Nekomonogatari: Kuro (IV)

Nekomonogatari: Kuro

Pretty much sums up this entire arc for me.

Haha, okay, let’s be more serious then. Frankly, Nekomonogatari: Kuro really surprised me quite a bit with how Hanekawa’s character got portrayed. Let’s just say my impression of her got reversed 180 degrees after this arc. In a way, I agree with Oshino’s viewpoint that Hanekawa is too “correct”, but the “void” that is Hanekawa is will only be truly shown in Nekomonogatari: White I suppose. Let’s just say, Hanekawa is the second scariest girl in the series after Ascended Nadeko.

Still, it was great to know what actually happened in those “golden-hued nine days” that was hinted in Tsubasa Cat, although I must say whatever that appeared in Bakemonogatari is totally off now lol. Ah, well SHAFT sure knows how to emulate Nisio in that regard I suppose.

Of course, I have to thank SHAFT for actually delivering on this. Initially, I was really sceptical when it was announced so abruptly, plus having only four episodes made me suspicious even more. Thankfully, they delivered and truly made last New Year’s Eve one of the best I’ve had w. Well, okay, ushering in 2013 with a boner is not exactly something to brag about, but having two Monogatari anime in a year sure is.

Looking forward further, SHAFT is promising to animate the “second” season of the Monogatari Novels, going from Nekomonogatari: White till Koimonogatari. Of course, there’s still the Kizumonogatari movie that was announced but still delayed until now. I doubt that we’ll be seeing anything in the first half of 2013, but the second half of 2013 will hopefully play host to Nekomonogatari: White at the least.

9 Comments

  1. Roarke Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 5:55 am

    These four episodes were sheer joy for me. Oshino, Shinobu… Black Hanekawa. I almost forgot to miss Senjougahara.

  2. faehkerlohl Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 5:57 am

    Ah right, there was an movie announcment, I totally forgot that and thought that Kizu will be animated in the coming Anime. Well I dont have anythin against a movie so keep it cummin :3

  3. aozuakazu Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Loved this. When the quality and fanservice of Nisemonogatari meet with the plot of Bakemonogatari blend together this gem appears. SHAFT really did so well with this series.

    I haven’t read any of the novels (I plan on reading them after watching the promised next season) so I’m really looking forward to what you mean by Ascended Nadeko and the like…

    I’m sure SHAFT will deliver though.

  4. Shinkirou Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

    the next coming movie
    Kizumonogatari – vampire arc (during spring before golden week)

    incoming season 3 arc :
    Nekomonogatari (White): Tsubasa Tiger arc
    Kabukimonogatari :Mayoi Jiangshi arc
    Hanamonogatari :Suruga Devil arc
    Otorimonogatari: Nadeko Medusa arc
    Onimonogatari: Shinobu Time arc and
    Koimonogatari: Hitagi End arc

    and the remaining arc still might be possible in season 4 or movie released :
    Tsukimonogatari: Yotsugi Doll arc
    Owarimonogatari: Ougi Dark arc
    Zokuowarimonogatari: Koyomi Book

  5. Myna Said,

    January 7, 2013 @ 5:07 am

    You forgot to tag this under Bakemonogatari.

  6. Dawn Said,

    January 10, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    Wow. This is the saddest attempt at marketing I’ve ever seen.

  7. susu Said,

    January 21, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    I think I’m stupid; I had trouble following their convos.
    In the end I only got that she turned into a cat, and turned back. :\ lol

  8. susu Said,

    January 21, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    What exactly does he feel about her?
    Is it just deep affection that he avoids to admit?

  9. susu Said,

    January 21, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    Ah, and what does he mean when he said he would fall in love with a different person than her? Why does he want to do that?

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