Monogatari Series


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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.

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 19-21

Associated Names
One entry per line
Ghost Story
Monster Story
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
07/08/19 Polaris Translations v22s1
06/26/19 Polaris Translations v22s4
06/19/19 Polaris Translations v22s3
06/13/19 Polaris Translations v22s2
11/13/18 Mirrored Translations movie ss
07/11/18 Mirrored Translations v24c6
07/11/18 Mirrored Translations v24c5
07/08/18 Mirrored Translations v24c4
06/26/18 Mirrored Translations v24c3
06/21/18 Mirrored Translations v24c2
06/19/18 Mirrored Translations v24c1
12/23/17 Mirrored Translations v20s2c17
12/23/17 Mirrored Translations v20s2c16
12/21/17 Mirrored Translations v20s2c15
12/19/17 Mirrored Translations v20s2c14
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Lachiel rated it
October 24, 2015
Status: --
This series creates great anime.. what else can I say other then this novel has Waifus, a Chosen Waifu, and supernatural fights.. (The Chosen Waifu is territorial btw..). Araragi our poor MC just happens to stick his head into other peoples supernatural problems, and helps them try and solve it... and the rest is for you to read.. :)

I recommend both the anime series and the novel series as both are good in their own rights. :D
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Pixeldrum rated it
December 3, 2021
Status: v2
The animated Monogatari series is one that I hold to a decent deal of acclaim considering the fact that it's an ecchi harem, yet manages to enthrall me with Shaft's superb anime adaptation along with good pacing, dialogue, and characters.

None of Shaft's charm is seen in the novel. What made the anime good wasn't the original material, but the way Shaft manages to pick and choose the best parts of the series and put them into an animation medium. It's almost an entirely different story. People have slightly different personalities,... more>> certain things are more emphasized, additional dialogue is cut, and the delivery of certain lines that were vague were creatively interpreted in the anime.

Reading the novel is a completely different experience, and not in a good way. Like I said, Shaft basically could have adapted anything and made it good, and it just so happened to be Monogatari Series. Nisio Isin is an author that's hit or miss, but certainly talented and has made good works before. This work clearly demonstrates the nascent stages of his style: creating characters that talk about psuedo psychological topics in a way that's certainly unique to him, but perhaps not always executed properly. Both Araragi and Senjougahara clearly has as different character profile compared to the anime, and not in a good way. How do I say this? Shaft's rendition of the series is so good that it makes it look like the novel adapted off the anime.

Even the ecchi scenes that were clearly undermined in the anime are dragged on to no end in the novel, another change that I cannot agree with. Overall, the novel's the original, and no one can take that away, but as for whether or not I liked the novel? Absolutely not. There's not much, if at all, that I can say positively about the novel that the anime does not do better. If you want to read Nisio Isin's works, Zaregoto and Medako Box are certainly better alternatives. <<less
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freedom1x rated it
February 16, 2018
Status: v1 illustrations

Except, I am not too sure where it is now. But back then, at baka-tsuki, This novel translation chronology is confusing.

Imagine having to see latest translation at chapter 10 book 5, then next will be chapter 5 book 7.

IT WAS REALLY INTERESTING! Also. You have to be specially knowledgeable about some lores about Japanese myths. It helps. Like XXXholic manga. Which will leave you clue less unless you know which myth it was based from.
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