Monogatari Watch Order – The Chronological Order of Watching Monogatari Anime Series

Monogatari Watch Order – The Chronological Order of Watching Monogatari Anime Series

Monogatari Watch Order is really complex as it has 11 different adaptations. As I said the Monogatari series has a complex timeline and therefore we have organized it in release order and chronological order keeping in mind both the light novels and anime series. For the anime adaptations, there are five main seasons which are listed as the First season, Second season, Final season, off-season, and Monster season.

I have listed here different Watch Orders for Monogatari series lovers. The beginners will have different orders from someone who has already read the light novels. The series basically doesn’t have chronological order and all the seasons are interlinked. The release of the second and the final season mixed up everything and that’s why this series isn’t an ideal one to be watched in chronological order. But, don’t worry stay with us and we will guide you through completely how to watch the Monogatari series in the right order.

Monogatari Watch Order

What Order Should I Watch Monogatari?

I will be listing here multiple watch orders and you can go with whatever you like. Each order comes with its own pros and cons. The series is complicated when it comes to storytelling and plot building so that’s why we have here multiple orders of Monogatari.

Before anything else, check the proper breakdown of all the seasons from first to last.

  • First season – Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Nekomonogatari black and Kizumonogatari
  • Second season – Nekomonogatari White, Kabukumonogatari, Hanamonogatari, Otorimonogatari, Onimonogatari and Koimonogatari
  • Final season – Tsukimonogatari, Koyomimonogatari, Owarimongatari, Zoku Owarimonogatari

First- Time Viewers

If you are watching the series for the first time then this order is for you. The order listed below is the same order that has been intended by SHAFT. The first time Monogatari viewers should watch the series in this order.

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The Kizumonogatari is the origin story but it has been shown later on as the finale. With this order, some might say that first-time viewers will get confused and will not get answers to so many questions. But, that’s not the case because other seasons and storylines provide enough information to get the idea of the entire storyline.

Kizumonogatari is the origin story but you can leave it just to avoid confusion and I will provide you a helpful guide on this later so keep reading. We’ll discuss this in detail later. For now, here’s the release order of the Monogatari series.

Season Release Year & Info
1. Bakemonogatari (2009) – Stories of Mayoi Snail, Hitagi Crab, Nadeko Snake, Suruga Money, and Tsubasa Cat
2. Nisemonogatari (2012) – Stories of the Tsukihi Phoenix and the Karen Bee
4. Nekomonogatari Kuro (2012) – The prequel story of the Tsubasa Family
5. Monogatari Series Second Season (2013) – This contains a larger bulk of the single-story novels, including Mayoi Jiangshi, Shinobu Time, Tsubasa Tiger, and Hitagi End
6. Hanamonogatari (2014) – Story of the Suruga Devil
7. Tsukimonogatari (2014) – Story of the Yotsugi Doll
8. Owarimonogatari (2015) – The Ougi Formula, The Sodachi Lost, Sodachi Riddle, and the Shinobu Mail Stories
9. Koyomimonogatari (2016) – Tells 12 different stories about Koyomi
10. Owarimnonogatari (Part 2) (2017) – Story of the Hitagi Rendezvous, Ougi Dark stories, and the Arargi Koyomi story, including other stories that might spoil the storyline
11. Zoku Owarimonogatari (2018) – This installment was initially released as a movie but will be screened as a 6-episode screening in 2019. It is the Koyomi reverse story


Monogatari Watch Order

Monogatari Watch Order

First Season

  1. Bakemonogatari (2009)
  2. Nisemonogatari (2012)
  3. Nekomonogatari Kuro (2012)


Second Season

  1. Monogatari Series Second Season (2013)
  2. Hanamonogatari (2014)


Final Season

  1. Tsukimonogatari (2014)
  2. Owarimonogatari (2015)
  3. Koyomimonogatari (2016)
  4. Owarimnonogatari (Part 2) (2017)
  5. Zoku Owarimonogatari (2018)


Off season:

  1. Orokamonogatari (TBA)
  2. Wazamonogatari (TBA)
  3. Nademonogatari (TBA)
  4. Musubimonogatari (TBA)

Monster season:

  1. Shinobumonogtari (TBA)
  2. Yoimonogatari (TBA)
  3. Amarimonogatari (TBA)
  4. Ougimonogatari (TBA)
  5. Shimonogatari (TBA)



Chronological Order

If you are an avid anime fan then this chronological order of Monogatari is for you. There is so much to explore in this series as you get to see a new character in every new arc and season. So, for the second time, there are still so many characters and plots to enjoy.

Monogatari Watch Order

Chronological order is ideal for advanced fans. You can watch in this order if you aren’t confused if there is some information. If you know how to connect the dots and like some mystery element then give this order a try. This order is not recommended for first-time watchers. This order has some time skips and some information and plot development missing. So, watch it if you know it will not mess up your watching experience.


  1. Wazamonogatari
  2. Kizumonogatari
  3. Nekomonogatari (Black)
  4. Bakemonogatari
  5. Nisemonogatari
  6. Kabukimonogatari
  7. Onimonogatari
  8. Owarimonogatari Vol. 2
  9. Nekomonogatari (White)
  10. Owarimonogatari Vol. 1
  11. Wazamonogatari
  12. Orokamonogatari
  13. Otorimonogatari
  14. Koimonogatari
  15. Tsukimonogatari
  16. Owarminogatari Vol. 3
  17. Zoku Owarimonogatari
  18. Hanamonogatari
  19. Shinobumonogatari
  20. Wazamonogatari
  21. Orokamonogatari (Suruga Bonehead)
  22. Orokamonogatari (Tsukihi Undo)
  23. Nademonogatari
  24. Musubimonogatari



Light Novel Release Order – The Nisio Isin Order

I highly recommend this order because this is how the series was originally planned by the author. Note that if you watch in this order, you will need to watch Hanamonogatari in between Second Season after the 10th Episode.

Monogatari Watch Order

First season:

  1. Bakemonogatari (2006) – Stories of Mayoi Snail, Hitagi Crab, Nadeko Snake, Suruga Money, and Tsubasa Cat.
  2. Kizumonogatari (2008) – The prequel to the Monogatari series.
  3. Nisemonogatari (2008-2009) – Stories of the Tsukihi Phoenix and the Karen Bee.
  4. Nekomonogatari Black (2010) – The prequel story of the Tsubasa Family

Second Season:

  1. Nekomonogatari White (2010) – The story of Tsubasa Hanekawa from her own perspective.
  2. Kabukimonogatari (2010) – A tale of time travel with Araragi Koyomi and Oshino Shinobu.
  3. Hanamonogatari (2011) – Story of the Suruga Devil.
  4. Otorimonogatari (2011) – The story of Nadeko Medusa and her journey to be self-reliant.
  5. Onimonogatari (2011) – The Shinobu Shrine story
  6. Koimonogatari (2011) – Hitagi Senjougahara makes a deal with the gods to protect Koyomi Araragi.

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Final season:

  1. Tsukimonogatari (2012) – Story of the Yotsugi Doll
  2. Koyomimonogatari (2013) – Tells 12 different stories about Koyomi.
  3. Owarimonogatari (2013-2014) – The Ougi Formula, The Sodachi Lost, Sodachi Riddle, and the Shinobu Mail Stories.
  4. Zoku Owarimonogatari (2014) – This installment was initially released as a movie, but will be screened as a 6-episode screening in 2019. It is the Koyomi reverse story.


  1. Orokamonogatari (2015) – Stories of Sodachi Fiasco, Suruga Bonehead, and Tsukihi Undo.
  2. Wazamonogatari (2016) – The Cruel Fairy Tale: Princess Fair
  3. Nademonogatari (2016) – The story of Nadeko Draw
  4. Musubimonogatari (2017) – Four stories of Zenka Mermaid, Mitome Wolf, Nozomi Golem and Tsuzura Human.

Monster season:

  1. Shinobumonogatari (2017) – Tale of Shinobu Oshino, the Kanji.
  2. Yoimonogatari (2018) – Araragi and the Loli trio look into the possible kidnapping of a young girl.
  3. Amarimonogatari (TBA) – Upcoming story of Yotsugi Body and Yotsugi Shadow.
  4. Ougimonogatari (TBA) – Upcoming story of Ougi Light and Ougi Fright.
  5. Shinomonogatari (TBA) – Upcoming stories of Deathtopia Destiny, Deathtopia Death Education, and Deathtopia Destination.



“Kizumonogatari First” Order – When to Watch Kizumonogatari

Well, when it comes to watching Kizumonogatari, fans are always confused about when to watch it. This is a Prequel and you might want to watch it first and get the backstory of the entire series. So, here’s a useful guide for you.

Monogatari Watch Order

Between Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari

If you watch it between Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari then you will get a picture of the Monogatari universe. Furthermore, Kizumonogatari will also give hints about how the story will roll on.

Watching Before Bakemonogatari

Keeping in mind that this is a prequel so according to the author watching it before Bakemonogatari isn’t recommended. But if you want you can even watch it before any other series but I would recommend following the advice of the author would be ideal.

Between Owarimonogatari and Koyomimonogatari

I would recommend watching it between Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari. The story will not deteriorate and this is the pattern that Nisio Isin has recommended as well. The perfect place to watch Kizumonogatari is between Owarimonogatari and Koyomimonogatari.

Where Do I Start the Monogatari Series?

After checking out all the above possible orders you still might be unsure of where to start. I think the best watch order is Nisio Isin’s order and you should give that order a try. Because this is the original order as released by the author Nisio Isin. All the changes being made to the watch order are intentional and you can go with whatever you find right. But I would suggest that you should stick with the Nisio Isin watch order of Monogatari.

Monogatari Anime Air Order

When you follow this route, you will be enjoying the storyline as intended by the author. You will have an experience which that author originally planned for you. It is essentially one big supernatural story that tells it by jumping around on the timeline at certain points.

It is definitely a show that requires your full attention. It is a hard anime to follow at times so don’t worry if you can’t get it.

Thank you for reading the Monogatari Watch Order, and I hope you will love this masterpiece of a series as much as I did.


Gintama Watch Order – Chronological Order of Watching Gin Tama Anime

Gintama Watch Order – Chronological Order of Watching Gin Tama Anime

The recommended order to watch Gintama is its Chronological order. It is just one big series with 367+ episodes, 1 OVA Series, 8 TV installments, 4 Movies, and 5 specials.

Gintama is a really long and funny series and if you want to fully enjoy it then Gintama Watch Order Guide is for you.

Gintama Watch Order Guide

Gintama series is divided into six seasons and a total of 367 episodes. So, in order to watch the whole series properly follow this order

Gintama Watch Order Guide

Chronological OrderWatch OrderGuide
1.Gintama (2006-2010) Season 1 (Episodes 1-49) Season 2 (Episodes 50-99) Season 3 (Episodes 100-150) Season 4 (Episodes 151-201)  The first series released in 2006 with a total of 201 episodes. This one aired for 4 years from Apr 4, 2006, to Mar 25, 2010. you can skip the first 2 episodes since they are fillers.
 2.Gintama’ (2011)When you are done watching the first season watch Gintama’ (2011). It has 51 episodes and aired from Apr 4, 2011, to Mar 26, 2012.
 3.Gintama’: Enchousen (2012)  After completing the second season start with Gintama’: Enchousen. It has 13 episodes and aired from Oct 4, 2012, to Mar 28, 2013
 4.Gintama° (2015)  Now comes Gintama° or Gintama Season 4. It has 51 episodes and aired from Apr 8, 2015, to Mar 30, 2016.  
 5.Gintama. (2017)When you are done finishing the fourth season start watching Gintama. or Gintama Season 5. It has 12 episodes and aired from Jan 9, 2017, to Mar 27, 2017.  
 6.Gintama.: Slip Arc (2017)Now comes Gintama.: Slip Arc or Gintama Season 5. It has 13 episodes and aired from Oct 2, 2017, to Dec 25, 2017.  
 7.Gintama.: Silver Soul Arc (2018)  Then comes Gintama.: Silver Soul Arc. It has a total of 12 episodes and aired from Jan 8, 2018, to Mar 26, 2018.
 8.Gintama.: Silver Soul Arc – Second Half War (2018)The 2nd half of Silver Soul Arc also known as Gintama.: Silver Soul Arc – Second Half War has 14 episodes and aired from Jul 9, 2018, to Oct 8, 2018

InfoGraphic Viewing Order of Gintama

Here we have the infographic of Gintama Watch order which you can just check at a glance and can understand from where to start the series.

The anime will come to an end with a concluding movie named Gintama (Shinsaku). This movie will be releasing in 2021.

Watching Order of Gin Tama

Below image shows you a proper order of Gintama from One season to the movie and how the progression between seasons and movies is. You can follow this pattern if you want seasons and movies in order.

Gintama Watch Order

Gintama Movie Watch Order

Gintama Movie 1Shinyaku Benizakura-hen (2010)
Gintama Movie 2Gintama: Yorinuki Gintama-san on Theater 2D (2012)  
Gintama Movie 3Kanketsu-hen – Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (2013)
Gintama Movie 4Gintama (Shinsaku) 2021

Gintama Specials Watch Order

If you want you can skip the Specials as they are not from the series and carry no story progression. Specials are just sided stories and if you wish to watch them then you can even do it after completing the entire series. It’s totally up to you.

Special 1Gintama: Nanigoto mo Saiyo ga Kanjin nano de Tasho Senobisuru Kurai ga Choudoyoi (2005)
Special 2Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan (2008)  
Special 3Gintama: Dai Hanseikai (2010)  
Special 4Shinyaku Benizakura-hen (2010)
Special 5Gintama’: Futon ni Haitte kara Buki Nokoshi ni Kizuite Neru ni Nerenai Toki mo Aru (2015)  
Special 6Gintama°: Umai-mono wa Atomawashi ni Suru to Yokodorisareru kara Yappari Saki ni Kue (2015)  

The Gintama Watch Order is ideal for anyone who is planning to start watching this funny and exciting anime series. There are so many episodes and seasons in this series but if you go according to our given guide then you will enjoy everything in order and will be able to cover each storyline and character development properly.

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Gintama Watch Order
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Who is Gintama

Gintoki Sakata is the main protagonist of the Gintama series. He is the founder and president of the Yorozuya. Apart from this, he is a highly-skilled samurai, having fought in the Joui War in the past.

Is It Worth To Watch Gintama?

Yes, the series is really exciting and funny to watch. The series has a slow start but it picks up very nicely and comedy and action are the main highlights of the series. You will definitely enjoy this series for its action, comedy, and exquisite storyline.

Hope you liked our Gintama Watch Order Guide.