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Days: 86.1
Mean Score: 6.69
  • Total Entries505
  • Rewatched21
  • Episodes5,190
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Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season
Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season
Yesterday, 3:43 PM
Re-watching 15/25 · Scored 8
Boku no Hero Academia
Boku no Hero Academia
Aug 19, 3:01 PM
Completed 13/13 · Scored 7
Asobi Asobase
Asobi Asobase
Jul 23, 4:02 PM
Watching 6/12 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 5.2
Mean Score: 7.60
  • Total Entries27
  • Reread0
  • Chapters926
  • Volumes49
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Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita.
Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita.
Jun 15, 2018 3:11 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Mar 14, 2018 6:50 PM
Completed 237/237 · Scored 8
Dec 19, 2017 1:03 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -


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Valkeiser Feb 17, 7:36 PM

MartySan May 20, 2018 11:37 PM
paguiomcee Apr 18, 2018 8:42 PM
Heyaaaa! (≧▽≦)

Thank you for accepting my friend request!

It's nice to meet you, hihi~!

Valkeiser Mar 19, 2018 11:12 PM
Done with the highly acclaimed Monogatari Series: Second Season...

  • Nekomonogatari Shiro (4)
    My second least favorite arc of the season. First time the story is not told through Koyomi's perspective for starters. Maybe the fact that I watched Nekomonogatari Kuro and this one back to back made me not so fond of this story. Of course focused on Hanekawa who had a lot of personal growth this arc and finally got a closure for her romantic feelings for Araragi. I have some complains about the narrative, mostly the fact that the missing scenes were Kuro's point of view which became obvious very early in the arc that were hidden for the sake of mystery. Aside from that there's not much to add.

  • Kabukimonogatari (5)
    I have a strong hate for time travel stories, so it was no surprise this ended up as my least favorite arc. The idea of parallel timelines as result of messing with the past is nothing I haven't seen in other science fiction work. Regardless, there's two things that seem irrelevant until Shinobu Time. The first one is that shows how important is the fact Araragi gives Shinobu a place to belong, and he looking for her back then gave her that. The second one is that it highlights the emotional bond between Mayoi and Araragi, a buildup that will be exploited later.

  • Otorimonogatari (1)
    Medusa is without a doubt my favorite arc of this season. To explain why first I need to mention something. Nadeko was shown so far as a plain girl with an introverted, sweet and slutty imouto personality forced on her not only by the author but also everyone around her. She learned that her only good aspect was her cuteness and how to get away using it. It is only after her talk with Tsukihi that she realizes this and her suppressed personality starts to show (the school event). And after she becomes a goddess her true colors finally surface, completely breaking her archetype and unleashing a sadistic and psychopathic facet. This gives a layer of depth her character didn't had in the best way possible.

  • Onimonogatari (3)
    Shinobu Time is separated in two acts: the 400 year old anecdote and the "Darkness" dilemma... The former show how the once mighty Kiss-shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade was looking for a place to belong, which in this case found through personating a deity. This of course was against her nature, hence foricng the apparition of the Darkness. But shows that long before the events of Monogatari Kiss-Shot was longing for a special place. The latter abused the emotional weight implicit in Mayoi and Koyomi's relationship to deliver a poignant arc closure. The most heartrending moment in the series so far.

  • Koimonogatari (2)
    The last arc, the one that gave screentime to the character I was more eager to see again. If there's ever a spin-off centered on Kaiku I'm quite sure I would consider it better than most if not all Mogatari. As the narrator I enjoyed him more than Araragi. His monologues, his life philosophy, the way he lightly looks down on everyone without appearing arrogant. Everything about him makes it a better character than all the other characters. But back to the arc itself... This is a direct continuation or rather the final part of the Medusa arc. Focusing on Kaiki trying to gain Nadeko's trust in order to deceive her while investigating about her, something that proved to be useful at the end. Now, it was quite obvious Nadeko wasn't going to be fooled to begin with. Even though Kaiki was surprised he couldn't do it, I'm gonna assume he knew he was gonna fail and that he needed to fail in order to create the circumstances to succeed. As he tells to Koyomi at the end, he merely stated the obvious to Nadeko but that would've been impossible unless she breaks out of her shell. Making her mad for trying to deceive her and later drive her to despair by revealing her secret created the conditions for her to listen to his words. After hearing the full story from Hanekawa he understood what was happening, and "said what any adult would've said". Basically making her face reality so she can get over her childish romance and move on to pursue her dreams. If I were to wander the overthinking realm, I would say this arc represents how simple and trivial the teenage problems look in the eyes of mature adults.
Valkeiser Mar 8, 2018 10:19 AM
Finished the next batch of Monogatari...

After hearing nothing but bad things about this season, I was predisposed to not like it from the get go. However, I didn't find it nearly as awful as everyone says it is. I mean, there was more fanservice this season but it's not that it wasn't present in Bake anyway and is used to accentuate the relationship dynamics of Araragi and the girls and also display his perverted personality and not just for the sake of pandering.

The arcs this season had a different concept. Instead on addressing the girls' struggles it went for a more reflective approach focused on a "fake" thematic. Karen's arc was about the hypocrisy of her righteous ideology and Tsukihi's one about the value of genuineness in both the original and the imitation (reminded me of the Emiya conflict in Fate). An interesting character was also introduced this season. In a setting full of supernatural elements is refreshing to have someone that looks at the events with contempt and treats them with a cynical attitude. If given enough screentime to develop him, he might become one of the best characters of the series. And as for Yozuru and her servant I'm not a fan of either. She fits well in this three-pan balance and counterbalances Oshino and Kaiki, but also has the weakest ideology of the three.

There's not much to highlight this season other than the iconic toothbrush scene and my mandatory fanservice of Nadeko. My favorite character this time is the eldest Araragi sister, whose arc should be renamed to Karen Bae. She was close to dethrone Nadkeo as favorite design until she cut her hair.

I'll be brief on this one given how small it was. the events of this arc were already spoiled in Bake so there was no mystery. However, it was a great way to learn more about Hanekawa and have an insight on her circumstances and outlook. As to this point, she has a better development than Senjo so I now consider her the best girl.

PS: I won't mention my scores as they're provisional. I'm considering using a global score for the whole franchise where every installment is weighted. It's still just an idea, but I won't decide until I finish all seasons.
Valkeiser Feb 26, 2018 2:02 PM
Yeah, everyone is questioning why I liked Nadeko lol, I hope I don't hate her by the end of the franchise. And seems you also agree Nise is one of the weakest installments, that lowers my hype about bit. I know about the excessive fanservice and the infamous toothbrush scene, but even if I don't like it I will still watch the other seasons. I'll let you know when I finish it.
Valkeiser Feb 25, 2018 10:44 PM
Hey there!

After a long time of you insisting that I should watch the Monogatari franchise I finally decided to a few weeks ago as I agreed to simulwatch it with a friend. Today I finished Bake and figured you'd like to hear my thoughts. If not, just ignore the message...

So, where am I supposed to start? First I'll admit that I tried Bake a few years ago and ended up dropping it and it wasn't until recently that I finally decided to give it another chance. Main reason I couldn't or rather wouldn't continue it was because I found (and still do) Shinbou's directing style very exhausting visually, his shows are very hard for me to sit and binge the whole thing. I can stand it for a few episodes like in Cossette but with Madoka I had to take some days off between episodes. This doesn't mean I don't like it or that is bad, just that for some reason I can't have consecutive sessions of 3-4 episodes. But enough of that, I'll now give you my my opinion on the show itself...

Needless to say, the show is obviously very character-driven and there's no apparent major plotline other than the succession of individual events in every arc. I'm aware this is just one installment and in the later ones these events will tie up in a bigger story, but for now I'm sticking solely to Bake. I was expecting some useless arc structure in the likes of Clannad where it only serves to present the characters and pity them, but here I had a very pleasant surprise seeing it does contribute to the character's development, specially with Araragi who I'm already digging as a MC. The arcs themselves are very interesting, the use of demons to explore internal struggles add some engaging intrigue. The snail arc is a good example of what I just said. It wasn't just Araragi or Mayoi herself that had an issue they had to confront but also Senjo who was dealing with her insecurities and fears. That moment when she admits to Araragi she didn't tell him she couldn't see Mayoi due to her fear was so simple yet so strong for her character. The characterization is also on spot, every girl has a different archetype but also a reason of why they are like that. Senjougahara is the most fleshed out character this season, and I appreciated that through the arcs but mostly on the date episode. As for the visuals I have no complain either, Shaft knows what they're doing. Shinbou is great as always, only he could add to a dialogue heavy show some exaggerated body expressions that not only are fitting and appealing but also throw some subtle info to complement what they're saying... So, the reason I'm "only giving it a 7" are simple. The lack of development or screentime of the characters to make them more sympathetic, and I if I take out Shaft/Shinbou of the equation the show would not be engaging at all and would've had a similar experience to Hyouka. Still a very solid show and I'm looking forward to the next seasons.

Some random stuff...
-My favorite character design is Nadeko, and also loved her imouto characterization.
-My favorite opening is the meme Renai Circulation, but I admit Staple Stable is better.
-My favorite arc is the snail one.
-My favorite Araragi moment is when he internally asks Nadeko to forgive him at the end of the snake arc.
-My favorite girl and character is Senjougahara
Sailor_Daze Feb 21, 2018 2:35 AM
no not at all
kittybits Feb 9, 2018 10:59 PM
what was your opinion of flcl? I never got far into it.
herroci Dec 31, 2017 9:13 PM
I accidentally added it to my completed list because I thought there were only 12 episodes but realized there were 24 episodes so I put it back on my watching list but didn't get around to changing the number of episodes watched. I've corrected it now.
KannoSugako Dec 31, 2017 7:38 AM

Dudeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Happy New Year!!! May this next year be a great one for you! A massive hug!

PD: I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR RECOMMENDING ME NET-JUU. MY POOR HEART TOOK LOTS OF DAMAGE LAST NIGHT. I'll give you my thoughts on Discord next time, have a great day and eat lots of treats <3
KannoSugako Dec 24, 2017 11:37 AM
Merry Christmas Pal, have a nice one!

KannoSugako Dec 14, 2017 7:13 AM
Looks like that, coincidentally enough, another friend of mine who loves basically the same specific type of romcoms just told me she ADORED this one.

I'm excited, i'll let you know as soon as i finish it what i thought about it <3

Thanks making me notice it!

KannoSugako Dec 13, 2017 11:09 AM
I'm convinced. Say no more my friend, you sold it pretty good, besides i really enjoy and appreciate recommendations, if anything, i'd sue you xD.
I was worried the game theme was super central in the plot (since it's like the first tag listed in MAL) so that's basically why i never even considered it as an option. I didn't even bothered to add it on my PTW when i saw it.

Oh the seiyuu was Kimi ni Todoke's Sawako, i see she was also in Kuragehime.

Besides, it's been a while since i have seen a good romcom, i think at this point i exhausted every watchable option. So i bet that also took you by surprise when finding this one was good.

KannoSugako Dec 13, 2017 3:47 AM
Hi! Well i didn't plan to watch it actually, the whole game theme isn't my cup of tea. And i am indeed a fan of romcoms, in fact, it's like my favorite type of romance.

Is it that good? Is it really funny? Is it really satisfying in terms of romance?

Hope you're doing great!