Beyond the light and darkness

The fake is of far greater value. In its deliberate attempt to be real, it's more real than the real thing

What a way to close this series. Thanks to Nisemonogatari’s word play, I learned a bit more from the extremes of good and evil represented by this series’ “antagonists” in the form of Kaiki and Kagenui. Practically speaking, these two weren’t necessarily annoying villains for this story. Realizing, they simply came and fucked Koyomi and his family due to business, with Kaiki extorting money from his victims and Kagenui doing her job as an onmyoji.

Talk about whoah!

So after covering the entire cast for Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari, what’s left for this series? Kizumonogatari is one thing to actually tell what happened between Koyomi and Shinobu but if there’s a season 3 for this series, I wonder what it is that they have in store for us.

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  1. x
    Mar 19, 2012 @ 15:29:46

    Good episode if one considers that they had to end it in short order. Still wish they had at least one more episode to make things less rushed. I think there will be a few more seasons from this series if the creators had their way. There are still a lot of unresolved issues with this group of misfits around Koyomi. Next up should be Nekomonogatari, which is supposed to be all about… well, I’m not going to spoil it here :p (not that I’ve read the novel). The title itself should be enough of a clue though.

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  2. baka~
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 00:02:23

    Well, I think i’ll buy this resolution to Tsukihi’s arc being done in a single episode. I mean, if Kagenui has to represent “good” then this story has already covered aspects of it in the form of Karen. If they did waste a couple of episodes trying to detail Kagenui’s sense of “good” then it might bore people since she may be no different from Karen’s sense of justice.

    As for the next arcs, I read from somewhere that it will be a form of revisit where they probably get a couple more upgrades such as Nadeko Gorgon or whatever. Well, I think I think it’s best to leave things for later.

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  3. x
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 03:24:03

    Well, it was more about the pacing of the battles and conversations in the Tsukihi arc that I was not satisfied with, than anything about Kagenui’s part of the story. It just felt a bit rushed compared to the earlier arc. Just one more episode would probably have helped. I guess it might bore some people. Kagenui is probably the least interesting character of the entire cast in this anime (other than her amazing punches, there’s not much else she seem to be willing to really reveal). I get the impression that having a conversation with Ononoki might be slightly more interesting than having a conversation with Kagenui :p. The information about Kaiki at the end was probably the most interesting for me though. It is probably unlikely, but it made it almost seem like this was a somewhat careless (and roundabout) set up by the three of them to test Koyomi.

    As for the next arcs, all the stories from Bakemonogatari did not exactly end conclusively. So I’m sure there’s a lot more to tell. Not to mention all the characters aside from maybe Hitagi and Koyomi do not have most of their back story told yet.

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