Frank Inglese writes:
To begin watching the ‘Monogatari’ series is a commitment comparable to that of marriage. There are ups and downs, smiles and frowns, things you may like and things you may not. It also seems as though it’s going to last forever and the only way you can possibly perceive getting out of it is through death. It’s a series I wasn’t too keen on many years ago when I first watched ‘Bakemonogatari’, the trailblazer for what is now one heck of a beloved series, but it seems as though I’ve come to love it.
It was an odd experience: I didn’t know what to think about it, I thought it was great but then terrible. I thought the characters were good but then bad. I was going through one big mental contradiction but I stuck with it. Eventually I came to this season which just continued my introspective conflict. Titled ‘Nisemonogatari’, this season follows the story of series protagonist Koyomi Araragi’s younger sisters; Karen and Tsukihi.
‘Nisemonogatari’ switches gears, instead focusing on the younger of the Araragi kids and their journey into supernatural obscurity. Huge warning: I suggest watching at least ‘Bakemonogatari’ before jumping into ‘Nise’. If you don’t have time to watch it, how about just reading my review of it? Click Here. For the sake of it, you should read my review of ‘Nekomonogatari White’ too! Click Here.