Monogatari Series: Monster Season
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Monogatari Series: Monster Season

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Shinobumonogatari, Yoimonogatari, Amarimonogatari, Ougimonogatari, Shinomonogatari
Japanese: 〈物語〉シリーズ モンスターシーズン


Volumes: 6
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 20, 2017 to Aug 19, 2021
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Vampire Vampire
Serialization: None
Authors: NISIO, ISIN (Story), VOFAN (Art)


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Ranked: #352
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Popularity: #2796
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"It's chic to go saving a girl who has nothing to do with you every once in a while." Female students from Naoetsu High School have gone missing one after the other. When the mummified bodies of the girls are discovered, there's a very distinctive marking left on the napes of their necks...? Koyomi Araragi, now a first year university student, goes on the move to track down the culprit!

(Source: Kodansha, Bakemonogatari Wikia)


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Oct 18, 2023
The fifth season of Monogatari series and the second season that wasn't adapted into an anime, explores Araragi's life at university. However, what truly sets "Monster Season" apart is its unique style of detective storytelling. Throughout most of this season, the narrative begins with someone going missing, prompting Araragi and the other characters to embark on investigations. The detective work presented is of a commendable quality, but there is a noticeable problem – the existence of the supernatural often robs the reader of the opportunity to solve the mysteries itself.

Nonetheless, "Shinobumonogatari" and "Yoimonogatari" manage to sustain a high level of suspense, offering compelling narratives. In ...
Jul 4, 2022
4 arcs have been fan translated as of writing this, Shinobu Mustard, Mayoi Snail, Mayoi Snake, and Yotsugi Buddy. I plan to read Yotsugi Shadow and Ougimonogatari someday, since there are fan translations in Chinese, but this review shall only cover till Yotsugi Buddy.

Let's cut to the case; how does Monster Season compare with the other Monogatari seasons?

if I had to rank all of them, it would be like: 2nd>Off>1st>Final>Monster.

Now granted I have not read all of Monster Season, and who knows, Monster season might somehow rise up the ranks and become the 2nd best season or something (2nd season is untouchable), however I'm ...

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Jackson_rajkumar - Apr 1
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Apr 1, 8:45 PM
When can we expect this season to be animated?
waalex11 - Jul 22, 2020
15 repliesby sonu711 »»
Jan 18, 11:03 PM
Monster season anime adaptation
Monkiesmata - Jan 17
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Jan 18, 3:45 AM
Will there be a sequel?
Lambros_K - Jan 29, 2022
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Jan 28, 2023 6:18 PM
Shinobumonogatari is good for you?
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