Bakemonogatari Episode 11 – Tsubasa Cat, Part One

With the aberrations that were afflicting Nadeko dealt with, it’s time to move onto the next issue at hand. While on the surface she seems perfect, underneath lies various layers of stress. Tsubasa Hanekawa is next on the list.

And she’s a repeat offender, with her own aberration – Black Hanekawa.

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Bakemonogatari Episode 10 – Nadeko Snake, Part Two

Nadeko Sengoku has been cursed, and as a result, has scales wrapping around her body. Koyomi Araragi was able to find out about this, but now he needs to figure out his next steps…

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Anime Studio Challenge: 1st PLACE's Mekakucity Actors (Spoiler-free Review)

Another studio / producer with only a single entry. Seeing as I know that Mekakucity was done by studio Shaft, 1st PLACE must be a producer. One of many from the looks of it. Once again it makes me think that sometimes a “producer” is created for a single anime. Or perhaps, it’s a mistake on MAL, I don’t know for sure.

Maybe I’ll learn more about this stuff as we go.
I ended up getting another rewatch here, with Mekakucity Actors.

An anime I’ve held some strong opinions on in the past, and the anime that brought us the beautiful seagull I use as a favicon for this blog!
We’ve come full circle!

Welcome back, old friend.
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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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