Hanabee now Streaming Bakemonogatari
posted on by Jon Hayward
The announcement was made via Hanabee's facebook page. This is the final announcement for Hanabee's string of August streaming announcements, starting with WATAMOTE and followed by The Familiar of Zero (news can be viewed here) and then Accel World (announcement here) and Amnesia (announcement here).
Hanabee has put the entire 15 episode series on Hanabee.com.au to watch, you can check out the series here.
Bakemonogatari is based on the Japanese light novel series of the same name written by Nisio Isin (NisiOisin is his pen name, also responsible for writing Medaka Box) and illustrated by VOfan. The series follows Koyomi Araragi, a high-school student who survived a vampire attack and became human again with the assistance of a homeless man, Meme Oshino. Now Koyomi keeps on stumbling across others with similar supernatural afflictions and tries to help as he emphasizes with their situations. Each story arc follows Koyomi helping a different girl, the first being classmate Hitagi Senjōgahara who literally falls into Koyomi's lap and he immediately discovers that Hitagi breaks the laws of physics by weighing next to nothing.
The series runs for 15 episodes and was produced by studio SHAFT in 2009. Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Zan Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei) with Akio Watanbe working on character design and chief animation director. Series composition was handled by Fuyashi Tou (Zoku Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei) with scripts by Muneo Nakamoto and Yukito Kizawa. Voice actors include Hiroshi Kamiya as Koyomi Araragi, Chiwa Saito as Hitagi Senjougahara and Takahiro Sakurai as Meme Oshino.
The series was originally announced by Hanabee at Brisbane Supanova in November 2012, since then Hanabee has released the series on DVD and Blu-ray. Hanabee have also went onto release Nisemonogatari (announcement here), Nekomonogatari (Black) (you can read about it here) and Monogatari Series Second Season over multiple releases with Nekomonogatari White (Part 1) released last month and Kabukimonogatari (Part 2) is due out in October (announcement for both parts here) with Otorimonogatari (Part 3) scheduled for release in November (final announcement here).
Don't worry too much about trying to figure out the exact order to watch Monogatari in, even Hanabee has trouble keeping the series chronology straight.