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ACrankyOldMan

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Joined Mar 14, 2018
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Nekomonogatari (Black)

May 28, 2018

I feel the art direction tries to go back to what the first season had to offer, it's a little bit more creative and indepth than the second season but not quite a stunning as the first season.

The season is pretty dark and a prequel to season one, highlighting the life of a young student who lives in a large house with her family but who don't consider her to be part of it and also don't want to give her a room to call her own.

She keeps putting on a fake smile and even defends her parents after being slapped around. Due to all the stress, she becomes a cat spirit that 'just wants to have fun'. Koyomi is worried about his friend and tries to help her. 

What's interesting is that Koyomi goes through a strugle himself in the season where he's not sure if he loves Hanekawa or not but we know that a day later he falls inlove with Senjogahara after catching her from the staircase scene the season ends on.

The relationship between Shinobu and Koyomi is explained a little bit which is something they don't really touch on in the first season but do explore more in the second season.

9/10 story
10/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.5/10 overall
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