Monogatari Series: First Season
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Monogatari Series: First Season

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


Volumes: 6
Chapters: 107
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1, 2006 to Jul 28, 2010
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, VampireVampire, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: NISIO, ISIN (Story), VOFAN (Art)
Serialization: Mephisto


Score: 8.961 (scored by 1134411,344 users)
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Ranked: #112
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Popularity: #240
Members: 43,434
Favorites: 2,346
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This is a story, a "ghostory" of sorts, about scars that bond, monsters that haunt, and fakes that deceive.

The story of Koyomi Araragi begins through a fateful encounter with the all-powerful, blonde-haired, "hot-blooded, iron-blooded and cold-blooded" vampire, later introduced as Shinobu Oshino. Their tragic rendezvous results in the end of Araragi's life as a human and his subsequent rebirth as a vampire—a monster. However, this encounter is only the start of his meddlings with the supernatural. Koyomi's noble personality ultimately sees him getting further involved in the lives of others with supernatural afflictions. This is his desperate attempt at returning to a normal human life, in a paranormal world filled with nothing but tragedy, suffering, and inhumanity.

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This entry includes the first season of the Monogatari Series.


Monogatari Series: First Season was published in English by Vertical Inc: first with Kizumonogatari as Kizumonogatari: Wound Tale on December 15, 2015, Bakemonogatari as Bakemonogatari: Monster Tale in 3 volumes from December 20, 2016 to April 25, 2017, Nisemonogatari as Nisemonogatari: Fake Tale in 2 volumes from June 27 to August 29, and Nekomonogatari: Kuro as Nekomonogatari (Black): Cat Tale on November 28, 2017.

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May 27, 2013
Jamesml9411 (All reviews)
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
Jul 11, 2020
abystoma2 (All reviews)
Would NisiOisiN have been born in 18th-19th century in Europe, I’m sure we’d all be learning about his literary masterpieces in school and how his genius helped molding the face of literature. Regrettably, he’s from a mere small island nation in the current year, so he won’t get all of the attention he deserves. Then again, this enables him to include in his work all those tidbits and tropes we came to love (and dismantling them on the way), so that is also a win situation.

What started as something the author wrote pretty much just for the fun became one of the most beloved read more
Jun 8, 2019
Riskzz (All reviews)
Oh boy here we go !

The monogatari series. The number 1 highest ranking light novel here in myanimelist...

If your'e new here and your'e not familiar with the monogatari series nor read the light novels, but you are indeed curios, then let me help you

First thing you have to understand, the monogatari series, more specifically its author nisio isin doesn't really care about the order of the story
( the prequel to monogatari, which is kizumonogatari got released after bakemonogatari ) its sounds weird and it causes a lot of controversy in the fandom too... in my opinion you can either start with kizu or read more
Jun 3, 2019
Natsuki_Hyundai (All reviews)
The Monogatari series is one that has alluded me for some time. Like with Durarara!, the hype train came and gone. Their anime both- astonishingly- adapted all the volumes of their source materials, and have long since fully aired. However, they looked so charming that I HAD to try the originals for the sake of the fact that I really don't care for anime that much. And finally, in 2019, I slowly sunk my teeth into the first third of the Monogatari franchise.
Story AND Characters- What Even is This?/10

This is a strange series. Basically, we have a supernatural slice-of-life, similar to Durarara! Except unlike Durarara!'s read more

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