Monogatari is one of the longest anime series so far, from the main story and for the extra story, where anime which is adapted from this novel has so many series that it makes those of you who want to watch it become confused about where to start.
How To Watch Monogatari Series Based On The Timeline - Monogatari Series
This one anime does have a series that is quite different from other series anime such as the fate series or toaru series which have a series that is in the same order as the release order. Monogatari series has a different order with the order of release.
Here I will explain how to watch the Monogatari series based on the Timeline, because this anime was released not based on a storyline, where the beginning and ending storylines were not released based on time.
1. Kizumonogatari : Tekketsu-hen( 8 January 2016 )
kizumonogatari itself is the beginning of the story of the monogatari series, where Kizumonogatari was released several years after the first season of the anime was released. kizumonogatari itself is the beginning of the story of the anime monogatari series.
which in kizumonogatari will tell the meeting between araragi koyomi and kiss shoot which is a legendary vampire. The kizumonogatari is divided into 3 parts, the first part will tell about the beginning of the Araragi koyomi meeting and the kiss shoot.
In the first part of Kizumonogatari Araragi Koyomi will turn into a vampire and help the kiss shoot to collect the body parts of the kiss shoot taken by specialists. In the first part of Kizumonogatari, it will also explain how the meeting between araragi and kiss shoots (Oshino Shinobu).
2. Kizumonogatari 2 : Nekketsu-hen ( 19 August 2016 )
kizumonogatari part 2 is a continuation of kizumonogatari part 1 where in the continuation of kizumonogatari still tells about how araragi koyomi helps kiss shoot in finding pieces of her body stolen by specialists.
in kizumonogatari 2 araragi koyomi will fight 2 specialists namely Guillotinecutter and episode. different from the previous araragi koyomi battle in kizumonogatari 1. this time araragi koyomi is enough to be able to use his abilities as a vampire properly. even at the end of this kizumonogatari 2, araragai koyomi was able to control his vampire abilities very skillfully.
where in kizumonogatari 2 araragi koyomi is accustomed to his body which can regenerate easily, so he can easily fight without fear of being injured.
3. Kizumonogatari 3 : Reiketsu-hen ( 06 January 2017 )
Kizumonogatari 3: Reiketsu-hen is the end of the Kizumonogatari trilogy which is the beginning of the monogatari series. At the end of Kizumonogatari 3: Reiketsu-hen we will find out why in the beginning - the beginning of the story bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari Oshino shinobu A.K.A Kiss shoot will keep koyomi away.
besides that in Kizumonogatari 3: Reiketsu-hen is the beginning of the story of other monogatari series. in Kizumonogatari 3: Reiketsu-hen araragi koyomi will get all the body pieces from the kiss shoot.
Besides that, Kizzumonogatari is also the beginning of the story of the origin of Oshino Memes, which is one of the important characters in the Monogatari series. In Kizumonogatari 3: Reiketsu-hen we will also get to know more about the oshino shinobu and the origin of the araragi koyomi power.
4. Nekomonogatari : Kuro ( 31 December 2012 )
Nekomonogatari: Kuro will tell about how Sawari Neko or Black Hanekawa's exist and will also explain a little about Araragi Koyomi after meeting with a kiss shoot. Where is Nekomonogatari: Kuro will be set a few weeks after Kizumonogatari where Araragi Koyomi meets a kiss shoot.
On Nekomonogatari: Kuro will tell you during the golden week where Hanekawa Tsubasa will experience Sawari Neko oddities which are triggered by the stress experienced by Hanekawa.
where these oddities exist to reduce and relieve stress from Hanekawa Tsubasa. nekomonogatari: Kuro is also the beginning of the story of the Hanekawa arc which later will be in Bakemonogatari.
Nekomonogari will also tell a lot about Hanekawa Tsubasa, especially about the personal life of Henakwa Tsubasa and will also tell another side of Hanekawa Tsubasa that is different from before "I don't know everything, I only know what I know".
5. Bakemonogatari ( 03 July 2009 )
Bakemonogatari is not the beginning of the monogatari series, but it is the first story to be adapted into an anime so that many viewers are confused when watching the monogatari series.
in some cases the audience becomes confused after watching bakemonogatari where they will be confused because if you watch the monogatari series based on the release schedule you will be confused because the sequence of watching the monogatari series is not based on the release time.
Bakemonogatari consists of several arcs which will be started by Senjougahara Hitagi's crab arc, then followed by Hachikuji mayoi's Snail, Kanbaru Suruga's Rainy Devil, Sangoku Nadeko's Snake and Hanekawa Tsubasa's Cat.
where for each arc will have its continuation - respectively. even for Hanekawa Tsubasa has 2 additional stories that will specifically tell about him.
6. Nisemonogatari ( 08 January 2012 )
Monogatari Second Seaosn is almost the same as Bakemonogatari which has quite a number of arcs in it which will contain arcs belonging to Sengoku, Senjougahara, Hanekawa, Hachikuji, Kanbaru and several other characters such as Kaiki Deishu which will also have an arc here.
monogatari second season itself will tell a lot of existing characters from different points of view, starting from the point of view of araragi, shinobu, hanekawa and even kaiki's point of view.
Besides that, you could say that this second season monogatari is the middle of the monogatari series where the introduction of the existing characters was started by Kizumonogatari and bakemonogatari then continued with the introduction of new characters in nisemonogatari then continued with the emergence of various problems in the second season monogatari.
One of the big problems with Monogatari Second Season is the change of Sengoku Nadeko into a Snake God and the disappearance of Hachikuji Mayoi.
besides that in the second season monogatari there were also lots of changes to every character, starting from senjougahara, hanekawa, karen, tsukihi and of course Sengoku. almost every important character in the monogatari series has a change in appearance.
8. Tsukimonogatari ( 31 December 2014 )
Tsukimonogatari can be said to be the same as nisemonogatari where Tsukimonogatari is a complement before entering the actual arc. Tsukimonogatari will tell you more about ononoki yotsuki who is a tsukumogami.
besides that, Tsukimonogatari will also tell about a specialist who will play an important role in the next story of the monogatari series, namely in owarimonogatari where as I said before Tsukimonogatari is a companion story before the main certificate is released which will be about new characters that will later be present the same as nisemonogatari.
besides that in Tsukimonogatari we will also find lots of other interesting things about Ononoki Yotsugi which he will really help araragi koyomi unlike in nisemonogatari where he comes as an enemy of araragi koyomi.
9. Owarimonogatari ( 04 October 2015 )
As the name suggests, owarimonogatari is the end of the monogatari series, but actually owarimonogatari is the beginning of the end of the monogatari series, because after owarimonogatari there are 2 more parts that you have to watch before the main story of this monogatari series "ends".
owarimonogatari will again tell about all the oddities in the monogatari series, in this section we will get to know one additional character, namely oikura Sodachi who will be one of the additional characters. of which Oikura Sodachi will be the last additional character in the Monogatari series.
other than that in owarimonogatari other characters such as sengoku nadeko will not appear often where sengoku nadeko and hanekawa will not appear too often in owarimonogatari because their odd stories have been resolved in the previous monogatari.
In owarimonogatari Oshino Ougi will be a character who appears very often and will be one of the main characters until the end of the story. where the character development of Oshino Ougi has started from the second season of Monogatari and in owarimonogatari, Oshino Ougi will appear as one of the important characters.
other than that in owarimonogatari senjougahara will also appear less and less, unlike in other monogataris where senjougahara very often appears as the girlfriend of araragi koyomi.
Koyomimonogatari will tell more about koyomi, where koyomi monogatari will look like ova from monogatari where it will tell the other side of monogatari which focuses on koyomi.
starting from how the other side of Koyomi's story with Senjougahara, Hachikuji Mayoi, Sengoku Nadeko, Kanbari Suruga and several other characters. but the last 2 episodes of koyomimonogatari will be the beginning of the second season of owarimonogatari which is also the end of the story of the monogatari series.
11. Owarimonogatari Second Season
Owarimonogatari second season is the ending story of all existing monogatari stories, where Owarimonogatari Second Season will tell a lot about Oshino Ougi and Araragi Koyomi and will also explain some of the tragedies that happened in the second season of Monogatari.
besides that, the second season of Owarimonogatari will end with an ending where Araragi Koyomi has graduated from Naotetsu High School and he will end up not killing his high school days. besides that, the second season of Owarimonogatari will end with a good ending where all the characters will remain.
besides that, there are still 2 stories from the monogatari series, namely Hanamonogatari and Zoku Owarimonogatari where both araratgi koyomi will tell stories after graduating from naotetsu high school. where hanamonogatari will focus on kanbaru heaven and zoku will focus on araragi koyomi who is trapped in the mirror world.
that's the sequence of watching the monogatari series based on the timeline in the anime. There are indeed several episodes that have changed the timeline but the change in the timeline does not immediately change the entire season so I keep sorting based on the main timeline of the season.