Monogatari series
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I'm actually hoping to start this series, and I have no idea where the best place to start is in terms of getting maximum enjoyment from the storyline.

Here's the entries:

Kizumonogatari (movie not released yet), Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Nekomonogatari: Kuro, Monogatari (manga series).

I don't really like to mix the manga with the anime, so I rather have them independent of each other.

So it's really an issue with following the air dates versus following the ordering of the story (kind of like Fate/Stay Night versus Fate/Zero)? What are your opinions?

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Posted 9/29/14 , edited 9/29/14
Bake (12+3), Nise (11), Kuro (4), Monogatari SS (26+5), in that order.

EDIT: Actually, Monogatari is more like 23+5, as it has three recap episodes in it. The last 3 episodes of Bake and all of Kuro are not available on Crunchyroll, BTW. They're still necessary to watch.
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Posted 9/29/14 , edited 9/29/14
I would say watching the series in the order it aired would be the simplest and best choice.

The air date order is not chronological, but it's not as though the novels are either.

Edit:^We posted at the exact same second.
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Posted 9/29/14 , edited 9/29/14
Just thirding airing order since that's the way the story is told/unfolds:

Bakemonogatari (12 episodes + 3 unaired not on CR).
Nisemonogatari (11 episodes).
Nekomonogatari: Kuro (4 OVAs--not sure if there's a legal stream available after it left Daisuki).
Monogatari: Second Season (26 episodes).
Hanamonogatari (5 OVAs, all in one stream on CR as part of Monogatari: SS).
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damn you people.
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Thanks guys. Since a few of you mentioned the same order, I will follow that. :-)
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Posted 9/29/14

AnimeKami wrote:

damn you people.

People usually really overcomplicate this don't they.
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Posted 9/29/14

Insomnist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

damn you people.

People usually really overcomplicate this don't they.


People are people.
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Posted 9/29/14 , edited 9/29/14

SoulEaterQUEEN wrote:

I'm actually hoping to start this series, and I have no idea where the best place to start is in terms of getting maximum enjoyment from the storyline.


Thanks everybody for the replies.

I'm closing this now partly because it's a personal help/advice thread, and partly because there is already a thread that addresses this (which I think we didn't close precisely because the question comes up a lot, so leaving it as a reference seemed useful).

Here's the link to the existing thread. You might want to give it a look, and ask any additional questions there if you found you didn't get adequate info yet in response.

/forumtopic-839371/how-to-watch-monogatari-series
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