Otorimonogatari (II) – (IV)

Monogatari Series Second Season

So we went from this….

…. to this.

Monogatari Series Second Season


Monogatari Series Second Season


Otorimonogatari has without a doubt, lived up and far surpassed my expectations of it. Nadeko’s descent in to insanity via ascension towards “God”-hood was a crazy juxtaposition that actually worked out amazingly. Reading the summaries and impressions by the novel readers really didn’t convey the sheer impact and madness of it all…

I would credit the entire arc to how Kana-tan’s performance of Nadeko was. While the in-media-res treatment at the start lets you know that she’s gonna go batshit insane and kill everyone, the way the episodes slowly built up the madness… the way Kana-tan’s performance of Nadeko still makes one hover over the threshold of going moe over her cuteness vs “HOLY SHIT SHE’S GONNA KILL EVERY ONE GET THE FUCK OUT OF THERE” feelings. I mean, it’s pretty scary how cute she still sounds, even as she’s stabbing Shinobu and Araragi repeatedly, in the confrontation at the shrine.

Also, this “logical” conclusion Nadeko makes…

Monogatari Series Second Season

Oh… dear.

Plus, this fucking trailerrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!

Monogatari Series Second Season

You romcom with Nadeko? wwwwwwww

Dammit, Nisio. Seriously dammit. And I’ve heard that Otorimonogatari was actually written with the inspiration for it coming from Kana-tan herself. I… wonder if there’s a message behind this *shudder*…

Hands down, Otorimonogatari is the best arc of Monogatari Series Season Two so far. Man, how are the rest gonna even match up to this? Well, Nisio finds a way every time.

Monogatari Series Second Season

Otorimonogatari (II) end card by 桂井よしあき

Monogatari Series Second Season

Otorimonogatari (III) end card by 西岡兄妹

Monogatari Series Second Season

Otorimonogatari (IV) end card by 羽海野チカ


  1. Hayate Said,

    October 13, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

    well, i did hear Nisio made this arc because Kana-tan said something about wanting to try voicing a yandere character.

    but seriously, its like every girl that got involved with Koyomi somehow become a bit twisted. and the most eerie feeling i get this week is not from Nadeko, but from Senjougahara, somehow that conversation like she knows every little details(“is he dead yet?”) really creeps me out, and that threats about killing everyone, that doesn’t sounds like a lie at all…

  2. Baka76 Said,

    October 13, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

    Oh dear, Nadeko… nice boat?

  3. Jaysus Said,

    October 14, 2013 @ 12:45 am

    Monogatari harem is best harem… so long as you’re an immortal being who can withstand being stabbed, torn asunder, beaten to a pulp, etc.

  4. Hyosuke Said,

    October 14, 2013 @ 1:44 am

    So this is indeed the end of the arc? I’m confused then, is there going to be a conclusion? Or perhaps the rest of the arcs work their way up to the fight? Is this all just one big tease?! Haven’t seen a worse cliff hanger in a while (worse not meaning bad of course). I do agree though that this has been the most enjoyable out of all the arcs so far. You know what they say about the quiet ones…

  5. Xak Said,

    October 14, 2013 @ 1:59 am

    Kana is good at doing batshit crazy. Gone are the days I thought she’d be a potential successor to Noto, now I see her as too crazy for that.

    She did a minor case of bloodlust in Magi S2 ep 2 by the way. Was immediately reminded of Nadeko…

  6. BigFire Said,

    October 14, 2013 @ 3:39 am

    re: Hyosuke:

    Otorimonogatari is over, that epilogue is indeed the end of the story segment. The story arc concludes with the final segment of the show Koimonogatari (Hitagari End).

  7. S_1 Said,

    October 14, 2013 @ 3:59 am

    Yeah, Kana said she wanted to play a bad girl and palindrome-kum obliged ^_^

    I don’t mind if Nadeko ends up as middle stage yankeedere! =3

  8. Westlo Said,

    October 14, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    It’s amazing how this issue is concluded, absolutely amazing, Nisio da gawd, based Nisio etc.

  9. manga Said,

    October 14, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    So Sengoku went badshit insane? Or for whatever reason she was already batshit insane from the start way back in Bakemonogatari…

    It feelt somewhat off that she was a “victim” back when she was first introduced, then when you see her like this then ok that´s why I had my thoughts about her.

    You don´t delude yourself that much simply because the one you love has gotten a girlfriend. Dear lord. She needed help a long time ago.

    And Koyomi, makes you wonder how hard it would have been for him to take the charm away from her before she even tried to eat it. With increased speed and whatnot it should have been easy enough to knock her out and grab the charm…

    Senjougahara always best girl. And yeah, it does feel as if she would be able to kill everyone. If she can lose weight by a chance encounter, imagine what she would be able to do with her emotions if she wanted to hurt someone? I mean “weight” can go both ways.

  10. b Said,

    October 14, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    gentlemen… this is the whole reason to love yandere.

    seriously, nadeko still can count on netorare, why wouldn’t she remember about it? it would be hot.

  11. Mari Said,

    October 15, 2013 @ 6:05 am

    Nadeko. Plz. COME BACKKK

  12. Air Said,

    October 15, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    Oh yes! 9/10 would choke

  13. DocAstaroth Said,

    October 15, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    It is funny… The cutest girl is the only one, whose arcs are without happy ends.


    Ahem, so yeah, I agree with Senjouhagara here, who once again proved why she is Number One here!

  14. redpikachu Said,

    October 16, 2013 @ 2:14 am

    It is NOT funny…. the cutest/nicest girl gets her heart broken. #FU** YOU ARARARAGI
    If he wasn’t so recklessly nice to every goddamn girl, shit would not be hitting the fan so hard! Yandere Nadeko is way better than Suicidal Nadeko.

    Hachikuji FTW!!!

  15. Skribulous Said,

    October 16, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    > Implying Mamiko Noto has not voiced her lion(ess)’s share of yandere characters.

    Bracing for impact when Koimonogatari hits.

  16. Crimson7 Said,

    October 16, 2013 @ 7:35 pm


    You sir, are the type of man I can get along with.

  17. Giorno Giovanna Said,

    October 17, 2013 @ 10:40 am


  18. Jim Rustler Said,

    November 23, 2013 @ 5:54 am

    @Giorno Giovanna Said
    That’s nice

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