|Release||May 7, 2008|
Kizumonogatari (傷物語) is the second part of the Monogatari series. It is the third book overall, and contains the story Koyomi Vamp (こよみヴァンプ).
The title is a portmanteau of two terms:
- 傷物 (kizumono: defective article, damaged goods, "deflowered girl", "unvirtuous girl" - the latter two which are slang terms, because the girls are "second-hand")
- 物語 (monogatari: legend, story, tale)
This prequel novel features the life of Koyomi Araragi before the events in Hitagi Crab. It details Araragi's encounter with the vampire Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade and his journey back into humanity from being a vampire.
An anime film adaptation by Shaft (directed by Akiyuki Shinbo) is scheduled for the future.