Bakemonogatari Manga's 1st Volume Bundles Short Story by NisiOisin
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kodansha revealed on Wednesday that a special edition of the first compiled book volume of manga artist Oh! great's (Ito Ogure) manga adaptation of NisiOisin's Bakemonogatari novel will contain "Hitagi Dish," an original "short short story" by NisiOisin.
The volume will also include an exclusive short manga titled "Bake 'mono' gatari" (spelled with the "mono" kanji meaning "person" instead of the original kanji meaning "thing") by the artist, as well as color illustration cards with art by Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), Atsushi Ohkubo (Soul Eater), and Yōsuke Kaneda (Boarding School Juliet). The volume (seen right) will ship on June 15.
NisiOisin's Monogatari Series novels center on Koyomi Araragi, a loner and failing student. One day, his classmate Hitagi Senjōgahara falls into his arms accidentally, and he discovers that Hitagi literally weighs nothing. According to her, she has had this problem since the first year of high school. After Koyomi helps out with her supernatural problem, Koyomi then meets other girls who are all troubled by some manner of supernatural "oddity."
Oh! great is known for creating the series Air Gear, Junk Story - Tetsukuzu Monogatari and Tenjho Tenge, which later inspired anime. He also worked on the story and art for numerous manga such as Burn Up!, Five, Himiko-Den, Majin -Devil-, Naked Star and Silky Whip. Additionally, he worked on end card illustrations for the anime series Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge and Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches.
The novel series began with the two-volume Bakemonogatari story in 2006, and it served as the basis for the first anime adaptation of the novels in 2009. The novel series' "final season" ended with Zoku Owarimonogatari in September 2014, but it featured a teaser for "Monogatari Series, Next Season Tsugimonogatari." Four "Off Season" novels — Orokamonogatari, Wazamonogatari, Nademonogatari, and Musubimonogatari — shipped in October 2015, January 2016, July 2016, and on January 2017, respectively. The novel series' new "Monster Season" launched with the Shinobumonogatari novel in July.
Aniplex of America is releasing the anime adaptations of the Monogatari Series in North America. The Owarimonogatari Second Season anime special, the most recent anime in the franchise, tackles the third Owarimonogatari novel volume. It premiered in a two-day television special last August. The Zoku Owarimonogatari novel will get an anime adaptation this year.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web