Bakemonogatari Blu-Ray alternate audio commentary – Hitagi Crab


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?


  1. KayDat Said,

    September 30, 2009 @ 11:21 pm

    I for one would look forward to Sengoku Nadeko.

  2. S_1 Said,

    September 30, 2009 @ 11:55 pm

    hehe, Bakemonogatari’s awsomeness just ain’t slowing down eh? 8D

  3. schneider Said,

    October 1, 2009 @ 7:54 am

    Hanewiki, I like that.

  4. Shin Said,

    October 1, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

    As much as I’m excited over Mayoi’s commentary, I just came to possibility of having the resident lesbro comment on Nadeko’s arc, with the latter flustering and stammering throughout. Oh god.

  5. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 1, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

    Shin: I dunno man, judging from the two episodes, it seems that Hanewiki has a serious predilection for cute girls too. Dear… dear… I wonder how would it turn out.

  6. Syaoran Li Said,

    October 2, 2009 @ 3:06 am

    Oh crap, I gotta get my hands over those RAWs

  7. quigonkenny Said,

    October 4, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

    Having Hocchan on continuous commentary duty—in character—teaming up with the girl du jour to MST3K the series—in character—with dialog written by the original author? Holy God, Bakemonogatari just became the single greatest anime of all time. SHAFT are fucking geniuses… Any wagers on who shares commentary duty with Hanewiki for Tsubasa Cat? Arararagi-kun’s seiyuu?

    RAWs GET!

  8. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 4, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

    @quigonkenny: I wouldn’t mind if Senjougahara took up that role again…

  9. Don't Watch anime on streaming sites Said,

    October 8, 2009 @ 12:19 am


    Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    @quigonkenny: I wouldn’t mind if Senjougahara took up that role again…

  10. Haesslich Said,

    October 8, 2009 @ 11:21 am

    So… Bakemonogatari volume 1 beat out K-ON for sales with 44000 copies pushed out over its first week, beating out K-ON’s initial sales by about 3000 copies, and Macross F by 5000 copies. Trashed Haruhi Endless Eight vol 1, of course.

  11. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 8, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

    @Haesslich: My response: FUCK YEAH.

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