Katanagatari 02


Wow, they sure started off on way different tack compared to the last episode. In just a month, they’re already in to licking each other!

Of course, I am jesting, but this was a really good episode after the first one.

For one thing, the episode is meta as fuck and Togame pretty much acts as the Author Avatar in addressing one of the biggest criticisms of the series, namely that Shichika is pretty damn bland.


Am I the only one who thinks Shichika looked way more decent in his previous outfit? This new ones practically expose his upper half! A little form of irony here?


Don’t forgot he also can shapeshift in to other people as well. Thank you for the short fanservice last episode, Koumori.


…. how true. Did I mention this episode is meta as fuck?



Not bad, I guess. Then again, he sounds like he just agreed to it just because he was getting annoyed being forced to choose one rather than him liking it.


… or maybe he does like it. That was a pretty great comic timing there, Shichika!

But I have to say, I so agree to this…


I mean, like fuck, the subs ACTUALLY were in reverse order as well and THAT was extremely fucking hard to read. I actually thought I was getting trolled but thankfully it wasn’t. THANK GOD HE GOT KILLED IN LESS THAN 2 CUTS. I MEAN I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO TAKE READING HIS FUCKING SUBTITLES FOR THE WHOLE EPISODE, MUCH LESS WRITE A WHOLE FUCKING NOVEL OF HIM SAYING EVERYTHING BACKWARDS.


I don’t know why but I found this line extremely funny coming from Yukarin, rather than from Togame.


And this is my most favourite scene of the episode, how Togame tried to berate Shichika but got the tables turned instead.

To his credit, Shichika is really shaping out to be an interesting lead after this episode and Togame just gets more and more awesome, especially with her serving as the Author Avatar of sorts for the show. I found it kinda funny, but this is how Nisioisin rolls I guess.

Definitely looking forward to next month for my Yukarin fix again. And hopefully, more awesome meta banter for the lulz.


  1. metalsnakezero Said,

    February 12, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

    This was a good episode and glad that there were a bit more gore in this.

  2. SnooSnoo Said,

    February 12, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

    Now to try learning how to talk backwards.
    da gisarashi wanima ha rewa

  3. Nosgoroth Said,

    February 12, 2010 @ 11:32 pm

    I don’t know if I would say that Togame is an Author Avatar o the supposed author via Literary Agent Hypothesis of some sort. I mean, there’s a report. But she’s writing it as a novel.

  4. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    February 13, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

    @Nosgoroth: Nevertheless, she still spouts some awesome meta-banter!

    @SnooSnoo: Killed get to want you do? World the in things annoying most the of one probably is backwards talking. People kill would backwards talking but, fine is backwards writing.

  5. Nosgoroth Said,

    February 13, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

    @Kurogane >Backwards talk.

    Argh. Zerosen.

  6. bakasaru Said,

    February 15, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

    if the anime manages to keep up this episodes level (instead of becoming just another “this weeks monster is…”) then i think it just might become the bakemonogatari of 2010

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