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English: Bakemonogatari
Synonyms: Monster Tale, Monogatari Series: First Season
Japanese: 化物語


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 68246,824 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1172
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #549
Members: 23,209
Favorites: 1,133

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Volume 1


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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Mar 22, 2021
animegirl2533 (All reviews)

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 read more
May 7, 2018
Lorian_Guisan (All reviews)
"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 read more
Aug 29, 2019
erased_cydonian (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 11, 2019
Murthag04 (All reviews)
From my perspective that haven't seen bakemonogatari the anime this is not just fairly good, in my opoinion i got a whole lot of enjoyment and wonderful art in one book, and i have never seen anything like it!

When i was reading other really good mangas like death note and uzumaki i got this kinda vibe that only the really good books give you! Bakemonogatari is one of them and with a unique feeling of tension, beautie and horror in one set.

The anime includes therefore:

1. Beautiful art that is 10/10

2. Wonderful story = 9/10 where there isn't any obvious reason for this, just feel like read more

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