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: 21 (In Progress)
Volumes Published in English: 5 (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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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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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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BakeMonogatari: Monster Tale – Part Three
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NiseMonogatari: Fake Tale – Part One
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11 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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