Bakemonogatari is a Japanese light novel series written by Japanese novelist Nisio Isin and illustrated by Taiwanese illustrator Vofan; the series is published by Kodansha under the Kodansha Box imprint.The story centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third year high school student who is almost human again after briefly becoming a vampire. One day, a classmate named Hitagi Senjougahara, who never talks to anyone, falls down the stairs into Koyomi's arms. He discovers that Hitagi weighs next to nothing, in defiance of physics. Despite being threatened by her to keep away, Koyomi offers his help, and introduces her to Meme Oshino, a strange middle-aged man living in an abandoned building, who cured him of being a vampire.Koyomi becomes increasingly involved in cases related to unusual supernatural creatures, eventually meeting new people and discovering secrets from those whom he is already familiar with.
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Shinobu Oshino is a vampire who lost her powers, currently living with Meme Oshino. In reality, Shinobu's identity is that of Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade, a powerful vampire who has lived for 500 years, and a series of events which included her encounter with Koyomi Araragi ultimately led to her being drained of all her powers.In the present, Shinobu has helped in Meme's solving of oddity-related incidents, and she appears to be forming a certain link with Koyomi.