Nisemonogatari — First Impression

Araragi looks up his sister’s yukata and an elementary schoolgirl’s skirt.

If you’ve seen Bakemonogatari, you probably already know how you’ll feel about Nisemonogatari. This series seems to have a lot of raving fans, and if you’re one of them you’ll probably love this episode too.

I don’t have particularly strong feelings either way regarding the series. I love Senjougahara, but am fairly indifferent towards everything else. So the first segment with Senjougahara torturing Araragi was a treat for me, while the rest was decent but nothing to write home about.

Considering this is a Shaft sequel, and keeping their history in my mind, I have my doubts as to whether this will end up as a memorable sequel. The fact that this isn’t purely a comedy as most of their other sequels were should help, however, and leaves me cautiously optimistic.

But someone needs to put Shinbo under control. He’s gone wild with the camera shots and visuals. His stylistic flair can be great in moderation, such as with Madoka. But at some point his shows tend to become more about the cinematography than the story.

6 thoughts on “Nisemonogatari — First Impression

    1. It certainly wouldn’t work the same way, I wouldn’t go so far as to say it wouldn’t work at all though. Shinbo’s style can be a lot of fun— I loved it to the limited extent it was used in Madoka, and in ef – memories and the first season of Zetsubou-sensei. But it’s always the same thing, and it’s starting to get more tiresome than novel at this point, at least for me…

      1. It was mostly more of a slice-of-life format, from what I saw (over halfway through but didn’t complete it).

        I had the same argument about Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoku. That doesn’t have a story (or any kind of ending) either.

        I survived to the 8:30 mark in this…the imprisoned part was OK, but then there was the generic home setting which wasn’t as good. DxD and Kill me Baby are more my style!

        1. I see what you mean, the plot certainly isn’t the main point of the series. I started to get bored at the part with the sister too.

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