Otorimonogatari (囮物語) 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).


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).


"—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

Nadeko encounters a giant snake who claims to be a deity named Kuchinawa. Kuchinawa promises Nadeko that he would grant her wish if she aids him in the search of his object of worship. Little does Nadeko know that obtaining the object of worship will cost her more than what she expected. Koyomi tries to convince Nadeko to let go of the object of worship, but it's too late, and Nadeko swallows the object and becomes a snake apparition! To make things worse, now Nadeko wants to kill Koyomi and Shinobu Oshino!

Introduced Characters Edit


Nadeko MedusaEdit


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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Book 10 (in Japanese). Published by Kodansha.


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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. 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)