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Otorimonogatari (囮物語) or OTORIMONOGATARI: Decoy Tale in the English publication, is the seventh part of the Monogatari series. It is the tenth book overall, and contains the story Nadeko Medusa (なでこメドゥーサ).

EtymologyEdit

The title is portmanteau of otori, "decoy", and monogatari, "story".

As with Kabukimonogatari and Hanamonogatari, the kanji used to write "otori" (囮) contains the BAKE part (化).

SynopsisEdit

"—You're a liar, even though you're already a god."

The girl who was once possessed by a winding serpent, Nadeko Sengoku.

The girl who has been in love with Koyomi Araragi for so long now appears as an "angel" in pure white. But her true colors are...?

As the "story" approaches its final chapter, it twists around, entangling, evolving—.

English Release Synopsis Edit

A certain middle school girl has a fondness for hats, which serve as a line of defense against eye contact along with the overlong bangs she’s worn ever since she was little. Speaking in fits and starts when she doesn’t fall completely silent, her go-to line is “I’m sorry,” and she’s given to referring to herself in third person. Nadeko Sengoku is pretty, and not just cute.

When a jealous classmate tried to hex her with a fraudulent charm, Miss Bangs went and got cursed in earnest all by herself, having done her homework wrong and performed a gruesome ritual at a forgotten shrine. Thank goodness Big Brother Koyomi noticed and rescued her that time, but chopping up snakes at a place of worship that was dedicated to a serpent…

It might come back to bite her again, hmmmm? Hoping to be saved by someone, but unable to ask for help, the shyest member of the cast explores a running theme of these tales in her own halting voice this round: While self-reliance is well and good, beware of its debased counterfeit minted from a mere reluctance to connect with others. You know what I mean?[2]

Introduced Characters Edit

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Nadeko MedusaEdit

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Anime Edit

See also: Monogatari Series Second Season

Otorimonogatari was adapted into the TV anime series through the compilation cour of Monogatari Series: Second Season as the third arc. For Blu-ray releases, it was released separately with it's original novel title.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Book 10 (in Japanese). Published by Kodansha.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Book 10. Published by Vertical.

NavigationEdit

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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. Zoku Owarimonogatari
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)