- Story (9.1/10)
- Animation, Art & Design (9.5/10)
- Music/Audio (9.0/10)
- Overall (9.5/10)
Now I finally get it why Ararararagi… Oops, pardon me, I stuttered.
Before we begin, let’s translate the title literally. The title is combined with 2 Japanese words, “neko” and “monogatari”. “Neko” in English means cat while “monogatari” means story/tale. So the English literal translation for this title is “cat story” or “cat tale”. Is that a pun? So anyway, this time it’s about a cat oddity experienced by Tsubasa.
As you may already know, this is a prequel to the Bakemonogatari series. Now we finally understand the kind of Golden Week that Koyomi mentioned at the beginning of Bakemonogatari series. Tsubasa’s life was really harsh there, I feel sorry for her.
As usual like other NisiOisiN’s works, there’s a huge dialogue here but all of them are really entertaining to be honest. I kinda like the wordplay that he used in this series. Monogatari series are well-known for its story about the certain oddity for each character, yet the story is way too deep, so I like deep stories. It had a plenty of blood & gore stuff, nice thriller action we got here.
The animations as expected from SHAFT were pretty stylistic. Pretty like the scenery design, the home & school interior & the way the tables were scattered around in Oshino’s building. The lighting also pretty good. The sound effects were awesome, while the music really fits the mood, although the tunes aren’t memorable.
Another awesome anime this season, definitely a must watch for you all.
And YEAH! Monogatari 2nd season confirmed to be aired around this year! Proof, check after the credits. The series will cover all these 6 stories from the novel:
– Nekomonogatari: Shiro
Note: This one didn’t have the CRC code at the filename because this was done before Oreshura but uploaded later than that due to the errors encountered during the upload process thanks to my broadband. It was out of control, it keeps disconnecting automatically resulting the upload process got interrupted… T_T
UPDATE (1/2/13): Mirrorcreator links added with more download mirrors!