You know, after the first episode of this show, I didn’t think it was possible that I could actually be more confused about the actual plot than I already was. However, this episode certainly proved me wrong, providing very little detail about anything relevant while at the same time raising even more questions about the show than I already had. Not only that, but the entire episode felt like a tool to force all of the characters to interact with each other instead of an actual attempt to expand the story.
The explanation for what the giant chocolate monster was in the first episode is very rushed and makes almost no sense. All that’s given is that some deity is residing within Sasami’s brother for whatever reason and it uses it’s power to grant whatever random desire he has. Also, apparently this world is full of god-things, which isn’t explained in the slightest; it only mentions the one in the brother is the strongest. So, if that wasn’t enough to confuse you, it’s also revealed at the end of the episode that whatever kind of god is in her brother was at one point inside Sasami… or something like that.
So, I think it’s safe to assume that this is a show that isn’t going to be very adept at conveying it’s story, because even the actual story of this episode didn’t make too much sense. They explain that a lot of students are missing from school and that they think a large number of them are skipping because they’re playing some MMO game. And so, they decide to pretty much play the game to find out why people are skipping, as stupid as that sounds. I mean, what are they even trying to find out, if kids are actually skipping school because of the game or not? Can’t they just ask the students themselves, or maybe their parents? Also, why the fuck do they need to go to Sasami’s house to use her computers? I’m pretty sure a robot-person would have a laptop or two lying around somewhere, and a school in Japan in this day and age has to have plenty of computers for faculty to use. As a matter of fact, Shana-knock-off-girl was even playing some hentai game on one in the first episode. So it makes no sense for all them just to go to Sasami’s house just for her computers, but like I said, it’s just an excuse to get the characters to interact with each other.
And in my opinion, the characters are all pretty weak. Out of the three main girls, the blonde girl (who is apparently in elementary school) is pretty much a complete throw-away character. The other two girls, whose names I can’t even remember, aren’t much better and aren’t really anything beyond what their appearances suggest about their obvious archetypes. See, I can’t even remember their names, that’s how uninspired and stock they are. Sasami’s brother is also very annoying and is practically more of a plot point than an actual character. Sasami, though better in almost every way than the rest of the cast, still isn’t all that interesting in the end. When everything is said and done, she’s a very standard smart but socially awkward hikikomori character who doesn’t seem to venture too far from that trope.
Despite Shaft being pretty as always, I really don’t think this will end up being that great of a series. At this point I wouldn’t even be surprised that directors know they can probably coast on Shaft’s popularity and not try as hard to really make the story all that great. The characters are pretty bland and forgettable and there isn’t a much of a concrete story to be found in all of this. One thing I will say is that I’ve liked a lot of the background music in this show, because for whatever reason there’s been a fair amount of blues/rock music in it, which is kind of odd, but it’s nice to see the show at least has some variety in that aspect.
Damn it, Shaft, you’re going to do it aren’t you? You’re going to start an awesomely badass arc and make us wait months and months at a time to see the rest of it. You can’t just introduce such mysterious characters with two episodes left and expect to be able to wrap it all up by the end of the series. If all of this stuff was going to happen, why not just cut out the fat from the earlier episodes and complete everything in a single series? If they are staying true to the novel, then I respect them for it, but sometimes things just need to be cut out in order to make everything fit.
And isn’t this Tsukihi’s arc, I mean, she’s that girl in the OP, right? She wasn’t even if this episode, not for a single moment – she was only even mentioned once and that was only Karen saying that she had never told her something. So now we have two things we have to wrap up in only two more episode. First, Tsukihi’s arc has to begin before anything happens. Then they have to find out what her disease is and cure it, but while all of that’s going on these two new girls have to be explained as well. And honestly, after seeing them, I could give less of a shit about what willl happen to Tsukihi – I just want to know about the new characters.
Anyway, like most of the other episodes in the show, this one spent a lot of time talking about nothing though as always it was enjoyable. The show is still spending an awful lot of time on Karen, even though her arc is over and done with. And even though Hachikuji still doesn’t add anything to the plot of the show, other than Araragi realizing that the second girl called her “Snail Girl”, she’s still one of the funnier characters in my opinion. Well, maybe I just enjoy seeing Araragi trying to rationalize his pedophilia and friendship towards her. But still, even though I enjoy seeing them interact, I don’t think the show needed three separate scenes dedicated to her if she’s not going to serve any purpose other than for lolicon fan-service. And if you’re going to do that then why not use Shinobu? Everybody knows that she’s much cooler.
Obviously, these two new people, Kagenui Yodzuru and Ononoki Yotsugi, know a lot about Araragi and everyone around him. They know that he’s part vampire, they know about what happened to Karen and they know about Hachikuji. And they’re trying to find the cram school that Oshino and Shinobu lived in for the entirety of Bakemonogatari for some to establish their “base of oporations” or something. So why do they want to do it there of all places, did they know Oshino or something, even if they do know that Araragi is a vampire do they know that Shinobu is there too? So yeah, forget about Tsukihi and tell me about these people and what there deal is. Apparently the first girl is insanely strong, like Oshino, and the other girl looks like some lame Hatsune Miku cosplayer with a bad taste in clothes and a retarded orange Slime on her head. I think that’s much more interesting Araragi’s yandere sister who has yet to have even three minuets of screen time.
So that’s where we stand, two episodes left and a shitload of stuff that has to be explained. Tsukihi has get her phoenix disease or whatever it is and these two people have to explain why they’re in the series all of a sudden. God, I’m going to pull my hair out waiting for the rest of this series and for Kizumonogatari to be released as well, though I have much more anticipation for that than this show at the moment. But don’t worry Shaft, I’ve already sent my first payment for your time management classes via certified first class mail, so it should be there soon and before you know it, you’ll be actually completing your projects on time.
So Karen’s Arc is finally over, after only seven episodes. Unfortunately, the ending was nowhere near what I expected and wanted it to be, but that may be a bit premature, seeing as how the series isn’t over yet. In my opinion, the ending to this arc was very anticlimactic, and it seemed even more so after the first part of the episode. Oh, and does anyone know if this twelve hour delay was just a one time thing, or is it a permanent change by Crunchyroll?
Now, what exactly is Karen? Their fight was probably even more ridiculous than Kanbaru and Araragi’s in Bakemonogatari, but Kanbaru had the rainy devil monkey arm and Araragi was part vampire. So how is Karen this strong, even though she’s been weakened by the bee? I mean, she’s punching Araragi through the air into overpasses and shit, are we sure she’s really human? Both Kanbaru and Araragi’s absurd strength was at least somewhat explained, but not so here. Obviously, I know it’s supposed to be taken with a grain of salt, but her strength still seemed really odd to me. Hell, she was even surprised when he didn’t die from one of her attacks, guess she was really pissed off about him kissing her. That being said, it was epic as all hell even if it was really ridiculous, but I guess so is Araragi being swung around by his intestines and spraying pastel colored blood. I’m always down for some badass Shaft fight scene, but perhaps they should have saved some of that animation for the real climax of the arc.
As is to be expected, they have some really good (albeit confusing) dialogue about why Karen is so fixed on finding Kaiki. I’m not going to lie, all their talk about strength, justice, and being right is really confusing, or at least it was to me. The main thing that I took away form it was Araragi telling Karen that even if she is right about Kaiki being evil, she can’t just go around using that and the needs of others to do what she wants and call it justice. But who knows, sometimes I just have to go back and watch the episode again just to catch everything that they’re saying, but Bakemonogatari‘s re-watchability was one of the things that made it so good.
I’m still kind of annoyed at how unimportant the first three episodes of this show are, because Kanbaru, Sengoku, and Hachikuji have all been completely unnecessary so far. Hachikuji’s the only one who’s even appeared a second time, and even then there was no real purpose to her being there other than to take up time in this rather slow show. The source material is obviously partly at fault, but it’s not like everything has to match the novel exclusively. For example, I would have liked to see Araragi and Shinobu trying to find Karen (even if it’s only for more Shinobu) instead the episode just starting with him talking to her. The same with Senjougahara and Kaiki; they’re both just kind of standing there, there’s no real entrance or anything, which felt pretty rushed. But it’s not like this show doesn’t, or rather didn’t, have any spare time to use for that.
Then we have the final climax of the arc, and to me, it was pretty damn anticlimactic. I was kind of expecting some kind of fight, especially after Senjougahara “arming” herself with the pencils and everything. I also thought that Kaiki was probably some kind of supernatural being, or at least somewhat similar to Oshino. Araragi even said he reminded him of Guillotine-Cutter, which he definitely was not. Kaiki even made a remark about Araragi feeling unnatural and that even his shadow seemed ominous. Needless to say, it seemed like a fight was coming, but all we got was more talking. But above all of that, I was at least expecting something more than Senjougahara saying “Hey asshole, leave” and Kaiki answering, “Yeah, sure”. I think they built him up a little bit more than what he turned out to be, though the show isn’t over so I really hope that he comes back, otherwise he’ll have been a pretty big waste of a villain. I guess the idea is that he’s just some ordinary guy, with almost no connection to the supernatural element in the series, who’s trying to make some easy money. Now while a realistic (in fact he was pretty polite) villain isn’t really a bad thing, it just didn’t seem right compared to how creepy and ominous they made him seem throughout the show. Was that really the guy that Senjougahara was so afraid of that she kidnapped Araragi? That guy that calmly talked to them and fulfilled her request? Surely he’s going to come back, because that doesn’t make any sense. In a way, I suppose their conversation could have been their “battle”, and while it was good, it still left a lot to be desired, especially after such a long arc.
Even the solution to Karen’s illness was pretty lame. So is that it, it’s just going to go away? He kissed his sister to help her only to give her enough strength to run away? I’ll bet that Shinobu probably knew that it would go away in time, but also knew that Araragi would do anything to help his sister. I wouldn’t put it past her. Well, even if Shinobu did trick him into doing that, at least he got laid when all was said and done. But you’d think with Araragi being Araragi he would have definitely put some effort into talking about what happened, or at least said something about it. Whatever, they had sex, there’s no way in hell they didn’t, Senjougahara all but said, “We’re going to have sex after this” twice. You go Araragi, you finally get something for all of the shit you’ve gone through with everyone.
Oh, Shaft, you and your head tilts. Although after last week’s episode it seemed that the story was going to start to pick up, that wasn’t the case this week. The beginning had a small amount of explanation about the overarching story, but most of the episode, as it has been in this series, was heavy on dialogue. However, I couldn’t care less about the story in this episode, because Shinobu is still a fucking badass.
At least this episode did manage to finally introduce all of the characters from the original series. Hanekawa returns in a rather odd way (she doesn’t really appear, she’s just kind of … there), now with short hair, which Shinobu jokes about later. It also seems that this show is going to make a habit out of starting episodes off with scenes that don’t really make sense at the time. Araragi is arguing with his sisters about… something… and Hanekawa is also there for… some reason or another. Most of their conversation consists of Araragi attempting to find out what Karen and Tsukihi are doing and how it involves Hanekawa, but it ends up with Araragi telling them not to get involved with things that they can’t handle (probably supernatural things) in a roundabout way. Hanekawa finally gives some explanation about what Araragi’s sisters are doing and confirms that it does involve the snake curse which Sengoku mentioned before. Apparently, Hanekawa had discovered that Kaiki was spreading the snake curse and told Karen about it, and when Karen went to stop him, he did “something” (the fire bee) to her. And that’s about all we get plot-wise this week.
Hanekawa and Araragi’s conversation was mainly focused on the plot, but it did have some points about their relationship. She brings up how he treats her differently than any of the other characters in the show, which is really due to how much he feels he owes his life to her, but she doesn’t seem to pick up on that. Their relationship does seem like it would be pretty awkward for Araragi, considering the events of the last arc of Bakemonogatari, and that she doesn’t remember it, but it doesn’t look like it bothers him too much. She also tells him about her conversation on the phone and that she told Senjougahara that she would ask Araragi to be her boyfriend if she didn’t let him go. Even though she’s joking about it, that would have really pushed the awkward level in that bedroom up a few bars. I guess Senjougahara also really sees her as a threat to her relationship with Araragi, because she sounded pretty depressed during that phone call.
But really, who cares about any of that, we have some Shinobu to see. Well… all of Shinobu to see. Finally, after waiting for a month for her to make her appearance, she does so, in the most awkward place she could possibly have chosen. I mean, both of them are naked and bathing together during the entire scene, and her body is in it’s eight-year-old form right now, so it’s kind of… yeah. It doesn’t seem like she’s changed at all through her months of pouting, because the very fist thing she says to Araragi is a joke about what he said to Kanbaru when he saw her naked. She’s also as haughty as ever, considering how easily she converses with him after all her time spent silent. But goddamn, she’s just as awesome and just as funny as she used to be; their conversation is by far the best of the entire series, and it manages to stay interesting, even though it takes up more than half of the episode. During this time, Shinobu explains about the wreathe-fire bee that is now afflicting Araragi’s sister, Karen. So it seems that she’s going to be the Oshino for this series, so much so that her knowledge on the subject comes from her having to listen to Oshino constantly ramble on about oddities when she stayed with him at the cram school. She also says that she can’t “eat” the disease like she did with Hanekawa, due to Karen’s illness being a result of the sting, and not actually the bee itself.
So, with this being the first time that they’ve talked to each other since the end of Kizumonogatari, a good portion of their talk is spent on their relationship, as strange as it may be. She still claims that she hasn’t and won’t forgive Araragi for what he did, and that she expects the same from him. Though I don’t really think that he is as upset with her as she is with him, he probably agrees with it just so he can have a reason not to kill her. Again, she tells him that his best option is to kill her, so that he can return to being fully human, and even brings up how he will likely continue to live long after everyone he knows is dead. But if Araragi is willing to forgive Kanbaru after she tried to murder him, do you really think that he’d kill Shinobu, especially after the lengths he went to to NOT kill her in the first place? It seems like she’d know that it’s a long stretch to think that he’d go along with her plan, but I think that she’s more or less accepted her current state, and that she’ll more than likely be stuck like that and be bound to Araragi until one of them dies. After all, that’s really what she wanted in the first place, but because of how much Araragi wanted to be a human again she was willing to die to allow him to do so. At the end of Kizumonogatari, she even offers him a chance to remain a vampire with her, since he was the first person she had found in 400 years who was kind to her. God, she is the best character in the whole franchise, and I really hope she gets some more development after spending the entirety of Bakemonogatari in silence.
And so, like last week, we’re left still with a very small idea about what the plot is, but instead with good dialogue and Shaft being Shaft. I guess the creators knew that they could take their time with this show, considering that it only contains two arcs spread over eleven episodes. I imagine the next episode or two will focus on curing Karen’s illness, but after that, I’m not really sure if it will move towards the real conflict of the series or just straight to Tsukihi’s arc. either way this was the best episode so far. Why? Because Shinobu is fucking awesome. Oh, and what was up with that scene at 18:32? Why in the hell does Shaft pick the most random things possible to animate well?
Does it seem to anyone else like this show is going to take an unnecessarily long time reintroducing the characters? Here we are at the second episode still following Araragi around as he reunites with everyone from the last series and not really seeing too much of a plot yet. At the very least, there’s going to be one more episode of not too much happening, because we still have to get around to Hanekawa, Senjoughara (even though she was kind of in the first episode), and of course Shinobu. But at least from this episode I can pretty safely assume that Araragi is still the primary main character instead of his sisters, which most of the information given about this show has led me to believe.
To be honest, this still feels like more of an extension of Bakemonogatari than it’s own series yet, but there were some small bits of dialogue that seem to hint that the show is going to move into it’s main plotline soon. While Araragi is at Sengoku’s House, she talks to him about how the people at her school are talking about the snake curse again, and that Araragi’s sisters are trying to figure out who’s spreading the rumors. Then later when Araragi runs into Karen, she recieves a phone call and tells him that she’ll have a good story to tell him later on, so I can only assume that means that she’s found out about the man that’s spreading the snake curse. The standard copy and paste plot summary for this show talks about Karen and Tsukihi try to stop a man named Kaiki Deisu, the one who cursed Sengoku the first time, so I think it’s a safe bet to say that that’s what Karen was talking about. Other than those two minor plot points, the episode is similar to the first; great dialogue, amazing artwork and animation, really funny, but not much happening story-wise.
The show continues it’s character reintroduction device by having Araragi continue to Sengoku’s house. She’s still her normal skittish self, but she wears her hair different, which I assume is used to allow people to know that this isn’t just a Bakemonogatari OVA that Shaft never had the time to finish because they’re absolutely abhorrent when it comes to time management. Because they don’t really have anything to do Sengoku suggests they play Life. As they’re playing, they discuss the snake curse and how Karen and Tsukihi are trying to stop it, though it’s more out of their refusal to believe in it than concern. After they finish Life, Sengoku then suggests that they play Twister, which… yeah, since she knows what it is and already said that she was fine with receiving orders in a King Game it’s seems like she’s a little more secure in her desire to bone Araragi. Unfortunately for her, her mom comes home and Araragi is forced to leaving saving him from inevitable sexual immorality, considering the position that they were in.
So Araragi leaves her house to continue on his quest reuniting with everyone he’s ever known. He decides to call Kanbaru because he already promised that he’d help clean her room, since he apparently really likes to clean things. Like Sengoku, Kanbaru is her normal self; ridiculously sexual and nonchalant about it. Also like Sengoku, she wears her hair different. I guess that when she told Araragi she’d grow her hair out to look more like Senjoughara she wasn’t kidding. So I guess changing the characters hair-style is the only way to distinguish this show form it’s predecessor, because every minor character except for Hachikuji has different hair (Hanekawa and Senjougahara both have short hair in one of the PVs, so it’s probably just a matter of time until we see that). Anyway, Araragi tells Kanbaru that he’s coming over today to help clean her room, and proceeds on his way. Now we finally meet the girl whom these first two episodes are named after.
Karen’s a little… odd. I’m with Araragi on this, I can’t really see why you’d want to walk on your hands down the street looking like a complete idiot for no reason. Most of Araragi and Karen’s dialogue is relatively normal character introduction stuff (at least normal in this show’s sense of the word); just kind of showcasing her personality. Other than that, the phone call that she receives is the only truly relevant thing that happens in her scene. It’s pretty strange how unimportant she is right now, considering that this is her arc and everything, and this episode even had her specific opening in it (I’m glad they brought back the character specific OP’s). Well, whatever the reason, I trust Shaft enough to not be too worried about it. So, after his brief encounter with his sister, Araragi once again sets out on his foray into the world of Bakemonogatari characters.
His final stop on this journey is Kanbaru’s house with is the setting for one of the funnier scenes I’ve seen in a while. Because everyone knows that sex sells, Kanbaru is naked when Araragi arrives at her home, though I don’t think he exactly took any precautions to make sure that she wasn’t. After all, she told him that she was naked on the phone and he sure didn’t wast any time going to get his bike, and I don’t think there was a whole lot of truth behind him wanting to “see her depressed”. They spend a while talking about stuff that isn’t really too interesting, and only serves for Kanbaru to help them sell the uncensored blu-rays. That is until they actually begins cleaning her room. Araragi discovers several of Kanbaru’s BL books and begins to remark about how normal they are. He claims that it isn’t too odd for girls to like handsome guys together since boys like hot girls together, and that she really isn’t as perverted as she claims. So in a argument completely backwards from what it would normally be, Kanbaru begins defending her erotic desires and claims that she has plenty of harder stuff while Araragi is debunking her opinion about how sexual she really is, considering how normal her interests are. Needless to say, it’s fucking hilarious. But what is one who is accused of being less perverted than they think they are to do? Why rape, of course. It is only then that Araragi is fully able to understand what Hachikuji has been going through.
Oh man, this show, I simply cannot watch it without smiling the whole time. The dialogue is just as good as last episode, and I honestly can’t stop to do screen shots with this show; I have to watch it once all the way through uninterrupted, then go back and re-watch it taking screen shots as I go. Hell, I’ve wanted re-watch both episodes of this show the second after I got through with them, which is pretty rare for me. Just like Bakemonogatari, because so much is going on, you’re guaranteed to miss something in the show. For example, did anyone else notice that one of the male pieces in the Game of Life that they were playing had Araragi’s hair-thing on it? You know what I mean, I’m sure it has a name, but I don’t know it. It goes without saying that the episode looked great and it seems that there’s a bit more actual animation in this series than in Bakemonogatari, which looks amazing, but not worthy of 1080p.
So, I’m going to rant about this for a minuet. If you didn’t know, Crunchyroll recently announced that they would be offering full 1080p streaming to their premium users, much to everyone’s great praise and approval. But guess what? It doesn’t fucking matter. It seems that not to many people know that made for TV anime is only created and broadcast in 720p, not 1080p. The only type of anime that are actually made in 1080p are anime movies. The only way to get real 1080p television anime is from the Blu-rays, so what the hell is the point of doing this? You can render any video, no matter how shitty the quality in 1080p, but just because you do doesn’t automatically improve the quality of the video. It’s retarded, but thankfully Horrible Subs offer 480p and 720p as well as the stupid ass 1080p.
Well, that’s all I have to say about that. Hopefully next week we’ll get through the rest of the introductions and move on to the plot, and Shinobu will finally make her triumphant return. The only thing I have any concern with is how much fanservice there seems to be in this series. Now, I know that fanservice in anime is really unavoidable and just part of it, but in a show like this, it doesn’t really seem all that necessary. Bakemonogatari had it’s fair share of it too, but it didn’t seem as constant as it is in this series, and it’s only two episodes in. But it really isn’t that big of a deal, because at least they aren’t really being to serious with it, and we all know you gotta make money, and I don’t think that a show with people talking about nothing would sell that well if it didn’t have fanservice in it. And for as much as I’m complaining about the plot, it really doesn’t bother me all that much. I’d be perfectly content to watch one hundred more episodes of the characters doing absolutely nothing as long as it’s well animated, just as funny, and has dialogue as good as the first two episodes.
Okay, I’m sorry that I’ve been so obsessed with the Monogatari series on here for about a week, and since the first episode of this will be airing tomorrow, and I’ll be talking about the show then as well. Now that I think about it, I probably should have done this a while ago… whatever.
So, if you’ve been following this show at all, then you know that it was recently announced to be simulcast on Crunchyroll, much to everyone’s surprise. It’s not really any big deal to me that a show gets picked up by Crunchyroll, because there’s no way I’m going to pay them $120 dollars a year to watch the one, maybe two shows per season they pick up that I actually want to watch. Especially when I can just download the show for free (Have a problem with piracy? Click here). Now, when I first heard about this the only thing I think was “Oh, shit, that means that no fansub groups are going to do this”. Now, I don’t really have a problem with Crunchyroll’s subs or anything, but we’re talking about Nisemonogatari here; it isn’t exactly going to be any easy thing to subtitle. I don’t know if the same “Put text everywhere” mentality carried over to this show, but I think it’s safe to assume that it’ll probably be like it’s prequel. So, I have no idea how Crunchyroll plans to do all of that, or how well they’ll do at the actual dialogue either. It’s kind of a shame, because GG Subs did an amazing job with the original series but obviously they won’t do this now. We can only hope that either Crunchyroll doesn’t screw the translation up, or that GG will swoop in and save the day if they do.
It’s also supposedly been sub-licensed by Aniplex USA (They have a page up about it, but it just says to watch it on Crunchyroll), so we can only pray that this means a state-side home release, but hopefully not some bullshit $400 import box – fuck that shit. Who knows? Maybe if this has been licensed, they’re also working on the rights to Bakemonogatari, or maybe even already have them.
But among all these concerns I have, there was one thing I discovered about five days ago that shot my excitement for this show up about ten times what it already was. So I was looking it up on MAL one day, and I see this.
Needless to say, I instantly had to change my pants.
In case you were not aware, Shinobu is a fucking boss. And not only is she a main character, but she’s fucking talking again (that’s the reason I circled the VA, I don’t even know who that is). So, finally, Shinobu is going to stop pouting and being a bitch to Araragi and do something again, and be a badass while doing it. I could only guess that she’s going to kind of take over Oshino’s role and help Araragi figure out what to do with all of his “patients”, or she could just have finally forgiven him for what he did to her. Either way, she’s fucking back, she’s fucking talking, it’s going to be fucking awesome.
Okay, Madoka Magica is really, really, overhyped, but it’s still a good show. I might not think as highly of it as everyone else seems to, but I still really enjoyed it. But good God, I never seen such a huge simultaneous orgasm in my entire life. When the world found out there would be a Madoka Magica film the end times began. Never before and my life have I seen /a/ flip their shit over something so much. And then everyone found out there are going to be three movies and all the semen in the world was simultaneously released… and then they found out about the first two. Yes, unfortunately, the first two movies will pretty much just be Madoka Magica: Air Communication part 1 and 2. Not until 2078 or whenever the third movie comes out will we see something new. The scripts for the movies have reportedly already been completed, and it’s supposedly already in the beginning stages of production. But, because they’re movies, it’ll be forever until we get to see them, so it’s not anything to get worked up over right now. But dammit Shaft, this better not screw up your production on Kizumonogatari and Nisemonogatari. I care about those infinitely more than I care about this trilogy.
FINALLY, Dear God, thought shaft had forgotten us. So in approximately one week the last two episodes of Mahou Shoujo Madoka, or Puella Magi Madoka Magica, or Magic Mage Magical Madoka Magicka Magi, or whatever the hell else you want to call it, will finally air on April 21. Holy St. Peter, I’m ready for this shit, and honestly want to punch Shaft in the face for making me wait for more Kyubey 1337n3ss.
Predictions: I’ve got money on this, Madoka makes some wish to sacrifice herself and save everyone, because she’s like that.
Everything happens like in the flashback, and the end starts Homura’s cycle all over again