Longest Novel by Bakemonogatari's NisiOisin Ships in 2012

posted on by Egan Loo
Also: Kodansha celebrates reissue of his Ningen novel series with wallpaper

Japan's Kodansha Novels imprint announced on Thursday that it will publish Himeiden, "NisiOisin's longest novel," next spring. More information will be announced later on the imprint's website.

To celebrate the smaller bunko reissue of NisiOisin's Ningen novel series, Kodansha is also offering a wallpaper drawn by the novels' illustrator Take until January 31, 2011. The illustration originally came from a trading card holder produced to commemorate the end of the series in March of 2010.

NisiOisin's Monogatari novels inspired the Bakemonogatari television anime series, next January's Nisemonogatari television series, and next year's Kizumonogatari film. There is also his similarly named but separate Katanagatari television anime series and the upcoming Medaka Box television anime series. NisiOisin just launched a new novel series called Tantei Toshi Densetsu (Detective Urban Legends) in the literary magazine Mephisto's third volume on December 6.

Viz Media published NisiOisin's Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases in North America, while Del Rey published two volumes of his Zaregoto series (from which the Ningen series is a spinoff).

[Via 0takomu]

Image © NisiOisin/Take/Kodansha

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