Publisher: Kodansha America LLC
Release Date: 2019-10-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Launching into new territory that the author hadn’t mapped out when he embarked on the series, NEKOMONOGATARI (White) tells the tale of heroine Tsubasa Hanekawa from her own perspective, in her own voice—if that can hold true for a damaged soul who, depending on who you’re asking, suffers from a split personality or a supernatural aberration. The bone-chilling brokenness of her household, where father and mother and daughter keep three separate sets of cookware in the same kitchen and only ever prepare their own meals, and the profound darkness nurtured in the genius schoolgirl’s heart, come to life, if that is the word, through her self-vivisection. As for our customary unreliable narrator, Araragi, we seem to learn revealing tidbits about him now that we have an outside view of him at last, while his lady friends Senjogahara, Hachikuji, et al, freed from his predilection for proudly inane banter, show subtly new faces to us via their female interlocutor. Welcome to the Second Season.
Officially the start of Monogatari's second arc, Nekomonogatari (White) is written in Hanekawa's perspective. It is the first story in the series that's told from a different perspective than Araragi. After months since her last time turning into Black Hanekawa, Hanekawa finds a new oddity problem in the form of a white tiger that burns down buildings she had slept in the night before. The tiger is an oddity Hanekawa accidentally produced herself after years of domestic abuse that kept her from having her own room.
From the popular MONOGATARI series comes the second season of the novels in a beautiful new box set. The limited edition box set features brand new artwork from VOFAN and some extras. Books included in the special limited edition box set will be: 1. Nekomonogatari White 2. Kabukimonogatari 3. Hanamonogatari 4. Otorimonogatari 5. Onimonogatari 6. Koimonogatari