and talking through conflicts rather than fighting.

    Long story, it is a story that focuses on an semi-vampire that uses his regeneration powers to constantly talk through situations with other monsters while at the same time being chopped in half, knocked out, poisoned, etc.
    The only reason this review is 4 stars is because the reason the main character ends ...
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  • A Late Bakemonogatari Fan
    I just recently finished Bakemonogatari, and wow, it really got me hooked. For all of those who are like me, and have only recently discovered this show, I have one piece of advice. Give this show time and love. I guess that's more of a suggestion, but I don't want others to think this show is bad off the first couple episodes.

    The thing is, I didn't really like this when I first started it. I ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    My Personal Favorite
    My first time thru this show I hated it. The plot was not amusing, the characters talked too fast, and by the end of the show I couldn't have told you what was happening. For the longest time this show was at the bottom of my list. For some reason though, I decided to pick it up and re-watched the whole show from start to finish. looking back I have no idea how I didn't enjoy this show, but ...
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  • Shaft's Bizarre Masterpiece
    The Monogatari Series in general is not for everyone. If you want a series that moves quickly, this is not for you. If you want a series with a lot of action, this is not for you. If you want a series that is easy to watch, this is not for you.

    However, for those who can stomach it, this first entry in Studio Shaft's long-running series is extremely thoughtful and entertaining. It's ...
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