Category Archives: showing a bit of character

The Inauthenticity of Senjougahararagi: Bakemonogatari 08 (Suruga Monkey Arc Ends, Senjougahara Steals Show Again)

Bakemonogatari is the kind of show that makes me liveblog. Instead of spamming melative and twitter, I went directly to my draft of this post. I went to this method because there’s so much going on — an illusion of … Continue reading

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The Koromo will show you a bit within her endless sea!

MAHJONG IS FUNNNNN TENPAI SUKI RI WAI WAI ahem. As I was saying…well, amidst the endless sea of Koromo monologues, she expresses that if she sticks with her gut, she’d win. Well, in ways, she did win even though she … Continue reading

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Is it Okay to Like Mirai Now? (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 05)

They’re close to home. The surroundings are familiar. The shelter they’re headed to is none other than Mirai’s middle school, The Rikka School for Girls. The buildings are low, and the area doesn’t seem as ruined as those they passed … Continue reading

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The Inauthenticity of Senjougahara Redux (Bakemonogatari 05)

My fascination is decidedly for Senjougahara. If there’s anything I feel about the Mayoi Snail arc is that I can’t feel invested in Hachikuji’s monster story. I felt that more than anything, it was a device by which the narrative … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the Devil-child: Mirai’s showing a bit of character (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0)

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (you know, the anime this blog is suddenly all about) seems to put a lot of value on realism. Research, realistic danger, microscopic detail on depiction of home life — it all serves to put us there so … Continue reading

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