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Monogatari Series: First Season (Novel)

Monogatari Series: First Season

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bakemonogatari, Kizumonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Nekomonogatari: Kuro
Japanese: 〈物語〉シリーズ ファーストシーズン


Type: Novel
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 107
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1, 2006 to Jul 28, 2010
Authors: Nisio, Isin (Story), Vofan (Art)
Serialization: Mephisto


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This entry includes the first season of the Monogatari series.

Vol.1-2: Bakemonogatari
Vol.3: Kizumonogatari
Vol.4-5: Nisemonogatari
Vol.6: Nekomonogatari: Kuro


Kizumonogatari will be published in English by Vertical Inc on December 15, 2015.

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Nov 4, 2011
I'm assuming that the one who reads this is already familiar with Bakemonogatari. Review is still pretty much spoiler free.

Kizumonogatari is another light novel to Nisio Isin's monogatari series. Published after Bakemonogatari while chronologically taking place to time before Bakemono's story and therefore being its prequel. Characters are about same age as in Bakemonogatari so chronologically these two are really close to each others.

Story answers questions like how did Araragi and Tsubasa Hanekawa met, why did Araragi became vampire, who actually are Shinobu and Meme Oshino and how did things end up to the situation like those were in Bakemono. Actual plot is all about read more
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Feb 17, 2012
How much is your life worth it? Would you sacrifice yourself in order to save a stranger? What if you knew that the stranger had a much greater place in the world than you? Would it make a difference if she was actually a beautiful blonde vampire?...

Kizumonogatari is the introduction to the supernatural world of the Monogatari Series. It tells the story of Araragi Koyomi, an ordinary high schooler who lacks social skills and has no friends, but is by no means unhappy. He meets Hanekawa Tsubasa in a very convenient situation explained with lots of details in one of the first chapters; she is read more
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May 27, 2013
If you are here, it means either you are a big fan of Nishio Ishin, or saw the anime Bakemonogatari and fall in love with it. Monogatari series, as expected from Nishio Ishin, is full of Japanese word plays and definition intonation; what I mean is it is hard to understand from just reading it once. From here and now will be a review of the book, not the anime.

Before getting into review and "a bit" of spoilers, here is the timeline of the story

Kizumonogatari -> Nekomonogatari Kuro -> Bakemonogatari -> Nisemonogatari

Now let's start this.

Consist of different girls possessed by different Kai'i(Oddity or strangeness). Senjogahara read more
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