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Sep 30, 2011 12:31 PM
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Honestly, why does everyone, Araragi included, like Sengougahara so much? She's somewhere between a yandere and a kuudere and doesn't even get that dere-dere. This stuff Araragi spouts about her being a "tsundere" is BS. It's wishful thinking on its best day. Did I mention she's sociopathic? That too. NO redeeming qualities.
 
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Sep 30, 2011 6:28 PM

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Ask jpem, I don't understand it either. In spite of being a main character, she got just about much screen time as the other supporting characters.
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People like damaged characters.
 
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Mental issues shouldn't get in the way of love.
Plus she's hot.
What's your problem? There's more to her love than just bloody staplers.
 
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People like damaged characters.


Explains why all KEY anime are rated so high
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Sep 30, 2011 6:32 PM

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Not dere-dere? Did you even watch past episode 2? Her insults may continue but she tones down quite a bit fairly fast. Her witty conversations were fun, but her character development was what made her great. By episode 12 she was quite
"dere-dere" while still retaining her wittiness. Because you know characters with multiple dimensions do exist...I know, who would have thought.
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I love her. She's the perfect crazy bitch.

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Sep 30, 2011 6:35 PM
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You dont seem to like her. Guess you just proved yourself false there
 
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65kid said:
I love her. She's the perfect crazy bitch.

If you meant bitch^2 then I agree. :3

Confucius said:
KeiranShikari said:
People like damaged characters.

Explains why all KEY anime are rated so high

Based to this those shows are underrated as hell.


 
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The only other applicable character would have been Hanekawa, the other girls are too young, dead or a lesbian. He considered Hanekawa more of a friend.
 
Sep 30, 2011 7:57 PM

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I love her. She's the perfect crazy bitch.


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Oct 1, 2011 2:43 AM

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I like Senjougahara and Nadeko.
Senjougahara can(IS) harsh with her words, but i sense that deep inside, she's still a normal girl.
 
Oct 1, 2011 2:48 AM

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She has purple hair.
 
Oct 1, 2011 2:54 AM

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I prefer Hanekawa because honestly, Senjou is a bitch. More often then not, you'd think she's psychotic. Background and character specifics can only carry you so far before you end up just being an annoying and unpleasing character.
 
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Because she represents Bakemonogatari.
 
Oct 1, 2011 5:28 AM

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Shenjougahara-tore is kami-sama.

Reasons why tore-sama = kami

1. She is moe
2. She is Tsundere + Kuudere + Yandere without dere.
3. She is clever
4. She is beautiful
5. She is S
6. She is M
7. She is cynical
8. She is cute
9. She is an elite
10. She is psychotic
11. She is light and salt of this world
12. She has ero minion called Kanbaru
12.1. Kanbaru is yuri
12.2. Kanbaru protect Shenjougahara-sama from Arararagi's perverted assault.
13. She is
14. She becomes Mega-dere to those who believes
15. She is pure
16. She is a fascination (=Tore)
17. She can kill
18. She is NOT a bitch
19. She controls how star moves
20. She can use stapler as weapon
21. She has doraemon's pocket that can have infinite amount of school tools
22. She is sometimes naked
23. She can control length of day and night
24. She can build a star bridge
25. Haruhi created universe three years ago, and Shenjougahara created Haruhi
26. She has two spy against Ararararagi the Demon King, called fire sisters
26.1. Fire sisters captures Arararagi with eroero so that he can remain as siscon
26.1.1 Shenjougahara thus belongs to everyone
27. She is a religion
28. She cannot be beaten
29. She is the greatest being in this universe.
30. She is a GOD

CONCLUSION: Ararararagi Gomi is our enemy.
 
Oct 1, 2011 5:51 AM

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She has purple hair.


Actually, apparently she has brown hair I think, as shown in Ep 12... (I think?)

More importantly, isn't 'Love' blind? That of course pertains to Araragi, who's a half-god anyway because of his shadow.

As for a viewer like me, I find her a likeable character first of all because she's a badass. That amount of staplers is awesome, plus her role in Monkey. She's a perfect character(like every main mahou shoujo main girl I know of...) who excels in everything. I also really liked her Arc(another I would love to see, if animated (Source Material is completed: Shinobu Time), is Shinobu, and hell, that's another hell-of-a-popular character too) and how she reacted to it. Of Crab, Snail, Monkey, Snake and Cat, she acted the best: let's see

Crab: Proposes war, but in the end prays to Crab
Snail: Oddity was Araragi, he led snail to home
Monkey: A forbidden treasure of selfish wishes. Overriden by infatuation
Snake: A victim of two curses
Cat: A persistent liar's breaking down

The one who 'did' anything at all, honestly, was Senjougahara. Her story carried the most weight for me too, like all stories of familial ties.(see my favourite)

The anime ending also reveals one thing clearly: she gives Araragi purpose and the necessity to live. There is adequate proof she cares about Araragi.

Her words are simply as they are: words. They add to the 'badass-ery' statistic.

The full LN stories about her/that feature her aren't even released yet, I think she will add to be an even more likeable character later.

All in all, that adds up to a very likeable character. I do like a lot of characters, but Senjougahara is one of the upper-tier in terms of likeability. If I had to make a comparison to another who I also like very much, it would be Holo.
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Oct 2, 2011 3:36 AM
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KeiranShikari said:
People like damaged characters.


People like cute damaged characters. Senjougahara isn't cute. Someone who attacks you with a stapler ceases to be cute and her character design isn't cute-type to begin with; it's beautiful-type.

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Senjougahara is harsh with her words, but i sense that deep inside, she's still a normal girl.


Normal girls don't attack people with school supplies.

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Not dere-dere? Did you even watch past episode 2? Her insults may continue but she tones down quite a bit fairly fast. Her witty conversations were fun, but her character development was what made her great. By episode 12 she was quite
"dere-dere" while still retaining her wittiness. Because you know characters with multiple dimensions do exist...I know, who would have thought.


Less insulting =/= dere-dere. Sure it can indicate that she likes him, but liking someone isn't dere-dere. At no time was there any action that one would call dere-dere, not even a blush.

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I prefer Hanekawa because honestly, Senjou is a bitch. More often then not, you'd think she's psychotic. Background and character specifics can only carry you so far before you end up just being an annoying and unpleasing character.


This pretty much sums it up for me.
 
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Senjougahara is my waifu.

The thing that makes her so well liked is her eccentricity she isn't the typical tsundere stereotype that is SO overused. "tsundere service" has never been more badass She also has a soft side, and it's not the kind of mushy submissive type, she's still in charge but still treats Araragi with genuine affection. So she's a pretty good girlfriend just treat her right or suffer the consequences.
+ For also being hot
 
Nov 21, 2011 10:08 PM

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KeiranShikari said:
People like damaged characters.


Senjougahara has her issues sure, but I wouldn't go as far as to call her "damaged".

Lauriet said:
I prefer Hanekawa because honestly, Senjou is a bitch. More often then not, you'd think she's psychotic. Background and character specifics can only carry you so far before you end up just being an annoying and unpleasing character.


That's debatable. Every one has their own perspective on the opposite sex. You might prefer a docile and adorable type where as Araragi prefers the more challenging and beautiful kind.

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Did I mention she's sociopath?


Again, debatable. It could just be your too optimistic and believe everyone is made out of sunshine and rainbows

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She's somewhere between a yandere and a kuudere and doesn't even get that dere-dere.


What does this one particular personality trait have to do with Senjougahara, Araragi, and the story?

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This stuff Araragi spouts about her being a "tsundere" is BS.


Maybe you should pay closer attention because even Araragi acknowledges she's the Tsundere without the dere-dere. I suspect the only reason they use the word Tsundere is because there's just no other way to describe her personality.

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NO redeeming qualities.


Senjougahara is very logical, intelligent, well versed, and extremely beautiful. Of course those are trait you personality might not find attractive. To each his own.



In my opinion Senjougahara is the epitome of life. She might be a sociopath, verbally abusive, likes throws you in awkward situations, and dangerous but I say that's a small price to pay to have a life that will never cease to be interesting.
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You don't need a reason to be fascinated by someone (or thing).

That mouth of hers killed me.

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Dec 3, 2011 12:49 PM

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She is very interesting character. I'd say that I like her very much in anime. It is awesome how she makes fun of Araragi and her conversations in general are fascinating to listen. So I'd say it is the main reason people like her. She entertains a lot.
And by the way she is hot, has purple hair, staplers ... But that are not the reasons viewers like her I think.

On the other side she is unpleasant person to communicate. I don't think in life I would be friends with her. I wouldn't tolerate her teasing and mocking all the time. I guess topic starter meant that point...

How to define her personality... I'd say it is Kuudere+Yandere without dere => Kuuyan XD
 
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What is there to get? So other people like a character that you don't, big whoop, what's so surprising about that? You obviously don't like the type of character that she is, while others do; its probably as simple as that.

And yes, she is not a tsundere, not that it really matters unless you adore tsunderes or something. She probably called herself one because she doesn't really know what a tsundere is, just like a lot of people actually. Not that I mind, modern day tsunderes tend to be over-the-top and annoying as hell anyways.

She does fit perfectly in the -dere subgroup though; she spends most of the time in the other side but once she shows her rare -dere side, it all pays off. I would not think that much of her if it weren't for -dere side.
 
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Honestly, why does everyone, Araragi included, like Sengougahara so much? She's somewhere between a yandere and a kuudere and doesn't even get that dere-dere. This stuff Araragi spouts about her being a "tsundere" is BS. It's wishful thinking on its best day. Did I mention she's sociopathic? That too. NO redeeming qualities.

did you get past episode 2 yet?


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Sumguy said:
Honestly, why does everyone, Araragi included, like Sengougahara so much? She's somewhere between a yandere and a kuudere and doesn't even get that dere-dere. This stuff Araragi spouts about her being a "tsundere" is BS. It's wishful thinking on its best day. Did I mention she's sociopathic? That too. NO redeeming qualities.


Well my POV about her changed after watching ep 12.....
Actually i would want a girl like her appear in my life
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Depends on the person.

Personally, I'd welcome someone like Senjougahara in a relationship. Someone's whos quick (mentally), sharp tongue, and can hold their own.

She's a strong character. She has weaknesses and strength. She treats Araragi as an equal even though he's a little slow sometimes. She teases him instead of bringing him down.

Well, Araragi is a special case but if it was me in his shoes, I would appreciate someone like that. Someone I can call my equal and enjoy their company.

Cute girls who will do anything are nice and all, but I want a girl who can handle herself and is (most of the time) rational about situations.

Senjougahara is relatable. Someone who could be real (well, maybe not the stapler part). Cute innocent girls ( Sengoku) aren't real and I don't know anyone like that. Not relatable. Ideal for me. Maybe not you. It's my opinion anyways.
 
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I am appalled at this topic. Senjougahara rules!!!
I love all crazy girls, i like them because their tough, they don't start crying all the time...
Give me Senjougahara or even yuno any day.
 
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BECAUSE if he didn't choose her, she would kill him, and then himself. Her love is eternal and no force in this universe could possibly stop her xD

That's why ^^
 
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1) she's hot
2) I don't believe in the word Senjougahara, that she can love anyone who will save her; she really felt great love for Araragi, and he knew this

...I must say that I envy Araragi his girlfriend :p
 
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Not yet done with the show (12/15), but...

1. She's really intelligent and witty
2. She really loves Araragi
3. She's beautiful

Senjougahara's personality might be harsh but you'll never have a boring moment with her. She doesn't hide the fact that she loves Araragi, and she comes clear that she's teasing him. She's also not submissive just because she's the girl in a relationship and clearly knows what she wants and how she wants to get it.

Can't really stand airheads or characters that are dumbed down by plot and keeps pandering to the lead character. Senjougahara is the exact reverse of that. No real person is that crazy, but at least she's interesting enough to talk to.
 
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I love her BECAUSE she's a crazy bitch.
 
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BECAUSE if he didn't choose her, she would kill him, and then himself. Her love is eternal and no force in this universe could possibly stop her xD

That's why ^^
And there's nothing wrong with what you said? Boy oh boy, I see a lot of people want personal stalkers.

 
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It's all because she's super hot, nothing else. Imagine her being fat and ugly, but with the same personality. She would probably be hated.
 
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It's all because she's super hot, nothing else. Imagine her being fat and ugly, but with the same personality. She would probably be hated.
ANY loved anime girl would be hated if she was fat and ugly. So your claim has no validity.
 
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It's all because she's super hot, nothing else. Imagine her being fat and ugly, but with the same personality. She would probably be hated.
ANY loved anime girl would be hated if she was fat and ugly. So your claim has no validity.



Not necessarily if they have a good personality and are kind hearted. It's more likely they would be hated if they had for example Senjougahara's personality.
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If you watched episode 12, you would know that she is extremely seductive.

Also, I never saw her as psychotic or yandere, I just always assumed she was paranoid that she'd lose Araragi.

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ANY loved anime girl would be hated if she was fat and ugly. So your claim has no validity.



Not necessarily if they have a good personality and are kind hearted. It's more likely they would be hated if they had for example Senjougahara's personality.


They might not be hated, but they wouldn't be loved. Even if you're the mother of Aphrodite herself, if you've got a rotten personality, you're no good. Likewise, if you look like you were born in a landfill near a toxic waste dump, your personality won't save you.

Personally, I'd prefer Suruga. If only she wasn't a lesbian...
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Honestly I just liked her character's personality. She is a troll, after the first two episodes, she isn't being a bitch, she is just trolling and I found that really funny. While the whole yandere thing was kinda.... weird (although this being the show it is EVERYTHING was weird) but that didn't detract from her character. She was smart, she was witty, her supposed "love" was one of the more believable and sincerely executed ones in anime, and after episode 12... well, I'll let you watch it. It just makes it impossible to dislike her.
 
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Shenjougahara-tore is kami-sama.

Reasons why tore-sama = kami

1. She is moe
2. She is Tsundere + Kuudere + Yandere without dere.
3. She is clever
4. She is beautiful
5. She is S
6. She is M
7. She is cynical
8. She is cute
9. She is an elite
10. She is psychotic
11. She is light and salt of this world
12. She has ero minion called Kanbaru
12.1. Kanbaru is yuri
12.2. Kanbaru protect Shenjougahara-sama from Arararagi's perverted assault.
13. She is
14. She becomes Mega-dere to those who believes
15. She is pure
16. She is a fascination (=Tore)
17. She can kill
18. She is NOT a bitch
19. She controls how star moves
20. She can use stapler as weapon
21. She has doraemon's pocket that can have infinite amount of school tools
22. She is sometimes naked
23. She can control length of day and night
24. She can build a star bridge
25. Haruhi created universe three years ago, and Shenjougahara created Haruhi
26. She has two spy against Ararararagi the Demon King, called fire sisters
26.1. Fire sisters captures Arararagi with eroero so that he can remain as siscon
26.1.1 Shenjougahara thus belongs to everyone
27. She is a religion
28. She cannot be beaten
29. She is the greatest being in this universe.
30. She is a GOD

CONCLUSION: Ararararagi Gomi is our enemy.


"she is pure"

viginity vise i dont think so...
 
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It's all because she's super hot, nothing else. Imagine her being fat and ugly, but with the same personality. She would probably be hated.

You couldn't be more wrong.
 
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I think that because she's beautiful, and also has psychological disorders, and alot of people like characters like that.
But to be honest... I like her, but I don't like that she became Araragi's girlfriend... it just made no sense :1
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Her biting wit and sarcasm, along with her general mannerisms and seemingly psychotic tendencies at times strengthen her character and make her soft moments all the more meaningful <3

And f*ck it she's just awesome. (I got a lil of a ponytail fetish too so that's another bonus xD)
 
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Actually I like her a lot as a character, I think she's witty and cynical and fun (in a strange way) and has a softer, kind side too... but the whole time I was watching this series I didn't really believe in the love she and Araragi supposedly shared. If he'd ended up with any other girl it would have seemed as realistic to me, it just seemed like they were dating "just because". But that's just me I guess.
 
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Because she is objectively the best character to ever be written in fiction since mankind learned how to write. She is the pinnacle of excellence in characterization and the epitome of strong interesting female main characters, she is what the real life boring female population should strive to be.
 
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I dig staplers. <3

 
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Maybe because of character development? She has more than the other characters combined. Which is actually a shame, because the other characters deserve more of that delicious cake of character development than they get.

But at least it's somewhere, and it's put to good use.
 
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She is the most interesting female character in fiction, in my eyes. So why not?
 
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i kinda agree, im only on nise but she annoys me a fair bit - she's probably my least favorite character (and im one who likes the "crazy bitch" types but something about her i dunno) :(
 
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-tsundere service
 
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The main reason is because she is a TSUNDERE. According to Araragi, the hardest character, probably referring to simulation games - hard because you don't know what they really mean by what they say. It is Hitagi only until she dies, after that, Shinobu/Kissshot will carry on.

Even Hitagi herself knows this that is why she is really pissed of with Shinobu pinning her down only as as SLAVE. You also notice that they never meet. Probably a condition Hitagi asked Araragi at some point.

I think, it started when Shinobu ended up being in Araragi's shadow (at the end of Bake series which took effect at the start of Nise). Araragi really meant what he said about Hitagi in Bake but after that, Shinobu started to ACT and things got complicated.

Don't let looks deceive you, Sninobu is 100s years old Vixen and she already had her hands around Araragi from the moment he agreed to offer all his blood to her. Omae-Sama & Waga Aruji Sama is just a form of affection. Acting cute and dumb is just to please Ararargi and also give her a piece of youth. It is true even in reality where old women acts childish. Her sluggish memory from losing lots of blood is not an act but is a real side effect though.

Hitagi&Araragi's relationship is obviously guarded round the clock by Shinobu starting that time and probably scenes like these - Watch This gradually became frequent when Araragi becomes intimate with someone during the monotogari 2nd season since at that time Araragi&Shinobu's relationship took a new level.

Nevertheless, Hitagi still remains number one on the human side though and I believe this to be decided already as part of his attempt to at least experience normal human life.
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