Kabukimonogatari (傾物語) is the fifth part of the Monogatari series. It is the eighth book overall, and contains the story Mayoi Jiangshi (まよいキョンシー).
The English version is slated to release sometime in April 2018.
The title is portmanteau of kabukimono, a strange, deviant wandering samurai, and monogatari, "story".
An English adaptation of this title could be twistory.
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 has done. Now they have to find an alternate way to get back to their original world.
English Release Synopsis Edit
Officially the second part of MONOGATARI's second arc, KABUKI dives into the past of one of the MONOGATARI's first heroines - Mayoi Hachikuji. With an animated series by SONY, KABUKIMONOGATARI is a must read for BAKE fans, and a must for fans of Japanese YA fiction.
A few months after he first met Mayoi Hachikuji (BAKEMONOGATARI), Araragi set out to deliver something to the young lady. Unable to find her, Araragi gives up and heads home and realizes that he has not done any of his summer assignments even though today is the last day of summer break. With help from Shinobu, Koyomi travels back to the past so that he can finish them, but instead, they end up traveling back a full eleven years!
The current date is May 13th. It is the day before that Mother's Day when Mayoi left to go see her mother. Koyomi realizes that he has an opportunity to save Mayoi! But is he aware of what may result when you change the past like that...
Mayoi Jiangshi Edit
See also: Monogatari Series Second Season
Kabukimonogatari was adapted into the TV anime series through the compilation cour of Monogatari Series: Second Season as the second arc. For Blu-ray releases, it was released separately with it's original novel title.
|First Season||1. Bakemonogatari (One) • 2. Bakemonogatari (Two) • 3. Kizumonogatari • 4. Nisemonogatari (One) • 5. Nisemonogatari (Two) • 6. Nekomonogatari (Black)|
|Second Season||7. Nekomonogatari (White) • 8. Kabukimonogatari • 9. Hanamonogatari • 10. Otorimonogatari • 11. Onimonogatari • 12. Koimonogatari|
|Final Season||13. Tsukimonogatari • 14. Koyomimonogatari • 15. Owarimonogatari (One) • 16. Owarimonogatari (Two) • 17. Owarimonogatari (Three) • 18. Zokuowarimonogatari|
|Off Season||19. Orokamonogatari • 20. Wazamonogatari • 21. Nademonogatari • 22. Musubimonogatari • Tsugimonogatari|
|Monster Season||23. Shinobumonogatari • 24. Yoimonogatari • 25. Amarimonogatari • 26. Ougimonogatari • 27. Shinomonogatari (One) • 28. Shinomonogatari (Two)|