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|Notes||As far as I know this is an anime original.|
|Synopsis||Third year high school student Koyomi Araragi was briefly a
vampire but now is human again. He happens upon others with their
own supernatural problems and finds that he can empathize. Koyomi
becomes involved, trying to help them and occasionally asking for
advice and help from Meme Oshino, the homeless man who helped him
become human again.
In the first episode Araragi discovers that a girl in his class is not quite normal. She falls in slow motion, he catches her and discovers that she doesn't have any weight.
|Review||Not one for the faint-hearted - in the opening sequence the wind
blows up a girl's skirt showing her underwear, and when the
'weightless' girl suspects that the youth has been talking about
her to someone else, she does something beastly to him with a
trimming knife and a stapler. The animation is VERY arty. The
dialog is very good, and whle the wierdness is quite slow-paced
it's certainly interesting.
As a series, Bakemonogatari is fantastic, with magical curses, gorgeous sexy girls, wicked humour, and an art style that some will love and some may find annoyingly arty. I'll definitely buy this if it is issued as a reasonably priced subtitled box-set.
|Credits||Series dir.: Tatsuya Oishi|
|TV Showing||See the whole series for free? This series may be syndicated to regional cable, satellite or terrestial TV stations. For Europe click here.|
|Production||Aniplex, Kodansha, SHAFT|
|Broadcaster||Tokyo MX TV (etc)|
|References & Help||Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
Anime News Network (see Encyclopedia section) ,
or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
Help & further information.