Isin Nisio



Given name: 維新
Family name: 西尾
Birthday: 1981

Nisio Isin frequently written as NisiOisiN to emphasize that his pen name is a palindrome, is a Japanese novelist and manga writer. He attended and left Ritsumeikan University without graduating. In 2002, he debuted with the novel Kubikiri Cycle, which earned him the 23rd Mephisto Award at twenty years of age.

He currently works with Kodansha on Pandora, the Kodansha Box magazine, and Faust, a literary magazine containing the works of other young authors who similarly take influence from light novels and otaku culture. He was also publishing a twelve volume series over twelve months for the Kodansha Box line; Ryusui Seiryoin was matching this output, and the Kodansha Box website stated that this is the first time in the world two authors have done twelve volume monthly novel series simultaneously from the same publisher.

In February, 2008, his novel Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases was released in English by Viz Media. Del Rey Manga has already released the first volume in his Zaregoto series. His Bakemonogatari and Katanagatari novels have been adapted into anime.


"Nani made nara Koroseru?" One Shot, 2014Story
After School: 7th Class One ShotStory
Aru Asa Okitara Manga, 2014Story
Bakemonogatari Short Stories Light Novel, 2010Story
Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases Light Novel, 2006Story
Faust Light Novel, 2003Story
Henshin Ganbo Manga, 2014Story
JDC Tribute Novel, 2003Story
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Over Heaven Novel, 2011Story
Katanagatari Light Novel, 2007Story
Kimi to Nadekko! One Shot, 2014Story
Maniwagatari Light Novel, 2008Story
Medaka Box Manga, 2009Story
Medaka Box Manga, 2009Story
Medaka Box Gaiden: Good Loser Kumagawa Novel, 2012Story
Medaka Box: Juvenile - Shousetsu-ban Novel, 2013Story
Monogatari Series: Final Season Novel, 2012Story
Bakemonogatari Light Novel, 2006Story
Onimonogatari Light Novel, 2011Story
Musume-iri Hako One Shot, 2014Story
Ningen Series Novel, 2004Story
Ningyou ga Ningyou Novel, 2005Story
RKD-EK9 Manga, 2014Story
Kimi to Boku no Kowareta Sekai Light Novel, 2003Story
Shin Honkaku Mahou Shoujo Risuka Novel, 2003Story
Shousetsu Ban Medaka Box Novel, 2012Story
Tantei Toshi Densetsu Novel, 2011Story
Urooboe Uroboros! Manga, 2008Story
xxxHOLiC: Another Holic Light Novel, 2006Story
Zaregoto Light Novel, 2002Story
Zerozaki Kishishiki no Ningen Knock Manga, 2014Story
Zerozaki Soushiki no Ningen Shiken Manga, 2008Story

Anime Staff Positions:

Bakemonogatari TV, 2009Original Creator
Bakemonogatari SP TV-Special, 2009Original Creator
Hanamonogatari: Suruga Devil TV, 2014Original Creator
Katanagatari TV, 2010Original Creator
Kizumonogatari MovieOriginal Creator
Medaka Box TV, 2012Original Creator
Medaka Box: Abnormal TV, 2012Original Creator
Nekomonogatari White TV, 2013Original Creator
Nekomonogatari: Kuro TV, 2012Original Creator
Nisemonogatari TV, 2012Original Creator
Tsukimonogatari TV, 2014Original Creator
xxxHOLiC TV, 2006Screenplay