What. The. Hell.
I’m basically the world’s biggest Monogatari hater. I started watching the second season in order to bash it and troll all the Monogatari fans on twitter. And I still stand by my opinion that everything before Monogatari Second Series sucks. But… the second series totally blew me away. Even I am forced to admit that it was really good.
Essentially, Second Series is where they start killing off all the lolis. A+. Good work guys. It also helped immensely that fucking Arararagi wasn’t the narrator for most of the time. One of the high points of the entire show was seeing Kaiki kick that bastard’s ass.
And Kaiki’s arc was absolutely amazing. Kaiki for best girl.
I’m still not a fan of Shinbo. But his style works much better when there’s some actual mindfuckery going on, like in the Kaiki arc. When it’s just somebody and his sister using a toothbrush as a sex toy— actually that’s another perfect time to use Shinbo’s style. But you know what I mean.
I do still stand by what I said over two years ago though:
Hanekawa cutting her hair, losing her glasses, and growing cat ears –> irrefutable proof that anime fans have shit taste
— Stargeant Draggle (@draggle_kun) July 8, 2013
- Storytelling – A – Love the shifts in perspective.
- Voice – A – Fine, I’ll admit it, it’s pretty unique with all the fakery.
- Characters – A – I heart Kaiki
- Attention Grab – B – I finished it!
- Production – B – Can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
- Overall – B+
Recommendations – Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Zetsuen no Tempest