Here it is, *sigh* the last episode of everyone’s balanced dose of fanservice and plot >.<
(A slightly different post format here. My desktop died on me so.. >.<)
I think I’m not alone when I say that I’ve been waiting for Koyomi to get beat up, big time. Not that I have anything against the guy (save for getting all the girls) I mean, looking back at Bakemono, it’s kinda expected. Well, he already got mauled by Karen a few episodes back, but that doesn’t really count. This time however, Yodzuru totally dished it out on him. Seriously, do we have to wait until Kizumono for us to see a fight where Koyomi actually wins? (and, yeah, he does)
The revelation that Yodzuru, Oshino, and Kaiki were classmates, as well as fellow occult club members was a bit surprising really. I thought they only knew each other through their respective businesses. They also mentioned an upperclassman who was also in their club. I think he/she will have some sort of involvement in another -monogatari series.
As shocking as that was though, Shinobu again wins me over. This time she’s in hot teen form! I could totally hear some Shiki Ryougi in her voice now that Sakamoto Maaya shifted to a slightly deeper tone. Plus her laugh was magnificent. It’s a shame we didn’t get to see her fight with Yotsugi, seeing as how much trash-talk Yotsugi let out, you’d think she was incredibly powerful compared to the “powered-up” but not 100% Shinobu. The result – flawless victory. If anything this entire series did a fine job hyping up
Speaking of hype, they left us with a “to be continued” frame near the end. As to what that may imply is beyond me, but my guess is the continuing series Nekomonogatari being in the works, or on a smaller scale, maybe some extra episodes for Nisemono, but I’m leaning more on the former.
All in all, Nisemonogatari was a fun ride. The lack of Hitagi (especially in this last episode) didn’t really hurt the series as much as I thought it would. It is, after all, two arcs focused on Koyomi’s sisters. They deserve some time in the spotlight. Besides, Hitagi and Koyomi had some awesome development in here anyways (though I would’ve loved to see more of short-haired Hitagi) The only complaint I may have was that they could’ve made Karen Bee a bit shorter. In the end you could say they pulled it off anyways. I gave it a 9/10.
So yeah, one down this Winter. What did you guys think of Nisemono? ^^