Just to bring this to attention after getting to know about it from Eastern Standard (via omo’s GRSI) and I must say, the alternate audio stream featuring Hanekawa and Senjougahara is pretty much win.
I really hope to any group who decides to do a release of the DVD/BD editions of Bakemonogatari to provide a translation of the alternate audio stream as well. It’s most probably the best alternate audio commentary extra ever, if you compared it to the usual boring director/producer/actor’s comments. Senjougahara is in full form here and seriously leaves no punches pulled.
The second episode even has her a biiiiiiiiiiiit embarrassed about the first half and she claims that it’s actually a friend who’s also named Senjougahara Hitagi and she would not have done that if she knew it was being broadcasted nationwide. Even Hanakawa follows on this and calls her the Senjougahara-that’s-not, LOL. Also, the trigger of why she fell for Araragi was because he told her to be more optimistic.
Even so, she continues to admonish Araragi repeatedly whenever he stands in a way that makes him look taller and calls him useless during the crab-summoning ceremony (admittedly true) as he’s just standing there doing pretty much nothing except to look surprised.
Hanekawa’s also hillarious herself, first commenting on how cute Shinobu-chan is when she appears in the first episode, then commenting on how cool Oshino’s hairy hands are until Senjougahara advises her to stop liking everything. Also she even goes in to a long rambling dissection about the Pareto principle, on how it applies to ant colonies and human society, etc etc. As expected from Hanewiki.
Lastly, at the end of her arc (which she refers to her public execution since it shows her inflicting bodily harm to Araragi, revealing her personal data, showing her nude out of the shower, undressing repeatedly in front of Araragi and even revealing her traumatic experiences), Senjougahara cuts off with a claim to toy companies who intend to market her Mugen Hotchkiss toy (remember the bubble wrap toy?) to actually pay her royalties, ROFL.
For Mayoi Snail, it’ll be Mayoi’s turn to do the commentaries with Hanekawa, and I really can’t wait to hear that. It should prove to be extremely interesting wwww. Hey Shin, something to look out for, ain’t it?