Nekomonogatari (black): Cat Tale by NisioisinNekomonogatari (black): Cat Tale by Nisioisin

Nekomonogatari (black): Cat Tale


Paperback | December 8, 2017

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Following up on the high note of family ties on which the previous installment concluded, but preceding it chronologically, we find Araragi and his little sister Tsukihi, the heroine of the last volume, in full sibling rivalry mode as they bicker about love. The conversation that cannot end unfolds in its unabashed original glory herein.

Like KIZUMONOGATARI, which delved into our narrator’s disastrous spring break, Cat Tale (Black) is a prequel about another catastrophe, mentioned often yet never recounted even in a foregoing chapter dedicated to Miss H.: namely, the model student’s rampage over Golden Week, a string of holidays starting at the end of April.

Closing out what has come to be known as the “First Season” of the series, this episode of ’GATARI, as rich as ever in silly banter and poignant profundities, richer than usual in snide meta comments about the anime, will make you laugh and cry, or just put a grownup smile on your face, maybe, but is guaranteed to stay with you forever.
Palindromic NISIOISIN made his debut as a novelist when he was twenty. A famously prolific author, he is known to publish more than a book per month at times. With his inexorable rise, he has become the leading light of a younger generation of writers who began their careers in the twenty-first century. Titles by him published in trans...
Title:Nekomonogatari (black): Cat TaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 7.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:December 8, 2017Publisher:Kodansha USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1945054484

ISBN - 13:9781945054488

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Translation I've read all the previous monogatari releases by Vertical and this book continues to be a superb translation/localization of Nisioisins work by them. Culture specific jokes are changed to their western counterpart when needed while keeping others intact to great effect. If you're a fan of the anime adaptions by Shaft then I'd highly recommend these as they give a great insight at the internal monologues of our centerpoint of the series Araragi.
Date published: 2018-02-03