I love reading Lee Relph’s reviews of Monogatari. Here is another good one. Be warned that he’s not the franchise’s biggest fan!


Koimonogatari (Cert 15)

1 Disc (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 148 minutes approx.

Release Date: March 23rd     

The tortuous piecemeal journey – at least for this reviewer – through the second season of MonogatariSeries comes to an end with this release, covering episodes 21 to 26 under the subtitle of the Hitagi End arc.

Central to this story is, as you may have guessed, Hitagi Senjōgahara the very first recipient of nominal hero Koyomi Araragi’s extraordinary gift for spiritual healing – although the bulk of these six episode revolve more around another rarely seen face in the form of Deishuu Kaiki, the shady con man last seen way back in the second series entitled Nisemonogatari.

Kaiki, under the pseudonym Suzuki, receives a phone call from Hitagi, who despises him, because she needs him to deceive someone. Her target is Nadeko Sengoku, the girl turned…

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