The Monogatari series is probably the most hyped of any series that I have ever heard of. Fans are so passionate about this confusing series that I’m sure a lot of people like me were turned off to this. I mean, what’s worse than somebody constantly saying “you need to watch this!!” without giving any explanation why because it would be a ‘spoiler.’ Not only that, but this series has so many names, or arcs, in it that just glancing at them could confuse someone and thus turn them off even more.
Well, Vertical has released the third light novel in the series, Kizumonogatari, first because it’s the prequel to everything and chronologically it comes first in the story. I’ve heard many Bakemonogatari fans sort of fussing about this, but to be honest I really liked this decision. For someone who had no idea what this series was it offered me a concrete story to start off with, and even explained that this is the first story in the Monogatari saga. Now I bet you’re wondering if it was worth it?