- Series: Monogatari
- Paperback: 322 pages
- Publisher: Vertical (May 17, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781945054846
- ISBN-13: 978-1945054846
- ASIN: 1945054840
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
There are few authors in Japan who have reached the heights of success as NISIOISIN. Born in 1981, NISIOISIN left of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, to pursue a career in story-telling. Initially he had ambitions to be a comic artist, but when he realized his art was not up to snuff, he began to focus on his writing. He would eventually win the 23rd Mephisto Prize, for Kubikiri Cycle (Del Rey), acknowledging his talents as a mystery writer, at the age of 20. Since his debut in 2002 he has penned more than 50 novels and a number of comics.
Nishio's works often cover themes of youth, but are framed in genres that are familiar to the masses. His works tend to mix mystery with comedy and touches or romance and/or the supernatural. He is a modern author in every sense, sometimes even experiementing with the Japanese language itself. Many of his works have been adapted into animated television series and films. His best known works are the Monogatari series and Katanagatari.
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This volume has turned around my impressions of this series from "interesting enough to keep going" to "this is starting to live up to the hype now". So much more happens in this volume compared to the others. The dialogue doesn't seem as pointless, the characters sans Araragi seem even more interesting than before, the pacing was excellent, and I got to the point where I didn't want to put the book down much earlier than in previous installments. Heck, I would just recommend this volume outright if it didn't require having read most of the other ones to appreciate it!
Kabuki starts out on August 20th, the last day of summer vacation and one day before the events of the last novel. Shinobu brings to Araragi's attention that he has a problem. Despite having spent all summer studying to improve his grades, he never actually did any of his summer homework. With no time left, Shinobu decides to cross something she always wanted to do off her bucket list and plans to travel a few days in the past to give Araragi time to complete his homework. What could possibly go wrong?
Or rather, what could possibly go right?
Kabuki is a comedy of errors. I won't spoil everything for you, but I will tell you this: Araragi and Shinobu end up going back 11 years. While there, Araragi decides to save Hachikuji from being hit by a car. All of the usually Nisioisnisms are here, from the crackling dialogue to the amazing character development.
As with a few past volumes, I felt that too much time was spent on characters making jokes and it through of the pacing. This novel is actually the second longest in the series so far. But as with those past volumes, it does come together in the last 50+ pages for a grand conclusion. You won't want to miss this.