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Nekomonogatari Black Cover

Nekomonogatari White Cover

Novel Information
Book 1 Release July 28, 2010[1]
Book 2 Release October 29, 2010[2]
Book 1 ISBN 978-4-06-283748-4[1]
Book 2 ISBN 978-4-06-283758-3[2]
Book 1 Pages 308[1]
Book 2 Pages 292[2]
Book 1 Cover Tsubasa Hanekawa
Book 2 Cover Black Hanekawa
Novel Guide
Previous Nisemonogatari
Next Kabukimonogatari

Nekomonogatari (猫物語), comprised of two volumes, is the fourth part of the Monogatari series. The sixth and seventh books overall, they contain the stories Tsubasa Family (つばさファミリー) and Tsubasa Tiger (つばさタイガー). Black is the last book in the first season of the series. White is the first book in the second season of the series.


The title is portmanteau of neko, "cat", and monogatari, "story".

Publisher's Summaries

Nekomonogatari Black

The flawless class president, Tsubasa Hanekawa. The girl whom Koyomi Araragi owes his life to was charmed by a cat during Golden Week. This is the story of a... human who plays a forbidden game towards becoming a monster. Those "nightmarish nine days", once sealed off and hidden, is now finally revealed!

Nekomonogatari White

"I don't know everything, but I know a lot about you, Araragi-kun."

The flawless class president Tsubasa Hanekawa's first day of the second semester is closely watched by a monstrous tiger. Amidst the lifeless monologue is an unreachable confession...


Black serves as a second prologue to the series, taking place chronologically between Kizumonogatari and Bakemonogatari. White was written from the perspective of Hanekawa.


Tsubasa Family

Adapted in the anime series as a 4-part OVA prequel to Bakemonogatari.

Tsubasa Tiger

Adapted in the anime series as the first story arc of Second Season.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Book 6 (in Japanese). Published by Kodansha.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Book 7 (in Japanese). Published by Kodansha.


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Season One 1. Bakemonogatari (One) • 2. Bakemonogatari (Two) • 3. Kizumonogatari • 4. Nisemonogatari (One) • 5. Nisemonogatari (Two) • 6. Nekomonogatari (Black)
Season Two 7. Nekomonogatari (White) • 8. Kabukimonogatari • 9. Hanamonogatari • 10. Otorimonogatari • 11. Onimonogatari • 12. Koimonogatari
Season Three 13. Tsukimonogatari • 14. Koyomimonogatari • 15. Owarimonogatari (One) • 16. Owarimonogatari (Two) • 17. Owarimonogatari (Three) • 18. Zokuowarimonogatari

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