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Nisemonogatari – 11 (END)

「つきひフェニックス 其ノ參」 (Tsukihi Fenikkusu Sono Yon)
“Tsukihi Phoenix Part Four”

True to Nisemonogatari fashion, this final arc was resolved not with fists, but with words – like the question, “What is the value of a fake?”

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March 18, 2012 at 11:12 pm Comments (121)

Nisemonogatari – 10

「つきひフェニックス 其ノ參」 (Tsukihi Fenikkusu Sono San)
“Tsukihi Phoenix Part Three”

In this penultimate episode, we learn that just about everything in Araragi’s life has turned out to be a fake – even his own sister turns out to be an imposter. NisiOisiN wasn’t kidding around when he named this installment in the Monogatari series – there are falsehoods and fakes in every nook and cranny of the story. At least the donuts are still real!

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March 12, 2012 at 2:23 am Comments (101)

Nisemonogatari – 09

「つきひフェニックス 其ノ貳」 (Tsukihi Fenikkusu Sono Ni)
“Tsukihi Phoenix Part Two”

Still no sign of Tsukihi or a phoenix, but an amagami, some nishishishis, and two new mysterious and dangerous strangers go a long way towards making up for it – I said, with a posed look.

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March 5, 2012 at 12:31 am Comments (67)

Nisemonogatari – 08

「つきひフェニックス 其ノ壹」 (Tsukihi Fenikkusu Sono Ichi)
“Tsukihi Phoenix Part One”

I will never look at a toothbrush the same way again.

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February 26, 2012 at 6:31 am Comments (182)

Nisemonogatari – 07

「かれんビー 其ノ漆」 (Karen Bii Sono Nana)
“Karen Bee Part Seven”

This finale to Karen’s arc was filled with plenty of action, but instead of it being completely of the wordplay variety, there was actually a good old fashioned brawl too – just not between whom I expected it to be.

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February 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm Comments (77)

Nisemonogatari – 06

「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…

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February 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm Comments (99)

Nisemonogatari – 05

「かれんビー 其ノ伍」 (Karen Bii Sono Go)
“Karen Bee Part Five”

If only all episodes of House M.D. were this entertaining. Patient is afflicted by a mysterious disease…

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February 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm Comments (85)

Nisemonogatari – 04

「かれんビー 其ノ貳」 (Karen Bii Sono Yon)
“Karen Bee Part Four”

Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade 「キスショット・アセロラオリオン・ハートアンダーブレード」, where have you been this whole time?

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January 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm Comments (204)

Nisemonogatari – 03

「かれんビー 其ノ參」 (Karen Bii Sono San)
“Karen Bee Part Three”

The Eye of Horus, a symbol of ancient Egypt representing protection, royal power, and good health, is originally personified by the goddess Wadjet – but a more modern day personification would be the tsundere goddess Senjougahara Hitagi.

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January 22, 2012 at 1:40 am Comments (81)

Nisemonogatari – 02

「かれんビー 其ノ貳」 (Karen Bii Sono Ni)
“Karen Bee Part Two”

If this were any other show, the fact that we’ve only inched slightly closer to learning Karen’s involvement would be quite disappointing – but Nisemonogatari is no ordinary show.

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January 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm Comments (112)

Nisemonogatari – 01

「かれんビー 其ノ壹」 (Karen Bii Sono Ichi)
“Karen Bee Part One”

If your taste in action runs more towards wordplay rather than swordplay or gunplay, then the premier episode of the sequel to Bakemonogatari is right down your alley.

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January 7, 2012 at 7:18 pm Comments (187)