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According to a magazine scan posted anonymously on Japanese forum 2ch, studio Shaft’s anime adaptation of the second season in NisiOsin’s Monogatari light novel series will begin airing on Japanese TVs sometime in July 2013.

What’s more, the new anime show will apparently stay on the air for a total of  six months (2クール in Japanese), although it’s not mentioned if there will be a break at some point between the broadcast dates.

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Before we go on, it’s important to clarify one thing: “first season” and “second season” of the Monogatari series are the terms used specifically to refer to volumes 1 to 6, and volumes 7 to 12, respectively, of the original light novel series.

The anime adaptation of the Monogatari series’ second season (light novels) will comprise some 20-odd episodes that covers the stories told in volumes 7 to 12 of NisiOsin’s popular light novel series of the same name.

  • Nekomonogatari (White) (猫物語(白))
  • Kabukimonogatari (傾物語)
  • Hanamonogatari (花物語)
  • Otorimonogatari (囮物語)
  • Onimonogatari (鬼物語)
  • Koimonogatari (恋物語)

As for the Monogatari series’ first season — that’s where it gets real confusing. 

First season (light novels volume 1 to 6) was actually split up into several anime shows: Bakemonogatari (2009), Nisemonogatari (2012), and the recent Nekomonogatari (Black) which was streamed on Nico Nico Douga and will be making its way to TV channels soon.

There is also an upcoming anime film, Kizumonogatari, that will cover the story told in Volume 3 in the original light novels.

All-told, the first season of NisiOsin’s light novel series are titled in the following manner (from top to bottom, volumes 1 to 6):

  • Bakemonogatari (volume 1) (化物語(上))
  • Bakemonogatari (volume 2) (化物語(下))
  • Kizumonogatari (傷物語)
  • Nisemonogatari (volume 1) (偽物語(上))
  • Nisemonogatari (volume 2) (偽物語(下))
  • Nekomonogatari (Black) (猫物語(黒))

Outside of the first and second seasons, the light novel series also comprises a “final season”:

  • Tsukimonogatari (憑物語)
  • Owarimonogatari (終物語)
  • Zokuowarimonogatari (続終物語)

Anime adaptations of the final season in the Monogatari series’ light novels have not yet been announced.

Source: 2ch, Wikipedia