at around 2009-2010, when only bakemonogatari had been released, it was really considered one of the smartest anime around, if not the smartest. the witty dialogue, together with the art style and the music made it something that only people with acquired taste liked. there wasn't a single anime at that point which had this much zeitgeist albeit having a supernatural setting. so people with lesser intelligence didn't understand it and started shitposting in bake threads, thus gorespammer happened and so on.
It's kind of funny how much deeper this could have been.
don't forget that bakemonogatari almost single-handedly launched a new trend in anime towards more self-awareness of the characters. harem anime until then remained in a bubble and was mostly for even a niche audience of otakus, but bake took the harem story out of context and broke, so to say, the fourth wall.
i've been saying this since 2010, senjougahara is a post-tsundere. i think now people are finally starting to understand what it means.
Wait wait, hold up. You mean in her Dere stage or just after being tsundere?
This, I think, was the smartest part of Monogatari. All butts aside, it is a pretty smart anime.
here is one of my first post on senjougara being post-tsundere, Wed 03 Mar 2010
i explained it here: https://archive.moe/a/thread/42511839/#42512616
>To coin an abominable neologism from one which has already lost almost all meaning, they seem to exhibit something of a “post-tsundere” archetype - they aren’t so much reluctant to admit their love to themselves as they are reluctant to be reluctant. Senjougahara expresses her feelings for Araragi in explicit, self-aware language, but with a tone so dry that it’s hard to believe she’s sincere. She hides her feelings in plain sight, pushing them out in front of her rather than attempting to bottle them up. Her affection is “tell, don’t show” carried to an absurd degree.
Word I got you anon. She's a tsundere and she knows she's a tsundere. so she works with it.
You didn't have to seriously find the archive. That's some service for you.
abominable neologism is kind of over the top, but I wouldn't call that being a pretentious cunt.
while browsing the old easymodo archive, i also stumbled upon this nice collection of gorespammer posts from 2010. it's been a long time since we had such dedicated trolls, /a/ truly has changed.