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Monogatari Series: First Season (Novel)

Monogatari Series: First Season

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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

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Sequel: Monogatari Series: Second Season
Side story: Bakemonogatari Short Stories
Adaptation: Kizumonogatari, Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Nekomonogatari: Kuro


Araragi, Koyomi
Araragi, Tsukihi
Araragi, Karen
Hachikuji, Mayoi

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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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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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