NisiOisiN Pens New Monogatari Novel to Release as Manga Adaptation Ends
Both the novel and the last manga volume release on May 17
Despite Monogatari’s many endings, the novel continues on with NisiOisiN revealing on January 25 that the next Monogatari novel, Ikusamonogatari, will be released on the same day as the final Bakemonogatari manga volume – May 17.
〈西尾維新NEXT20〉更新????❗— 西尾維新公式情報 (@NISIOISIN_info) January 25, 2023
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Oh! great has been adapting the Bakemonogatari arc of the Monogatari novel series in Weekly Shonen Magazine since March 14, 2018, going on a few short breaks due to Oh! great’s poor health. The 21st volume will release on March 16, 2023, with the 22nd volume – the final one – set to be released on May 17.
Ikusamonogatari will be the first novel in the Monogatari series since the second volume of Shinomonogatari on August 19, 2021, which contained the “Final Episode: Nadeko Around” story.
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Kadokawa releases the Bakemonogatari manga in English, with the 17th volume scheduled to be released on February 23. Crunchyroll streams the Monogatari TV anime series' multiple seasons, describing the first TV anime, Bakemonogatari, as such:
“Bakemonogatari” (translated “Ghost Story”) was written by Nisioisin, one of the most popular writers in Japan, and the series consists of 5 different stories. Thanks to Meme Oshino, Koyomi Araragi, a high school student, is able to remain a human after coming across a female vampire...
Source: NisiOisiN on Twitter
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