Anime Review – Owarimonogatari Part 3

Owarimonogatari Part 3 (Episodes 14-20)(Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 169 minutes approx. Release Date: July 5th Just to show how cruel Nisio Isin is, Owarimonogatari translates to “End Story” yet this franchise continues with STILL more to come, I suspect just to annoy me. And if this series was confusing enough, … Continue reading Anime Review – Owarimonogatari Part 3

Anime Review – Koyomimonogatari

Koyomimonogatari (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 153 minutes approx. Release Date: June 14th Somebody up there must hate me. Regular readers will know I have never been able to connect with the Monogatari franchise therefore whenever a new title was sent to me for review it filled me with dread. It’s … Continue reading Anime Review – Koyomimonogatari

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekkestu

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 64 minutes approx. Just when I thought I was safe from the nonsensical and impenetrable world that is Nisio Isin’s Monogatari saga, a new film trilogy entitled Kizumonogatari is brought to UK shores by MVM! Regular readers of this site will know … Continue reading Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekkestu

Owarimonogatari Part 2

Owarimonogatari Part 2 (Episode 8-13) (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD / Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 141 minutes approx. "I’m a predator of procrastination" So speaks Ougi Oshino a line which I can’t tell if creator Nisio Isin being ironic or he is simply trolling the audience. Considering every episode in the Monogatari series has … Continue reading Owarimonogatari Part 2

Owarimonogatari Part 1

Owarimonogatari Part 1 (Episode 1-7) (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD / Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 168 minutes approx. There are many reasons I personally dread the release of another instalment of the Monogatari saga, not limited to the probability I won’t enjoy or understand it. Having to compose another 1000 word review explaining why I … Continue reading Owarimonogatari Part 1


Tsukimonogatari (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 103 minutes approx. There is a point during the final episode of this latest release from the Monogatari saga in which the following dialogue comes from the mouth of the show’s protagonist Koyomi Araragi: “I’m dense. I don’t understand when you tell me in … Continue reading Tsukimonogatari


Hanamonogatari (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 124 minutes approx. I can’t say I have lamented the large gap between the last instalment of the Monogatari series and this latest release (a little over a year) as other may have, something regular readers of this site will not find much of a … Continue reading Hanamonogatari


Otorimonogatari (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 99 minutes approx. It was too good to be true. With the last release under the Monogatari banner Kabukimonogatari offering a more focused and enjoyable departure from the usual obnoxious haphazard presentation, this writer was cautiously optimistic that this show had turned a corner and might … Continue reading Otorimonogatari

Nekomonogatari White

Nekomonogatari White (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 122 minutes approx. We return once again to the Monogatari universe where the quirky cast all appear to be possessed by supernatural spirits which has resulted in them suffering from extreme verbal diarrhoea.   To explain any confusion that might arise from the title of … Continue reading Nekomonogatari White