Owarimonogatari (終物語) is the 7th anime adaptation from Studio Shaft. The series was released in two separate cours that released two years apart from each other. The first cour adapts the first two volumes of Owarimonogatari, while the second adapts the final third volume.
The first cour aired from October 3, 2015 to December 19 with a total of 12 episodes. Technically, there is 13 episodes as the first two originally aired as an hour long special. The special is separated in the blu-ray release, but kept whole on most legal streaming sites.
The continuation, adapting the remaining third volume, is currently slated to air as a two-day special on August 12th - 13th 2017.
Owarimonogatari is the first adaption to be released in blu-ray volumes in North America.
The first cour of the anime series adapts the first 2 books of the light novels, which contain the stories Ougi Formula, Sodachi Riddle, Sodachi Lost and Shinobu Mail.
Ougi Formula takes the first episode as a one-hour special. Sodachi Riddle covers episodes 2 and 3, Sodachi Lost for episodes 4 to 6, and finally Shinobu Mail covers the final half of the show, as episodes 7 to 12.
Despite being a part of final season, the first cour of Owarimonogatari takes place near the events of Monogatari Series Second Season, with the first half taking place in the fall, just prior to Nadeko Medusa, and the second taking place during the summer after Shinobu Time and the during the later portion of Tsubasa Tiger.
In the first half, Koyomi Araragi is introduced to Ougi Oshino who requests him to help her with a mystery regarding a certain room in the school, which eventually leads to him remembering an important person from his past. In the second half, Koyomi and Suruga Kanbaru agree to help Izuko Gaen with a special task when a mysterious being in samurai armor arrives demanding his Kokorowatari be returned to him.
Episode List Edit
|No.||Title||Endcard||Original Air Date|
|1||Owarimonogatari Episode 01: Ougi Formula||VOFAN||October 3, 2015|
|2||Owarimonogatari Episode 02: Sodachi Riddle, Part 1||You Asami||October 10, 2015|
|3||Owarimonogatari Episode 03: Sodachi Riddle, Part 2||Chomoran||October 17, 2015|
|4||Owarimonogatari Episode 04: Sodachi Lost, Part 1||Kinako||October 24, 2015|
|5||Owarimonogatari Episode 05: Sodachi Lost, Part 2||Yaokin/Masenbo||October 31, 2015|
|6||Owarimonogatari Episode 06: Sodachi Lost, Part 3||Kira Imai||November 7, 2015|
|7||Owarimonogatari Episode 07: Shinobu Mail, Part 1||Yu||November 14, 2015|
|8||Owarimonogatari Episode 08: Shinobu Mail, Part 2||Suou||November 21, 2015|
|9||Owarimonogatari Episode 09: Shinobu Mail, Part 3||Sankaku Head||November 28, 2015|
|10||Owarimonogatari Episode 10: Shinobu Mail, Part 4||Tsubasu Izumi||December 5, 2015|
|11||Owarimonogatari Episode 11: Shinobu Mail, Part 5||Kenshi Hirokane||December 12, 2015|
|12||Owarimonogatari Episode 12: Shinobu Mail, Part 6||Akio Watanabe||December 19, 2015|
Introduced Characters Edit
Kei Haneoka returns for the third time to produce the series soundtrack.
The series introduces four opening songs, one for each story arc barring Sodachi Lost, which shared opening with Sodachi Riddle during the TV run. The blu-ray release includes an exclusive opening for Sodachi Lost.
The ending theme is Sayonara no Yukue.
Opening Theme Songs Edit
- decent black - Kaori Mizuhashi (ep 1)
- Mathemagics - Marina Inoue (ep 2-6, ep 2-3 (blu-ray))
- Yuudachi Houteishiki (ep 4-6 (blu-ray))
- mein schatz - mito (ep 7-12)
Closing Theme Songs Edit
- Sayonara no Yukue - Alisa Takigawa