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Bakemonogatari – Complete Music Works Songs & Soundtracks Disc 1

This time around, I’ll be focusing on a soundtrack by Kousaki Satoru, a member of MONACA – a specialised music outsourcing studio notable for working on things such as the recently concluded Haiyore! Nyaruko-san and the brilliant soundtrack to Nier. As for Kousaki himself, his notable works include Haruhi (all three series), Kannagi and of course, the entire Monogatari series to date.

Warning: Potential spoilers. Probably.

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July 19, 2012 at 4:58 am Comments (25)

Bakemonogatari – 15 (END)

「つばさキャット其ノ伍」 (Tsubasa Kyatto Sono Go)
“Tsubasa Cat Part 5″

It was delayed enough times for me to stop caring when it would come out, but SHAFT finally got around to airing the last episode of the Bakemonogatari anime. Remember six months ago when everyone voted it as the best anime of 2009? Well, this series probably should’ve been saved for 2010 consideration given how late this aired.

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June 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm Comments (63)

Bakemonogatari – 14

Summary:
After tying up Tsubasa, Oshino explains to Koyomi that reason that she became like this again is because she’s built up a lot of stress again

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March 1, 2010 at 10:38 pm Comments (45)

Bakemonogatari – 09, 10 (DVD/BD Version)

The fourth Bakemonogatari DVD was released this week, and, as anticipated, there were a lot of changes from the original broadcast of episodes nine and ten.

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January 28, 2010 at 12:46 am Comments (36)

Bakemonogatari – 13

「つばさキャット其ノ参」 (Tsubasa Kyatto Sono San)
“Tsubasa Cat Part 3″

Araragi is so ecstatic about scoring Senjougahara as his girlfriend and having her body that he’s raping lolis on the street in broad daylight! Someone stop this deranged pervert! Sukebe! Hentai!

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November 3, 2009 at 7:47 pm Comments (44)

Bakemonogatari Episode 13 Delayed To Next Week

The official site updated to announce that episode 13 would not be available this week as originally planned but would instead be coming out next Monday, November 2nd because of production scheduling reasons. Somehow I’m not too surprised that this is the case given SHAFT’s history, but hopefully this means episode 13 won’t be like episode 10 was.

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October 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm Comments (25)

Bakemonogatari Episode 13 on October 28th

Bakemonogatari’s official website announced today that the 13th episode, part 3 of Tsubasa Cat, will be available online on Wednesday October 28th. That’s the same day that the second DVD/Blu-ray covering the Mayoi arc will be out, and I suspect demand will be very high and that their online streaming might be swarmed on the first day. In fact, the first Bakemonogatari DVD/Blu-ray volume came out last week and sold out instantly, and Patrik tells me that a big reason for the remarkable popularity is the inclusion of a secondary audio track where Hitagi and Tsubasa comment on what happens on-screen, in a completely original in-character conversation written by NisiOisiN himself. In any case, mark your calendars for October 28th if you like Bakemonogatari.

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October 5, 2009 at 4:53 pm Comments (29)

Bakemonogatari – 12

Summary:
Earlier in the day, before meeting Nadeko and Tsubasa, Koyomi had lunch with Hitagi and had been surprised when she invited him on what would be their first date.

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September 26, 2009 at 12:57 am Comments (90)

Bakemonogatari – 11

Summary:
Back at the end of April, at the beginning of Golden Week, Tsubasa had explained to Koyomi how her current family has no blood relation to her thanks to a series of marriages and remarriages.

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September 20, 2009 at 1:02 am Comments (43)

Bakemonogatari – 10

Summary:
When Koyomi goes to see Oshino about Nadeko’s problem, Oshino identifies this as a case of a jagirinawa, a snake spirit sent by a person’s malice.

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September 12, 2009 at 8:47 pm Comments (45)

Light Novels: Kizumonogatari

Full title: Kizumonogatari
Author: Nishio Ishin
Illustrator: VOFAN
Label: Kodansha Box
Year of publication: 2008
Pages: 357

After taking a little break from the Bakemonogatari series, reading a few books by other authors, I finally dug into Kizumonogatari, which is the third novel about Araragi Koyomi. It took no more than two sentences to get back into the groove.

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September 9, 2009 at 9:43 pm Comments (13)

Bakemonogatari – 09

Summary:
On their way up the steps to a shrine, Koyomi and Suruga pass by a girl who Koyomi doesn’t recognize, and although she recognizes him, she doesn’t say anything.

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September 5, 2009 at 7:28 pm Comments (34)

Bakemonogatari – 08

Summary:
When Suruga was in elementary school, she used the mummified left hand that had been left to her by her mother and had wished to be faster.

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August 29, 2009 at 9:19 pm Comments (51)

Bakemonogatari – 07

Summary:
Koyomi doesn’t tell Hitagi what really happened and instead claims that he crashed into a telephone pole.

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August 22, 2009 at 1:21 am Comments (32)

Loose Odds and Ends

  • As a reminder, there are no new episodes of Basquash or Fullmetal Alchemist this week because of the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics. A new episode of Bakemonogatari, however, will be airing later today.
  • Speaking of Basquash, I really like the full version of the current ending song and have been listening to the newly released single all week. In contrast, I still don’t like the current Haruhi opening song and laughed when I saw how ridiculous the PV of it was. It certainly doesn’t make me think any better of Hirano Aya.
  • As much as I wanted to blog it because it’s a good series, I really can’t find the time for Sora no Manimani. School recently started again, and my final year of grad school is going to be a doozy. I would still recommend the show though (Jaalin likes it even more than I do).
  • A few people have asked me about my thoughts for the upcoming fall season, and while I haven’t done any significant research on it, my first impression was that it’s even more full of sequels than usual. There’s something like nine or ten of them out of less than thirty new shows, and it’s a shame there aren’t more completely original series. Regardless, I suspect I’ll definitely be watching Darker than BLACK, InuYasha, Railgun, and Kimi ni Todoke.
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    August 21, 2009 at 12:02 am Comments (44)

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