Nisemonogatari’s heartwarming (not terribly so) family ties season comes to an end.
Shinobu is so cute. Tsukihi is so cute. That is all…
I’m not even sure you can consider the introduction of a couple of mysterious characters who may or may not have some connection with Oshino a major breakthrough for the plot, because with only two episodes left, I’m very skeptical about how big a role Kagenui and Ononoki will have.
A short list of things I liked about the infamous dental porn episode of Nisemonogatari.
Mercifully, the flame wrath bee arc comes to a supposed end. Viewing the arc in retrospect, I have to admit that it was a rather droll storyline with a weak punchline.
I have to admit, beyond some of the creative value of the show, the story and the characters are struggling to keep my attention. There’s a bit of been there, done that feel to Nisemonogatari. And the Kaiki/Karen angle so far lacks the power of some of last season’s stories (Senjougahara’s story aside, I think my second favorite was Hachikuji’s story).
I’ve been flying around a bit for the past few days so I’m an episode behind. I planned on watching Nisemonogatari on the plane… but then I realized that I probably would’ve been arrested at the gates for indecency.
Plot progression in Nisemonogatari is a precious commodity – the show is so character driven that whenever it does move the plot along there’s usually a lot of weight behind it.
I got around to thinking about Araragi’s life and what a sweet deal he has.
In a lot of ways Bakemonogatari Nisemonogatari reminds me of Seinfeld – lots of entertaining, witty dialogue overshadowing the fact that not much actually happens in many of the episodes.