Monogatari is a Japanese light novel series written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Vofan. It centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who survives a vampire attack and finds himself helping girls involved with a variety of apparitions, deities, ghosts, beasts, spirits, and other supernatural phenomena, which often serve as proxies for their emotional and mental issues. Between November 2006 and October 2020, Kodansha published 26 volumes in the series under its Kodansha Box imprint, with plans for at least two more volumes as of October 2020. All of the series' story arcs share the common title suffix -monogatari