Bakemonogatari Episode 5 – Mayoi Snail, Part Three

Koyomi Araragi snuck out of his house on Mother’s Day in order to avoid his family. While at Namishiro Park, he runs into Hitagi Senjougahara, as well as a lost elementary school girl named Mayoi Hachikuji. While trying to help Mayoi find her way, they soon realize that there is more to her than it seems – Mayoi is afflicted by a lost snail, preventing her from finding her way.

Hitagi leaves to meet up with Oshino in order to find a solution, and in the meantime Tsubasa Hanekawa arrives at the park, as she too wanted to leave her home for the day. Hitagi is now on her way back with the strategy given to her by Oshino…

The time has come for everything to come together.

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Bakemonogatari Episode 4 – Mayoi Snail, Part Two

On Sunday May 14th, Koyomi Araragi came across a lost elementary school girl named Mayoi Hachikuji. Due to his kind nature, Koyomi was able to strong-arm Mayoi into letting him help her find the place she was seeking, with Hitagi’s help.

And that leads us to Part Two of Mayoi Snail.

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Anime Studio Challenge: 12 Diary Holders' Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) (Review)

So the studio / producer this time is 12 Diary Holders, which only has Mirai Nikki under their belt, on MAL at least. I imagine this was something created specifically for Mirai Nikki, given the name.

Makes me wonder why someone would do that, or what the reasoning for it is, like if it was for marketing purposes. Anyways, this challenge isn’t really about the studios / producers themselves, and more about watching anime.

The anime this time is Mirai Nikki!
This review will be spoiler-free, with nothing spoiled beyond what is already mentioned in the anime’s synopsis on MAL.

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Bakemonogatari Episode 2 – Hitagi Crab, Part Two

All right. While Bakemonogatari makes no real efforts to “introduce us”, we have been “introduced” to Koyomi Araragi, the former undead high school boy who happens to know someone that can possibly help Hitagi Senjougahara with a problem of her own – she has no weight.

And with that, we’ve made it to episode 2 of Bakemonogatari…

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Anime Studio Challenge: 10Gauge’s Tobidasu PriPara: Mi~nna de Mezase! Idol☆Grand Prix (Review)

That’s right, it’s the first anime of the anime studio challenge!

Tobidasu PriPara: Mi~nna de Mezase! Idol☆Grand Prix, a PriPara movie featuring what I imagine are several songs from the PriPara anime.

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Bakemonogatari Episode 1 – Hitagi Crab, Part One

Monogatari, the series that I’d been planning on rewatching for a third time since 2017. It’s time to start diving into this series, one episode at a time. These will be more long-form posts, however I may not cover everything. Whatever I think is worth pointing out in an episode, I’ll point out.

And of course, knowing all that I know from the series, there will be times where I hint at connections to future events, but I will try to avoid explicit spoilers. I will be pointing out foreshadowing without revealing what is being foreshadowed.

I’ve never gone through this series one episode at a time like this, so I think this will be quite fun!

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