Daily Archives: January 25, 2012
So, I’m really really late for this post. Sorry about that, it’s currently Chinese New Year here so I’m really busy now and I don’t really have the mood to blog when I feel busy. Anyway, it is time again for the next episodic review of Nisem, so on to the review.
Now it’s rare for me to do an episodic, but I guess doing episodics on this anime series will be an exception, since it’s new and ongoing. To be honest, I find the previous OP and ED much more to my liking, but I won’t take anything away from the new ones. They were still good for the new OP but somehow I do find the ED a little weird (well the show is weird anyway). WARNING THERE ARE SOME PICS WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT TURN YOU ON. Read the rest of this entry
Bakemonogatari is one of those shows you either love or hate. Watching the pilot episode, I was put off by the striking colour scheme and confusing flashing text introduction. The frequent slow motion and 3-D close up shots of characters didn’t give a pleasant first impression either. Its definitely not for those who are new to anime and even after watching the whole season, I’d agree with anyone that calls the series “weird”. It was hard for me to put sum up everything about this show so please forgive me if I miss out on something important.
The content sounds reasonably normal. Bakemonogatari (Ghostory) is about Araragi Koyomi, an ex-vampire, who helps out 5 unusual girls with their supernatural problems with the assistance of a specialist, Oshino Meme. Araragi is the typical selfless nice guy who is unconditionally kind and allows himself to get abused or hurt in the place of others, which usually turns out fine because he has a near-immortal body thanks to his ex-vampirism.
It sounds like a pretty generic harem themed show structure, and I’d be lying if I said that the show doesn’t have any harem elements. But unlike most shows with many girls surrounding one guy, Araragi is actually not an idiot. He’s a little bit perverted and a lolicon, but is absolutely loyal to Senjogahara while still being very kind to the other girls, except maybe Hachikuji.
Another thing that separates the show from a typical harem (*Ahem InfiniteSratos*) are the girls’ personalities. They aren’t just there to provide different types fanservice like loli and moe, they also each have a distinct relationship with Araragi and have vastly different temperaments.