The official Twitter account of Ogure Ito or better known as Oh! great, the illustrator of Bakemonogatari manga, announced on March 15, 2023, that the manga has come to an end with the release of the chapter 193 in the latest issue of Weekly Shonen magazine.
Ogure shared an illustration commemorating 5 years of serialization of Bakemonogatari manga.
The manga illustrator also took a walk down the memory lane on Twitter, revealing the first time he met Monogatari light novel creator Nisio Isin by sharing an interview snippet. Checkout a rough translation below:
When was the first time you met Mr. Nisio?
I don’t remember exactly, but I think it was at Hirohiko Araki’s party. At the time, I was working on “Tenjho Tenge” and I remember well that Nisio-sensei imitated Mataza. A long time has passed since then, and I never thought I would be able to work with him in this way!
There is no doubt that the Bakemonogatari series will continue to grow as content and be shared among fans, but for now, this is the end of Ogure’s manga version. Thank you very much. See you soon.
Additionally, Ogure Ito drew the cover illustration for this week’s Weekly Shonen magazine featuring Nadeko Sengoku, Mayoi Hachikuji, Tsubasa Hanekawa, Shinobu Oshino, and Hitagi Senjogahara.
The manga entered its final arc at the beginning of 2022.
Bakemonogatari is a Japanese manga series illustrated by Oh! great, based on the Monogatari light novel series written by Nisio Isin. It was serialized in Kodansha’s magazine Weekly Shnen Magazine from March 2018 to March 2023, with its chapters collected and published in 20 tankōbon volumes as of January 2023.
As of August 2020, Bakemonogatari had over 2.4 million copies in circulation.
Unlike the novels, Oh!great decided to include the Kizumonogatari in between the Nadeko Snake and Tsubasa Cat arcs, explaining that this would help people sympathize more with Hanekawa.