Okay, including the Monogatari series in my 2010s Retrospectives is kinda cheating, since the books started in 2006 and the anime started in 2009. But it was a phenomenal success that shaped the entire anime industry throughout the 2010s. And it’s worth mentioning when we look back at the decade. It was REALLY influential!
The premise of the entire series is simple: Characters’ mental illnesses manifest in supernatural form. And each story plays like a weird teen mystery novel.
Simple, but ripe for a billion entries in this extremely long series.
(Extremely long and extremely strange to follow through: Use this reading/viewing order to make sure you don’t miss anything!)Continue reading “The Ever-Present Life of the Monogatari Series [2009-2019]”