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


Type: Novel
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: 8.941 (scored by 83488,348 users)
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Ranked: #132
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Popularity: #262
Members: 33,616
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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
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
Nov 4, 2011
Karhu (All reviews)
I'm assuming that the one who reads this is already familiar with Bakemonogatari. Review is still pretty much spoiler free.

Kizumonogatari is another light novel to Nisio Isin's monogatari series. Published after Bakemonogatari while chronologically taking place to time before Bakemono's story and therefore being its prequel. Characters are about same age as in Bakemonogatari so chronologically these two are really close to each others.

Story answers questions like how did Araragi and Tsubasa Hanekawa met, why did Araragi became vampire, who actually are Shinobu and Meme Oshino and how did things end up to the situation like those were in Bakemono. Actual plot is all about read more

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