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>loves you

>insults you
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Actions speak louder than words, anon
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>>114386921
Senjougahara often speaks facetiously, she only teases Ararararargi because she feels close to him.
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>>114386921
Just like real life.
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>>114386921
>insults you

>loves you
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She's intoxicating isn't she ? A poison that you guzzle until it kills you.
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What is teasing
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>>114387967
Are you telling me a man puts up with tons of shit from a pretty girl because of the scant chance he may get laid at some point?

Jesus Christ, how unrealistic.
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Who are you quoting?
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>>114388019
You're approaching this from the wrong direction. Araragi isn't being bullied. Senjougahara feels out her boundaries, and only takes things as far as Araragi can take it. Its a playful game of cat and mouse.
Like when she had him handcuffed in the old school building, Araragi broke free instantly when he heard his sister was in danger. He could have broken free at any point if he wanted to, but he was playing along with her game.
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Do you really want to be with someone who will never ever say anything bad about you? I mean, having Gahara for a girlfriend would probably make me want to choke her at some point, but if you can't take even one insult from your partner then you should really consider not being a pussy.
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>>114386921
same shit happens to me
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>>114388021
ur mum
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>>114387967
What is knowing the boundaries of a relationship so you don't sound like a cunt.

>>114388125
She still pushes them much harder than she should for no real reason than her own amusement and/or insecurity.

Other girls tease the fuck out of Araragi, but not to the point that it stops being enjoyable. Senjougahara definitely reaches the point of killing the fun in ways that are not okay, but not so bad that Araragi won't put up with it.
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>>114386921
One of Nisio's most brilliant characterizations.
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>>114388125
Oh no. Don't, don't, don't tell me about my world. Don't tell me about my world! I mean you just wanna have you fling with like the guy from the other side of town. Then you're going to go off to Stanford, you're going to marry some rich prick who your parents will approve of and just sit around with the other trust fund babies and talk about how you went slumming too, once.
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>>114388285
Araragi obviously loves the shit she gives him. They're both fucked in the head, but their relationship works just fine.
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>>114386921
Araragi is a masochist (and a lot of other things) and Gahara knows it, he loves all of it
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>>114388285
Keep in mind that their first interaction with one other was over a paranormal experience wherein Senjougahara was basically exorcised. Immediately after that took place they both dealt with the Hachikuji Mayoi incident. Neither of them is normal, they both exist on the boundary between this world and the world of aberrations. With neither of them leading a typical life, its expected that they would have somewhat of an atypical relationship.
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Oh boy, I sure do love shitposting.

http://archive.moe/_/search/image/yP69lRxPOCXDTs5NkQR9UQ==/
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>>114386921
As expected or worst girl.
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>>114388499
Yet all these other girls afflicted by the supernatural that he knows don't go around making him feel like shit for no reason. Senjougahara just feels really poorly socialized and Araragi isn't helping it by taking so much of her shit lying down.
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>>114388888
Critical flaw in your theory: Senjougahara doesn't make him feel like shit at all.
Stop projecting.
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>>114386921
Pretty common to varying degrees in real life mate.
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>>114389033
Their whole relationship is fairly well done. She wanted to date him because he saved her. No other reason, he just happened to be the guy that did it. And he went out with her because fuck it, she asked.

No true love bullshit or taking forever to make a move.
'I want to go out with you just cuz'
'Alright'

Perfect.
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>>114386921
>goes into the trash
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Is this as good as Evangelion?

I downloaded it but I don't know if I want to double-tap and start watching.
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>>114389244
Two completely different shows, I don't know where the fuck you pulled that comparison out of.
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>>114389276
They're both anime. It's like asking if Evangelion is better than Sword Art Online.
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>>114388917
Let's see, off the top of my head: Mayoi snail, when she pretends to see Hachikuji Araragi hates it so much he makes her promise never to hide important things from him again. They both break this promise repeatedly. Also, Nise 2, when she purposefully ignores Araragi he gets distressed and angry.

Plus, you don't need a fucking it directly stated to understand that having your lover dish out lots of targeted, deadpan insults hurts.

>>114389244
Just watch it for 3 to 5 episodes. If you don't like it, don't force yourself. If you have any desire to continue, then it may become your favorite series.
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>>114389276
Now I'm imagining how Evangelion would turn out if it was done Monogatari-style. It might actually be an improvement.
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>>114386921

>mistaking their relationship for love

The two of them just live out their complexes through each other.

Ararararagi gets to be a self-sacrificing white knight, Senjougahara gets to be distant and abusive.

They're together because really, no one else would put up with their shit.

Eventually, they'll mature and grow out of it. They'll break up and never look back.

Honestly, that's how I expect the series to end.
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>>114390861
You are harsh, Madam
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>>114390980
Maybe. But am I wrong?
Only time will tell, I guess.
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>>114386921

Pic related?
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>>114391410
No. Horo/Holo/Korbo has some tact.
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>>114390861
And it's a break up that wouldn't fill everyone with immense rage for a change.
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Could be worse.

>Loves you
>Pushes you down a flight of stairs and completely forgets about your existence
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>>114391443
It's Horo you mong.
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>>114391495

Only because nips can't into the letter L
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>>114391495
You know how some people get offended over being told "happy holidays" at a store and sperg the fuck out over it? You're doing the same thing right now.
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>>114391495
It's actually canonically Holo.

Korbo has more basis than Horo.
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>>114391480
>completely forgets about your existence
Who forgot about her exactly?
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I had a Japanese girlfriend once, she would constantly say "fuck you" and make fun off my massive chin. But when she was done making me feel like crap she would tell me she was happy around me. I miss her so much.
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>>114391587
she would constantly say "fuck you" and make fun off my massive chin
I'm laffin
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>>114386921
>he doesn't know what tsundere is even browsing /a/ this whole time

also it's the worst personality for any girl to have so people saying shes shit is right
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>>114391563

What?

She forgot about his existence, not the other way around.
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>>114386921
It's called "Hot and Cold". It's when an japanime character insults another japanime character but deep down loves him.

"Hot and Cold" character are liked by obsessed japanime fan called "Otaku". An "Otaku" will never experience love and feels they need to be constantly reminded of their deep inferiority.

See: "Moe", "Kawaii", "Tsun-dere".
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>>114387079

>Ararararargi

You think that you're funny huh ?
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>>114391630
>calls Senjougahara a tsundere
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To be fair, she's pretty kind considering he goes around groping every girl who walks by.
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>>114392029
That's because she's into NTR.
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>>114391559
It's Karla.
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>>114392029
Araragi doesn't deserve this womanizing reputation. Everything he does is at least consensual, if not reciprocated by them.
>Cat
Does nothing besides lusting after her, and that mostly stops after/during Nisemonogatari
>Bat
Deeply intimate, but non-sexual/romantic relationship
>Snail
The groping is a gag that becomes so regular she's actually offended when he stops for a while. They're mutually best friends by Nisemonogatari, and it's just one aspect of the teasing that's a core part of their relationship. Snail is in love with him, but is well aware they couldn't have that kind of relationship and would never want to hurt Araragi or the people close to him.
>Monkey
If anything Araragi is the defender here, resisting her attempts to seduce him away from Crab and later out-pervert him.
>Snake
Araragi views her as an innocent child (until she goes nuts) and has zero intention or desire to pursue any kind of intimate relationship with her.
>Bee
Mutual completely ordinary sibling dental relationship
>Phoenix
Probably his most platonic relationship in the series. No serious inappropriate intimacy on either side.
>Doll
Nothing from Araragi's side. She'd like to sink her teeth into him. Literally.
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>>114392783
These were actually really good until you got to snake, then fell off. I guess that's understandable since you went, roughly, from most screen time to least.
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>>114386921

Cuntdere
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In terms of mental stability:
Tsukihi = Ononoki > Mayoi = Hitagi > Suruga > Karen > Shinobu > Sodachi > Nadeko
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Oh while I'm here briefly, I've just finished re-reading all the novels and have skimmed through zokuowarimonogatari if anyone has any confusions about the plot anywhere they want to ask someone about.
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>>114392895
Tsukihi is easily the least developed focus character in the series so there's not much to say there, she shows up fairly often but never really changes. Unlike Karen there's not even joke incest subtext between her and Koyomi, beyond the "similar boyfriend" and yandere tendencies thing (but as Araragi says about her, "A yandere can’t exist if the dere isn’t there. If it’s not there, what’s left is just a sick person.")
I haven't read Tsukimonogatari so my knowledge of Yotsugi is mostly limited to the anime, but she's also underdeveloped and has pretty limited interaction with Araragi. The only subtext to my knowledge was the kiss and muscle thing in Shinobu Time, and my understanding was that the scene was originally an extended gag based around Yotsugi from a certain point of view being a zombie, and therefore admiring and wanting to 'taste' Araragi's toned body.
Exactly how much of Koyomi and Karen's relationship is meant to be a joke is unclear but it's still obviously never going anywhere serious as a whole.
Nadeko's relationship with Araragi is very simple and very complicated at the same time, since they're on two entirely different levels with each other. She completely wants him (ZENBU ZENBU ZENBU ZENBU) and he's virtually oblivious and uninterested.

>>114393371
>Tsukihi most stable
>Responds to walking in on her brother bathing with another girl by returning with a frying pan and butcher knife
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>>114393443
I haven't been able to find a full summary of zokuowari anywhere. Can you go over the highlights?
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>>114392783
>>Phoenix
>Probably his most platonic relationship in the series. No serious inappropriate intimacy on either side.

i remember him stripping just cause he fel like it.
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>>114393531
That's not a point against her stability. She's fucking intense, but she's reliably intense. There's nothing she's hiding in her personality, and nothing she's fooling herself about.
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>>114393539
stripping her*
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>>114393559
Now I'm just not sure what you mean by "mental stability".
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>>114393371

Depends on the Shinobu you're talking about.

Kissshot and early Shinobu were highly unstable. But seeing her alternate universe self having destroyed the world Arararagi loves and forming an unbreakable bond with him, she has her head screwed on right. Right now she adamantly identifies as Shinobu, not the former Kissshot.

Similar thing happened with Cat, it just took 3 arcs, and she still has some issues to resolve.
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>>114393539
He stripped her because fanservice he was confirming that her scars had disappeared after she regenerated.

>>114393443
Is there any basis to the "Hitagi is into NTR" thing or is it just a joke spoiler that everyone is repeating?
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>>114393538
Takes place in a mirror world, where everyone's hidden sides are actualised. Sodachi is the typical genki girl and tries to seduce Ararararagi, Mayoi is the adult goddess of the shrine and acts like a slug (she also tries to seduce Araragi. Shinobu isn't a vampire (vampires don't have a reflection), but she reverses suicide intentions in people. White snake explains the mirror. Nadeko is medusa-mode, hangs out with god-Mayoi (they drink together). Suruga is permanently the Rainy Devil (takes place 3 months before hana). Araragi meets Tooe Gaen, she tries to seduce him, says something about herself just being a moping devil. The male Ougi from Hana is here, as is female Ougi (Didn't understand this part). Turns out the world is Araragi's ideal, where he saved everyone in line with his ideals. Hitagi wins the ararararagi bowl
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>>114393597
Hitagi has said a few times that she likes how popular Araragi is with other women, but she's not /actually/ into NTR. She'd cut his balls off. But he wouldn't actually cheat in a serious way.
She just likes that he's sought after.
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>>114393588
Personality stability. Not likely to suddenly turn dangerous oddity and kill Araragi because she's the most true-to-self character.
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>>114393719
>she'd cut his balls off

would she be able to?
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>>114393694
>Everyone's hidden sides are actualized
>Everyone tries to seduce Araragi
>the world is Araragi's ideal
Sasuga Araragi-sempai

>Nadeko is medusa-mode, hangs out with god-Mayoi (they drink together)
10/10

>>114393719
I thought it'd be something like that, she basically says as much in Nisemonogatari anyway.
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>>114393754
Depends whether Araragi values his balls over Hitagi or whatever.
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>>114393754
She could, then Shinobu would douse his crotch in her blood and they would grow back.
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>>114393812
No no, not his ideal as in a utopia, rather, he solved everything perfectly. Everyone is happy and able to be their true selves. But yes everyone fucking lusts after him hard. The Tooe scene is fucking hot, naked hot springs shit.

Oh, also, parts of the book can be read with a mirror, so we're still working everything out.
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>>114386921
>dates best girl
>cheats on her with every other girl because male power fantasy animu
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>>114393694
So what sort of relationship does Shinobu have with Araragi in the mirror world?
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>>114393870
He has never seriously cheated on her.
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>>114393694
>Shinobu isn't a vampire, but she reverses suicide intentions in people
>reverses suicide intentions in people
What exactly does that mean?
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>>114386921
What's wrong, can't handle the banter?
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>>114393929
> never seriously cheated
phew, i guess he wont get stabbed 6 times in the last episode then. What a relief.
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>>114393924
They're not connected anymore. She lives in a castle and is basically just an amazingly beautiful woman with a suicide-intention reversal aura. I think she also tries to seduce him when he meets her.
Araragi is a bit out of place in the world, so existing relationships are weird.
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>>114393870
>>114394020
>I watched all the parts of Nisemonogatari except the ones that would tell me why I'm wrong
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>>114386921
Been there.

Not worth it.
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>>114393989
People who don't want to kill themselves want to kill themselves when in her presence, and vice versa.
It's similar to her origin story and why she went insane as Kiss-shot.
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>>114394045
>suicide-intention reversal aura
That's a nice 180 from people sacrificing themselves to her in droves.
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That's the best thing about a tsundere, BAKA.
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So when can people who can't into moon get in on reading the rest of the series?

As much as I enjoy anime, I really want to read it.
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>>114394079
so he does get stabbed to death?
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>>114394079
The best part about this scene is that all of those labels are incredibly accurate for the scenes in an unironic way.
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>>114393748
She already is an oddity. And there is quite a chance she might kill Arararagi given her yandere tendencies.
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What's the easiest way to make her cry?
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>>114394132
Nisio's writing style makes adequately translating Monogatari all kinds of bullshit

>>114394181
Save her boyfriend
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>>114394099
That's the idea with the mirror world.

>>114394132
Never because monogatari is insanely hard to translate because Nisio really enjoys his wordplay.

>>114394140
No.

>>114394149
I said dangerous oddity. There's nothing dangerous about the cuckoo, it's only beneficial. Well, sure, but we're aware of that.
She's stable in that she is exactly what she presents herself as.
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>>114394202
>Save her boyfriend
Requires a lot of effort. Some well placed punches will do the trick a lot more quickly.
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>>114394104
Senjougahara isn't a tsundere.
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>>114394202
>>114394220
Which, I guess it could be argued, is why people like it in the first place.

Should I just cave and into moon?
How long of slaving away at my studies before I can read the series and get at least the main idea?
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>>114394181
Sleep in the cram school
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>>114394252
It's certainly why I enjoy it. The writing is superb.

If you want to enjoy monogatari, yes. And you'll never be proficient enough as a non-native speaker to understand everything Nisio writes or alludes to, but that's part of the fun because other people notice different things.
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What did you expect? Senjougahara is the worst girl.
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>>114394252
It will be faster to wait for Shaft to adapt the entire series into simplified chunks and let Commie sort it out
Except Kizu, which you can read here
http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Monogatari_Series:Kizumonogatari/Koyomi_Vamp
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Oh, and as for Karen and Tsukihi in Zokuo
Karen is the younger sister by a few years now (it's ambiguous as to why, some people think because she wants to be treated as more of a sister by Araragi, but I fucking doubt that), and Tsukihi doesn't change at all.
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Oh, and Gaen only knows everything because she actively "removes" things she doesn't know about. Hanekawa can be considered more knowledgeable than her, because she's aware of what she doesn't know.

Yeah, Nisio.
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Anyway the take-home point is that crab won the arararararararagi-bowl and a bunch of elevens were blown the fuck out
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>>114394299
This brings me great pain. Curse not being master-race.
I suppose, for the time being, I'll settle for what little does make it into English.
>>114394348
I suppose so.
As far as Kizu goes, I read it, and I loved it.
Translation in-of-itself is quite an art form. There's many different ways you can go about doing it, but to really capture the feel of something and lose little in translation forces you to make it your own. I don't know who in particular translated it, or how close to the original it was, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

But, as far as I'm concerned, I've yet to read/watch any of monogatari until I get the full experience in the original language - but what I have now shall suffice.
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>>114394360
>and Tsukihi doesn't change at all.
Just what you'd expect from the master, NisioisiN
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>>114394446
Makes sense at least.

>>114394447
I honestly do feel like a hipster when I talk about the monogatari series, but it's totally good enough to justify how wanky it must sound to a stranger.
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>>114386921
I don't see the problem here.
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>>114394045
>no resolution on the most interesting character duo in the series
Sasuga Nisio.
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>>114394500
Which is something I've been meaning to ask;
What is it about this series that will either hook you fast or put you off?
I've shown it to one person and they couldn't make it past the first arc
>but crab is arguably the worst girl
>they also have shit taste
I was hooked right from the start.

At what point did you guys feel hooked?
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>>114394548
Sometime around Bake 4-5.
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>>114394548
i cant remember what point but i can really see why people drop monogatari

the park where they meet snail
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>>114394447
>>114394500
>Monogatari series
>hipster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYkkhehAxWQ
Take a look at the view count. Sure, views don't equate to people watching the series, but it's hardly obscure.
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>>114394579
What drew you in?

Also, if you were to be asked, "What's it about?" What would you say?

>>114394682
I can see why people drop it as well. As I like to think, some people are just too casual for the theme/style/etc.
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>>114390861
No they'll be together forever and have a happy family

I WANT TO BELIEVE
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>>114394729
What drew me in is how the web of characters started to really spring to life and the series showed how well it could juggle comedy and serious moments.

I'd explain it as: people dealing with personal issues manifested as literal demons with well-written characters and a huge dose of comedy, fanservice, and puns.
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>>114394500
It's basically just a confirmation that she's been a self-parody of Nisio's characters the entire time.
Her defining trait is constantly reinventing herself, mainly by changing hairstyle, but never actually changes at all.

>>114394548
The first arc is pretty boring and not representative of most of the series.
Mayoi Snail pulled me in, Mayoi and Koyomi have fantastic chemistry which just solidifies the banter and physical antics.
It's the essence of the series in three episodes: lots of talking heads driving the story and comedy with conversation, outrageous antics (I just watched a high schooler harass, beat unconscious, and molest a little girl and it was hilarious the entire time), character development, and the capacity for seriousness and growth beyond humor.
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>>114394546
They were entirely resolved in Owarimonogatari. Zokuo was largely unnecessary, the only important thing it brought up was Tooe in my opinion.

>>114394548
I pained myself through the first season, but the conclusion was so good. Then I fucking loved Nise and it's only gotten better since.
Superficially, it seems like a shitty 2deep4u harem, but the later plot points are entirely predictable in the sense of recognising earlier character faults. It's very well planned, but you have to stick with it.
Also, I can't recommend it to anyone I actually know because of all the weird shit. It's far from entry level. I can't just go "hahaha yeah" to them asking why I recommended something so much fucking loli and incest fanservice, even if it is character development.
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>>114394895
I suppose she could be a parody in the sense she's straight-forward. Yeah, the hair is a good point, because haircuts in monogatari are basically "look! character change!" for everyone else.
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>>114394825
I've been using the vague term "atmosphere" to explain why I liked it, which falls in pretty well with what you describe.

As far as being asked what it's about, I don't really know how to explain it - perhaps because I'm bad at summarizing. Your summary is pretty spot-on. I might use it in the future, if the topic comes up again - but hopefully it doesn't. Aside from anons on the internet, I like to keep the things I watch somewhat private - with the occasional recommendation here or there.

>>114394895
Therein lies the problem though, I suppose. Some people will drop it before even getting to snail. Mostly, I don't want to seem pushy, and as I mentioned above, I might just let my friend drop it so I don't have to deal with him knowing what I've watched.

>>114394920
I didn't fine the first season that painful - in fact, I really enjoyed it. Nise was definitely the most enjoyable though. Hana seemed out of place, but I guess more context is to come.
You are hitting my feels exactly nonetheless. That's why I'm leaning towards letting friend just drop it. Then again, I know he would really appreciate the actual plot and development (much more so than the fanservice).

Forgive the wall, I just don't often get to discuss that which I enjoy.
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>>114395030
I enjoy the first season in hindsight. It just seemed like harem collection at first. You don't appreciate the earlier parts until their significance actually dawns on you, I think (in my case at least).
Nah, Hana made sense. It was the last thing to wrap up, as the last bit of critical information setting it up is looked at in Zokuo. Hanamonogatari has an incredibly long lead-up. I didn't even remember that Numachi was mentioned in the Monogatari Series Second Season until I rewatched it.

Yeah, unless they're really into anime, just forget about it. It's too weird otherwise. I think I could sell someone on the first season, but Nise is just... yeah, Nise.
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I'm about to fuck off to uni, if anyone has any burning questions left regarding any of the novels. Frankly I'm surprised more haven't been asked about Owari, because that translation is still really lacking.
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I just found out Hiroshi Kamiya dubs the voice of Steve from Blues Clues in Japan. I thought that was pretty perfect.
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>>114395160
Well, my context going into Hana was the rest of the anime. I didn't read Kizu until after, and haven't read anything else - though I'd like to. I'm still at a loss with Hana, but I intend to rewatch it all at some point that isn't anytime soon.

You make a good point. Even if the casual makes it past Bake, Nise would put them off beyond measure. I have made up my mind to not push it. It's a shame too, the monogatari series is just great in many different ways.
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>>114395260
Words cannot express what I'm feeling right now.
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>>114395246
>questions about owari
So bullshit happens and Shinobu reverts to Kiss-Shot and actively decides to be soul-bound to Araragi again. Is there any extra context in this action or is it just, yeah, they decided that they like their relationship and want to continue it.
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>>114395260
brb, finding a Japanese episode of Blue's Clues.
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>>114395364
Share
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>>114393868
>Oh, also, parts of the book can be read with a mirror, so we're still working everything out.
How did he even manage that?

Has Nisio gone too far?
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>>114395404
Found one:
http://www.nickjapan.com/programs/blues_clues/
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>>114395345
What do you mean by context? You know what happens in Owari, and why she reverts, yeah?
Their bond has been weird since Shinobu Time.
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>>114395494
Have they actually decided what their relationship is besides "life partners" or does that remain ambiguous?
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I really love the Monogatari girls.

I really do. I am absolutely jealous of Arararagi.
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>>114395475
And with that, I'm going to bed.
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>>114394104
Getting real tired of your shit, Lelouch
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>>114394548
I dropped Bake after two episodes because I hated Crab. But then I gave it another chance, and somehow Crab ended up being my favorite girl by the end of it. Funny how that works.
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>>114395706
How do you still like crab? I didn't feel like her character got any better throughout, even after all that shit with Kaiki.

Perhaps my favorite bit concerning her was the whole "being bullied by neko" thing.
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>>114395706
I've only watched Bake so far and Snail was the clear winner for me. I felt bad when he got bullied by Araragi.
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>>114391559
I don't care what it actually is, it sounds stupid and doesn't roll off the tongue the same

The same way Aeris is an infinitely better to AERIFFFFFFFFFF
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>>114395762
>I've only watched Bake so far
So shut up and let the adults talk about the other 90% of the content in the series.
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>>114395762
I don't want to like the same girl as you.
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>>114395762
>I've only watched a fraction of this series, but here's my opinion anyway
Sasuga Lelouch
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>>114395811
Be nice.
What I wouldn't give to be in their shoes. It's a beautiful thing, experiencing something for the first time - even more so when that something is absolutely great.
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>>114395848
Except Ledouche has been stuck at 'only watched Bake' for months and he still insists on trying to be a part of discussions he doesn't have the knowledge to participate in.
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>>114395844
That's why I only responded to the Anon who mentioned Bake anyway, Not like I talk daily in Monogatari threads since I haven't even finished it.

>>114395840
Don't be a little baby all your life Kevin.
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so how about that kizu?
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>>114395889
Can't help it. You usually have the worst taste in girls.
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>>114395762
>I've only watched Bake so far
Why would you do that to yourself?
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>>114395874
I suppose. I don't participate on this board, or website, enough to know or care for their having-watched-status.
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>>114395894
>Kizu
>not Vaporanime
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>>114395889
Snail dies
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>>114395423
It's really quite hard to explain, but reflections are incorporated everywhere. Even on the front cover. The meanings of some parts change when read in reverse.
It's fuckin' Nisio magic.

>>114395530
They enjoy each others company and were happy with their relationship. I'm not sure how else to explain it. Shinobu's life was pure suffering before she paired with Araragi.
I think I'd really need to sit down and write something long out to explain this one.
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>>114386921
Girl whose been emotionally mute since middle school
>Picks up a great deal of her social ticks from otaku culture
>OP's complaining because she's painfully awkward
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>>114395989
I'd like a long explanation if possible. Even with everything else the series has to offer, the dynamic between Araragi and Shinobu is the thing that interests me most in the series.
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>>114395989
Is it kanji fuckery or what? Is it just some words or can you read say a whole chapter backwards? Fucking Nisio.
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>>114390861
>they break up
and araragi is finally free to pursue his only real love , tsubasa . happy end .
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>>114395987
Araragi saves her from hell and she becomes a goddess.
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>>114396254
But anon, Araragi is a strong, independant man who don't need no woman. He should take the opportunity to follow his dreams rather than getting tied down.
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>>114396299
don't underestimate Tsubasa . I think she's the most mature of araragi's harem . She would make a good wife material .
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>>114396394
Even though I disagree, it's obvious he's going for pic related.
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>>114390861
Fair assumption, but it's this type of comment that makes me wonder if people stop themselves from making the most of a relationship.

You just got to enjoy it when you can Anon, also Araragi gets a free pass on his sisters without destroying what he has with Senjougahara.
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>>114396504
Probably. People will stop themselves from making the most of anything.

Semi-related Blogging:
I personally decided to not try for any more relationships while I get my career going. Because fucking some dumb slut isn't worth dealing with her shit and the sort of women I want to date will be out of my league until I get a real job.
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>>114393694
>tooe gaen
Kaiki's entire life is suffering.
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>>114397000
Why did it take your post before I realized that Araragi NTR'd Kaiki?
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>>114393531
Long haired Araragi a shit.

I was expecting him to have matured some after leaving school, not to turn into some gay kid with thumb holes in his hoodie and luscious long hair.

Also, the incest and lolicon jokes were flanderized in the end. He's supposed to be only mildly into as was the case with Hachikuji and having a moment of madness with Karen. He shouldn't be this openly debauched.
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>>114386921

Sounds like my dad.
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>>114396054
There are pages that are just straight-up mirror-printed. But also sentences that make more sense read backwards and stuff.

>>114396050
Well, very basically, they care deeply for each other. While they may not be lovers, they can be considered soul mates. Araragi promised when the day came, he'd die with Shinobu. Mayoi Jiangshi offers the best perspective on their relationship.
She sees no point to the life of a goddess she once had, where no one could recognise her for the person she truly was.
The physical connection she forms with Araragi allowed her to experience the perspective of a selfless existence, someone who lived for others rather than others living for them (as per her origin).
Where Shinobu's fault manifested as a bright light that blinded all, Araragi's manifested as a darkness that attempted to consume all. He lacks the self worth of Shinobu.
Before she disappears, Mayoi points out that Araragi only talks about his own problems in depth with Mayoi and Shinobu, as they are entirely part of the world of oddities.

Essentially, they're parallel existences. One lived for others, one had others live for them. The existence of one supports the existence of the other, in a reflective manner.

I suppose that's the most concise way I can explain their relationship.
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>>114386921
Best girl.
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>>114397201
That's actually really important character development. He is true to himself after the events of Owarimonogatari.
The key concept of monogatari is what is real and what is not, what you put forward and what you really are.
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>>114397370
Thank you.
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>>114397370
Don't fucking read this listening to Staple Stable
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>>114397370
>Mayoi Jiangshi focuses on Shinobu
>Shinobu Time focuses on Mayoi
>They swap places as goddesses
NISIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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I want to live in the mirror world and get seduced by Mayoi.
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>>114397780
Goddess Mayoi acts like a slug, it's great. She's really lazy. She also has this vaguely dominating aura when she's trying to seduce him, like a predator.
The best part is, it's written like their usual roles were swapped, and now Araragi is being sexually harassed.
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>>114397870
Perfect.
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>>114397896
Not as good as Tooe straight up offering to fuck Araragi.
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>>114397870
Ironically, this is the best image I have to convey my feelings on the matter.
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>>114397924
But Tooe isn't my snailqueen.
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>>114391730
I know I'm a little late. I'm not the guy you responded too either.
But I really have a strong urge to call you a faggot.
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>>114397960
She's a slug now.

Also note that the oddity that suppressed Nadeko Medusa was a slug. This goes back to Japanese folklore regarding Jiraiya.

snake > toad > slug > snake
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>>114398194
Oh, and a snail without its shell is a slug.

Fuck Nisio.
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>>114398281
>mfw the Namekuji Mayoi joke was relevant to the plot
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>>114397870
Shit now I have to fap to old Mayoi
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>>114398418
Fucking everything is relevant to the plot or relates to some grander scheme eventually. Very little of the dialogue is pointless or meaningless. Nisio planned everything quite well.

Unless it was in Nise because he basically just wrote Nise to fap to.
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>>114397089
>best girl kaiki gets ntred by araragi
How horrible.
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I love you /a/.

You piece of clinically retarded dog shit eating cock sucker.
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The biggest mystery in the monogatari series is still the Kaiki Stride
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>>114395987
she was always kill
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>>114398486
That's some Aizen level of planning, sassuga Nisio.
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>>114398991
That's a tsun tsun way of saying I love you, anon.
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OK I'm back and can answer questions regarding any of the novels/the overall plot again if anyone still has any.
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>>114401397
Was Gaen/Oshino/Kagenui/Kaiki mentioned or in zokuowari at all?
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And I LOVE It.
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>>114401397
What is Ougi?
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>>114401131
>planning
You know I bet he didn't even think of half the shit that ended up being relevant in the Monogatari from the start.
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>>114401781
Not really
Tooe addressed Gaen's knowledge of everything though, and I'm currently re-reading one of the earlier books to confirm something about that.

Well, they were all mentioned by Tooe I suppose.

Zoku hasn't added anything of incredible substance, really.
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>>114401397
Do you have any idea what Tsugimonogatari could be about?
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>>114389295
>wow these characters don't act like one dimensional shit I think it's very unbelievable
Maybe stop watching shit anime and you'll start to enjoy characters that have more than one character trait
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>>114389181
That's how the good relationships work
Anything more is just building a temple and hoping it doesn't burn down around you
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>>114402588
Thanks.
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>>114391630
Senjougahara isn't tsundere
I bet you think Asuka is tsundere too don't you, retard?
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>>114402588
I was waiting for this.
Ougi is an oddity created by Araragi's self-doubt, self-loathing and self-criticism. When they spoke about "punishing liars", they were talking about Araragi.

>>114402675
Not at all, sorry.
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>>114402682
>trying to bait an 8 hour old post
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>>114389295
>Plus, you don't need a fucking it directly stated to understand that having your lover dish out lots of targeted, deadpan insults hurts.
If you that she doesn't mean it? It's a non-issue.
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>>114402544
Sorry, misquoted, my reply is here
>>114402838

>>114402557
I dunno, re-reading everything from the start it seems that everything was planned pretty well.
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>>114403272
Is it planned or is it completely congruent with previous material? Because those are two different things.
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>>114402882
>implying I'm baiting
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>>114403332
Well, planned in that nothing is really irrelevant. The plot developments are logical once you've seen them occur. The wording is so specifically accurate even back in stuff like Suruga Monkey that it suggests he had already planned all the way to Hana
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SOMEONE LINKED A DOUJIN OF ARARAGI FUCKING HANEKAWA IN HIS SLEEP AND I CAN'T FIND IT
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>>114389181
I'm pretty sure the whole point of the snail arc was to refute that theory but if you want to still believe it that's fine I guess.
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>>114403704
How does one fuck someone else while being asleep?
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>>114404014
Sex magic.
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>>114404014
It´s like sleepwalking
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>>114403956
It always seemed to me that crab was crazy for araragi. In second season, she even goes to meet with Kaiki, someone she presumably doesn't want to ask help from, to save araragi. It's also mentioned that she would kill anybody who killed araragi, though that could be just witty banter. She seemed like the type that could go yandere at any point.
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>>114404014
>he never woke up inside his imouto
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>>114395806
And you think Whoro is better?
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>>114404014

dont ask me
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>>114403704
Its worrying and comforting at the same time that I know the exact doujin you're talking about. I'll post it because I like it.
>that ending
http://exhentai.org/g/404201/a430b267dd/
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>>114404137
That's not what I said. But the fucking is not usually done while sleeping.
>>114404078
>>114404124
I guess there are some valid explanations, though.
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>>114404168

thank you anon
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>>114404127
I guess? I was just trying to say it's not just gratitude for being saved that is causing her attraction for Araragi.
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Sleeping meds are kicking in, so you guys have about 5 minutes to ask any last questions.
I've said pretty much everything I know about Zokuo though.
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this is why /a/ will never get waifu
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Oh, before I go, you guys might like this

http://kodansha-box.jp/topics/nishio/drops/

Click the X and start scrolling down
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>>114404307
its not so much him fucking her while sleeping but her raping him while he sleeps like a succubus
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>>114404437
But I like Senjougahara and I will still die alone.
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>>114404492
Also, click the writing for images and stuff.

The thing is basically Nisio's "Thanks for sticking with the series until the end"
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>>114398127

That's all you could do at best ? Nerd
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>hard shell and pincers
> hot soft most insides
Best girl
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>>114404492
beautiful
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>The writing is superb
From what I've seen from Zaregoto, Nisioisin writing is far from being any good tho.
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