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What made the monogatari series one of the most successful series

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What made the monogatari series one of the most successful series of all time?
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>>116272786
NisiOisiN
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>>116272786
NisiOisiN
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It is pretty much the pinnacle of otaku pandering media.
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>>116272786
it managed to pander to nearly every demographic
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Aniplex
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Fetishism.
And Kaiki, of course.
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Me.
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>>116273059
Where's the Rei clone?
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>>116272786
headtilts
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>>116272786
Shaft.
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>>116272786
Good fanservice
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>>116273293
This guy.
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Shaft pandering
Nisio writing
Vampires
and Crab being easily the best
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Fetishes and Shaft.
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>>116273458

This guy
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fanserviceshit
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>>116272786
dat sound, dat story, dat loli vampire, dat comedy, dat drama, dat fights, dat funservice, dat philosophy, dat everything
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>>116272786
Muh dick.
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Loosers who watch chinese cartoons.
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>>116272786
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>>116272786
Good writing.
Interesting setting.
Harem with excellent girls.
Good directing.
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Yui Horie.
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>>116272786
The pedo scenes.
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>>116273988
>pedo
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The fact that Niso can pander and still mock the ever loving shit out of the genre. Hipsters can go "See it's not just pandering garbage" and Otaku can go "I don't give a fuck, My boner says this is right"Truly a winning combination. Personally I've never watched the gatari series and I kinda hate the fact so many people enjoy it.
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SHAFT and NisiOisiN. It's pretty much lightning in a bottle
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Honestly I have no idea.
I found it incredibly boring.
And not even "it may be boring but I can see there is some meaning to it"
Just plain boring.
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>>116273314
eeeyeeeyy
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Maybe it would have been good if I understood japanese.
Because at least in the subs the extensive dialogues are nothing but unfunny blahblah.
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>>116272786

This mother fucker >>116273795 plus the LN was liked.
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>>116272786
It was like Haruhi done right.
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>>116273314
Yotsugi man. She's just a Rei clone that took lessons in being a smartass
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It has a vague aura of refinement without ever been actually meaningful.
Perfect for people who like to imagine they are more than the average anime watcher but hate thinking.
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>>116274176
True, it's really damn popular enough to make people hate it, but somehow it's gotten me to like it way too easily. The series isn't focused on action but on conversation, wordplay, thoughts on life, and high quality fanservice in more than just the sexual context. It sounds pretentious as fuck but just watch it and make your own decision on whether you like it or not.
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Clever dialogue, great characters, awesome MC, nice story.
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>>116274309
Seconding this, can somebody who really understands japanese tell me if the dialogues are considered witty?
Because if yes we might just drop another bomb on them until they evolve into actual humans.
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>>116272786
>tsukimonogatari doesn't air for 2 months
>already in the top for pre orders

how
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>>116274457
>Hate thinking
>Watching Monogatari

I don't know why you'd be watching Monogatari if you don't want to think. I know the fanservice is good but there is actually some shit to think about. Your dick isn't the only brain you should be using
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>>116274309

Nisio used word play that is knows to Nips so translating to us is usually a bitch. Also why the LN is hard to translate as the Kanji sure doesn't help.
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>>116274592
Name just one clever thing this anime had to say.
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>>116274540
Heck, I only know a tiny bit of japanese and I can understand the puns they put in the show like Hachikuji's name.
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>>116272786
>"One of the most successful series of all time"

lul
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>>116274615
That vulva though.
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>>116274650
In terms of anime, it is.
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>>116273257
Yes
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I dropped it after the ten minute playground scene with the annoying music and the pointless talk.
Did it get better?
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>>116274741
That's basically the show.
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>>116274667
Not even close.
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>>116274741
Monogatari in a nutshell.
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>>116274783
You're retarded, stop posting
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>>116274599
You should of seen how hard he made translators cry when it came to Medaka Box. Especially during the shitori arc. Shit like that makes me wonder if Niso is part japanese dictionary book.
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>>116274741
no go away
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>>116274629
That even though old and young people both have their problems, everything can be solved with meat, meat, meat.

Fucking obviously, man.

Though there's more philosophical shit like dealing with the theory of fundamental evil, the good vs fake debate, figuring out what is a lie and what isn't. Shit like that
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>>116274629
"Little girls are the best" - Araragi Koyomi
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>>116274629
Why does it need to be clever?
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>>116274882
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>>116275071
because thats what makes you think, right?
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>>116274783
It's obvious you have no idea what you're talking about.
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>>116274988
"The only people who have an imouto fetish are people without little sisters." - Araragi Koyomi, Incest Fetishist.
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>>116275113
It's called character development.
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>>116275125
You say that but he was already molesting Tsukihi in Neko Black so we can confirm that he was just lying out his ass to seem more normal to Senjougahara
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>>116275113
He is pretty tsundere about his incest fetish. He denied such tendencies also in the later parts too.
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>>116275074
It hurts. Especially because she did that more then once.
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>>116272786
I wish the Monogatari anime got the Ghost Stories treatment.

Shit could air on Toonami.
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Shinobu
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The hope for Kizumonogatari.
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>>116275188
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>>116275071
because else it has no excuse being so boring
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>>116275175
Except in Hanamonogatari. I think he's fully dived into his fetish by this point. Even Kanbaru is worried for Karen
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>>116274924
>This is the kind of thing people who do nothing but consume video games and anime consider "philosophical".
Depressing.
Good anime, nonetheless.
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>>116275188
Maybe until toothbrush.
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>>116275330
Ok, give me examples of things that considered good "Philosophy" I'm not the best defender of Monogatari because I'm an idiot but I'd like to see what shows you consider better philosophy wise
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>>116273059
I really didn't enjoyed it. way to edgy and pretentious for me
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>>116275230
>The first 1:30 got me hyped
>Turns out it was Kizu
>Been waiting ever since

Fucking hell. I even ended up reading all the LN's Chinese translations to stop the suffering of waiting.
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>>116275451
>edgy
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>>116275500
Yeah I saw that too and just disregarded the opinion.
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>>116275074
Still mad.
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>>116275578

I am still mad about this for some reason.
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>>116275578
Stay Fresh Anshin'in
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>>116272786
appealing to chuunis
aniplex marketing
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>>116275074
>>116275578
Does anyone have the raw version of those pages?
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>>116275398
Anime isn't philosophy. Philosophy is philosophy. Anime is cheap entertainment, and should be taken as such.
Don't get me wrong, Monogatari is a great show, and gives more to think about than most. I just don't like seeing people act like it (or any anime) deals with any important questions in a meaningful way.
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>>116272786
It has the best harem.
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>>116275259
Are there more of these?
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also delicious incest
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>>116275940
I dunno, I have to disagree. If a show wants to do philosophy then you can't just disregard it because its a show. A show can be as valid as any philosophy textbook. It won't be as informative and whatnot but the show still has to entertain.
The fact we're even discussing this now is a credit to the fact Monogatari can promote philosophical discussion
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>>116275940
LOGH , Mushishi.

But what you're saying isn't what other people is saying- you seem to be implying that people are claiming that Monogatari is primarily built around philosophy- when it's just a caveat of it. Same with the above anime.
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>>116275940
Just because it isn't deep or meaningful doesn't mean it has no philosophical elements. It sounds like you're just lashing out at all the obnoxious deepfags from other sites.
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>>116276191
I want to have consensual *** with Tsukihi
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>Bake commentary
Perfectly translated and complete
>Nise, S2, Kuro, Hana commentary
Not there?

Are there any complete translations of those? Last I checked someone was working on Nise's commentary.
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>maximum otaku pandering
>maximum DEEP
>fanservice that is actually very high quality and more fetish-y than just generic lolpantyshot cancer
>sweet spot between being just generic enough not to upset otakubabbies comfort zone but not too much so it still feels novel and original in many ways

Basically >>116273059
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Pandering and forced marketing for niwaka.
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>>116276450
That was lame, man. Though Irabu is a good show
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Entertaining dialogue and SHAFT being able to do whatever the fuck they want with the visuals since they hardly ever have anything to do with what's actually happening.
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>>116276620
Thanks for your opinion.
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>>116276191
>It sounds like you're just lashing out at all the obnoxious deepfags from other sites.

You're right, that's pretty much what I was doing. And also toward people who call things "philosophical" and have never read a single piece of philosophy.

But yeah, it doesn't happen often on /a/, which likes the whole "everything that isn't ecchi moe is edgy pretentious shit" meme. There are people who will say monogatari literally contains no fanservice because it's all symbolism. It's impressive it managed to capture both markets.
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The few parts that were actually animated looked pretty good.
The only problem were the parts between the fanservice and the parts where actually something happened: I. e. most of the dialogue.
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>>116276303
Not even on the official release are there subs for those.
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>>116276866
> people who call things "philosophical" and have never read a single piece of philosophy.

The real sad thing is that people seem to think that academic philosophy is just some artsy wank off where people sit around trying to emulate stoners.
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>>116276866
>Monogatari contains no fanservice
>What is: Nisemonogatari

If anyone is trying to justify all the fanservice is symbolism (admittedly the toothbrush scene was actually symbolic but it doesn't override that boner you've got watching it) then they're probably not watching Monogatari for what it is
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>>116277044

God damn i enjoy the mono threads when the LN guys come to chat. Good shit.
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>>116276866
>philosophical
When you call something philosophical, you mean that it examines ideas about existence, morality, governance, etc. Not that it is directly related to the works of Plato, Kant, Hobbes, etc, or that it comes to any conclusions or makes any compelling points. Many novels, movies, and series (anime or otherwise) are philosophical.
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Why didn't second season sell nearly as well as bakemonogatari? It was the best one so far, yet it only sold half as much. Was it a timing thing? Are some other factors at play? Or is it just another shocking case of japan having shit taste?
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>>116277215
Monogatari is actually incredibly good for conversation if you want to put the effort into thinking about the characters without dumbing it down to shipping or "Crab is a bitch" (For example).
Even Nisio's shit characters in Monogatari do a lot to advance the plot and story as a whole.

People tend to think Monogatari as pretentious shit but it's not claiming to be some sort of philosophical masterpiece. Yeah there's deeper themes and what not but that is all offset by the fact that Araragi is a raging pervert and all his friends are too.
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Everything except the shit MC.
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>>116277497
>shit MC
pls get go and stay get go
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>>116277497
>Muraragi
>Shit
Pick one.
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Because shinobu exists
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>>116277832
If Shinobu is so good then why was her OP so shit?
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Retarded fanboys.
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>>116277977
Well I think Maaya Sakamoto was singing a bit quietly, it's like you couldn't hear her and the visuals were quite bland to the point of non-existent.

I'd just say it was a terrible OP that we could done without
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>>116275074
>>116275578
>>116275767
Is the anime good enough, or am I better off just reading it?
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>>116278208
Don't watch the anime. I don't usually like to shit-talk animated adaptions but in this case. Just read the manga. Do yourself a solid
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>>116277454

Anime shows him more to be a pervert rather than the smart individual he is as in the LN. Oh well.
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>>116278208
ive watched the anime and liked it a lot. right now im through the the hitagi arc in the LN and enjoyed it probably more than the anime but id first watch the anime to get a feel for the characters. makes the LN better imo
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>>116278266
It's a fine adaptation of the worst two arcs and has two great original episodes. It doesn't really matter which one people pick as long as they can get to chapter 55.
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>>116278332
I don't think you caught what I exactly meant
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which fansub has the best monogatari subs?
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>>116278536
All of them.
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>>116278536
Bake - Deadfish
Nise - UTW
Neko - Deadfish
Second Series - HS/Daisuki
Hana - DDY
Tsuki - EveTaku
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>>116278437
Read the manga until you read the extra chapters of Kumagawa then watch the anime's original episodes.
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>>116278280
Yeah but if they kept in the inner monologues for everything then the series would expand by leaps and bounds.

Also you can be intelligent and a pervert supreme. They aren't mutually exclusive concepts.

>>116278437
I dunno man. I can't say I particularly enjoyed it. It was a personal recommendation to not watch the anime but I'm sure if they watch the show, they'll end up reading the manga anyway
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>>116278955
thank you based anon
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>>116278955
Commie has the best second season subs though.
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>>116279201
I think you should reread his post anon
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Because it's a twist on the harem genre which makes it pretty enjoyable and there is nothing close to it.
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>>116279032
Your second sentence is true, but instead we only get a glimpse of his thoughts while the majority is what everyone else sees: his actions, what he says, etc. It is nice we at least get to hear his thoughts on stuff like his sisters so we can watch him come to accept his siscon and lolicon tendencies.
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>>116279238
Ah, yea thanks, should've noticed it was a joke.
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>>116279312
Yeah, I like how he starts off actually dating a girl in the anime series but is still able to befriend girls throughout the series. It's funnier watching a man try to battle his base instincts in order to protect his relationships than a bachelor try to woo multiple ladies.
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>>116279339
I will be the first to admit that I'd rather SHAFT animate all the inner monologue as well but that's an unreasonable request based on the fact I'd like all of Monogatari animated regardless of time length and cost.

I think SHAFT is doing a decent job with picking and choosing what they have to get rid of. Though I seriously doubt the logical behind shortening the Yozuru fight


Also Araragi long ago accepted he was a incestual pedophile. It's just coming to the forefront of his character as time moves on
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>>116272786
pedophilia and otaku pandering
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>>116279518
>Also Araragi long ago accepted he was a incestual pedophile
I don't think he was ever ashamed of it
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The harem is really well developed. All the characters just happen to be in love with him and were primarily designed to be interesting. As sad as it is most harems just shove in a bunch of archetypes with zero personality. So Monogatari comes around and it has characters like Mayoi, Shinobu, Kanbaru, and Kaiki. He also gives each harem member a lot of development and screentime. Even Tsukihi has a lot of scenes.
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>>116279582
Man, he lucked out by living in Japan. The shit he does in that show would not fly anywhere else.

Also Araragi doesn't know the concept of shame. He is a proud man
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>>116272786
the soundtrack
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>>116272786
Obviously the tooth brush scene
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>>116278955
>Hana - DDY
DDY would actually be the best if they had finished.
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One factor I enjoyed about Monogatari is that he chose a girl early on. Normally harems delay that so you end up with a bunch of retarded drama at the end.
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>>116279897
Not with all those horrible mistranslations.
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>>116279897
Sure they would
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>>116278955

No seriously
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>>116279897
Kanbaru must be pretty happy with that pun. She must be the Nisio Self-insert
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>>116280134
Why would you think I'm not being serious?
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>>116280156
>She must be the Nisio Self-insert

I'm sure he would have given her more importance if that was the case.
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>>116280221
Nah man. He's obviously a pretty self-effacing guy. He'll have his insert in the background so that its not so obvious that its his insert.

Though...if the BB case Afterword is anything to go by then Mayoi is his insert
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>>116275451
> edgy
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>>116273458
My nigga
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>>116274783
>>116274650
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>tfw my older sister is now interested in this series because of a Senjougahara keychain that she managed to wheedle out of me
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>>116277497
>Arararararararararararararararararararararararagi
>shit
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>>116280606
I have two words for you. Cowboy Bebop. Maybe you have heard of it.
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>>116280669
One of the major themes of this show is incest.
Get on with it, anon.
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>>116280669
Brush her teeth anon
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>>116280669
Rev up that toothbrush.
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>>116280669
Have her brush your teeth
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>>116280692
Clearly you don't know how to read. I refuse to think this is bait
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>>116280669
You fool! You must brush her teeth. You would be letting down Senjougahara if you don't
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>>116280669
The worst thing that can happen is that she'll think you're a disgusting pervert because of all the loli and incest fanservice and never talk to you again.
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>>116280695
>>116280710
>>116280746
>>116280750
>>116280820
>>116280838
She's pretty, but she's not the kind of girl that caters to my tastes.

On the other hand, my little sister is exactly my kind of girl. Which is why I'm so reluctant to tell her what series the keychain is from.
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>>116280935
Brush her teeth anon
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>>116280935
You know what happened last time some anon brushed his imouto's teeth right?
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>>116280935
Brush the teeth
brush them like the fist of an angry god
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It has a nice visual style, the MC is likable, it has a non generic range of cute girls, the characters have depth and develop over the course of the series, the dialogue between the characters is interesting and funny, and the story is well told.

Why are YOU such a shit?
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>>116280935
You idiot! You must brush her teeth. You would be letting down Nisio if you don't
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>>116281028
Creating a diseased child?
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>>116280935
Brush her teeth you faggot
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>>116280695
More like reoccurring joke.

It does not become a major plot point even in fucking Nisemonogatari
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>>116281049
I am in love with Kanbaru.
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>>116281112
YOU ARE?!
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>>116281092
>>116281107
Read up niggers.
https://github.com/bibanon/bibanon/wiki/Oral-Hygiene
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>>116281204
God damn it /a/raragi.
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Good story
Well-developed characters
An actually original MC
Interesting dialogue
Hot fanservice

What's there not to like?
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>>116281204
has anyone ever questioned whether all of this wasn't true at all
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>>116281329
For all we know, none of the stories on that page are fake. What's the fun in that though?
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>>116281329
>lying on the internet

You're a funny guy
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>>116281321
>An actually original MC
Well, he does share some qualities with your cliche MC
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>>116281329
No, anon. You are the very first person in /a/ to doubt that story. Shit, you must be the last remaining sane person on earth.
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>>116281329
What does it matter, anon? Even if the story is fake. It's trying its hardest to be real and that makes it more valuable
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Complaining about the fanservice bothers me the most when people talk about this show.

You can only complain about the fanservice when it gets in the way of the story not when it's part of it.
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>>116280669
teeth brush xD
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