On the third day of Christmas, my true love for anime gave me…
3 bright stars
2 adorable flowers
And a charming idol.
In this post, we now go to the roots of my unwavering, undying love for my top favorite anime series of all time, Bakemonogatari. But, wait! Didn’t Bakemonogatari air nearly two years ago, you say? It’s not so much as talking about a moment in Bakemonogatari, but more like the moment when I first heard that Kizumonogatari and Nisemonogatari were in production. It was actually on my Tumblr feed that I saw an image of what, at first, appeared to be of Bakemonogatari. On closer inspection, I noted with surprise some drastic character design changes with all the ladies, except Hachikuji Mayoi, of Bakemonogatari.
I immediately flew to my usual sources of information at the speed of light (right after reblogging the image, of course), and I then found out that a movie prequel, Kizumonogatari, and an anime series that appeared to focus on Arararargi Koyomi’s (Ah. Sorry, I stuttered. Araragi Koyomi.) younger sisters after the events of Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, were green-lit. With a glowing heart at the prospect of seeing my favorite series back again for a prequel and a sequel, I decided then and there to re-watch Bakemonogatari.
Ah, the good ol’ moments of Bakemonogatari… Hitagi Crab, Mayoi Snail, Suruga Monkey, Nadeko Snake, and Tsubasa Cat. Their great, unique, respective openings. The famous scene of Hitagi and Koyomi together under the starry summer sky with Altair, Vega, and Deneb, the stars forming the Summer Triangle. And the ending song, Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari, complemented it so perfectly. It certainly was a great day for my Bakemonogatari fandom to be revitalized!
And just in time for Nisemonogatari!