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Genre: Comedy, Supernatural
Produced By: SHAFT
Director, Series Composition: Shinbou Akiyuki
Starring: Hiroshi Kamiya as Araragi Kyomi, Yui Horie as Hanekawa Tsubasa
Adaption of the 6th book in the Monogatari series, containing the Tsubasa Family Arc and featuring Hanekawa Tsubasa. Set after the upcoming movie Kizumonogatari, and before Bakemonogatari. Four episodes, all airing consecutively on New Years Eve, 2012 - 2013.
Last edited by Kaiten; January 01, 2013 at 04:59 PM.
Kait beat me to it
Watched the first two episodes so far and what I've seen so far was absolutely great. Hanekawa is my favourite female besides Senjougahara anyway so I'm really enjoying to learn/see more about her.
I didn't expect such a bloody mess at the end of the second episode, thought they would censor it more like what they did with Araragi's fight against Kanbaru (which was later shown in the Blu-ray release). Not that I would complain though, I love the over the top depiction of violence in the Monogatari series. It always leaves you in awe, one way or another.
And hell, Araragi's talk about love with his sisters was so damn hilarious when I think of the tootbrush scene (in Nisemono) and the fact that Karen openly showed him her breasts I can't help but think that Ishin is obviously hinting at wincest.... probably trying to ridicule it.
After watching Psyco-Pass this last half season, violence does not surprise me anymore. They seem to allow much more carnage (not to mention fanservice) in late night anime these days.
Kyomi's conversation with Tsukihi was one of my early series highlights, along with his delight when Hanekawa said she would do anything he likes. Their conversation nicely established Nekomonogatari's main theme: the subjective nature of love. Combined with Nisemonogatari's main theme (the nature of authenticity), it should make for some great dialog.
I also enjoyed the hell out of Nekomonogatari:Kuro so far.
I've only watched the 2 subbed episodes but they were great. To be honest, Hanakawaa isn't high on my favorite character list but that's not a knock on her. It's a statement about how much I adore Senjogahara, Kanbaru, Karen, Tsukihi, and Shinobu. But, with that being said, I still think Nekomonogatari:Kuro has been fantastic.
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Just got done watching the rest of Nekomonogatari:Kuro. It was so amazingly good.
Yeah, I as well become speachless at the end, amaizing how good it was...
Now I want to see the enire story/background and how everything will resolve, ASP...
About what fell into my eyes here was that this Class Rep (Neko - cat girl) that:
is in a matter of fact
- is not related to Arraragi,
- has shap teath and claws (not to forget the most dangerous thing: her tongue !!!),
Last edited by Monsterguy; January 04, 2013 at 10:25 AM. Reason: spelling
Couldn't agree more about Hanekawa either, good thing the next works most likely coming out first (Kizumonogatari and Nekomonogatari: White) will cover her quite a lot.
True, violence is nothing new for a late night show. Actually I shouldn't have been surprised. The extreme violence, coming pretty close to being comical, is a trait of the series anyway.
Well I guess you will have to wait a bit until some of your favs are the big focus of the story.Quote:
Of course this is just if SHAFT intends to cover the story like it was released in the novels. If we go by the released novels, Kizumonogatari is the only exception so far (Release order: Bakemonogatari - Kizumonogatari - Nisemonogatari - Nekomonogatari:Kuro).
The second season will cover
- Nekomonogatari:White (Focus on Hanekawa)
- Kabukimonogatari (Focus on Hachikuji) - probably the part I'm looking forward to the least.
- Hanamonogatari (Focus on Kanbaru)
- Otorimonogatari (Focus on Sengoku)
- Onimonogatari (Focus on Shinobu) - it shall be awesome
- Koimonogatari (Focus on Senjougahara)
There's so much awesome stuff yet to come I'm pretty sure when SHAFT is finally done with all that, the final season novels (3) will be out and they can start working on that. That's still far in the future though.
Wait what ? It has begun ? So lucky to read this thread today. I could have missed it for a few weeks seeing how I'm swamped.
4 episodes only ? So it is a preview of the whole season this year ? I'm not really up to date, really too busy nowadays. It seems I can catch up without loosing too much time.
Since I read the novel, I'm really satisfied knowing that SHAFT is able to make 1 and a half hour Anime covering pretty much most important parts in the novel. I mean, I prefer if this Anime was released in 10-episodes format, but it seems that SHAFT wants to proceed with Kizumonogatari this year. By the way, ever since the first episode of Bakemonogatari, I now that every -Monogatari would contain comedic violence, so I didn't mind.
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I could not imagine any other studio adapting this series. SHAFT's style perfectly fits Nisio's word play, puns, and non sequiturs. I'm a SHAFT fanboy though, have been ever since the Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei adaptions (the template for SHAFT's style IMO).Quote:
I'm really dying for Kyomi Vamp, Kizumonogatari can't come soon enough. Season three has been partially delayed, no? Weren't all three books supposed to be out this year?Quote:
I have high hopes for Kizumonogatari though, I'm pretty sure that it will surpass Bakemono and will please the critics.
Who knows though, that might change with the second season which features all of the Bakemono cast. I've heard there are quite some drastic changes, both plot and character-wise so I'm really curious.
Season 3 has been delayed, yes. They first and second novel were supposed to be released in 2012, Nisio only released the first one though. The second one is confirmed for April 2013 but no one knows how long the third and last novel might be delayed.