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, Nekomonogatari: 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: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Vampire Vampire
Serialization: Mephisto
Authors: NISIO, ISIN (Story), VOFAN (Art)


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Ranked: #162
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Popularity: #271
Members: 57,025
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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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Apr 24, 2023
The anime is a masterpiece, but the light novel is just even more of a flawless masterpiece, the Monogatari Light Novel is probably the major reason that drew my attention more towards the world of light novels. Except for Nisemonogatari in the light novel season 1, the other three stories in this, Bake, Kizu, Neko Kuro are all just 10/10 masterpieces with Nise alone being a 9/10 in the light novel. The ln displays more detailed text and gives more detailed info to the readers while reading and I love how it holds just 20 pages long or exceeding even more than that with a ...
May 21, 2022
Confession: I used to be a Monogatari hater.

What? Why? The answer being that when I first engaged with the series, first watched Bakemonogatari around a year and a half ago, the anime adaptation frustrated me. Unfortunately, I was just too much of a realist to enjoy the surreal style---I didn't want the iconic, infinite staircase---I'd have rather had a plain, boring one. Not to mention that my personality was likely incompatible with the style of the story. As Nisioisin puts it (forgive me for my awful paraphrasing), the books are mainly about having a bunch of silly conversations. Watching the anime, I was getting frustrated ...
Oct 2, 2021
The Monogatari Series is quite possibly one of the weirdest series I've ever experienced. Yes, even weirder than Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (Araragi's Bizarre Adventure sounds like a suitable title not gonna lie). But after reading it, this series has definitely become one of my all time favorites, and I would definitely recommend to anyone interested (however there's some rather iffy subject matters that might turn some people off, if you're interested there's a video about it on youtube).

What makes Monogatari so enjoyable are definitely the dialogue and the characters in the series. The banter and interactions these characters have with each other is not just ...

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