「ひたぎエンド其ノ肆」 (Hitagi Endo So no Shi)
“Hitagi End Part Four”
After three straight weeks of amazing episodes, I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this week’s. With lots of talking going on without any sort of action to back it up, one could say that merely watching the episode was a bit tedious. However, for those of you who are part of Kaiki’s camp and love watching the guy do whatever cute and lonely guys do, like freaking out about someone messing about in his room, this episode was probably a godsend. But I’m sure that all of us, even the Kaiki fans, are wondering — what was in Nadeko’s locked closet?! (If it was a giant golden statue, I would just die.)
Secret closets aside, I can’t seem to get a handle over just what’s supposed to be going on in this arc. At first you had Kaiki and Senjougahara collaborating on a way to essentially save Araragi’s life from Nadeko’s wrath which would conveniently also save Senjougahara and all the other girls who’ve had the pleasure of making Araragi’s acquaintance. All of which should be super easy with the master of deceiving Kaiki holding the reigns, right? But with Ononoki showing up with both a warning and an accidental reveal behind Gaen’s plan you have to wonder just how important Nadeko is in the grand scheme of things. Throw in Hanekawa’s sudden arrival with that sexy stripped hair of hers (hnnnnnnnnnnnnnng) and you have three pieces of a puzzle that just don’t seem to fit together.
And that in a nutshell was this week’s episode. If you couldn’t already tell from the number of screencaps, there really wasn’t much that was brought up this week. After basically rehashing all the information that’s been thrown at us within the past month, it seems that we’ll have to wait until next week to hear how it fits all together. But with Kaiki sounding unusually enthusiastic about interacting with another human being and Hanekawa being the brilliant girl who just knows what she knows, it seems like we just might have what we need to get the ball rolling!
P.S. I just started and blasted through Ars Nova. And boy oh boy, I don’t know why I wasn’t watching it when the season started. That being said, I can’t seem to find any nice artwork to make a wallpaper from (even on Pixiv!) and I was wondering if anyone out there had something! If you could tweet it to me at @randomc_takaii or shoot it over to takaii at randomc dot net, I’d really appreciate it. ‘Till Next Week!