First Look: Bakemonogatari


Bakemonogatari is a NisiOisin (Death Note, XXXholic) novel, who is a really TEH modern kick-a** writer. And since I’ve heard that Bakemonogatari almost tackles rapid-fire puns and stuff, I can see it being more enjoyable in animation plus I can really see SHAFT doing an awesome job with it and it totally fits Shinbo’s style. I’ll be expecting Bakemonogatari to turn out way more better than Natsu no Arashi.

Talking about rapid-fire puns a while ago, Bakemonogatari has it. Long, meaningless conversations at first, but they’ll end up foreshadowing the deep plotline.

Here are the seiyuu of each main character for their own respective stories that’s been given so far:


Hiroshi Kamiya as Koyomi Araraki


Chiwa Saito as Hitagi Senbagahara


Emiri Katou as Mayoi Yakyuuji


Kana Hanazawa as Nadeshiko Sengoku


Miyuki Sawashiro as Shunga Kamihara


Yui Horie as Tsubasa Hanegawa

Also, we have Takahiro Sakurai whom will be playing Meme Nin’ya (no character illustration yet).

And here are the full character illustrations released so far. Clickie to view the full images:


Looks like they’re going to make the story flow in their own separate stories until they all link into each other and start to make sense. This is the latest one released:


All illustrations are really wonderful and I’ve been more anticipating this series now.


Another thing to take note of: The music will be done by Kousaki Satoru, who is the genius behind Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star’s “Motteke!Serafuku” and Kannagi’s “motto! hade ni ne”. The OP theme will be of supercell’s ryo, which is getting very popular lately for their Miku Hatsune songs. The OP is titled “Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari” or “The Story You Don’t Know” and the vocals will be by Gazelle (not Miku unfortunately :/). So far, the OP’s meaning tackles about the Bakemonogatari world having a spin-off. We’ll get to know more when some more info gets released on the future.

It screams promising already, and it’s definitely one of the shows this summer that I’m awaiting for.


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8 Responses to “First Look: Bakemonogatari”

  1. Ayumikat says:

    This is like the one series that is on my *must* watch list on an otherwise bland Summer schedule. Some of my fav Seiyuus on board as well. Hopefully it won’t be a let down.

  2. whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa…….whoa……puns?




    I’m gonna have a “pun” time watching this show!


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  3. kanzeon says:

    Pretty interesting choice of seiyuu~ Will definitely give this a try since you’re pimping it XD.

  4. Xiao says:

    Gotta say I love the illustrations. And the seiyuus! My god Yui Horie is such a work-hog this summer XD haven’t heard from Takahiro Sakurai in so long. :aww:

    Hmm, well, I can’t wait for this one now either. Was mildly interested in it before (Shaft) but when you mention puns. Huhu, should be interesting. 😀

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  5. NISIOISIN is like the super-god of light novels. Anything he’s part of deserves to be, at the very least, tried! 😀

    And Shaft is probably the best idea ever for this series as far as I can tell.

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  6. I think I’m gonna like the leading guy and girl. also the girl with the hat.

    so many geniuses behind it. and the plot had captured my interest.

    totally watching it *_*

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  7. Ryan A says:

    Leveled-Up! Looking good from the source art/designs/illustrations. This is on track for being the Summer ’09 series.

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  8. FuyuMaiden says:

    Dammit. I wanted this to be an anime on my watchlist I’d want to drop since I already have a bunch, but the seiyuu and art are sucking me in! I especially love Yui Horie’s character design and now I’m so looking forward to hear her voicing her.

    Gah! It’s not fair I say! 😡 Why do I feel like all of the anime on my watchlist could be totally worth the watch!? I was supposed to write this summer…

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