Bakemonogatari manga art by Oh! great

Bakemonogatari gets manga adaptation from Air Gear artist Oh! great

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NisiOisin’s Bakemonogatari novel is getting a manga nine years in the wake of the anime’s release in 2009. But which artist could be up to such a surreal task? After a teaser and two weeks of keeping Twitter guessing, Kodansha revealed that Ito Ogure (alias Oh! great) of the Air Gear series is taking on […]

Review: Owarimonogatari – Part 1

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Few of us will be unaware of Monogatari, SHAFT’s idiosyncratic adaptation of NisiOisiN’s light novel series. Its fascination with theology and mathematics are well documented, while the different iterations at once conform to genre clichés and stand totally separate. I’ve been mulling over Monogatari for as long as I’ve been reviewing anime, certainly enough time […]

Vertical begin Bakemonogatari with 1st English volume in December

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Now the prequel novel Kizumonogatari is out in the world in English, publishers Vertical are getting ready to release the modern folklore mystery that first won our hearts. NisiOisin’s Bakemonogatari is stalking up fast, with Part 1: Monster Tale slated for December 20th. Part two will follow on February 28th, then part three will arrive on April 25th, all three […]

Kizumonogatari Part II – Nekketsu-hen gets extended trailer

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Kizumonogatari Nekketsu-hen, the second film in Akiyuki Shinbo’s trilogy adapting NisiOisin’s Bakemonogatari prequel novel, Kizumonogatari, has been out in cinemas in Japan since August 19th, and is due to screen in the US this October. On Monday (September 5th), the movies’ official website unveiled a long version trailer, so you lucky Monogatari fans living across the pond can get a deeper […]

Final Kizumonogatari film slated for January

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Kizumonogatari Nekketsu-hen (Wound Tale: Hot Blood), the second film in Akiyuki Shinbo’s Bakemonogatari prequel trilogy, arrives in Japanese cinemas today (August 19th). To mark the opening, the movies’ official website has announced that the third and final part, Kizumonogatari Reiketsu-hen (Cold Blood), is slated for January 6th, 2017. The staff also revealed the film’s key visual, illustrated by Monogatari‘s regular character designer Akio Watanabe. […]

Update: Kizumonogatari Nekketsu-hen movie’s trailer affirms August release and announces new cast

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Monogatari writer NisiOisin’s official Twitter announced on June 3rd, which also marked Nadeko Sengoku’s birthday, that the new Nademonogatari novel set from her perspective has been slated for a July 29th release in Japan. This comes after the sunny promo material that confirmed the summer scheduling, which followed January’s note with Wazamonogatari‘s release that another two novels were set to […]

Vertical preview Kizumonogatari audiobook with dub actor voice cast

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As they first announced back in February, Vertical have released their audiobook of the KIZUMONOGATARI: Wound Tale novel, with the voices of Erik Kimerer as Araragi, Cristina Vee as Kiss-shot and Hanekawa, and Keith Silverman as Oshino. If you’re still not sure about the idea of an audiobook light novel, the publishers have kindly posted an extended, free preview […]

Review: Tsukimonogatari

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Yotsugi Ononoki is a shikigami doll, in as much as she’s no longer human; her cuteness belied by a perpetually empty expression and green eyes glazed in a far off stare. Her true nature is phantom and as such she struggles with the concept of human society, as her interactions, all whimsy and eccentricity, take […]

News: NisiOisin’s Nademonogatari slated for the summer

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When NisiOisin and VOfan’s latest novel in the Monogatari series, Wazamonogatari, was released in January, it contained the announcement that another pair was in the pipeline for this year. Back then, Nademonogatari (Caressing Story) and Musubimonogatari (Binding Story) hadn’t been slated with any more specific details, but now promo material has sprung up preparing us for a July release. The new novel will […]

News: Professor adds Bakemonogatari as key text on Japanese Literature course

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To break down the perceived barriers between light novels and literature, Mashiro Hirose, a professor in Japanese Literature at the Aichi University of Education, has added NisiOisin’s Bakemonogatari to his curriculum. The module ‘Seminar on Japanese Literature’ will make reference to the first volume in the modern folklore mystery series Monogatari in teaching the basics of textual […]

Review: Hanamonogatari

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Now in her last year of high school, Suruga Kanbaru preoccupies herself with basketball and track since her senpais Hitagi Senjougahara and Koyomi Araragi have graduated. When she’s out training, she catches wind of Lord Devil, a kind of urban school myth who’s said to grant any wish. Afraid that she herself might be the […]