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Nice way to start the finale….

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Karen-chan, so manly!! (≧ω≦)

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… I’m not even surprised at this anymore. Oh Koyomi…

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ROFL what.

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I like how he’s covering it up with a bunch of cool lines… ah, the courage to steal your sister’s kiss then say it doesn’t count…

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Best thing this episode, Shinobu in Mr. Donuts jersey. Mmmm… that expression that looks down on you as if you’re a piece of trash on the floor.

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Definitely not the best thing to say to her….

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…. oh you, Koyomi. Oh, you…. ( ̄(エ) ̄)

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Predictably….

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Oh dear… that’s a pretty gruesome beating he took.

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Koyomi! You’re scaring me!

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More cool lines time!

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Ah… Koyomi, winning by getting beaten to a pulp and cool lines.

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Hahah, Kagenui! Nice one there. Yeah, that’s definitely one thing the aloha bastard won’t say… even if he wanted to.

Well, that certainly was a short arc after all, only three episodes if the toothbrush episode isn’t taken in to consideration. I was worried if it would not be enough, but looks like they managed to end things nicely, although Tsukihi still had a critical lack of screen time. Says much when Karen takes up an entire episode of her arc and she doesn’t even have enough time onscreen to fit in to one episode…

Still, lesson learned. Never cross the Araragi siblings if you want to live. One’s a vampire, one’s a martial artist genius and the last one is immortal. Yeaaaaaaaaah… not going to end well if you do get on their bad side. There’s at least one serving of “justice” coming up.. plus if you’re unlucky, donut-related trouble.

Finally, I don’t quite get the beach scene with Senjougahara in short hair. I trust most already know my stand about that, which is why I don’t feel like putting it up here… but still I wonder why there’s so much hairstyle changes in this series sometimes. Guess it keeps things fresh.

So, until Kizumonogatari blu-rays everyone! Or maybe the blu-ray commentary tracks on Nise’s blu-rays. I am kind of looking forward to those after Bakemonogatari’s….

20 Comments

  1. Metalnsnakezero Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    I guess the hair cuts are all about change. And as much as some of you are hating it, it is a interesting aspect.

  2. Noidnil Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    Best scene for me was Shinobu laughing. Though I wonder if we can even call her Shinobu anymore once she powers up and not Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade.

    And I think Kaiki is correct. Fakes are worth more, as they need to put in effort.

  3. meganeshounen Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    Pretty much. Hanekawa cut her hair off almost right after she (or her neko alter-ego, take your pick) got denied by Koyomi last season.

    Also, Koyomi got pretty Genre Savvy back there with the imouto comment. Probably a slight jab to that *other* imouto series out there?

  4. Dakkar Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    Legal Shinobu. Enough said…

  5. Yerocha Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    A change in hairstyle usually means a change in personality. A lot of people wouldn’t mind if it didn’t happen so many times in quick succession.

  6. Athos Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    I feel that having Koyomi beaten to a pulp every now and then serves as some sort of poetic justice for us viewers after watching him flirt with half a dozen girls while sexually harassing the other half.

    Because there’s nothing that says “earn your happy ending” like getting your innards ripped out of your chest.

    Twice.

  7. Qwerty Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    The haircuts are supposed to be about shedding their pasts and moving on.

    Tsubasa sort of moved on from her feelings for Koyomi and living up to everyones expectations of being a perfect student.

    Hitagi confronted Kaiki and faced the embodiment of the fakes that ruined her family and was able to move foreward.

    Karen was preparing to look back on her middle school life and the Fire Sisters.

    Suruga’s hair growing out is more about her relaxing and “letting her hair down” since she doesn’t have the rainy devil to worry about any more.

    And Tsukihi’s hair changes… I don’t think there’s any meaning there, pretty sure it’s mentioned at some point she just likes changing her hair style often.

  8. Faint Smile Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    Waaa.. As long as Shinobu doesnt cut her hair, I guess that’s fine..

  9. susu Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    Next time, Araragi with long hair!

  10. c2710 Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    sneak peak to shinobu in kizu! cant wait

  11. AozuAkazu Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    Fucking brilliant. Will miss this every Sunday ;_;

  12. Benigmatica Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    Man, I’m thinking that this ending is disappointing…

  13. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    Considering the original novel is only two stories and was something Nisioisin purportedly didn’t feel like it would get published, I’m not surprised at how to ending turned out.

    I did feel it was a bit of an abrupt end, but on the flipside we did get to know more about Koyomi himself. Information about Koyomi was surprisingly lacking in Bakemonogatari since it focused on the “girl of the arc” format, but in Nise we got to know more about his personality and his family, so I guess that was the point to Nise.

    Next up would be Nekomonogatari, chrologically. Looking forward to that since it talks about Hanekawa.

  14. Giovanni Said,

    March 18, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    I’m going to miss Senjougahara’s long hair….so much.

  15. Zyl Said,

    March 19, 2012 @ 1:49 am

    Karen is the most macho babe ever! I was LOL at how she was standing guard and didn’t react to Tsukihi kicking Koyomi through the roof for kissing her.

    Also I can’t decide whether she’s dumb (for believing Koyomi’s utterly unbelievable lie about a truck hitting the front of the house) or she’s really street smart (she knows deep down that Koyomi is lying but knows he’s got a good reason to do so and thus doesn’t press the issue).

  16. Hayate Said,

    March 19, 2012 @ 2:21 am

    Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade

    am i the only one misread it as Areola instead?

  17. R Said,

    March 19, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    And so incestory comes to a close…

  18. DocAstaroth Said,

    March 20, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    My fazit for this season:

    Shinobu is the BEST. Love the accent, the slight sarcasm in her comments and her honest loyality to Araragi.

    On the other side, Araragi has shown once again, that you can win a fight with more than strength or cleverness. A main character whose main power is really his big heart… and strange wits.

    Also: F**k you, Kaiki! You were a wonderful villian!

  19. asdf;lkj Said,

    March 25, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    One thing about this series. Are some of the names puns? LIke that monkey girl. her name sounds a lot “gumbutto” that japanese word for “do you best best.” And that little little sister’s name sounds a lot like “suki”. The japanese word for romantic like. Kinda makes me think there might be others, but my i’m just an american anime watcher with no japanese language skills, so all this might be coincidence, or maybe just an English Speaker that doesnt quite have his hearing tuned properly for this asian language.

    anyways, please somone comment on this?

  20. kazekage26 Said,

    March 26, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    @asd
    There is a lot of wordplay with the names. Honestly speaking, I’m not the best one to ask, as my knowledge of kanji is severely lacking. Some of the ones I am aware of:

    Tsukihi is Tsuki (moon) + Hi (Fire), while the “ka” in Karen is the same kanji for Fire. This is why you get the name “Fire Sisters”. In EP7, Koyomi refers to the sisters as fire + fire = inferno (CR subs) because the kanji for “honoo (blaze/inferno)” is just 2x the kanji for fire stacked on top of each other.

    Hachikuji Mayoi – Mayoi sounds very similar to mayou, which means to get lost. Oshino talks about the meaning behind hachikuji during the Mayoi Snail arc in the anime.

    Senjougahara + Kanbaru: “-baru” + “-hara” = “baruhara (Valhalla). On top of that, the Senjou in Senjougahara means battlefield while the Kan in Kanbaru means god.

    Shinobu: It mentions this in the Bakemonogatari anime, but the kanji for Shinobu is the kanji for “heart” under the kanji for “blade”, which is a reference to her full vampire name.

    There’s a connection between the names Yotsugi and Yodzuru too. Yotsugi uses the kanji for cotangent and Yodzuru uses the kanji for cosine.

    There’s probably a lot more I didn’t get. Nisio Ishin really likes to mess around with words.

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