The Monogatari series centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third year high school student who is almost human again after briefly becoming a vampire. One day, a classmate named Hitagi Senjōgahara, who infamously never talks to anyone, falls down the stairs into Koyomi’s arms.... more>>
He discovers that Hitagi weighs next to nothing, in defiance of physics. Despite being threatened by her, Koyomi offers his help, and introduces her to Meme Oshino, a middle-aged homeless man who helped him stop being a vampire.
Some volumes are split into multiple stories which are identified by the ‘s1,2,3…’ in the releases.
Volumes 1-2: Bakemonogatari, 3: Kizumonogatari, 4-5: Nisemonogatari, 6-7: Nekomonogatari, 8: Kabukimonogatari , 9: Hanamonogatari, 10: Otorimonogatari, 11: Onimonogatari, 12: Koimonogatari, 13: Tsukimonogatari, 14: Koyomimonogatari, 15-17: Owarimonogatari, 18: Zokuowarimonogatari, 19: Orokamonogatari, 20: Wazamonogatari, 21: Nademonogatari
The author has also split the volumes into various seasons: First Season: Volumes 1-6, Second Season: Volumes 7-12, Final Season: Volumes 13-18, Off Season: Volumes 19-20
Okitegami Kyouko is a famous detective who solves cases in a single day. In fact, she has to, since her memories only last for one day before they ‘reset.’ However, for important things, she writes messages for herself down on her body with a special pen. One of her common clients is Kakushidate Yakusuke, a man who is often wrongly suspected of committing crimes. There is also a live-action drama adaptation of this story.... more>>
The original novel’s story is about a detective named Kyōko Okitegami who is also known as the forgetful detective. She forgets everything in a day, but solves cases the same day. (Her name has the Japanese word for “today” in it.) An unlucky young man named Yakusuke Kakushidate somehow ends up as the suspect in every case, and he always asks for the detective.
It’s the vacation of a lifetime, a trip to a remote island filled with geniuses and murder.... more>>
On Wet Crow’s Feather Island, a tiny speck in the Sea of Japan, lives Akagami Iria, the exiled daughter of a powerful family. Born into great wealth, she was a princess of the highest pedigree–until she was cut off by the leader of the Akagami Foundation. For the last five years, she’s lived on Feather Island with her maids. But she hasn’t been alone. She has invited the best minds Japan has to offer to come and stay with her.
And so nineteen-year-old college student Ii-chan and his best friend, computer genius Kunagisa Tomo, find themselves as Iria’s guests at her elaborate mansion. Surrounded by fascinating women–a chef, a fortune-teller, a scholar, and an artist, not to mention his own friend Tomo–Ii-chan is feeling a little overmatched intellectually. But the sudden discovery of a grisly murder sends the island into shock. And Ii-chan discovers that he does possess a bit of genius: the ability to discover what is real and what is fake… who is who they claim to be–and who is a killer.