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supercell – Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari PV (Bakemonogatari ED)


Today I have the privilege of bringing a new PV to your attention (read: made to do). The ending single for the popular supernatural series Bakemonogatari, “Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari” (Your Unknown Story), was released today and along with it, the PV for the song.

Prior to hearing this song, I didn’t know anything about supercell. Even now, I still claim to know nothing except for the fact that they’re a unit comprised of Nico Nico Douga creators/performers. Centered around their composer “ryo”, who was responsible for a bunch of popular Hatsune Miku songs, and their vocalist “Gazelle” a.k.a. “nagi”, who was supposedly a really famous Nico Nico Douga singer before deciding to “retire” from the scene, supercell makes me wonder if the likes of Hollywood would ever look to YouTube to find amateur artists to perform the theme song for their next blockbuster hit. Hella unlikely I bet. However, this does go to show how you can make it big via online videos in Japan.

Being the “Internet people” that they are, apparently many of the members haven’t made any TV appearances yet. As such, it still remains a mystery as to how some of them look. According to Patrik, maybe they’re “ugly” and don’t want people to be turned away from their music based on how they look. We jest, but I’m inclined to think that way since people tend to be pretty shallow in showbiz. In any case, this probably explains why the PV features good looking actors/actresses in a story-like setting. Even if this kind of PV isn’t your thing, listening to the song alone makes it worth the watch.

Oh yeah, Omni said the main girl, played by Fukunaga Marika (福永 マリカ), is pretty cute. Personally, I’m edging towards Kitade Naho (北出 菜穂) but only after seeing her profile shot. Enjoy~

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August 12, 2009 at 5:05 pm Comments (52)

Bakemonogatari – 06

Koyomi is followed on his way home from school by Mayoi, and when she asks, he tells her about his plans later to study with Hitagi for the upcoming placement tests.

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August 11, 2009 at 1:16 am Comments (40)

Light Novels: Bakemonogatari

Full title: Bakemonogatari 1
Author: Nishio Ishin
Illustrator: VOFAN
Label: Kodansha Box
Year of publication: 2006
Pages: 445

Full title: Bakemonogatari 2
Author: Nishio Ishin
Illustrator: VOFAN
Label: Kodansha Box
Year of publication: 2006
Pages: 401

It’s been so long since I last posted that I barely remember what button you submit with. The reason for the delay is partly because Bakemonogatari is an exceptionally thick light novel at nearly 450 pages, which in addition are split-page format that allows for 50% more text, so it’s almost three times the length of regular volumes. Mostly, however, it’s because after reading the first, I couldn’t figure out what the series was actually about. Thus I dove straight into the second novel and spent another ten days turning pages. It didn’t really help.

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August 7, 2009 at 10:26 am Comments (21)

Bakemonogatari – 05

While Hitagi is gone, Mayoi and Koyomi talk about how he used to be a good boy who ended up struggling in high school and felt like he’d never grow up.

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August 2, 2009 at 5:15 am Comments (71)

Bakemonogatari – 04

Hitagi, Koyomi, and Mayoi have started to look for the address that Mayoi is trying to reach, and they pass the area that Hitagi used to live.

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July 25, 2009 at 5:40 am Comments (46)

Bakemonogatari – 03

It is Mother’s Day, but Koyomi finds himself alone at the park instead of at home.

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July 18, 2009 at 4:07 am Comments (54)

Bakemonogatari – 02

Oshino sends Hitagi home to get cleaned up before he can help her, and she ends up telling Koyomi about how her mother got involved with a suspicious religion.

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July 11, 2009 at 3:15 am Comments (49)

Bakemonogatari – 01

At school one day, Araragi Koyomi sees a girl falling down the staircase and manages to catch her.

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July 4, 2009 at 2:31 am Comments (43)

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