Tsukimonogatari is 2014's Last Good Anime

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. » 1/09/15 5:30am 1/09/15 5:30am

Hanamonogatari Is Little More Than Two Hours of Philosophical Dialogue

While delayed for several months, Hanamonogatari, the latest tales from the sprawling Monogatari franchise, has finally aired in Japan. Sadly, this six-episode series lacks much of what makes the rest of the franchise so enjoyable—and may be the densest anime I have ever seen. » 8/22/14 6:00am 8/22/14 6:00am

Monogatari Second Season is Entertaining But Has its Ups and Downs

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. » 1/28/14 7:00am 1/28/14 7:00am

Monogatari Second Season is More of the Greatness You’ve Come to Expect

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. » 10/25/13 7:00am 10/25/13 7:00am

The Five Anime of Summer 2013 You Should Be Watching

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? » 8/16/13 8:00am 8/16/13 8:00am

Bakemonogatari is an Amazingly Well-Directed Anime

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. » 6/14/13 5:00am 6/14/13 5:00am