Monogatari Second Season: Onimonogatari Review

Onimonogatari‘s uninteresting and poorly integrated exposition and plot structure result in what should be one of its most powerful arcs instead serving as, quite possibly, the worst in the series. Plot summary: Araragi and Mayoi are attacked by a bunch of words, and can’t do anything. So Shinobu tells them her backstory for no reason…

Monogatari Second Season: Otorimonogatari Review

Otorimonogatari represents Monogatari’s most decisive, psychologically harsh and progressive arc to date, propelling Nadeko from the bottom to the top and creating an immediate threat that surpasses anything else shown thus far. Plot Synopsis: Sick of always being treated second best (or last…) by Araragi and viewed with little but pity and condescension, Nadeko starts…

Monogatari Second Season: Kabukimonogatari reviw

Kabukimonogatari blows every preceding entry away in terms of scale and adds considerable depth and emotional weight to Shinobu, though the nonsensical story line that doesn’t make much of an attempt at justifying time travel logic, the solution is discovered far more easily, and ironically very little is accomplished with Mayoi. Plot synopsis: Araragi and…