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「かれんビー 其ノ陸」 (Karen Bii Sono Roku)
“Karen Bee Part Six”

Everything in this series is just a tease. Just when we think we would finally see Araragi’s fateful kiss with Karen and the consequences on their relationship, the show doesn’t even bother with it other than revealing only half of the poison was transferred over. The teasing didn’t stop there either, as we’re reintroduced to the characters that are masters at it: the tsundere. N-Not that I’m complaining or anything… because Nisemonogatari has some of the most original tsundere characters in anime, including one who turned out to be one of the kinkiest ones of them all.

With Oshino no longer around to guide Araragi, he’s been fortunate to be able to rely on his harem instead for help and advice, even if they help him in the most tsundere of ways, like Shinobu does. Since they’re the ones who are helping Araragi out this time, I’ve really enjoyed the reversal of roles as it has added a great deal of depth to each of the characters. I think as a sequel, one of the best things that this series has done is to keep a great deal of focus on developing all of its characters. This series continues to play to its strengths, avoiding the trap that many sequels fall into which is changing things up too much and going away from what made it a good series in the first place.

Hachikuji, Nisemonogatari’s version of Edogawa Conan, has benefited greatly from the development given to her in this sequel. She continues to surprise me with her profound advice, especially her lines pertaining to adults. One surprising development that I admit I never saw coming is that she’s actually a tsundere. Remember Kanbaru’s theory that Araragi is secretly in love with Hachikuji? I think I’m beginning to understand why she said that, because Hachikuji’s words sting him more than even Senjougahara’s. Who would’ve known that she actually wanted to be sexually harassed by Araragi, and that her “no” was actually a “yes”? Even if Hachikuji does recycle one of Senjougahara’s insults, her inclusion into the ranks of tsunderes is a welcome one nonetheless, and I hope she’ll be back to lend a helping hand in Tsukihi’s arc. I have an uneasy feeling about seeing Hachikuji again though, as Araragi’s parting monologue combined with their farewell scene bathed in white light paints an ominous picture of her future.

On the other hand, we’ve always known Senjougahara is a tsundere, albeit an unconventional one. She did have some more conventional tsundere moments in this episode though (“I’m only polishing these shoes because I want to!”), but they don’t diminish her appeal in the slightest. In fact, her appeal has only increased to even higher level now that we’ve seen more hints of her dere and sensitive sides, like when she’s confessed to in the most GAR manly way possible. Speaking of that scene, as a guy, I’m was also thinking of killing Araragi out of jealousy, but instead, I think I might just settle for liberally stealing his lines to use in my wedding vows someday.

A tsundere like Senjougahara is always bound to be misunderstood, but I felt that she was even more cryptic in this episode than usual. I’m not sure I understand the logic of revealing her request/condition of Araragi after they take care of Kaiki, but teasing usually is never really a bad thing – the exception being when it’s foreshadowing the death of your boyfriend involving the telescope he gave you for your birthday. Despite all of Senjougahara’s tsundere-ing, she’s right though – her personality is simply another matter right now (which is funny, because her personality is the last thing on my mind while she says this). You can’t help but feel for her after hearing what Kaiki did to her and her family. I agree with her reasoning here – the result of Kaiki’s machinations is not why he should be punished, because after all, her parents were most likely fated to become divorced; rather, it’s the malice behind his actions that deserver her punishment. And more than anything, it’s a chance for Senjougahara to take that last step in resolving her past, which has influenced so much of her identity and personality today. This may be an arc named for Karen, but it can almost be equally thought of as the conclusion of Senjougahara’s arc as well.

This all goes to show that while the tsundere might be derided by some as being a stale archetype, these characters can still be quite original and memorable in the hands of a capable writer. I don’t know if I can ever adequately explain why people love tsunderes, but like Araragi says, sometimes when you love someone (or something) so much, you don’t need a reason to love them.

* Another one of Shaft’s easter eggs
* Haven’t we all wished for a save point in real life?
* Forget Araragi dropping his towel, this is the scene which made Tsukihi realize how much of man her brother is
* Full-length images: 05, 39

February 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm
99 comments »
  • February 12, 2012 at 4:37 pmfragb85

    How dissapointing that the incest wasn’t addressed. Maybe next week?

    Hacihkuji was hilarious though. “You didn’t sexually harass me! You’re not Araragi! Who are you!?”. She’s like the weirdest spiritual guide ever, especially since she really does provide profound advice for Araragi.

    Senjougahara steals the episode though(doesn’t she always?). I just can’t get enough of her constant teasing and affection. Also its nice to see her weaponizing some stationery. I missed that part her.

    Speaking of which why is Hitagi so submissive to Tsubasa? Because I’m suddenly getting dirty, kinky thoughts again. Damn my perverted mind.

    • February 12, 2012 at 8:36 pmCloud Is Not Amused

      Mayoi isn’t just a spiritual guide…she’s Araragi’s power animal.

      • February 13, 2012 at 7:15 amskylion

        “Slide” can have soooo many meanings.

    • February 13, 2012 at 5:27 amId

      tsubasa threatened to take araragi from her

      • February 13, 2012 at 6:36 amMockman

        But hasn’t this already been addressed? I can’t help but feel that there’s something deeper here that we don’t know yet.

        And speaking of Hanekawa, along with the cutting of her hair, she seems to have freed herself somehow. The helping of Araragi’s sisters even against Araragi’s will, the evil ticket she gave Araragi — she’s opened up a lot.

      • February 16, 2012 at 8:44 amId

        its more like hitagi believe that tsubasa the only other girl that can take/seduce araragi away from her. thus the reaction etc.

    • February 16, 2012 at 7:50 pmJaredDrake

      Senjougahara stealing the episode?

      http://randomc.net/image/Nisemonogatari/Nisemonogatari%20-%2006%20-%20Large%2036.jpg

      I agree. I died.

  • February 12, 2012 at 4:37 pmKTNO

    Wow, I never saw Gahara with such a surpised look on her face.
    Way to go Araragi.

    • February 13, 2012 at 4:28 amSummer Mist

      That surprised look of hers fascinated me again, is this what they call “moe”?

  • February 12, 2012 at 4:42 pmiHos

    verdant did you rush when writing this? I’ve spotted bunch of spelling mistakes in your text, and English is not even my native language..
    example

    “Speaking of that scene, as I guy, I’m was also thinking of killing Araragi out of jealousy”

    • February 12, 2012 at 4:44 pmiHos

      even with my crappy English i can tell it should be

      “Speaking of that scene, as A guy, I was also thinking of killing Araragi out of jealous”

      you should read what you write before you post it, just saying.

      • February 12, 2012 at 5:04 pmKTNO

        A don’t see any mistake

      • February 12, 2012 at 6:56 pmMash

        he hasn’t made any mistakes.’a’ does not have to be capitalized and jealousy is the right word to use.

    • February 12, 2012 at 5:18 pmverdant

      I didn’t rush when I wrote this, nor are there any spelling errors either, but yes, sometimes mistakes do manage to slip past proofreading.

      • February 12, 2012 at 5:44 pmnip

        Shouldn’t it be “polishing these shoes” instead of “polishing these shows”.

      • February 12, 2012 at 5:58 pmverdant

        Fixed, thanks!

      • February 12, 2012 at 7:34 pmoscuda

        I would like to write reviews, but my bad grammar keep me from it.
        I think you do I great job, keep it up.

      • February 13, 2012 at 6:27 amADiSiNS

        “I’m was also thinking” should be “I was also thinking” or “I’m also thinking.” Whichever is more grammatically correct.

  • February 12, 2012 at 4:44 pmAvalanche

    This episode was awesome and it is a good thing I never the episodes dull.
    Isn’t Hachikuji already dead? There really aren’t many things that could happen to someone already dead, so I’m pretty sure the whole farewell scene was just additional build up for the ‘Just Kidding’ line from Araragi… Unless that was just the subs being mistranslated. While I did prefer silent Shinobu silent, the tsundere version is starting to grow on me.

    • February 12, 2012 at 5:02 pmjrj

      a lot of things can happen to ghosts… actually 2 future stories are indeed devoted to Hachikuji, so you will see what I mean when SHAFT adapts them…

      • February 13, 2012 at 5:00 amPonPon

        Speaking of Kabukimonogatari/Mayoi Jiangshi

        Show Spoiler ▼

      • February 13, 2012 at 7:26 amjrj

        I have read the LN, there were a bit of her description, but nothing too important… and no way they are going to make an illustration of her… that would jeopardize her loli status :)

      • February 13, 2012 at 2:19 pmPonPon

        Oh that’s a bit disappointing. Perhaps I’ll have to wait till SHAFT animate it to see their interpretation. Though it’s going to be a while. I wish SHAFT/Shinbo would just focus on this series so that we’d get 1-2 -monogataris per year.

  • February 12, 2012 at 4:48 pmStilts

    Tsundere Hachikuji, Senjougahara and Shinobu. If tsundere Sengoku shows up next week, I will fall over dead on the spot…with a smile on my face! Everything is better with more tsundere. No exceptions!

    • February 12, 2012 at 8:24 pmronri

      I would exactly say “Tsundere” for Sengoku though…..more like….
      Show Spoiler ▼

    • February 13, 2012 at 12:30 amdeafvader

      I will hold you to that

    • February 13, 2012 at 7:27 amjrj

      just remember what Kanbaru said about Nadeko… just remember that :)

  • February 12, 2012 at 4:54 pmRukia

    Shinobu is a fascinating creature.

  • February 12, 2012 at 4:56 pmEnd3rr

    I’m really interested in what Tsubasa has done to Senjougahara to make here act that way towards her. haha Also, Please explain to me what the easter egg is in your post.

    So far, Nisemonogatari has done a swell job at being a sequel to my favorite show. The main reasoning for this is that, the dialogue has evolved so much, I mean, Araragi doesn’t just bend over to Senjougahara’s attacks, HE FIGHTS BACK! It’s like the fight scene between Gara and Rock Lee in the first tournament (which is honestly the only thing I liked about that show) but without the Physical battles. SO EPIC.

    Again thank you for a another great post. Keep up the good work

    Cheers

    • February 12, 2012 at 5:15 pmc2710

      I beliee the Incubator was there

    • February 12, 2012 at 5:23 pmverdant

      Thanks for the appreciation! =) In regards to the easter egg, the fence is made of the letters N and G, so I took that to represent NisemonoGatari, but Divine has also informed me that NG is also commonly used to denote a blooper scene/reel.

      • February 12, 2012 at 5:25 pmc2710

        I only saw the shadow. Looks like the Incubator

      • February 12, 2012 at 6:43 pmAni_BEE

        I would laugh so hard if Kyubey tried to recruit Hachikuji. I’m pretty sure he would lose.

  • February 12, 2012 at 4:59 pmjrj

    best Nisemonogatari episode up to date! the execution is so good that I think I have found some new appreciation to the story… (back when I read the LN, I didn’t like this arc so much)… Araragi, you are such a MAN!!! and Gahara-Sama is the best Tsundere heroine ever!!!!

    As to the supposed kiss scene… all I can say is that there wasn’t much description in the LN to start with (or they won’t be able to animate the show as the author joked about), so don’t feel too bad there… nobody missed anything in that department :)

    Hachikuji Conan Maoyi as a tsundere?! that is awesome :) and I can promise that this won’t be the last you see her (although the comment by Araragi sure sounds like spoiler to me). As to her advice… just try to remember Maoyi’s age, and you can see where she is coming from (I know it is hard to do given her tsundere loli status)

    Last of Karen Bee next week… then comes the even more awesome phoenix story :)
    ps. I know I will cry when Gahara-Sama cuts her hair… Early goodbye to that beautiful long hair… :(

  • February 12, 2012 at 4:59 pmoscuda

    it is funny that I watched a clip for the movie Twilight Breaking Dawn Part1 where the main character can swim and I was all critical and now you have this

    • February 12, 2012 at 5:17 pmc2710

      Took apeek at teilight when my sister was watching it and in my opinion, it pales in comparison….. No idea ehy chicks love it

    • February 12, 2012 at 6:48 pmAni_BEE

      Because it’s badly written fanfiction/teen fodder. out of all the movies Breaking dawn was actually good at point. Me and my mom watched all of them and time we both wanted to gag at the stupid. I mean you can love all the dialogue in Stars Wars either…

  • February 12, 2012 at 5:00 pmoscuda

  • February 12, 2012 at 5:04 pmoscuda

    what can a vampire do and don’t do in this days.

    • February 12, 2012 at 5:19 pmvlm

      Actually, I don’t think Shinobu is still affected by sunlight. If you’ve read Kizumono, at the end it says she has so little vampire of her left and she is very much close to being human.

      • February 12, 2012 at 5:23 pmc2710

        How were her powers removed? Kizu didn’t explain it

      • February 12, 2012 at 6:02 pmjrj

        ok, I will offer a explanation to this based on my understanding of the LN… Show Spoiler ▼

        Show Spoiler ▼

    • February 12, 2012 at 5:27 pmDusk

      I believe they cannot donate blood. That’s the first thing that came to my mind. Yes. I am weird like that. =p

      • February 12, 2012 at 7:21 pmoscuda

        I take Shinobu blood anytime

    • February 12, 2012 at 7:29 pmoscuda

      My comment wasn’t directed at Nisemonogatari because this series can not do wrong in my eyes.I can clearly understand araragi when he is such a lucky bastard that get to talk about anything he wishes with Hanekawa,Shinobu,Gahara.

      I like how, he told her that he loves her. I http://randomc.net/image/Nisemonogatari/Nisemonogatari%20-%2006%20-%20Large%2023.jpgprobably would have done the same.

  • February 12, 2012 at 5:11 pmCybersteel

    That was so… so… I don’t even know what to say anymore XD

    • February 13, 2012 at 8:02 amAex

      Just offer up your soul. It’s the only fitting tribute.

      XD

  • February 12, 2012 at 5:15 pmoscuda

    Senjougahara is my favorite character and I heard that she will not make much appearances in the other novels which I hope is not true.

  • February 12, 2012 at 5:18 pmvlm

    Actually, I don’t think Shinobu is still affected by sunlight. If you’ve read Kizumono, at the end it says she has so little vampire of her left and she is very much close to being human.

  • February 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm0927123

    Those headtilts.

    Tsundere Shinobu luv.

    And wow Hanekawa is sca-ary! Speaking of scary, I thought Tsukihi was gonna go yandere when Karen was gone. @_@

  • February 12, 2012 at 5:22 pmc2710

    Hitagi just shot up in the my affection scale. Overtaking Hanekawa by a mile. Seriously speaking, this was the first order of the day when I got up yesterday. Pretty much set my tone for the day.

    I have to courageously admit that before this, Rin from FSN was my favourite anime girl of all time. Now Hitagi has beaten her flat. Only Hanekawa and Nadeko are her competition. Way to go Hitagi and will you be my girlfriend? I don’t mind being teased around by her!

  • February 12, 2012 at 5:41 pmStereoman

    That must be the widest full-length shot I’ve seen on this blog so far. XD

  • February 12, 2012 at 5:56 pmLitho

    Shinobu > Senjogahara
    Seriously don’t get why every one of you is so in love with her. Most of the ep was tedious until Shinobu showed up.

    • February 12, 2012 at 6:05 pmskylion

      Yeah, it’s Shinobu Fascination for me. Followed by Nadeko Fascination then Karen Fascination. The most compelling, and so far the most under-used characters of both series. I also tout Mayoi Fascination; but that goes against the grain of my previous statement, her being a great use of a character.

      • February 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm0927123

        Can’t help but notice but when Ararararagi talks to Shinobu he gives out these ‘sincere’ smiles which he rarely does to other girls (If I can recall correctly one of them is when he went stargazing with Senjougahara).

    • February 12, 2012 at 6:06 pmjrj

      to each his own…
      I can see why you like Shinobu, but Gahara Sama Club (Squad) might send an assassination team full of tsunderes to your location at any moment…

      • February 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm0927123

        Armed with sharpened pencils too!

      • February 12, 2012 at 6:44 pmc2710

        Sharpened pencils and pen knives for close combat while staplers for the snipers

      • February 13, 2012 at 7:24 amskylion

        …Shinobu in one hit…

        I’m planning on getting the latest Soul Calibre; my intent is too use the awesome custom character generator to make my own Loli Brigade. This is a lark; no idea how short or flat the customization goes. But I guess we could also emulate Hitagi. It could be an interesting match.

      • February 13, 2012 at 5:44 pmSummer Mist

        you guys forgot the Stapler Squadron.

      • February 15, 2012 at 3:09 amdefunkt_bots

        @Skylion

        If it Soul Caliber I don’t believe there is a boob setting below D-cup…

  • February 12, 2012 at 6:07 pmAex

    I think Hitagi’s tsundere crown is in jeopardy! That ending with Shinobu was just too awesome! Hitagi is still my favorite though, especially when she’s just going all out like this episode. Or maybe it’s just the Koyomi x Hitagi couple I love most. It just works so well its a joy to watch, especially when Koyomi leaves her wide-eyed and love-struck! :D I am interested to know as well though, exactly what Tsubasa did to scare Hitagi into one step short of voluntary servitude… that must’ve been an amazing conversation! XD

    Mayoi… screen time given to you is never wasted! Still no Shinobu though. “Ka Ka”!

    • February 12, 2012 at 6:50 pmScruffy

      Tsubasa threatened to ask Araragi to become her girlfriend. Higati is surprisingly insecure about her gf status, which comes from her overall lack of self esteem.

      • February 13, 2012 at 12:12 amBeedle

        I remember Hitagi mentioning her lack of self-esteem in the first season, but she said it with such a straight face that I thought she was bluffing/trying to score tsundere points. Think she mentioned it during their date under the stars.

  • February 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm2606

    Everybody wants to kill Agiragi. Everybody.

    (Sorry, I stuttered.)

  • February 12, 2012 at 8:18 pmgrey

    did not realize how in love i am with araragi’s character design until this episode..

  • February 12, 2012 at 8:43 pmwhee

    Great ep, but yeah, i was like ‘wat’ when they skipped over the kiss details.
    is it me or is this post just all about tsundere?

    • February 13, 2012 at 7:59 amjrj

      this whole episode is about tsundere… and as I said in an earlier comment, the kiss scene wasn’t greatly explored in the LN either… (so that they can safely sell the LN and animate the show), so don’t be so disappointed :3

  • February 12, 2012 at 9:38 pmeman

    there were so much scenes of senjogahara’s head in a 120 degree position
    it’s like her default head position

  • February 12, 2012 at 9:42 pmGhostalker

    Araragi is one of the MANLIEST character in anime, I just find it awesome how he can spout those lines to Senjougahara, in any other anime I don’t even expect a male character to complete the word “suki” it’s like su…su…suuk…..

  • February 12, 2012 at 10:13 pmbanzemanga

    Senjougahara is does have the tsundere character in her but she actually is more of a yandere.

  • February 12, 2012 at 10:19 pmX

    So Tsubasa Hanekawa finally did it! In order to steal Koyomi Araragi without confessing to him or forcing him to love her, she simply did the next best thing! Which is to enslave his girlfriend Hitagi Senjougahara and make her obey whatever she wants, I guess in this way, what Hitagi owns (ie. Koyomi) will also be Tsubasa’s possession! She really is a genius!

    Is Hitagi hinting on doing the deed with Koyomi? The line, get some sleep cuz you’re gonna need it, kinda thing seems to be hinting something naughty.

    • February 13, 2012 at 12:38 amdeafvader

      A Genius? No. She does not know everything. Only the things she knows.

      But i feel Hanekawa is trying to move on in her life. As stated by Senjougahara.
      And in Japan, cutting hair is a girl’s way to deal with moving on from heartbreak. Refresh look refresh body refresh mind or something.

      • February 13, 2012 at 7:59 amAex

        And make the guy damn-sorry he turned her down! XD Except if you’ve already got Hitagi, because then regret is an insult to men everywhere.

    • February 13, 2012 at 8:01 amjrj

      that line about sleep is highly debatable… some say they did, some say they didn’t (as much as I like the first, I actually fall into the latter based on what happened in later LNs). From my perspective, it sounds more like a tease than anything else (you can also think of it as Hitagi showing concern about Araragi’s health with the poison inside)

      • February 13, 2012 at 8:08 amAex

        Wow you mean there’s actually going to be room to interpret that they did do it?! That’s pretty unexpected considering Hitagi’s backstory and the stargazing-conversation. Thought we’d need another “Hitagi Something” arc before she was comfortable enough with herself for that. And it’s pretty obvious Koyomi would wait till pretty much forever for her.

        …Not that I’d complain if they took their relationship to the next level!

  • February 12, 2012 at 11:09 pmbelatkuro

    • February 13, 2012 at 1:34 amSakurako

      I’m going to miss that hair.

    • February 13, 2012 at 4:35 amSummer Mist

      that’s our queen!

  • February 13, 2012 at 12:07 amBeedle

    They were really working Gahara-san’s appeal this episode that I had problems keeping up with the dialogue D:

    As for Gahara-san’s “you won’t be able to sleep tonight, no matter what the outcome is”, I’m trying not to get my hopes up, considering how much we’re being teased!

    Still, I guess this is the reason why Senjougahara has her hair cut in the Nise pvs; she’s letting go of her past. Good one on you, Gahara-san! Just hope her tsundere-ing won’t change too much XD

    And Shinobu…please turn back into Kiss-Shot! I fear I’ll end up in jail soon D:!

  • February 13, 2012 at 1:12 amKinny Riddle

    So that’s why Araragi lost the enthusiasm to sexually harass Hachikuji upon seeing her again, as the shock of having kissed his own sister probably hasn’t left his own system yet. lol

    Senjougahara dere mode + sexy pose = Brain melting due to moe overdose.

    And it’s never tiring to hear Shinobu-chan go “kaka”.

    • February 13, 2012 at 1:34 amSakurako

      No, remember in Episode 3 when Kanbaru raeped Araragi, he mentioned that this must be what Hachikuji feels like and vowed to never greet her with sexual harassment again.

      • February 13, 2012 at 1:37 amSakurako

        Ep 2. :d Kamimashita.

      • February 13, 2012 at 4:39 amKinny Riddle

        You may have a point, though I was thinking more of Araragi’s conversation with Kanbaru in the aftermath of his “raep” in episode 4, when he concluded that his “true love” is most probably Hachikuji. lol

      • February 13, 2012 at 9:53 amjrj

        as much as Araragi being a lolicon + siscon, he will never do anything to them beyond skinship (I know this word doesn’t exist)… he belongs to Gahara Sama, and that is it :)

  • February 13, 2012 at 1:25 amsaka

    i can sense the foreshadowing of senjougahara’s fate for her hair :(
    and also mayoi+shinobu’s arc…

    • February 13, 2012 at 6:13 amoscuda

      i can sense the foreshadowing of senjougahara when she said to araragi that he might not sleep to night( lucky bustard)

    • February 13, 2012 at 7:57 amAex

      I don’t think we’ll get to mayoi+shinobu till next season… the wait will be painful indeed… *manly tear*

    • February 13, 2012 at 9:54 amjrj

      yes, it will indeed be a painful wait… since there are actually 2 of them… (still reading the second of them) though I actually want to see the new Tsubasa arc and Kanbaru arc more than anything else…

      • February 13, 2012 at 12:35 pmoscuda

        I wonder why they don’t make the show longer like 26 episodes.

      • February 13, 2012 at 12:47 pmAex

        From the snipets I’ve gathered, Nadeko’s next arc sounds like the one I can’t wait for… especially the “resolution”.

  • February 13, 2012 at 4:12 amSummer Mist

    ~Okaerinasai Senjougahara ojou-sama~

  • February 13, 2012 at 6:51 amThe Story You Don’t Know

    Long hair, short hair, I’d take Hitagi and her teases any time :)

    It’s really good to know that she still have that “magic” she had back in the first series. And I like how Araragi’s character is developing very well too.

  • February 13, 2012 at 9:36 amHenDarou

    Great episode again, though I cannot wait for Tsukihi’s chapter.

    Reminds me that there are figmas on the way for Hanekawa, Tsukihi and Karen. Gotta hope that Hanekawa’s has her Nisemonogatari hairstyle without glasses.

  • February 13, 2012 at 11:37 amClementIV

    I also feel like Hachikuji is up for the chopping block. That scene seemed to foreshadow her demise. After all since the first episode this season, Kyoumi asked her if she was ever going to disappear.

    I also want to see the next arc and considering how things are going and that there is only 5 episodes left, I’m guessing that it will be continuation of this arc.

    • February 13, 2012 at 12:51 pmAex

      This arc ends next episode, then we switch to “Tsukihi Pheonix” for probably the remainder of this season. As for Mayoi… it’s harder to get rid of a spirit than you might think in their world :P

  • February 13, 2012 at 11:31 pmSho

    I just plainly in love with Nishio Ishin’s Bakemonogatari series, and I did finish some of the LN like kizumonogatari, bakemonogatari and kabukimonogatari(didn’t read nise though coz I was hoping to let the story surprise me through anime) XD
    I need more shinobu in action =)

  • February 14, 2012 at 4:45 amRadoS

    It feels more like a light novel than an anime. Can’t remember the first season to be so boring . 6 episodes and nothing really happened. Its like talking, eye candy more talking and again eye candy. Nothing against sweets but i want some action 2. Hope in the next episode will happen something other than talking and posing.

    • February 14, 2012 at 10:10 ambanzemanga

      I like this season better. The first season was imitating Setsubou Sensei style too much. They had too much text plastered all over the places. This season they actually gave proper animated actions to the characters.