Category Archives: Katanagatari

Moments of 2010: The Failure and Triumph of Katanagatari (Finale)

I’m not sure if the conceits of the show hang together in the end (I had just finished watching the finale), but right now it feels that way. And, for feeling that way, I feel rather fulfilled. The very ending … Continue reading

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I Am Confused (Katanagatari 11)

This is not to say I didn’t like the episode. It felt meaty and full in terms of moving the story forward, as well as providing the back story for Kiki and the deviant swords as well as the origin … Continue reading

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The Beingness of a Weapon: Katanagatari 10

My apologies in advance if this post will seem rushed. Despite the high volume of posts this past week, I wrote only one within the last 45 days. I’ve been rather busy with my practical projects and my ability to … Continue reading

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Katanagatari 09: Jealous Moé Service

I will most likely do this episode a terrible disservice. There are a lot of interesting things that happened, and the plot inches closer to its conclusion. However, I will ignore all of that here in this post because what … Continue reading

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Katanagatari 08: The Ghost in the Sword

After fighting the soulless, masterless doll, the human sword Yasuri Shichika finally learned what it means to have a human soul. This episode confirmed my reading of Shichika as part of the tradition of emotionless “dolls” that find a level … Continue reading

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