Opening songs
OP 1-Staple Stable (Chiwa Saito)
OP 2-Kaerimichi (Emiri Katou)
OP 3-Ambivalent World (Miyuki Sawashiro)
OP 4-Renai Circulation (Kana Hanazawa)
OP 5-Sugar Sweet Nightmare (Yui Horie)

Ending songs
ED 1-Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari (Supercell)

Genre:Action, Comedy, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, Slice of life, Supernatural


To make up for the lack of posts recently even though I'm on vacation, heres another post. Bakemonogatari is one hell of a weird show, its definetely not something anyone has seen before. Its one of a kind cast and the unique ghost stories surrounding that very cast combined together is really something pretty unique. Mixing together tons of myths to further intruige the viewing audience, Bakemonogatari does well in explaining the story behind these myths, and to be honest, these can be really interesting. The issue though, is that sometimes the explaining can get rather boring, and this easily turns viewers off. The "Action" part is pretty good, but the parts leading up to that can get rather underwhelming. Still, if you want something new other than random generic harems, you may find something here that'll pique your interest.

For one, I'll say Bakemonogatari has a fine selection of songs. The first and standard opening is "Staple Stable" by Chiwa Saito (voicer of Hitagi), and its quite good. The light beats and singing go quite well together, making it quite an enjoyable tune. The 2nd opening is "Kaerimichi" by Emiri Katou (voicer of Hachikuji). Its a cheery and upbeat tune, it goes without saying that this is one addictive song. The 3rd opening is "Ambivalent world" by Miyuki Sawashiro (voicer of Kanbaru) and its my least favourite of the 5 openings. Its still pretty alright however, just that it lacks the catchiness of the other songs.

The 4th opening is "Renai circulation" by Kana Hanazawa (voicer of Sengoku), and it is catchy as hell. I'm usually not a fan of cute-sy songs but this is fcking addictive. The 5th opening however, "Sugar Sweet Nightmare", is my favourite. Sang by Yui Horie (voicer of Hanekawa), it doesn't only sound epic, but pretty cool as well. The ending is the all-so-popular "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari" by supercell, and personally, I find it alright at best, it hasn't really caught on to me yet.


Colour me crazy, but Bakemonogatari isn't as "spectacular" or "amazing" to me as many others say. I'm not a hater, but I find Bakemonogatari quite boring at times, and it can be quite confusing to understand what they are talking about at times. Still, other than these 2 issues, I can think of nothing else that would drop this anime's grade. Everything else is pretty solid. The production quality is awesome, the voicers, animation, myths and story are all equally amazing. Even at times, the comedy is pretty hilarious too. If you can get past the lenghty and confusing explanations plus some of the boring conversations that mean mostly nothing, Bakemonogatari has alot of offer that other animes can't. Oh, also, blood and boobs, who doesn't like those.

Stationery as weapons? Whoever heard of that?!

Our protagonist to this weird show is Araragi Koyomi, another typical high school kid, who is an ex vampire. One day he discovers a secret of a classmate, Senjougahara Hitagi, and finds out that she has no weight. After a long school day, he is confronted by Hitagi, and she attacks Araragi with an assualt of weapons no one ever would have thought of. Araragi attempts to help Hitagi, revealing that he himself is an irregularity like herself, and that he knows someone who can help her with her problem. He brings Hitagi to Oshino Meme, an expert of occult stuff, and he knows how to cure her. After a streesful and dangerous ritual, Hitagi is cured, but the madness doesn't stop there. From that day on Araragi finds and helps other with irregularities like Hitagi, and his life becomes a more busy and eventful one, as he befriends lots of girls and bring them to Oshino to find ways to cure them.

Bakemonogatari is unique, and pretty damn interesting to watch at times. But boring conversations and confusing explanations serve as slight annoyances to this otherwise great anime. There are plenty of interesting characters in Bakemonogatari, and getting to know all of them is kinda amazing. Now with Nisemonogatari out and airing, I'll give that a try soon. As for Bakemonogatari, if you can stand the boring and confusing stuff, you're in for one hell of a ride.