So we went from this….
…. to this.
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…
Plus, this fucking trailerrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!
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.
Otorimonogatari (II) end card by 桂井よしあき
Otorimonogatari (III) end card by 西岡兄妹