My first idea was to do a proper review, something objective, neutral and ignoring completely than I’m a huge fan of Monogatari series.
But you know what? Screw that.
It’s here!!! Thanks to vertical (http://www.vertical-inc.com/) for bringing, translating and distributing it!
OK, a bit of context…
Monogatari is a series of novel by Nisio Isin and a huge success in Japan. Most novels are already adapted as anime and are excellent. The story tells the tale of Koyomi Araragi, a young male who need to deal with various mystical apparitions and creatures.
What distinguish Monogatari from the other Japanese Animes / Mangas / Novels is the dialogs, the complex story and the way this story is told. Many mangas try to deal with complex situation (love, hate, friendship, violence, family, etc) like immature adolescents. I feel Monogatari has a more adult approach and is still able to stay as funny (the toothbrush scene!!) and exiting as hell.
Kizumonogatari, specifically, is the beginning of this huge tale. It’s where the faith of Araragi is decided. It’s where he crosses Kiss-Shot (the cover), where he meets Hanekawa and becames what we can see in the anime. There is so much in this novel, seriously, go grab it!
My score : 8/10
The novel on Amazon : http://www.amazon.ca/KIZUMONOGATARI-Wound-Tale-NISIOISIN/dp/1941220975
Anime available on Crunchyroll : http://www.crunchyroll.com/bakemonogatari
Vertical website : http://www.vertical-inc.com/