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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

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…

Anime Anthology

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Pretty Boy Detective Club: Interview with NISIOISIN and Maaya Sakamoto

Two friends who met on the set of Nisemonogatari 10 years ago chat about their latest collaboration.

Edomonogatari

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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…

Anteiku Anime Reviews

Nekomonogatari: Kuro Episode 1 – Tsubasa Family, Part One

With Nisemonogatari completed, we once again go back in time to Golden Week, back to that time when Tsubasa Hanekawa was taken over by a meddling cat.

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 11 – Tsukihi Phoenix, Part Four

This is it, the grand finale.Featuring Koyomi getting knocked around once again, teen Shinobu, and Tsukihi being platinum mad!

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 10 – Tsukihi Phoenix, Part Three

Tsukihi Phoenix Part Three, featuring Shinobu, doughnuts, Tsukihi, and a pair of mysterious individuals!

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 9 – Tsukihi Phoenix, Part Two

Tsukihi Phoenix continues, although it would probably be more accurate to say that it’s only just beginning!

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 8 – Tsukihi Phoenix, Part One

Also known as the toothbrush episode.That’s basically what this is, it’s the toothbrush episode!

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 7 – Karen Bee, Part Seven (Pt. 3)

Final part this time for sure. If anything this all just shows how much information was packed into this single episode! While it lacked action, it most certainly…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 7 – Karen Bee, Part Seven (Pt. 2)

With the Karen part of Karen Bee all wrapped up, all that’s left is to look at Kaiki’s contributions to the conclusion of Karen Bee! Which once again,…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 7 – Karen Bee, Part Seven (Pt. 1)

We’ve made it to the final episode of Karen Bee, and what an episode it is.Lot to unpack! Too much, actually.

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 6 – Karen Bee, Part Six

Karen Bee sure has a lot of parts! But that’s because it’s filled with so many amazing off-topic scenes and fun banter between Koyomi and other characters! Part…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 5 – Karen Bee, Part Five

Karen Bee continues, with us now knowing that Karen Araragi had confronted Kaiki Deishuu, and paid the price as she was inflicted by the poison of the wreathe-fire…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 4 – Karen Bee, Part Four

Four episodes in and the Karen Bee arc is just getting started!We’ve got another great episode here.

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 3 – Karen Bee, Part Three

It’s time for more Karen Bee, although we actually only get two words from Karen Araragi all episode! It’s also one of my favourite episodes from this season,…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 2 – Karen Bee, Part Two

Where we had last left off, Koyomi Araragi was on his way to Nadeko Sengoku’s house when he ran into Mayoi Hachikuji, who he proceeded to spend some…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Nisemonogatari Episode 1 – Karen Bee, Part One

With the movies out of the way, we’re back in the present.If you can consider it that. It’s all relative, this Monogatari timeline.

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

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Year 1 Issue 13

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 13   March 25 - 31, 2020 Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet, everyone, hope all…

Arcadia Dragnet

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Fireball - A review of the Kizumonogatari anime films

It’s finally finished. It feels like I’ve been hearing about the Kizumonogatari movie since I finished watching the first TV anime, Bakemonogatari. In my reviews of past entries…

chaostangent.com

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My Anime Loot – DVDs, Blu Rays and Music

The BDs and DVDs here aren’t actually ones I bought in Japan, as their video region is not the same that is used over here in the UK,…

Falling Through the Bed

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Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Nekomonogatari: Kuro – The Saga Begins

I will do my best not to spoil any plot points of the series, but rather discuss my thoughts as someone who had to struggle to begin enjoying…

bits of anime

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Twelve Days of Anime 2015 Part 12: Monogats

The thing I’ve fallen for hardest this year is this goddamn bulbous Monogatari franchise.

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2012: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The author is a life-long fan of anime. The author first acquired a taste for anime at the tender young age of five and has never looked...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Alpha &Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Round 2 “Analysis”

By TheBigN We move into the second round, where some of the competitors have been weeded out, the rounds and time between them are shorter, and we start…

Drastic My Anime Blog

OtakuGeneration (Show #403) Time of Eve

  Shownotes :: (show 403 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Time of Eve, recorded live February 20th, 2013. This week we watched…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #402) They Were 11

  Shownotes :: (show 402 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With They Were 11, recorded live February 17th, 2013. This week we watched…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #401) Hakaba Kitaro

  Shownotes :: (show 401 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Hakaba Kitaro, recorded live February 10th, 2013. This week we discussed a…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #400) Baccano!

  Shownotes :: (show 400 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Baccano!, recorded live February 3rd, 2013. This week we watched and discussed…

otakugeneration's Podcast

Nekomonogatari, A Catwalk of Eyegasm

Nekomonogatari relived Hanekawa’s past and cat history. Personally, I find her as the most underrated character; that’s why it’s nice how Shaft dedicated a short series solely for…

Lemmas and Submodalities

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Nekomonogatari Episode 4 – Final

And so it seems, at least to me, that four episodes of this show can in fact be much more entertaining and effective than twelve episodes of Nisemonogatari. …

The Notaku Blog

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Yerocha’s 2012 Anime Awards – Part 1

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time where I finally sit down and get to discuss all the different anime that came out this year. Strange…

Shades of Grey

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Nekomonogatari Episode 3 – Review

Now, why couldn’t all of Nisemonogatari have been like this, why couldn’t it have been this serious and focused?  I know it’s probably due to the source material…

The Notaku Blog

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Shinning Terribad Reviews: An Intereview with a Vampire

[This is written under the form of an Intereview. Why? Far more amusing. I’m pretty sure this is misspelled intentionally. This means I’m in for an “amusing” ride.

GOING COMMANDO ON ANIME

Winter 2012 Anime Season: Back in the Saddle!?

I’ve taken some time out of my busy Skyrim playing schedule to watch a bunch of the 2012 Winter anime. So far I’ve seen High School DxD, Moretsu…

BasuGasuBakuhatsu Anime Blog