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  • Published: 28 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781945054488
  • Imprint: Vertical Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 280
  • RRP: $26.99

Nekomonogatari (Black) Cat Tale


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The conclusion to the First Season of NISIOISIN’s Monogatari begins with NEKOMONOGATARI (BLACK). In this two volume collection NISIOISIN turns his focus onto Araragi’s close friend Tsubasa Hanekawa, revealing a new side to her that is more in tune with the world of MONOGATARI. A prequel to BAKEMONOGATARI here we see just what Hanekawa has become.

After surviving a vampire attack, Koyomi Araragi notices that his friend and savior, Tsubasa Hanekawa, has been acting strange. When he happens to cross paths with her on his way to a bookstore and sees she has a bandage on her face, he knows something must definitely be wrong. Koyomi wants to help her, but Tsubasa assures him that her wound is just something she received at home and that he should not concern himself with it. But when a white cat with no tail is hit and killed by a car, the pair bury the creature and the real trouble begins.

  • Pub date: 28 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781945054488
  • Imprint: Vertical Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 280
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

NISIOISIN

There are few authors in Japan who have reached the heights of success as NISIOISIN . Born in 1981, Nisio dropped out of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, to pursue a career in story-telling. Initially he had ambitions to be a comic artist, but when he realized his art was not up to snuff, he began to focus on his writing, eventually winning the 23rd Mephisto Prize, for Decapitation(Vertical) recognizing his talents as a mystery writer, at the age of 20. Since his debut in 2002 Nisio has penned more than 50 novels and a number of comics. And he has quickly become one of Japan’s top selling author’s in recent memory with more than 5 million units sold since 2009. In 2014, as in 2012, he was the top selling author in Japan (outselling Haruki Murakami by more than half a million units).

Nishio’s works often cover themes of youth, but are framed in genres that are familiar to the masses. His works tend to mix mystery with comedy and touches or romance and/or the supernatural. He is a modern author in every sense, sometimes even experiementing with the Japanese language itself. Many of his works have been adapted into animated television series and films. His best known works are the Monogatari series and Katanagatari.

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