The Monogatari anime franchise has given us four TV series and several specials since it started in 2009. So it’s all the more surprising that it’s only now that we’re getting the beginning of the story in the first of three films with Kizumonogatari Part I: Tekketsu.
After the fall iteration of the Monogatari franchise, I must admit to being a bit worried. Luckily, on New Year's Eve, Tsukimonogatari quelled my fear with a story all about consequences, character building, and storytelling—all in the beautiful art style the series is known for.
I love the Monogatari franchise, I think it is one of the most entertainingly-written and well-directed anime of the past few years. However, in some parts of Monogatari Second Season, the storytelling wears a bit thin.
Back in summer, I called Monogatari Second Season one of the five anime you should be watching. This is because it is, like previous iterations in the Monogatari series, one of the best directed, well written, and most visually stunning anime of the past few years—and it’s only half done.
When the summer 2013 anime season started early last month, I told you a little bit about each anime and where to watch them. However, with 36 new anime available to watch this summer, that raises the question: Which of them should you be watching?
As we’re coming up on the summer anime season, I’ve been purusing the upcoming shows looking for what I should keep an eye on. One anime, in particular, has stood out to me as a must watch: Monogatari Series Second Season.