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Synonyms: Monster Tale, Monogatari Series: First Season
Japanese: 化物語
English: Bakemonogatari
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Mar 14, 2018 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Vampire Vampire
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Oh! Great (Art), NISIO, ISIN (Story)


Score: 8.511 (scored by 86788,678 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1262
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #487
Members: 29,581
Favorites: 1,445

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Koyomi Araragi is no stranger to the abnormal. During the spring break of his third year in high school, a fateful encounter with vampire Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade turns him into a vampire himself. Thrust into the world of oddities, Araragi finds himself catching classmate Hitagi Senjougahara when she falls down the school stairs one day—but something is amiss. After being confronted by the girl in question, Araragi learns that her weight was stolen by a mythical crab. In spite of Senjougahara's blunt threats, he manages to convince her to let him help. In need of a solution to an abnormal problem, the two visit the mysterious Meme Oshino, a wanderer who saved Araragi from his vampirism.

Bakemonogatari is a tale about the monsters that reside within everyone, but just how deep do they dwell in the people Araragi meets?

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Bakemonogatari has been published in English by Vertical since October 1, 2019.

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May 7, 2018
"Save you ? Me ? I can't do that. You're the only one that can save yourself."

If you're here, you are definitely a fan of the Monogatari Series, or maybe just a random person just looking for a manga. In all cases, I recommend you this manga. \NO SPOILERS/

Story : 9.5

The story is really awesome, it's about the relationships between Araragi, the main character, and 6 other girls, who all have awesome personalities. I must also say that it's not your typical vampire story tho.

Art : 10

If i could add 11/10, I would definitely, it's just the BEST art I've EVER seen. The scenery ...
Mar 22, 2021
Mixed Feelings

Oh! Great is an incredible visual artist, no one could deny that. But I do not think the manga adaptation is in good hands with him at the helm. Why? For starters, this scene (which I believe took place in the late 60's page wise) from the first chapter. It's an absolute atrocity.

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Let's put aside how logistically absurd it is for a moment.

Let's put aside the question of how a girl with no weight could possibly snap a metal railing, even in a dilapidated building, simply by leaning against it.

Let's put aside the question of how Senjougahara could possibly be a floor above ...
Aug 29, 2019
Notwithstanding its popularity, Bakemonogatari has always been thorough; despite its supernatural tone, it is still a series in which most of the time consists of long talks between characters and the development of these latter, dealing with deep issues such as sinfulness or the need to overcome a murky past. This review is foremost a comparison with the anime, that is to say I am not going to rate the characters and the plot per se, but how good the adaptation is regarding the former material.
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The manga goes for the most sheer rendering of Bakemonogatari. As it should be, the dialogue between characters ...

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