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Anime’s Many Monster Monikers!

In the Japanese language, there are sooooo many words to describe “monsters”. The variety of terms and the subtle connotations of the words, all so people could talk…

Anime Hanabi

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Anime Series Like Call of the Night

After rejecting a confession from a girl at school because he doesn't understand love, Kou stops going to school and starts wandering the night with

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LetsWatch: Bakemonogatari-Part 2

It's time to wrap up our look at Bakemonogatari! We will examine the last five episodes of the show. The post LetsWatch: Bakemonogatari-Part 2 first appeared on Couch…

Couch and Chill

Let’sWatch: Bakemonogatari-Part I

Let's begin our discussion of the art style, story, and complicated characters in our introduction to the Monogatari world. The post Let’sWatch: Bakemonogatari-Part I first appeared on Couch and…

Couch and Chill

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40 Powerful and Iconic Anime Weapons

Anime is awash with weapons, but not all of them are particularly remarkable or memorable. No one fondly recalls the many times the lowly kunai saved the

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Anime Series Like Odd Taxi

Blunt walrus Hiroshi Odokawa drives a taxi for a living which has caused him to get to know his various eccentric customers. One day, his simple life is

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Juni Taisen And The Inevitability of War

Over the course of his career, author NISIOISIN has earned a reputation for marrying genre tropes with exploration of heady philosophical themes. In

Anime Herald

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Anime OST’s on my music journey!

I recently started learning how to play the piano, something I’ve wanted to learn since I was a little kid. Like, I remember watching my older sister playing…

Anime Hanabi

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Teasing Romance – 12 Romance Anime Where The Main Character Gets Mercilessly Pestered

Teasing – it is the new big thing in a genre that has done love up, down, and sideways. Except it isn't so new, is it? Everyone has…

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The Existential Horror of Monogatari

I don't know about you guys but something seems a little off about Hachikuji... PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/keksiweksi TWITTER: https://twitter.com/keksiweksi ~Music~ Bakemonogatari OST - Date Bakemonogatari OST - Doutokutosetsu Bakemonogatari OST - Suteki Meppou Kizumonogatari OST - Spasibo! Welcome…

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How Anime Creates Appealing Fanservice | The Canipa Effect

Follow the link to play GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon now: https://bit.ly/3LQ4Vj3 #ad Canipa discusses the work that goes into great anime fanservice and what separates it from the boring ecchi…

The Canipa Effect

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Favorite AMVs of 2020 (#50-#41)

This is the first entry in my top 50 AMVs of 2021. More will be posted every day this week, hopefully. In the event that this does not…

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Nisemonogatari

Title: NisemonogatariGenre: Comedy, Psychological, SupernaturalRating: 7.4/10 Summary: In Bakemonogatari, the story centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who has recently survived a vampire attack, and finds himself mixed up…

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Bakemonogatari

Title: BakemonogatariGenre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, SupernaturalRating: 9.8/10 Summary: Although there are still traces of the brief period he became a vampire, third year high school student Koyomi Araragi is human…

Anime Anthology

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The Otakusphere: Hello? Is this thing on?

Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are out in Internet land. I have returned from my sojourn in the wilderness of the hinterlands for another trip around…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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In-depth Analysis of Bakemonogatari: Hitagi Crab Episode 1 and visuals

This series will be an analysis of Bakemonogatari, attempting to look at every single element of the show, frame by frame, for me to truly understand why I…

Convoluted Situation

A Story of Monsters, Feelings, and Wordplay – Bakemonogatari Spoiler Review

So, Bakemonogatari is arguably the starting entry of the Monogatari series. As a series it’s long, storied, a little strange, and somewhat confusing. Which, I suppose is fair…

Harper Anime Reviews

2nd Anniversary Special: Top 10 Anime Openings (Action and Non-Action lists)

Well, it’s that time of year again – time for a Top 10 list! This is one that’s probably going to be deeply contentious: there are so many…

Harper Anime Reviews

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The Animation of Rick and Morty

Canipa discusses the animation of Rick and Morty and how it differs from the creation of Japanese anime, from the advantages to the disadvantages. Support the channel on Patreon…

The Canipa Effect

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The Tsubasa Cat Arc (Bakemonogatari Analysis & Review) | GITM Podcast Ep. 96

It has been a long journey… but we finally made it to the final arc of Bakemonogatari, The Tsubasa Cat Arc! In this episode, let’s talk about the…

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The Nadeko Snake Arc (Bakemonogatari Analysis & Review) | GITM Podcast Ep. 93

The Bakemonogatari re-watch is back! This week let’s discuss the fourth arc of the series, The Nadeko Snake Arc. This arc marked a real turning point for me…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Vol. 6

By Kumanano and 029. Released in Japan by PASH! Books. Released in North America by Seven Seas. Translated by Jan Cash & Vincent Castaneda. Adapted by M.B. Hare.…

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Shounen Isn't For Me

Or is it? It's been bugging me so allow me to talk about why some of the ways in which people praise the things they like doesn't sit…

Craftsdwarf

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Hyouka’s Ingenious Cinematography and Aesthetics

Expositions are boring. This was how I used to think for the longest time. I mean, who really wants to watch characters talking while sitting in a cafe…

Convoluted Situation

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The Otakusphere: It’s still Sunday, right?

I’m always impressed by the amount of effort the various anime bloggers put in. I have a list of about 150 blogs that I peruse when I start…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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The Suruga Monkey Arc (Bakemonogatari Analysis) | GITM Podcast Ep. 85

Even though there have been a few twists and turns, the Monogatari Series has been quite ‘comfortable’ so far. All of that is about to change. This week…

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Watching Anime As A Feminist

It’s Women’s History Month and since yesterday at the time of posting was International Women’s Day, I figured I’d write a little something for the occasion that’s bee…

Sakura Sunrise

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20 Longer Length Anime Series to Get Lost In

Certainly it is believed that the 12-episode format or even the longer 23-episode format is good for telling a good self-contained story. However, for some, anime isn’t about…

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The Mayoi Mai Mai Arc | GITM Podcast Ep. 79

Last episode, I looked at the very beginning of the Monogatari Series and the story of Hitagi Senjougahara; this time we move onto the story of Mayoi Hachikuji!…

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Monogatari

This is the greatest anime I’ve ever experienced, without question. There are so, so many things that are great about this series. It transcends this artform. From amazing…

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14 Blood-Pumping Vampire Romance Anime Series

Even if you are well out of your Anne Rice/Twilight phase, sometimes there is just something to be enjoyed about vampire romances. The vampire, as a creature, is…

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Anime Series Like Arakawa Under the Bridge

Kou Ichinomiya, as the son of a wealthy businessman, has vowed never to become indebted to anyone. However,when he falls in the river under Arakawa Bridge, someone dives…

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Anime Series Like Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Nozomu Itoshiki is a high school teacher that is so pessimistic that even small misfortunes can send him spiraling into a pit of despair. Surrounded by increasingly insane…

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Creating my first AMV; Bakemonogatari | Cannibal

In my continued mission to make more video content, I produced my very first AMV, pretty much on a whim, after listening to Tally Hall’s Cannibal a great…

Sakura Sunrise

Nekomonogatari: Kuro Episode 2 – Tsubasa Family, Part Two

We continue through the motions of the story that was already covered in Bakemonogatari, with more detail this time. Tsubasa Hanekawa has revealed that her parents are not…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

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Is Bakemonogatari Worth Watching?

Bakemonogatari and the Monogatari series in genreal is a very popular anime. So what makes this anime so interesting for viewers to watch

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18 Anime Girls That Feature the Cute Little Moe Fang

The moe fang, also known as the tsundere fang or “yaeba” as the the dental trend in Japan is called, is a feature that is pretty telling on…

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Kizumonogatari (Light Novel)

In this review of the Kizumonogatari light novel, I compare the differences to the anime movie trilogy, specifically the fights.

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Bakemonogatari (Light Novels)

In this review of the three Bakemonogatari light novel volumes, I discuss how the novels compare to the anime adaptation.

DoubleSama

Bakemonogatari: A Review

A review on the 2009 Shaft series Bakemonogatari and its unique use of writing and visual directing

Rogue Shogunate

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Bakemonogatari: A Review

A review on the 2009 Shaft series Bakemonogatari and its unique use of writing and visual directing

Rogue Shogunate

Returning to Anime? The Best Anime Series of 2009 That You Missed

Been away from anime for awhile? We understand. You go out and have your life, anime will always be waiting for you when you come back. They always…

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7 Anime I Irrationally HATE

Bakemonogatari The Monogatari series is famous and beloved for 3 main reasons, I think. 1) A unique style of story telling. 2) Fascinating visual components. And 3) Being…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 15 – Tsubasa Cat, Part Five

This is it, the conclusion of Bakemonogatari!15 episodes just fly by, don’t they? Where we had last left off, Black Hanekawa had just confessed to Koyomi Araragi on…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Bakemonogatari Episode 14 – Tsubasa Cat, Part Four

Part Four?! That Tsubasa Hanekawa is getting quite the arc here, even if one episode of hers was actually hijacked by Hitagi Senjougahara… And there’s still one more…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 13 – Tsubasa Cat, Part Three

Koyomi Araragi is on cloud nine after his stellar date with Hitagi Senjougahara. But then he get’s a message from Tsubasa Hanekawa asking him to skip school to…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 12 – Tsubasa Cat, Part Two

The Tsubasa Cat tale continues, only, without Tsubasa herself.Remember how Tsubasa was constantly bringing up Koyomi’s relationship with Hitagi? Well… Synopsis Hitagi asks Koyomi out on a date…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 11 – Tsubasa Cat, Part One

With the aberrations that were afflicting Nadeko dealt with, it’s time to move onto the next issue at hand. While on the surface she seems perfect, underneath lies…

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