Bakemonogatari, a portmanteau of bakemono and monogatari, is a Japanese light novel series written by Japanese novelist Nisio Isin and illustrated by Taiwanese illustrator Vofan; the series is published by Kodansha under the Kodansha Box imprint. The story centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who survived a vampire attack, and finds himself mixed up with all kinds of apparitions, gods, ghosts, mythological beasts, and spirits. An anime adaptation by Shaft aired 12 episodes between July and September 2009, and release three more episodes online between November 2009 and June 2010. A TV anime adaptation of the sequel Nisemonogatari aired from January to March 2012.
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