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Sep 27, 2013 8:34 AM

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Agreed. A very good start. I don't usually like the idea of having prequels but so far this might change my mind.
Sep 27, 2013 12:12 PM

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greebo said:
Agreed. A very good start. I don't usually like the idea of having prequels but so far this might change my mind.
Wait until Kizumonogatari!!!
Oct 3, 2013 1:03 AM

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Hanekawa would be best girl in any other harem...
Nov 20, 2013 4:22 AM

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Back headaches weblog Monogatari, try to follow so many dialogues and articulated at the same time keep their eyes fixed Sulo screen to watch the action too, becomes challenging. Start very sweet thanks to the narrative that clears the past, with a nice summary of what has happened before Neko, I was afraid of having to review all the backlog! ^ ^ "
The plot made ​​for most of the dialogue, I like it! But there are the inevitable and pleasant interludes of Araragi, however I hope that always returns the action that has made Bake, in my opinion, the best arc of the saga! : D
Dec 29, 2013 4:15 AM
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Great, as expected of the Monogatari series. Had me cracking up all the way through. Nice to get some Hanekawa backstory too, as it is alluded to so much in Bake and Nisemonogatari. I swear that Koyomi gets more and more perverted with every episode ;) And that Karen fanservice... that was some of the most blatantly explicit this series has done, although it was played off like a normal family thing with Koyomi having no reaction. Unlike that toothbrushing scene.

dreznovk said:
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.

Exactly. Monogatari has great story, dialogue, characters, etc, but it's the visuals that keep one from getting bored with a show that consists of almost nothing but conversation. I love this style and would never wish the Monogatari series to be without it.
Dec 30, 2013 12:45 PM

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The f*ck Araragi? Lick a wound? Seriously?
Jun 3, 2014 8:22 AM

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Tennouji_ said:
Holy shit grabbing Tsukihi's breast like a boss and not giving a damn about Karen taking her top clothes off. Surely Koyomi is badass.

Love the fanservice here. ;D

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Jul 17, 2014 5:32 AM

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Lmao, golden.
I have some deja vu though, with that Hanekawa and Araragi scene.
Jul 28, 2014 12:21 AM

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Can't believe there are seriously people complaining about how the story is told. People will literally find whatever they can to bash on a series, no matter how small it is, rather than to look for things they enjoyed. Like other people mentioned, the random visuals helps the flow of the story smoother and is what makes it unique from other similar series. Again, like others have said, if it weren't for that, the Monogatari series would be no where near as enjoyable, but rather, just another "boring" typical generic anime. I believe that SHAFT did incredible just with that criticizing them for how they portrayed this series is just silly, I know for a fact that I would not enjoy this series anywhere near as much if it weren't for the way it is right now.

Back to the episode, glad that you can still feel the same level of enjoyment as Bake and Nise, can't wait to see the rest.
Aug 11, 2014 7:21 AM
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Wasn't sure whether to watch this or Bakemonogatari first so I watched this second.

After only hearing his sisters in the outro of bakemonogatari it was a nice/funny change to see them so much in this first episode. ^_^
Sep 20, 2014 10:38 PM

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god damn araragi, lost your chance
Feb 26, 2015 12:13 AM

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me gusta

full of randomness as usual

but damn id grab 'em boobs too
Jul 25, 2015 11:41 PM
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Pretty fucking boring.

Aug 3, 2015 3:09 PM

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I liked both new OP and ED! And his sisters are still brilliant whenever they show themselves.

Karen-chan and her sweat, I lol'd :D And they even animated her boob physics afterwards :)) Tsukihi's boob grab, H-chan boob fascination... this episode really was all about boobs, right? :D

Those poses Hanekawa did during their conversation... she really had some sexy silhouette sometime. And I was trolled in thinking him as pervert when he asked for wound licking, yet it was something as simple as saliva's blood's healing potential of vampires (but yeah, he's pervert still :D) But he do loves her even when his sister tells him otherwise, right? :)

Those family problems are tough. It seems Hanekawa's background will be very dark indeed. Pretty good start for this miniarc.
Aug 26, 2015 7:03 PM

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Buying naughty books sooothes the soul. EP 1.

Plot: After a lengthy discussion on love and oppai with Tsukihi, Koyomi realizes he lusts after Hanekawa and that makes him frustrated. Been there done that. On his quest for the sacred texts, he meets Hanekawa and notices that there was moment of abuse at her home. Man did that disappoint and make my naughty thoughts disappear.

Character: This is a prequel to the Bakemonogatari so Koyomi is more hyper/perverted? than he is later. He's still a riot though when it comes to comebacks and he might actually have a weird way of tact considering he switched from a topic Hanekawa didn't want to speak of to wanting to lick her that was like WTF?

PS: Oh Vampire blood and saliva heals things...still a WTF moment.

Hanekawa is a headache. I can understand not wanting to cause trouble/make a scene as part of the Japanese upbringing but my conscious can't let this kinda thing be.

Tsukihi and Karen wonderfully display their characters when asked about love.

Animation/sound: Melancholy is the best way to describe the OP. We know how its gonna end but it still resolves around a bad time for Hanekawa. The ED is a nice little thing but the tune still carries that bit of a sad feeling.

4/5. Nice intro and it still follows the Bakemonogatari formula. Have the person from the previous season start it off. But this only works if you watch Nekomonogatari Black after Nisemonogatari like me.

ANd love those black pantsu on Hanekawa. ANd Yum Yum Karen-chan and Tsukihi-chan.

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Sep 11, 2015 11:40 PM

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Great episode, it's good to see fire sisters as main characters again and my beloved Tsukihi is so yummy in her yukata om-nom-nom.
They've just pointed out one of main points of wincest here and I liked how she presented her boobs to him, I guess she just wanted to test him but not that she said but what he thinks about incest, to find out her chances to seduce him ;) He succeeded XD
Also she reveals that her bf is like him if he exists in the first place

who the hell needs dirty mag having Tsukihi as his fake little sister?!
Oct 30, 2015 7:20 AM

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Panties and boobs
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Dec 19, 2015 3:57 PM

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wrong explanation

Jan 1, 2016 5:43 AM

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Another season of monogatari series, finally.
Jan 1, 2016 9:15 AM

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This was one hell of a weird conversation between a brother and sister and I was shocked to see his other sister taking off her top in front of Araragi
Jan 1, 2016 5:10 PM

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Rewatched the OP for this just now, and for some reason it felt very "Bond Opening Credits" like
May 9, 2016 1:30 PM

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A good start, with good dialogues and a little more ...

Un buen arranque, con buenos diálogos y un poco más...

Hello, my litte boy!

Aug 4, 2016 10:56 AM

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Wait, this happens before Bakemonogatari, where did Karen hide these babies in the first two season? O_O Anyway that's Karen for you, gets the least screentime, still the best girl <3
Mar 30, 2017 11:41 AM

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Great episode and a nice start!
Apr 6, 2017 8:01 AM

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You know, there are times I wish Araragi and Hanekawa were actually together...they have this clear sexual tension every time they speak.
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Jun 15, 2017 8:02 PM
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seems alright
i also like hanekawa
Sep 25, 2017 6:31 AM

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Ohhh the days of Araragi being so in love with Hanekawa, though I know he's still in love with her. Referencing to what Araragi said to Mayoi in Nisemonogatari.

Of course, there'll always be a scene of Araragi being a hentai and molesting one of his little sisters. Haha. And of course a Karen fanservice. Goddamnit. I was watching this episode in public. I feel judging eyes surrounding me rn. Lmfao.

Good episode and Araragi celebrating when Hanekawa said he can do one thing to her. Hahaha. You ecchi, Araragi.
Jan 4, 2018 3:09 AM

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To think Araragi felt this strongly for Hanekawa, and then what, like two weeks later, he was dating and seemingly in love with a completely different girl. I guess the show describes it as Araragi lusts for Hanekawa, but feels actual love for Senjougahara? Hmmmm
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Nov 26, 2018 11:13 AM

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Araragi lusts after every female that looks pretty and is within arms' reach. He's a total horndog who even lusts after his own 'fire sisters'. Shameless pervert is Araragi!
Jan 28, 2019 8:29 PM

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Tsukihi's "yandere" tendencies are so fun to watch, at the expense of Koyomi, of course :P And I love the opposite answers of how the Fire Sisters answered the love question. 'You can't confuse love with lust!' vs "If you look at someone and think you want to have their kid" LOL. Also, I gotta appreciate Shaft's ability to animate boob physics ;)

The situation with Hanekawa is really interesting. I really wanna know more about her family situation and what happened to her parents. Must protect!!

All that build-up for a perverted request, and it actually turned out to be pretty cute. Points to Koyomi!!
Mar 2, 2019 2:39 PM

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Love conversation with his sister, the boob scene was hilarious. Araragi is such a weird character, definitely abnormal. Good episode.
Apr 8, 2019 3:19 PM
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How old were his sisters in this? 13 and 14?

I am surprised how casually the 13 year old Tsukihi mentions his sexual frustration in a conversation and especially how the 14 year old Karen casually walks around topless in front of her brother. Does nobody in the family feel shame?

I know that some parts of the series are more heavy on the ecchi side, but I wonder if there is a good reason behind this or if it's just fanservice.

Is this to show how Araragi perceives the world with his perverted mind?
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May 2, 2019 4:40 AM

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Wait I'm confused.. How come the conversation with Hanekawa was exactly the same as in Bake when she was hit? That just seems really odd.
May 15, 2019 5:15 AM

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Araragi has no shame lol, flipping the skirt of a girl he fall in love with.
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Jun 16, 2019 8:28 PM

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So from my understanding, this four-episode arc will be focusing on the initial Sawarineko encounter. I have come to the conclusion after Araragi's conversation with Tsukihi that a) Tsukihi is way more nuts than I thought she was and b) Araragi is just horny and doesn't actually love Hanekawa romantically. I think it is safe to assume he values her as a friend, but not as a lover. Araragi making the split-second decision to grope his sister was hilarious. All of Karen's sweat was disgusting. Hanekawa getting hit by her father is very irritating, especially with her trying to protect him. Araragi using his one wish to heal her wound was really sweet. She was clearly expecting him to wish for something more perverse.
Aug 13, 2019 8:37 AM
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While Tsuhiki's answer is complex af and not at her age, Karen's answer is just simple. They're really different. It seems like because of Tsuhiki's answer, Araragi ended up thinking he didn't love Hanekawa. I actually don't think he loves Hanekawa either. This part I might actually know more about Hanekawa and I'm in for it. The new OP and ED is good as always. OP may be in my top 3 of the series till now.
Aug 14, 2019 7:08 AM

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Enjoyable episode!~ The convo with Tsuhiki was funny (and she makes some of the silliest faces) and the later half with Hanekawa was excellent
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