|Release||December 24, 2010|
Kabukimonogatari (傾物語) is the fifth part of the Monogatari series. It is the eighth book overall, and contains the story Mayoi Jiang Shi (まよいキョンシー).
The title is portmanteau of kabukimono, a strange, deviant wandering samurai, and monogatari, "story".
The kanji used to write "kabuki" (傾き) more typically reads as "katamuki" and means "slant, slope, inclination, deviation". As with some other Monogatari novels, it contains the BAKE part (化), and is composed of the simplified form of "man" (人) and "period of time" (頃).
Araragi Koyomi and Oshino Shinobu decided to time travel back into 11 years ago using up the remaining spirit particles at the shrine from Nadeko Snake. In their adventure, Koyomi saved Hachikuji Mayoi from the car accident that killed her. When they returned to the present, they discover the world has changed drastically as a consequence of what Koyomi have done. Now they have to find an alternate way to get back to their original world.