It’s proved to be one of those shows where I’m glad that I tried them out even after them having “dull” synopsis and quite “boring” genre (Mystery, Romance, Supernatural…except mystery none piqued my interest).Any way I’m glad that I picked it up and wondered that how misleading synopsis can make you “almost” drop a good series.
In my opinion, Bakemonogatari proved to be more of a psychological thriller with a bit of horror taste on the top…and i’m not saying this because of the way anime is “directed”, instead of talking about it, It’d be better to experience it yourself.
Anyway, it’s been presented in “arc” style. Each arc is like 2-3 episodes long except last one.Also, I found two negative points about this series.
- At times, you will feel that the “psychological” feel is being imposed on you or rather it’s been exaggerated at some points…and too much of anything feels bad right.
- Some cuts are very-very quick…which feels rather annoying at times.
Our main character is again a “typical” nice-guy type protagonist who likes to help those in problem around him…all the more if they are girls. He doesn’t really develop much character-wise (maybe a bit towards the end). As for the other characters,there is quite minimal to no development in them…as I said, it’s arc based…so they can only get maximum character development in those 2-3 episodes only. The only character I felt to be gone through most character development will be Senjougahara Hitagi-chan.
Background scores were okay-ish…not bad but not anywhere near being an awesome material.On the other hand VA was rather good…especially the VA of main protagonist is Kamiya Hiroshi (for those who wondering who is he —> the guy who voiced Takemoto Yuuta-kun in “Honey & Clover” and Natsume Takashi from “Natsume Yuujinchou”,etc.).
The story centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third year high school student who has recently survived a vampire attack, and finds himself mixed up with all kinds of apparitions: gods, ghosts, myths, and spirits.
Kizumonogatari (not yet aired)
Nisemonogatari (11 episodes) (completed)
7.9/10 (it deserves to get around 8.5-9.0 easily…but personal taste I guess)
Will recommend it to guys and girls looking for a “total” change from normal anime…if you can bear the “treatment” though. I’m downloading its sequel.
[Reviewed by: Vishal Gaur]