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Dec 31, 2012 5:27 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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The episode looked good tbh with a talk between Araragi and Tsukihi. Perfect slumbers is also a good song imo. I lol'd @ the talk about "H-san". Oh the humor. I'm glad to see Karen's ponytail hair back in this episode. Nice.

That encounter between Araragi and Hanekawa was an amusing watch. Dat black panties and bitch slap. 5/5.

 
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Dec 31, 2012 5:41 AM

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They skipped a couple of things but im happy its more fast paced and plot focused.

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Dec 31, 2012 5:51 AM

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Koyomi and Tsukihi talking about oppai. Then, Karen comes in all sweaty and stripping off her top. Nice way to start this, lol.
 
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Dec 31, 2012 6:07 AM

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Gotta love how the atmosphere changed completely after Hanekawa said she'll do anything. That OST is just too cool.
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Dec 31, 2012 7:50 PM

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Episode material was alright, I figure it'll improve with more Hanekawa as it progresses (as things often improve with more Hanekawa), but I've given up on Shinbo's "experimental" style that he's been using for this franchise.

It's awful, and no one wants to be the one to tell him. If the dialogue is good, which everyone seems to claim it is (and sometimes it is that good), then you don't need to spice it up with stills of random objects and outlandish head positioning &c. Let the story tell itself, for god's sake.
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Dec 31, 2012 9:18 PM

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Anise_Punter said:
It's awful, and no one wants to be the one to tell him. If the dialogue is good, which everyone seems to claim it is (and sometimes it is that good), then you don't need to spice it up with stills of random objects and outlandish head positioning &c. Let the story tell itself, for god's sake.


This is why I prefer the novels to the anime. SHAFT makes the series seem very silly and ridiculous with the shit they do.
 
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Dec 31, 2012 9:56 PM

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Anise_Punter said:
If the dialogue is good, which everyone seems to claim it is (and sometimes it is that good), then you don't need to spice it up with stills of random objects and outlandish head positioning &c. Let the story tell itself, for god's sake.

It's because this anime is dialogue-heavy that it need those quirky visuals, or do you want scenes with only character's face and their moving lip instead ? I believe Shinbo's style is much needed for this show.

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This is why I prefer the novels to the anime. SHAFT makes the series seem very silly and ridiculous with the shit they do.

And they made it one of the best selling anime too. Hate it or not, their style worked for this anime.
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Dec 31, 2012 9:58 PM

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Just finished this episode.
Confirmed best anime ever.
This episode alone was better than the entirety of Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari, which is quite an accomplishment seeing as how they are both masterpieces themselves.
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Dec 31, 2012 10:47 PM
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I like the animations Shaft have done as well. Sometimes they seem kind of weird but it also makes it stand out from all the thousands of anime out there too. Also you can watch the raw version online anywhere, but I don't think the subbed is out yet.
 
Dec 31, 2012 11:20 PM

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i knew it, my body was not yet ready.
HNGHHHHHH
 
Dec 31, 2012 11:40 PM

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To soon Monogatari my body has not yet recovered !,i hope the rest of the episodes are like this the humor was still there but i felt like the plot is moving at a faster and better pace.
 
Dec 31, 2012 11:55 PM

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Anise_Punter said:
Episode material was alright, I figure it'll improve with more Hanekawa as it progresses (as things often improve with more Hanekawa), but I've given up on Shinbo's "experimental" style that he's been using for this franchise.

It's awful, and no one wants to be the one to tell him. If the dialogue is good, which everyone seems to claim it is (and sometimes it is that good), then you don't need to spice it up with stills of random objects and outlandish head positioning &c. Let the story tell itself, for god's sake.


If they played it straight all you would have is talking heads which would be boring as hell. You might as well just listen to a drama CD. The visuals work for this show and really do add to the dialog. For instance watch where the crowbar is during the bed part. Also I loved the little bits where they flick to other images, eg the talking dog.
 
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Andrew5 said:
I like the animations Shaft have done as well. Sometimes they seem kind of weird but it also makes it stand out from all the thousands of anime out there too. Also you can watch the raw version online anywhere, but I don't think the subbed is out yet.


I didn't imagine SHAFT would be so influential today. So epoch-making as Ghibli. I'm glad quality of TV anime was drastically improved.
 
Jan 1, 2013 1:00 AM

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"If looking at their face makes you want to have their babies, you're in love with them. It's that simple." Well said Karen.

I think the first conversation with Tsukihi was kinda boring but I loved the rest, Always nice to get some more from the Monogatari series animated.
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Jan 1, 2013 2:39 AM
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yes! Karen-chan's words will save the declining population of Japan XD



yes! help me ease the frustration imouto-chan XD

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Jan 1, 2013 3:10 AM

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Oh god, that chest grab of Araragi was golden. "ITAI WA!!!!" XD

5/5

Looking really good so far :)

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yes! Karen-chan's words will save the declining population of Japan XD


Use spoiler tags plox. It's cluttering the thread.
 
Jan 1, 2013 3:12 AM

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nice start, first half completely filled with my favorite Tsukihi and the nice conversation they have especially about ecchi na hon and oppai.

Koyomi is as hentai as ever.
 
Jan 1, 2013 3:47 AM

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*sigh*

More tedious fan service for the sake of it. I knew that after the phenomenal commercial success of Nisemonogatari the chances were slim to nonexistent that the series would return to its more toned down and character-driven Bakamonogatari roots but it still somewhat pains me to see what it has become, especially when they used the track from Bakemonogatari in the last scene which was like an echo of its former quality.
 
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What 18 year old asks his 13/14 year old sister about love, talks about porn and all kinds of other shit.

>Koyomi. What a wonderful character.


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yes! Karen-chan's words will save the declining population of Japan XD


 
Jan 1, 2013 4:45 AM

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That's an awesome start !
 
Jan 1, 2013 4:52 AM

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Good start, the first part with Tsukihi was too long though.
 
Jan 1, 2013 5:59 AM

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Cool. Lots of fanservice :)
 
Jan 1, 2013 6:16 AM
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More Nise than Bake but still pretty good. I see that the extensive fanservice is here to stay.

Did i catch a little homage to Kamina of Gurren Lagann at one point?
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Jan 1, 2013 7:02 AM

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SetsukoHara said:
Good start, the first part with Tsukihi was too long though.


Shorter than the novel version.
 
Jan 1, 2013 7:52 AM

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Oh how miss this show!
tuturu~!! (≧◡≦)
 
Jan 1, 2013 8:11 AM

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Love it
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Jan 1, 2013 8:29 AM

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Good start :)
Koyomi as hilarious and perverted as usual.

I lol'd at groping Tsukihi without even 2nd thoughts XD

And Karen's definition of love FTW ROFL XD

Can't wait for nxt ep to be subbed :)
 
Jan 1, 2013 9:43 AM

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so much LOL moments xD but I still like the Nise Hanekawa and Tsukihi better :3

hope english subs come out soon
 
Jan 1, 2013 9:48 AM

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Life is better when you have some Monogatari.

It's been to long.

5/5
 
Jan 1, 2013 10:00 AM
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Can't wait for the second now.. I love this series so much. Go Commie! GO!
 
Jan 1, 2013 10:16 AM
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Now is the entire anime done already like mal says or did it just start?

Nekomonogatari:Kuro is just 1 Novel and they crammed all the content into 4 episodes. So, yes, its done already.
 
Jan 1, 2013 10:33 AM

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Damn, when you already know that all the episodes are out, but the subs aren't ready yet, you feel like gasdsadasdg.

Nice start, but I want MOAR.

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Jan 1, 2013 10:42 AM
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ErunnoToo said:
*sigh*

More tedious fan service for the sake of it. I knew that after the phenomenal commercial success of Nisemonogatari the chances were slim to nonexistent that the series would return to its more toned down and character-driven Bakamonogatari roots but it still somewhat pains me to see what it has become, especially when they used the track from Bakemonogatari in the last scene which was like an echo of its former quality.


If you don't like service then you should stop watching the series. Bakemono is the tamest of the novels by a large margin.

You should probably just buy some lotion and get over it.
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Mayobe said:
ErunnoToo said:
*sigh*

More tedious fan service for the sake of it. I knew that after the phenomenal commercial success of Nisemonogatari the chances were slim to nonexistent that the series would return to its more toned down and character-driven Bakamonogatari roots but it still somewhat pains me to see what it has become, especially when they used the track from Bakemonogatari in the last scene which was like an echo of its former quality.


If you don't like service then you should stop watching the series. Bakemono is the tamest of the novels by a large margin.

You should probably just buy some lotion and get over it.
This and ErunnoToo do you mean that because they add some ecchi scenes between the dialogues the quality somehow dropped?
 
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Fire sisters. ♥
 
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Like it or dislike it, it's naturally just a matter of taste. However, objectively speaking, the -monogatari anime series has a unique style that really stands out, whether it be the art style, the music, the pacing, etc. Of course some people won't like it. But I personnally think the constant weird stills and head tilts and such give an interesting rythm to the story. I also think it matches the novels well. The surreal, absurd backgrounds are also to my liking as I feel they efficiently set the mood.
Also, there really aren't that many characters with a similar personnality to Araragi-kun: heroic, realistically perverted, somewhat dark with the funniest internal monologues.
 
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I feel like I can relate to the first part. I guess this anime helped me out to realize it was just sexual frustration, if they won't reach another conclusion that is.

Recognize myself in this for example:

(Who the fk "buys" porn tho when internet is available?)
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Jan 1, 2013 12:25 PM
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Boobs , B00BS , BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBS !!!!!!!!!!! <33333333
 
Jan 1, 2013 12:30 PM
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Crowbar? Little Sisters can be terrifying.
 
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ssjokg said:
Mayobe said:
ErunnoToo said:
*sigh*

More tedious fan service for the sake of it. I knew that after the phenomenal commercial success of Nisemonogatari the chances were slim to nonexistent that the series would return to its more toned down and character-driven Bakamonogatari roots but it still somewhat pains me to see what it has become, especially when they used the track from Bakemonogatari in the last scene which was like an echo of its former quality.


If you don't like service then you should stop watching the series. Bakemono is the tamest of the novels by a large margin.

You should probably just buy some lotion and get over it.
This and ErunnoToo do you mean that because they add some ecchi scenes between the dialogues the quality somehow dropped?
Chillax now guys, it's not like Nisemonogatari at least: (even tho that ep was pretty fun)

 
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Woohoo! Monogatari series is back! EPIC. Shaft/5 episode.

The only sad thing is that I feel like we will not see Hitagi in this arc :(
 
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mugimugi said:
SetsukoHara said:
Good start, the first part with Tsukihi was too long though.


Shorter than the novel version.


Way shorter.
 
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-MgZ_ said:
Woohoo! Monogatari series is back! EPIC. Shaft/5 episode.

The only sad thing is that I feel like we will not see Hitagi in this arc :(


Well...

 
Jan 1, 2013 12:46 PM

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Pettersson said:
Chillax now guys, it's not like Nisemonogatari at least: (even tho that ep was pretty fun)
Well I am not the one that has a problem with it.Especially when Bakemonogatari also had many fanservice scenes.
 
Jan 1, 2013 12:53 PM

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My body was not ready. Dat imouto groping and Karen's marathon was too much. aishduhuiogahrg
Great reminder of why I love the monogatari series so much. Great text and fanservice.
 
Jan 1, 2013 1:26 PM

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Cool episode ,Araragi is perverted as always ,waiting for other 3 episodes to get translated :)
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Jan 1, 2013 2:00 PM

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this had a bit to much conversation in it, would have been nice if they kicked started the series a bit more
 
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This was some funny stuff. I kinda miss Senjougahara's knife sharp wit, but the dialogue's still is good as ever.
 
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Nichibotsu-kaeru said:
this had a bit to much conversation in it, would have been nice if they kicked started the series a bit more

The -monogatari series is pretty much all about conversations...
I mean, both Bake- and Nisemonogatari pretty much consists of scenes filled with conversations.
 
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Nichibotsu-kaeru said:
this had a bit to much conversation in it, would have been nice if they kicked started the series a bit more


You do know the series that you are watching right...heavy dialogue has always been a given...
 
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