Monogatari

Bakemonogatari

English Title: Monogatari
Japanese Title: 物語 — Monogatari — “Story”
Author: Nisio Isin
Illustrator: Vofan
Translator: Ko Ransom, James Balzer
Genre: Supernatural, Mystery, Romance
Original Run: November 2006 – ongoing
English Run: December 2015 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Kodansha BOX (Kodansha)
English Publisher: Vertical
Volumes in Japanese: 23 (In Progress)
Volumes Published in English: 7 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback – $14

Synopsis: Around midnight, under a lonely street lamp in a provincial town in Japan, lies a white woman, a blonde, alone, robbed of all four limbs, yet undead. Indeed, a rumor’s been circulating among the local girls that a vampire has come to their backwater, of all places. Koyomi Araragi, who prefers to avoid having friends because they’d lower his “intensity as a human,” is naturally skeptical. Yet it is to him that the bloodsucking demon, a concept “dated twice over,” beckons on the first day of spring break as he makes his way home with a fresh loot of morally compromising periodicals.

KizuMonogatari: Wound Tale
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Released December 15, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-1941220979
Note: This prequel novel was the third volume of the Monogatari series released in Japan, following the two volumes that made up Bakemonogatari.

BakeMonogatari: Monster Tale – Part One
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Released December 20, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-1942993889
Note: In Japan, Bakemonogatari was first released in two volumes. Later on, an edition was made that split the story in three volumes. For the English release, Bakemonogatari is three volumes.

BakeMonogatari: Monster Tale – Part Two
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Released February 28, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-1942993896

BakeMonogatari: Monster Tale – Part Three
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Released April 25, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-1942993902

NiseMonogatari: Fake Tale – Part One
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Released June 27, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-1942993988

NiseMonogatari: Fake Tale – Part Two
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Released August 29, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-1942993995

NekoMonogatari: Black – Part One
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Released December 8, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-1945054488

Upcoming Releases

Reviews of Monogatari
Justus R Stone: KizuBake 1Bake 2Bake 3Nise 1Nise 2
Suitable for Treatment: KizuBake 1Bake 2Bake 3Nise 1Nise 2Neko 1

Illustrations Sampler

Anime Adaptations
1) BakemonogatariMAL Entry — 15 episodes — Aired July 2009 – June 2010
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2) Nisemonogatari MAL Entry — 11 episodes — Aired January 2012 – March 2012
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3) Nekomonogatari: Black MAL Entry — 4 episodes — Aired December 2012
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4) Monogatari Series: Second Season MAL Entry — 26 episodes — Aired July 2013 – December 2013
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5) Tsukimonogatari MAL Entry — 4 episodes — Aired December 2014
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6) Owarimonogatari MAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired October 2015 – December 2015
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7) Kizumonogatari MAL Entry — 3 movies — Aired January 2016 – January 2017
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9 responses to “Monogatari

  1. Do we know anything about Vertical releasing more of the Monogatari Series? Seems pretty odd that they start with Kizumonogatari and don’t do any announcements about adapting the other novels too. (Or did I miss anything?)

    • Nothing has been officially stated about other volumes in the series yet. Vertical may be “testing the waters” with this release, to see if Monogatari LNs would be profitable or not. I imagine if Kizu does well, they would want to look into bringing more volumes over.

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