Nisemonogatari 01


“A..a..a..araragi-kun is such a hentai… ”

Seriously? Araragi? Just because she’s a ghost that doesn’t mean you can do all that to her… well, not that anyone’s gonna be able to catch him and prove it in court. Damn, he might be on to something there.

After over 2 years of waiting, Nisemonogatari is finally in our hands. Bakemonogatari, without a doubt, is the most successful anime adaptation by SHAFT so far and immediately elevated NisiOisin to a household name (amongst otakus) and many fans have been waiting patiently for the follow-up.

So after all that wait, I’m glad to see SHAFT’s unique touch with the show hasn’t been changed. Nisemonogatari isn’t going to win any technical awards for animation, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t win the best dialogues award. After all, we have stuff like this



As they say, you don’t love someone enough until you’re willing to eat their shit!

Of course, while the usual favourites are still around, the selling point of Nisemonogatari is definitely Arararagi’s sisters, Tsukihi and Karen, of both which we only got short glimpses in the first season. Unfortunately, Karen’s absent for the premiere but Tsukihi’s around. Just that, well…

Tsukihi would be so cute if she wasn’t so bitchy…

I mean, really.

Can’t she sit properly?

Damn, girl. Where are your manners?

I sure feel Araragi’s pain in dealing with them now… just Tsukihi alone is already quite a handful, and then Karen’s probably able to beat your sorry ass up as well? Hurrrrrr


  1. xysthoph Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    I have to admit, your post is almost as good as the episode itself.
    Also, please do more Kintama, you’re probably the only one left out there..

  2. AozuAkazu Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    I would drink (almost) anything from Senjougahara’s fingers.

    Also, poor Nadeko got forgotten about ;(

  3. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    Nadeko episode is the next one. Don’t worry.

  4. Woto Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    immediately elevated NisiOisin to a household name

    ‘dem be fighting words son. I’ve had this argument many a time over whether or not bake was what made nisio big and I’ve never lost yet. Nisio was already big in Japan well before Bake anime. Bake anime was big because it was an adaption that was just as good as the original. I’m going to stop before I say things I can’t take back

  5. Kaisos Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    Bake only sold like it did because NisiOisiN is obscenely popular. Also he’s fucking terrifying; the -monogatari series going to be fifteen books in length and over half of those were written in less than two years.

  6. Skribulous Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    To be fair to Kurogane, he was only referring to non-Japanese native otaku.

    I’m reserving judgment on this show until I see Karen. And Nadeko. Especially Nadeko.

  7. Beruchi Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    You forgot about Tsukihis nice falling/landing skills and her pantsu!

  8. DmonHiro Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    Hey, Araragi, what happened to that enhanced power you had last season?

  9. Benigmatica Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    So Hitagi turned “Tsundere” to “Yandere”… What a twist!

  10. CorporateRat Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    Without any prior knowledge about the novel, I have a very strong feeling that Araragi’s being chained up is divine punishment for playing around with his harem, while neglecting his quality time with Senjougahara.

    Getting Mirai Nikki vibes here…

  11. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    It’s not punishment if it’s for his protection.

  12. asdf;lkj Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    LOL remember in the first season those Screens full of words that would just flash by. It was like timed by music when the next screen of words would appear; not by the amount of time a normal person could actually read the screen full of words?

    I hadda love/hate thing with those “screen full of words”. What was written was incredably interesting, and with out them, the story was pretty flat. However, Trying to catch what it said onna internet video player wasnt always easy. So i’m pretty grateful that I didnt have to do the whole pause, read, pause, read, oh carp, I gotta re-play to the first screen cause I didnt pause the 3rd screen fast enough, and the internet player isnt precise enough to just “rewind” to the second screen.

  13. Metalnsnakezero Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

    Good to know that the relationship between Araragi and Senjougahara has changed much.

  14. Sniperk Said,

    January 9, 2012 @ 5:51 am

    Too… Much… Banter… *head explodes*

  15. Organics Said,

    January 9, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    This episode has restored me after a week of watching some really terrible anime. I came away grinning from ear to ear, and I couldn’t believe it was over so fast. All the fourth-wall-leaning was funny, but I hope they tone that down as we get into the story. This was a great episode for getting back into the groove.

  16. Dakkar Said,

    January 9, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    Hm, I came in with pretty high expectations, but the show’s managed to deliver… for now, at least.
    What’s surprising, Rinne no Lagrange managed to deliver even more, despite my zero expectations, mecha that I don’t care for, and the xebecservice. Considering how the main character gets a straight A, and Lan seems to be a perfect foil for her, its selling point are characters as well. Interesting…

  17. Westlo Said,

    January 9, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    If Bake was so big because of the novels than why hasn’t Zaregoto been animated when it was the far bigger LN series between the two prior to Bake getting an anime?

  18. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 9, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    Oh god, I’m not sure if Zaregoto can actually get animated properly. I read the Del Ray publications and if they are even 50% close to the originals, I highly doubt Zaregoto can get a proper animation treatment.

  19. pedobearmatt Said,

    January 9, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

    What nobody mentions the best part of this episode where Araragi finally realized that raping loli ghost won’t get him jailed and even his girlfriend wouldn’t even find about it. My eyes can’t deceive me, he hugged the loli then tossed her into the air spinning then starts kissing her cheeks every time she falls then reverse tossed her and start kissing her body, then there is a circus then he even told don’t resist as he’s closer on removing her pantsu, then she snapped and bites his arm, then goes to the electrical post and starts to roar. I even created something with it. This new year really rocks after the Miya Tachibana mounting brother, then this. I briefly ignored the rest even those mountains and plains talk.

  20. NovaJinx Said,

    January 9, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    ^ BRB FBI

    Hahaha oh wow.

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