I’m so in for Senjougahara fascination

… but first, I’ll go through the episode with the lolicons.


This.. sounds so wrong when taken out of context.







… especially when you frame it against this sequence of events. I mean like, holy shit, Shin probably had a bloody field day, maybe more than one even!

Of course, the best part of the whole episode is Senjougahara’s sudden confession to Araragi-kun.





Lol@Hachikuji’s comment. But man, that was. Awesome. Really.






Yes I want to talk to you more too!





Ah, now for the really awesome part of the episode, Araragi’s reply.


Oh man, look at how anxious she is.



And Araragi-kun replies to that with a really unique reply. Senjougahara fascination, count me in fuck yeah!


The initial confusion…


… and the subsequent smile, really brings out Senjougahara’s cuteness to the max.

Oh god, Mayoi Snail is gonna be hard to top after this.

Also, /r/ Kimi ga Shiranai Monogatari full version. Best ED song this summer, probably this year too!


  1. Anonymous Said,

    August 2, 2009 @ 11:21 pm

    quality isn’t good, but should tide you over until the official release

  2. Panther Said,

    August 3, 2009 @ 12:29 am

    /r/ ED full too, in good quality pl0x.

    Also yes, this episode is going to be hard to top and so are both the girls in this episode. Good god Senjougahara fascination is ON.

  3. SirMuffin Said,

    August 3, 2009 @ 12:36 am

    Hitagi-ism, anyone?

  4. Wrathkal Said,

    August 3, 2009 @ 1:14 am

    Hitagi-ism… I don’t know if giving it that term is good considering that Endless Eight is pissing off a lot of people. Like this guy:

    Given the title, I rather prefer ‘Hitagi no Monogatari’ :P

    PS: Check out Medaka Box 13.

  5. TJ Said,

    August 3, 2009 @ 1:49 am

    Hitagi is the only one who can pull off a confession like that lol.

  6. FlameStrike Said,

    August 3, 2009 @ 2:22 am

    Yeah Hitagi is so effing awesome. I too hate it when the boy/girl FINALLY confesses after 2X episodes then they guy/girl is all “Lulz ehrm… wait I need to think”. Hitagi is all “Hell no answer me now!”
    Koyomi’s answer is pretty great too! I’ll join in on that Senjougahara fascination.

  7. Bublifuk Said,

    August 3, 2009 @ 4:20 am

    First Bakemonogatari, now Senjougahararagi… what will be next???

  8. Syaoran Li Said,

    August 3, 2009 @ 4:55 am

    That was fucking cool…

    I know Jason will be writing the most epic post so far right now… I’ve to be there.

    Don’t screw it up SHAFT, please don’t…

  9. Seinime Said,

    August 3, 2009 @ 5:40 am

    The production of this episode makes Shin proud.

  10. S_1 Said,

    August 3, 2009 @ 6:26 am

    Senjougahara tore!

    (tore is a term they made up earlier in the story. it is higher levelled than moe)

  11. TheFuzzy Said,

    August 3, 2009 @ 9:24 am

    Shin was probably involved in the direction of this episode.

  12. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    August 3, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

    @anonymous: Thanks a lot! It’ll tide me over till the single is out. Full version starts quite differently eh.

    @The rest: I’ll be sticking to Senjougahara fascination for now. Hitagi-ism or whatsoever doesn’t really sound catchy to me. Plus, ‘Senjougahara fascination’ is kinda coined by herself (well, the author actually).

  13. Shin Said,

    August 3, 2009 @ 9:38 pm


  14. manga Said,

    August 4, 2009 @ 4:25 am

    Wow. You never realize how far you´ve gone into reading lines when you spot your URL in a link that doesn´t link to your own blog.

    So Wrathkal: Next time you want to post a link to a youtube, make it pretty so I won´t react and wonder WTF is my URL doing there?

    To the episode. Yawn. Nice speeches from all of them. Amazing from Senjougahara to reveal that she couldn´t see Mayoi.

    But with how the arc was going it was pretty obvious this is how it would end. I just wonder why they had to make this into three eps instead of two like they did with Senjougahara. Their protest against the anti-loli suggestion maybe?

    Or I´m just reading to much into everything. Still to random with all these single colored photos with words on them. But oh well. It´s a good show.

    Here´s to a new arc. Cheers.

  15. Idolon Said,

    August 4, 2009 @ 8:18 am

    Now I wonder whether Senjougahara really hates kids or if that was her attempt at appearing (relatively) normal.

  16. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    August 4, 2009 @ 11:09 am

    @manga: You sound rather bitter. Are you really enjoying the show or has Endless Eight gotten to you?

  17. don't mind me Said,

    August 4, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

    Why does Senjougahara remind me of Alto-hime from Macross F? Damn!

  18. Westlo Said,

    August 4, 2009 @ 4:44 pm

    “I just wonder why they had to make this into three eps instead of two like they did with Senjougahara.”

    Because this arc got an extra episode when SHAFT decided to animate 15 episodes instead of 12. Shinbo said because they didn’t think they fit in enough conversations… the other arc to benefit from this is the final arc Tsubasa Cat which went from 3 episodes to 5.

    I think a novel reader said about episode 4.. that they cut out 30% of Hitagi’s dialogue and 50% of Meme’s…. the Bake novels are massive compared to most light novels…

  19. sapi Said,

    August 4, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

    thanks to this episode, tore will soon replace moe…

  20. ahelo Said,

    August 4, 2009 @ 8:14 pm


  21. KaraKara Said,

    August 5, 2009 @ 5:32 am

    “Ai Rabu Yu~” :V

  22. anonymous bastard Said,

    August 7, 2009 @ 9:24 am

    senjogahara’s english is pretty good

  23. Arveene Said,

    August 9, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

    I believe I found a much better version here: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7881783

    An mp3 here: http://www1.axfc.net/uploader/li/so/41583

    It’s only 1-2 more days for a lossless release though.

  24. Sal Said,

    August 9, 2009 @ 4:17 pm

    hmm.. i wish i could understand…

  25. ZmmCool Said,

    August 9, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

    The full single is out !!!

  26. manga Said,

    August 11, 2009 @ 5:46 am

    @Kurogane – I am quite bitter to see that they spend so much time on showing of a single colored image with a word/multiple words on it and zoom in, zoom out and do so many camera angle things they can and then all of a sudden the episode is over.

    The time spent actually progressing the story is minimal and when the animation isn´t a close up on teeth, busts or anything else the quality of the animation is so damn good I just have to see what they will spend the next five seconds showing before the next screen will turn, red, black, grey, blue, green or whatever color they want to use this time.

    Endless Eight is a good comparison :p Same things happening all the time and before you know it the EP is either over or the arc is finished.

    So tiresome. Endless Eight was irritating, but so are the one colored screens, I´ll keep watching both, hoping that I will enjoy both shows more now than before.

  27. Epic Win Blog » Bakemonogatari is Brilliant… But It Put Me To Sleep. Twice. Said,

    August 14, 2009 @ 9:36 am

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