Nisemonogatari anime review

Nisemonogatari anime review
After the events of Bakemonogatari, Araragi Koyomi wakes up to find himself being held captive by his girlfriend Senjougahara Hitagi. Koyomi flashes back to earlier in the day, where he meets up with the various girls he helped from the first series. On his way home, he meets a curious figure named Kaiki Deishu, the same swindler that once targeted Hitagi. Now, Koyomi’s own little sister is in danger of falling for one of Kaiki’s curses.

I have to admit that the idea of reviewing this show feels rather pointless. What can I honestly say about Nisemonogatari that will make a difference to you, my dear readers? If you loved Bakemonogatari (and there seems to be many of you who did) then I do not have many reasons to dissuade you from continuing on with this: the same NisiOisin dialogue (that you must love, else you wouldn�t have even finished Bakemonogatari) is present and all of SHAFT�s best visual flair is on offer, as you would expect. Those who didn�t like Bakemonogatari will be happy to know that they are not missing anything new either. In fact, the only way I could describe Nisemonogatari is Bakemonogatari times ten � you get nearly everything I suspect you liked (or didn�t) about the first but just more of it and in a more concentrated form.

Certainly, it feels like there is even more talking than before and even less happens. Where Bakemonogatari had five different arcs in fifteen episodes, its sequel only manages two arcs in eleven episodes � the Karen Bee arc lasting seven episodes! Before you get excited and think it�s wonderful that they are taking more time over the content, something else the sequel has ten times more of than the first series is messing around, something that unsurprisingly has a very detrimental effect on the pacing of the show. The content of this messing around is also much more concentrated because it is nearly almost on the subject of sex or subjects related to sexuality such as molestation, oral fixation, incest and a little skirting around the topic of S&M to name a few. Now, Bakemonogatari had a sharp sexual edge to it and a fair amount of fanservice but Nisemonogatari really pushes the envelope on the erogenous scale and I offer that as a fair warning to those who don�t enjoy or at least tolerate strong sexual content will struggle with this show no matter how much they enjoyed Bakemonogatari.

I think that would be the only thing that would put off a fan though. The series really does have what you could ask for, for the most part. As mentioned before, the witty and sharp dialogue remains and it adds a dimension and appeal to the characters that very few shows match. While the characters do talk a lot of nonsense (in both series), there is still a style and a nuance to the speech that really entertains and even flashes of genuine intelligence (though not as many as I would like).

What else? The characters are as well drawn and as well conceived as ever (Hitagi is still incredible) and the new characters keep up to pace without any problems. Sadly, I think the writer likes his characters as much as we do and keeps trying to find a way to include as many of them as possible even when the characters have little to no part in what is main story, this being what constitutes the majority of the aforementioned messing around. Thank goodness they are cute and funny but after watching a whole episode that could have been summed up in five minutes at most (episode eight for those wondering); I was seriously losing patience with the show.

So yes, Nisemonogatari is for fans and I�m sure you guys love it without my advice. For everyone else, if you liked the original then give it a shot unless the increased sexual content bothers you but if you didn�t then I don�t see Nisemonogatari converting you any time soon.

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