Image source: 西尾維新アニメプロジェクト‏ on Twitter

The long-running Monogatari franchise is a massive beast. And with the latest series coming out in just a few weeks, now’s the perfect time to look at how all the various anime fit together.

But before we get to the timeline proper, a few notes on how it was assembled.

The exact year for the Monogatari series isn’t explicitly stated in the anime. However, by matching the stated dates and days of the week in the story—and taking into account the prevalence of flip phones along with the fact that the first book was published in 2005—it’s likely to take place across 2006 and 2007.

As for the specific dates for each story, all start dates (besides those from Koyomimonogatari and the second season of Owarimonogatari) were taken from the timeline on the official Kizumonogatari website. The Koyomimonogatari start and end dates were taken from the anime when possible and original novel when not. As it has yet to air, the new season of Owarimonogatari start and end dates were taken from the novel instead. All other end dates were calculated simply by watching the show.

Bakemonogatari can be watched with English subtitles on Crunchyroll (Episodes 1-12), Hulu (Episodes 1-12), Amazon Anime Strike (Episodes 1-15). 
Nisemonogatari can be watched with English subtitles on Crunchyroll
Nekomonogatari Black can be watched with English subtitles on Crunchyroll
Monogatari Series: Second Season can be watched with English subtitles on Crunchyroll and Hulu
Hanamonogatari can be watched with English subtitles on Crunchyroll and Hulu
Tsukimonogatari can be watched with English subtitles on Crunchyroll
Owarimonogatari can be watched with English subtitles on Crunchyroll.

Comments (14)
  1. This is… wow, this is really, really awesome. Thank you.

    • It was a lot of work. Glad to see you are enjoying t.

  2. Finally someone did a proper timeline of the series. I’ve seen sereval people try it before but no one specified when the Koyomonogatari episodes took place or didn’t add dates.
    Kudos to you guys ;D

    • Yeah, I noticed that too. The starting dates were easy enough to find (except for Koyomimonogatari) but nowhere had the end dates. So I did a lot of re-watching.

      Thanks for the kind words!

  3. You forgot about Koyomi Reverse, which should be right after Ougi Dark.

    • As no anime for Zokuowarimonogatari has been announced yet, I decided to leave it off the timeline for now. Once it’s announced, however, I plan to add it on.

  4. Oh wow, I have a lot of watching to do. My head hurts.

  5. really awesome. Thank you.

  6. So the question is, what is the ideal viewing order? Is it best to watch them in the order they were released, or in the order of this timeline?

    Thanks for putting this together Richard! Very helpful.

    • It seems you will enjoy it either way, but I’m pretty sure it was meant to be watched in broadcast order. And it will probably be better since some of the earlier anime from the timeline assume the viewer already knows some facts about the characters.

  7. What a wonderful job. I have posted this on the Reddit fan site. I hope you don’t mind. Congrats. I hope you keep updating this as the first two chapters of Owari 2 are currently airing!

  8. This is really great, thank you!
    Is there any way to see the timeline on a greater resolution or more expanded?

    • Clicking the minus magnification button should zoom it out to give you a better look, but other than that, no. Sorry.

  9. Thank you!!

Anime News Newtwork Feed