Nekomonogatari: Shiro (I)

Monogatari Season 2

Dat Roomba

Well, I hope you’re all ready for the arc that shows how fucked up Hanekawa’s character is. When I first read this… let’s just I say I was surprised in so many ways that I never expected to be surprised in.

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Mayoi fanservice right from the start…. wait. “Dragged me away”…?!

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ARARARAGGIIIIIIIIIIIIII

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Hahah Mayoi self advertising. Yeah I can’t wait for Kabukimonogatari. Heard it’s the best of the arcs.

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HEADTILTS!

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Mmmm armpit fanservice.

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Yeah. This part. Really fucking surprised me. She actually chose to stay like hobo rather than asking for anyone else for some help.

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Thankfully, Senjougahara slaps some sense in to her.

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Dat bed head.

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Seriously, her bed head.

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Aw damn, that perfect SHAFT headtilt.

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Welp.

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I’m sure you are.

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Oh dear…

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Goddamnit this pose. And yes, Hanekawa’s bed head is (adorably) awful.

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Fabulous.

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ヽ( >∀< )ノ AHAHA AHAHA AHAHAHAHA Monogatari Season 2

Yes, we know.

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Oh shi–

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What has Hanekawa got herself into?!

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Gotta hand it to Senjougahara, she doesn’t beat around the bush at all.

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How can you resist such an earnest girl?

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Please, tell me more!

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Dammit, SHAFT!

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Heh, and we end it off right before it gets serious with a serious question.

So, after this episode, I’m sure there will be many people who will see Hanekawa in a new light. For starters, if you think she’s the most well-adjusted sorry… she’s utterly broken and insane at parts. The anime captures it well, but it’s still probably only around 50% of it (basically her inner thoughts). If you have the time, reading the LN would be recommended. Of course, after the anime finishes this off that is.

As for the anime itself, it’s pretty much SHAFT going full Monogatari. By this time, if you’re still gonna complain about their style, it’s really barking up the wrong tree. Really, what’s a -monogatari show without all those <COLOR> frames!

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End card by VOFAN, thanks to @KamoDriver for clean version find

14 Comments

  1. Apathy Said,

    July 7, 2013 @ 11:45 pm

    The poor roomba.

    Also since Araragi is busy, it’s nice that Hitagi is keeping the perversity quota per episode to MONOGATARI levels.

    Just a reminder to those who’ve read the LNs already, please try not to spoil others as well as not give those “vague enough comments but still makes one to question certain scenes/aspects/portions/give some idea”.

    Sometimes a Not Hint kind of hint can put things to perspective, things that could have been missed the 1st time but much appreciated later when found out/learned themselves.

  2. Anonymous Said,

    July 7, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    It feels like Hitagi took over Araragi’s role as well as a part of his personality. Just exactly how much she has changed since Nise?

  3. Dakkar Said,

    July 8, 2013 @ 1:51 am

    Yeah, the roomba going up in flames was the most emotionally touching part of the episode. After all, it was the most sane character this show has introduced so far…

    And what’s up with all the yuri this season, seriously? It was like “I’m not like Kanbaru, I’m going to do this and that to you only so I can tease Araragi-kun later on”.

  4. Hayate Said,

    July 8, 2013 @ 2:19 am

    007: Hanekawa enter the old cram school
    009: fell asleep

    Hanekawa: “eh, did i skip a chapter or something?”
    that seriously gives me the creeps, i guess we’ll see what that is later

    on a side note, am i the only one that feels like Senjougahara taking the pervert role is some kind of a hint that Araragi wont be in this arc?
    i mean, someone need to be raped in each arc of this anime after all. Not to mention that mail both of them received somehow hinting that he’s involved in something serious, which does not involve a tiger(if not he would have called Hanekawa). So i guess this is something like multiple arc happens at the same time?

    now i really got the urge for reading the LN, but somehow i can still control myself after i learned my lessons with Shingeki no Kyojin, watching that anime now is not as thrilling as before… T_T

  5. Cronos Said,

    July 8, 2013 @ 4:27 am

    I just love how Hanekawa and Senjougahara’s relationship is built in this arc.

    I really agree with Kurogane. Reading the LN is highly recommended, even if it’s just for literary purposes. I think Nekomonogatari White is one of the best works by Nisio.

  6. HoHo Said,

    July 8, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Kabuki is definitely one of the best arc in second season. But I personally prefer Otori. I will refrain to tell the reasons. All I can say is you won’t be disappointed in its madness if SHAFT deliver. +heh

  7. anise_punter Said,

    July 8, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    “For starters, if you think she’s the most well-adjusted… she’s utterly broken and insane at parts.”

    These two things are not mutually exclusive with this particular franchise though, now are they?

    Looking forward to Nadeko episodes if there are any, your blog is always hilarious when those happen.

  8. aoi Said,

    July 8, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    i don’t think she’s wrong about living at that school for other people had lived there but she’s over independent. she doesn’t rely on, rather doesn’t ask for help.

  9. Rei Said,

    July 8, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    I love her Crab lingerie ahahahahahaa. Goddamit SHAFT, there was no way out without one screenshot of her in undergarments.
    All the short hairs and bed hairs this episode.

    It was really interesting to see how everyone reacted without Araragi around, and found the relationship b/w Hitagi and Hanekawa develop insightful. No one else can do this but SHAFT, really. It just wouldn’t be the same.
    This just brought back to why Hitagi is amazing, even if she’s changing, it’s just… wow. Looking forward to Shiro-Nekomonogatari arc and a great first episode to get back into Monogatari series.

  10. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 8, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    Wow, I didn’t notice her lingerie had crab patterns all over it.

    HAHAHAHAHA

  11. Tropic Thunder Said,

    July 8, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    So, for all her complaining, and argument for taking a shower with Senjougahara, she “eagerly” stripped out of her uniform, huh? The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

  12. Himajin Breaker Said,

    July 8, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

    If I had spent a night sleeping in a hobo bed in an abandoned building, I too would probably be pretty eager to take a shower and freshen up, regardless of pervy buddy’s presence.

  13. S_1 Said,

    July 9, 2013 @ 3:07 am

    “When I first read this… let’s just I say I was surprised in so many ways that I never expected to be surprised in. ”

    Sounds like some Grade A Palindomekun shit.

    “For starters, if you think she’s the most well-adjusted sorry… she’s utterly broken and insane at parts.”

    After Black – how can anyone still think she’s most well adjusted?
    I didn’t so ever since the she can see 8Kuji bit.

  14. SuSu Said,

    July 15, 2013 @ 3:53 am

    I didnt think she was the perfect girl, but I’m not sure to what extent she’s broken.
    I’ll just hope it’s not too much :|

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