Nekomonogatari: Shiro (IV)

Monogatari Series Second Season

Finally realizing what’s been up eh, Hanekawa.

Not much fanservice in this episode but oh boy there sure was a lot of talking!

Monogatari Series Second Season

Introducing the Araragi matriarch! Man, she sure looks cool.

Monogatari Series Second Season

Aw snap, her words are pretty sharp. Guess that’s to be expected from the mother of Koyomi, Karen and Tsukihi.

Monogatari Series Second Season

Following on, Gaen Izuko finally gets introduced! The last and most enigmatic member of the circle Oshino was in at university. But seriously that fashion style…

Monogatari Series Second Season

Heh, that catchphrase. BTW, her seiyuu is Satsuki Yukino, in a rare appearance in a non-KyoAni/Gintama production.

Monogatari Series Second Season

Oh ouch…. Hanekawa sure is getting lectured a lot this episode!

Monogatari Series Second Season

Oh dear, that’s the first time I’ve seen her that irritated.

Monogatari Series Second Season

Wow, stabbing the knife in deeper and deeper….

Monogatari Series Second Season

Yeah, I think she’s mad.

And after a tiring day getting lectured, meeting all sorts of random characters and researching, the surprises continue for Hanekawa.

Monogatari Series Second Season

Lol, don’t exist inside his head. Oh you, Koyomi…

Monogatari Series Second Season

Hahahaha, seriously these siblings are way too clingy with each other isn’t it?

Monogatari Series Second Season

The big realization, finally.

Monogatari Series Second Season

Oh lawd, the marking scene www

Monogatari Series Second Season

Furthermore, that cockteasing of Araragi by sending him photos of her wearing his clothes, oi oi Hanekawa-san!

Finally, the penultimate episode of this arc. While it was interesting in the perspective of the insights in to how screwed up Hanekawa is (she cut off her memories to Black Hanekawa and now even her own feelings to the Tiger), the show’s really reaching the breaking point of Araragi’s absence.

Still, we got introduced to a key character, Izuko Gaen, and just as her other three comrades, she’s really unique isn’t she. Also, to be able to drive Hanekawa up the wall that easily… heh. This was a great episode for Hanekawa reaction faces wasn’t it.

Next week, should wrap up the arc. Can’t wait for the part where [REDACTED] and [REDACTED]!

Also, in a slight departure, there seems to be two end cards (of a sort) for this week’s episode. The official one is so out of the left field btw…

Monogatari Series Second Season

ED illustration

Monogatari Series Second Season

The official end card drawn by カラスヤサトシ

10 Comments

  1. edru Said,

    July 28, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

    of course it would drive hanekawa to the wall, I remember how araragi would always comment on how hanekawa “knew everything” and how she would deny it always…

  2. Hayate Said,

    July 28, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    “so what are they like?”

    “just like onii-chan!!”

    somehow, i get this weird feeling, one Koyomi is already weird enough, but 2 more?
    even their names are somehow really hard to pronounce, are they even exist?
    its not just some kind of twisted way to say they’re dating Koyomi is it?
    cause if it is, they rocks

  3. someone you met outside Said,

    July 28, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

    @Hayate: I think I’ve read a doujinshii with that kind of twist before hahaha :))

  4. edo Said,

    July 28, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

    Buuu I don’t want my karen with a bf,kill the bastard!! I’m more jealous than koyomi haha

  5. OverMaster Said,

    July 28, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

    Dem SHAFT head tilts. One of these days, I expect them to make a gag with a snapping sound in mid-tilt, and then the character falls backwards dead.

    That second ending card is so hideous.

  6. Jaysus Said,

    July 29, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    This series is in desperate need of more Mamaragi.

  7. hsng Said,

    July 29, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    milf of the season

  8. Crimson7 Said,

    July 29, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    @someone you met outside

    Hoho… I think I read that one too.

  9. manga Said,

    July 31, 2013 @ 3:01 am

    I do wonder if that doujin were closer to the truth than we will ever know?

    Or do the LN later on describe and give the readers a clean cut on who their boyfriends are?

  10. SuSu Said,

    August 5, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    1. I was wondering how they’d draw that kind of teasing with anime eyes so big.
    2. She’s using her middle finger. Coincidence?
    If I were to do it, I’d use the index by reflex.

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