Sergei Lazarev of Capsule Computers writes:
"The enduring Monogatari series, SHAFT’s flagship anime, hits once again and this time with a prequel to the original Bakemonogatari. Fans would know a proper second season is on the localisation horizon, which encompasses an absurd amount of “monogatari’s” such as Nekomonogatari White, Kabukimonogatari and Hanamonogatari to name a few. Clearly, and understandably, no time was wasted in bringing Nekomonogatari Black over. Is this yet another entry for fans to pick up?"