Original screencap count: 160
After 1st pruning run: 110
After 2nd pruning round: 90
Final screencap count: 86
So yeah, very loaded post for Bakemonogatari 12. Holy shit this was an awesome episode for the Hitagi x Koyomi fans.
God. damned. Cockteasing!
The inspiration of this post title.
HAHAHAHAHA WHAT! Mr. Senjougahara’s driving them ヽ( >∀< )ﾉ AHAHA AHAHA AHAHAHAHA
Sure starting to look like THE FIRST DATE FROM HELL here.
Oh god really, having the father tag along is just so weird.
You sure don’t just seem to like teasing him, it’s more like you absolutely love teasing him (and us the viewers too).
A…A…Are you i…i…implying something there, Senjougahara?! (；ﾟдﾟ)
WHAT IS THIS I DON’T EVEN
ＯＲＺ ＯＲＺ ＯＲＺ ＯＲＺ ＯＲＺ ＯＲＺ ＯＲＺ ＯＲＺ ＯＲＺ
Waaaaaaaaait!!!! Don’t leave us alone like this!!!!! What am I supposed to talk with my girlfriend’s father on our first daaaaaaaate?!!!!
Oh fuck. IT’S GENDOU! SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII……..!
Wait does that mean he’s been given approval?
Oh finally, saved!
(;´Д｀) oh god that’s just so touching.
｡･ﾟ(ノД`)ﾟ・。 ｡･ﾟ(ノД`)ﾟ・。 ｡･ﾟ(ノД`)ﾟ・。 ｡･ﾟ(ノД`)ﾟ・。 oh god I BAWWW’ed.
( *=‿=*) moeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~~~~~~
And an episode to remember for all of us too!
Oh god, that was really a great final episode for Bakemonogatari. I really didn’t expect this to happen since Tsubasa Cat just started, but it seems they decided to put that on hold and dedicate this episode to the greatness that is Senjougahara. Fitting enough, since she’s been quite missing throughout Nadeko Snake.
While Nadeko’s extremely moe-moe huggable, but Bakemonogatari w/o Senjougahara just feels odd. And SHAFT surely did us all a good turn here by giving us this great episode for us.
What I really find touching the most is how Senjougahara opens up to Araragi so honestly; as Araragi puts it in the opening text, ‘laying out all her cards’. I find this as the final confirmation of her trust towards Araragi, to the point she manages to admit she’s still scared of sexual contact after the traumatic incident in her childhood, but she is willing to overcome it just for him. It’s just such a touching admission and I must say I shed a few tears when she did so.
Also, Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari sure cemented itself in my list of emotionally-impacting songs. The lyrics just seem to reflect on this particular scene and I wonder now… was the song written with this scene in mind or vice-versa. Nevertheless, every time I hear it now, I’ll be reminded of this starry first date between Araragi and Senjougahara.
Finally, there’s still 3 more episodes of Bakemonogatari, to be aired via webstream. I really want to see how Tsubasa Cat plays out to warrant an additional 3 episodes with SHAFT going to the trouble of webcasting it instead of cutting it down to size or dropping it entirely.