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The Best Episodes of Monogatari

Every episode of Monogatari ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Monogatari!

Although there are still traces of the brief period he became a vampire, third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi is human again. He happens upon others with their own supernatural problems and finds that he can empathize. Koyomi becomes involved in their lives, seeking to help them and occasionally asking for advice from Meme Oshino, the homeless man who helped him become human again.

Genres:AnimationComedyDramaMystery

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The best episode of "Monogatari" is "Tsubasa Cat (2)", rated 9.2/10 from 427 user votes. It was directed by Toshimasa Suzuki, Tatsuya Oishi and written by Fuyashi Tou. "Tsubasa Cat (2)" aired on 9/25/2009 and is rated 0.7 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Hitagi End (6)".

  • Tsubasa Cat (2)
    9.2/10 427 votes

    #1 - Tsubasa Cat (2)

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2009-09-25

    Koyomi is over the moon when Hitagi announces their first date will finally happen. But on the day of, he finds that she is not the only one there.

    Director: Toshimasa Suzuki, Tatsuya Oishi

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou

  • Hitagi End (6)
    8.5/10 4 votes

    #2 - Hitagi End (6)

    Season 3 Episode 23 - Aired 2013-12-29

    Kaiki proceeds to deceive Nadeko Sengoku. However, Nadeko with surprising ease sees through Kaiki's lies and attacks with numerous white snakes. What will be coming last out of the tongue of a con artist near death–a lie, or the truth?

    Director: Kenjirou Okada

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo

  • Mayoi Snail (3)
    8.4/10 304 votes

    #3 - Mayoi Snail (3)

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2009-07-31

    An apparition is behind why Mayoi is unable to reach her mother’s house. Receiving advice from Meme, Hitagi tells Koyomi the surprising truth.

    Director: Yoshito Mikamo

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou

  • Suruga Monkey (3)
    8.4/10 270 votes

    #4 - Suruga Monkey (3)

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2009-08-28

    Koyomi takes Suruga to see Oshino in order to help her. However, the help he offers isn't the help Koyomi wanted...

    Director: Tatsuya Oishi

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou

  • Hitagi End (3)
    8.3/10 3 votes

    #5 - Hitagi End (3)

    Season 3 Episode 20 - Aired 2013-12-08

    Kaiki meets Nadeko Sengoku face to face at North Shirahebi Shrine. Nadeko's personality became a lot brighter once she became the snake god, and she starts to talk to Kaiki in a carefree manner about how she was going to kill big brother Koyomi soon...

    Director: Naoyuki Tatsuwa

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo

  • Hitagi Crab (2)
    8.0/10 319 votes

    #6 - Hitagi Crab (2)

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2009-07-10

    Koyomi takes Hitagi to consult Meme Oshino, the wandering expert on supernatural oddities. Meme provides advice to them on exorcising apparitions.

    Director: Tomoyuki Itamura

    Writer: Yukito Kizawa

  • Hitagi End (2)
    8.0/10 3 votes

    #7 - Hitagi End (2)

    Season 3 Episode 19 - Aired 2013-12-01

    Kaiki, deciding to accept Hitagi's work request, visits the town where Koyomi and his friends live. He starts to do research on Nadeko Sengoku, the junior high school girl turned god of North Shirahebi Shrine, who is the current target of deceit.

    Director: Sumito Sasaki

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo

  • Ougi Formula
    8.0/10 3 votes

    #8 - Ougi Formula

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-10-04

    Koyomi and Ougi find themselves trapped in a classroom, and the story shifts back to the point when Suruga introduces Ougi to Koyomi. Ougi approaches him with a mystery about a room not seen in the school's blueprints for them to investigate. When they enter the room, they find themselves trapped inside, leading them to their current situation. While talking about their predicament, the duo realize that the room is an oddity created by a traumatic memory from Koyomi's freshman years. Koyomi then tells Ougi that two years prior, the class president at his and Hitagi's class at the time, Sodachi Oikura, was looking for possible culprits of cheating on a math test, and would not allow any student to leave class until a culprit was found. Ougi surmises that they themselves won't be able to leave the room until the two-year-old mystery is solved.

    Director: Tomoyuki Itamura

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo

  • Nadeko Snake (2)
    7.9/10 247 votes

    #9 - Nadeko Snake (2)

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-09-11

    Koyomi taps into Meme’s powers in order to lift the snake’s curse from Nadeko Sengoku, a mysterious girl he encounters at the temple.

    Director: Yoshito Mikamo

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou

  • Suruga Monkey (2)
    7.8/10 255 votes

    #10 - Suruga Monkey (2)

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2009-08-21

    The day after his attack, Koyomi goes to see Suruga, where she tells him something about herself he can't quite grasp.

    Director: Toshimasa Suzuki

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou

  • Tsukihi Phoenix (4)
    7.8/10 5 votes

    #11 - Tsukihi Phoenix (4)

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2012-03-18

    As Shinobu explains how Tsukihi came to be in her currents situation. Araragi resolves to stop the out-of-towners from killing her. But unlike Oshino and Kaiki, Kagenui speaks with her fist and she talks a lot.

    Director: Yuki Yase

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo

  • Mayoi Snail (1)
    7.7/10 297 votes

    #12 - Mayoi Snail (1)

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2009-07-17

    Uncomfortable after quarreling with his sister on Mother’s Day, Koyomi leaves the house. Hitagi bumps into him at the park and makes an offer.

    Director: Tomoyuki Itamura

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou

  • Tsubasa Tiger (5)
    7.7/10 3 votes

    #13 - Tsubasa Tiger (5)

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-08-04

    Tsubasa determined the identity of the giant tiger apparition “Kako,” and writes one long letter. The letter was addressed to Black Hanekawa, the apparition that could be described as her other personality.

    Director: Tomoyuki Itamura

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo

  • Nadeko Medusa (4)
    7.7/10 3 votes

    #14 - Nadeko Medusa (4)

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2013-10-13

    Nadeko finally found the object of worship. Kuchinawa, now in a good mood, tells Nadeko that he will grant her a wish. But Koyomi shows up right then and starts his attempt to convince Nadeko to let go of that object of worship.

    Director: Shuuji Miyahara

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo

  • Hitagi Crab (1)
    7.5/10 326 votes

    #15 - Hitagi Crab (1)

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2009-07-03

    High school senior Koyomi Araragi discovers a shocking secret one day after helping his classmate Hitagi Senjougahara—a secret he is never to tell.

    Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto, Tatsuya Oishi

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Yukito Kizawa

  • Suruga Monkey (1)
    7.5/10 262 votes

    #16 - Suruga Monkey (1)

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-08-09

    On his way to Hitagi's house, Koyomi bumps in to Suruga Kanbaru, the school's basketball star and an old friend of Hitagi, of whom he can't get rid of. Later that day, Koyomi is attacked by a mysterious being.

    Director: Jun Fukuda

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou

  • Nadeko Snake (1)
    7.5/10 248 votes

    #17 - Nadeko Snake (1)

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2009-09-04

    Tasked by Meme, Koyomi heads to a lonely temple to attach a prayer slip. There he sees a dead snake that has been severed into five parts.

    Director: Shin Oonuma

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou

  • Tsubasa Cat (1)
    7.5/10 242 votes

    #18 - Tsubasa Cat (1)

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2009-09-18

    Nadeko comes to thank Koyomi, and the two geek out over a shared interest. Tsubasa Hanekawa passes by and suddenly complains of an acute headache.

    Director: Tomoyuki Itamura

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou

  • Karen Bee (6)
    7.5/10 4 votes

    #19 - Karen Bee (6)

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2012-02-12

    Koyomi leaves Karen behind at home to talk with Senjougahara. Senjougahara seems to be planning on confronting and murdering Kaiki. When he comes back home, he learns Karen has wandered off, while still sick.

    Director: Takashi Kawabata

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo

  • Mayoi Snail (2)
    7.4/10 278 votes

    #20 - Mayoi Snail (2)

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-07-24

    Koyomi and Hitagi meet a girl named Mayoi Hachikuji in the park. She seems to be lost and cannot find her way home. The two try to help her.

    Director: Yoshinobu Tokumoto

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou

  • Tsubasa Tiger (4)
    7.3/10 3 votes

    #21 - Tsubasa Tiger (4)

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-07-28

    At Hitagi Senjyogahara's discretion, Hanekawa Tsubasa ends up living under the roof of the Araragi residence. Spending an evening in Koyomi's house, Tsubasa realizes that she had turned into Black Hanekawa the previous night.

    Director: Kenjirou Okada

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo

  • Nadeko Medusa (1)
    7.3/10 3 votes

    #22 - Nadeko Medusa (1)

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-09-22

    Nadeko Sengoku's classmates are all strained thin due to the “hocus-pocus” of con artist Deishu Kaiki. Because of that, Nadeko goes to school every day with a heavy heart; but one day, she starts seeing white snakes all over the place.

    Director: Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Tsuguyasu Uchiyama

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo

  • Shinobu Time (2)
    7.3/10 3 votes

    #23 - Shinobu Time (2)

    Season 3 Episode 15 - Aired 2013-11-03

    With the help of Yotsugi Ononoki, Koyomi and Mayoi were able to escape from the “darkness.” Within the ruins of the cram school that they escaped to, Shinobu is consulted about the “darkness.” She starts to speak of what happened 400 years ago.

    Director: Chika Nagaoka

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo

  • Shinobu Time (3)
    7.3/10 3 votes

    #24 - Shinobu Time (3)

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 2013-11-10

    Koyomi finishes hearing the story about 400 years ago from Shinobu. Yotsugi joins them at the spot, and Mayoi wakes up from her slumber. The four of them were talking within the cram school ruins, but the “darkness” appears a second time at that location.

    Director: Eiichi Kuboyama

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo

  • Shinobu Time (4)
    7.3/10 3 votes

    #25 - Shinobu Time (4)

    Season 3 Episode 17 - Aired 2013-11-17

    Koyomi and company climbed down the mountain they were hiding in after escaping from the “darkness." Upon visiting a village between the mountains, they meet Izuko Gaen and receive an explanation concerning the “darkness.”

    Director: Yuki Yase

    Writer: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Simbo