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Read the topic about Hitagi relationship with kaiki on MyAnimeList, and join in the It won't work with Monogatari if people keep doing that. After the accomplishment of their mission with Mayoi, Hitagi admits that she loves Koyomi, and she subsequently enters into a relationship with him. Analysis of Araragi Koyomi from Monogatari Series. But in Bakemonogatari, he witnessed Senjougahara Hitagi revealing her own . abuse”, disregarding the fact that their relationship with Koyomi had once deteriorated.
When Nadeko feigned ignorance after being asked about her appearance, he was genuinely shocked at the behavior even though feigning ignorance is his specialty. Even during this visit, he pretended not to notice Nadeko trying to seduce him despite it being so obvious. Basically, he lied to himself about being dense while expressing another layer of denseness to Nadeko, showing how multi-layered his thoughts are. Some of the later actions in the story were based on his realizations in this scene.
He previously noticed how insincere she was, and now he witnessed how she was dangerous for his relationship. Both of these left impressions on him, which came to be of importance later on. As they were talking on phone and she undressed to tease him while being careless enough to keep the partition to her room open, her grandmother came down the hallway looking at her with sad eyes and passing by without missing a step. Kanbaru was traumatized but she was later seen doing the same, which showed the contrast between her and Koyomi.
Like how in episode 5, the towel he wrapped around his waist got loose and fell in front of Hanekawa revealing his naked body, and so he was never seen in just a towel in front of anyone outside his family. So after talking with Kanbaru, he went back to his house to grab his cycle and started off to her house.
He saw Karen walking on her hands on his way and stopped to talk to her about how doing handstand on public was disgraceful.
Ironically, he had done the same just a while ago and Karen pointed out that she felt like he was trying to avoid talking about himself, which he flat out denied. Then they had some interesting conversation between siblings. When he revealed his original intention, she told him that he was free to look all he wanted if such ugly things satisfied him. Araragi then proposed her for marriage to take responsibility. One of the major traits of Araragi Koyomi is his tendency to take responsibilities too soon in a self-centered manner.
While this playful and funny little instance showcased how he tried taking responsibility without considering how Senjougahara would react, but there were many serious instances throughout the series. In Spring Break, he felt solely responsible for every killing Kiss-Shot would do from then on because he helped her survive.
Which is why he asked Kanbaru for permitting him to clean her room when he first came here. He then decided never to open the conversation with Hachikuji with sexual harassment. After cleaning the room, they talked about his relationship with different girls. When he brought up that Senjougahara might also kill Hanekawa if he married her, Kanbaru hinted that those two had their own relationship. Kanbaru told him that it was easy for girls to take advantage of his kindness and so he should be careful.
Then they played a game where Araragi easily won, showing how good he was at games. So he proposed to decide a punishment game for the next round and told her never to start gambling as a condition.
It was a clever way to ensure her safety, showing how he tried to be a proper senior. As he was leaving, he asked her what she told her grandparents about her hand as he was having his own consideration about supernatural secrets. After leaving their house, Araragi encountered a man with an overwhelming sense of ominousity, Kaiki Deishuu. He remarked that Araragi was quite polite for a child those days, which was quite true. Araragi was a genuinely kind and empathetic person which was shown in the very beginning of the anime during his conversation with Hitagi in her place.
Throughout the series, he was shown to be helpful, considerate, caring and generally a nice person. That, alongside being good looking and the vice class-representative, led him to be quite popular with the underclassmen. As their little chat ended and Kaiki moved on, Araragi thought of following him since he seemed suspicious, but then reverted back feeling that getting involved with Kaiki would be a bad idea. Then he met Senjougahara on his way back, who confirmed that he was quite popular with girls.
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As they were walking, Araragi mentioned him meeting Kaiki and the next thing he knew, he was confined in the cram school.
His phone rang when he was talking to Hitagi, and as he saw his sister mailed him asking for help, he instantly stopped playing around, showing how he was overprotective in his own way. Whenever he was getting angry as Karen was being annoying, Hanekawa was criticizing him. Before they talked about Kaiki, Tsubasa remarked that Araragi was addressing himself as well when he was telling his sisters that they were right but not strong.
Then he asked if she was implying that they bothered him because he was the same and she said that it was more like he bothered himself. He did indeed bother himself, judging by how harsh a judge he was to himself so far and there were even greater examples of it later on. And it was true that he was the same as his sisters regarding what he scolded them for.
As he was contemplating while lying in the bathtub, Oshino Shinobu emerged from his shadow stark naked and started joking about having to marry Araragi. Finally seeing her speak was a small relief in such stressful situation, something he needed. From Shinobu, who had been under the care of Oshino Meme and was forced to listen to many oddity-related stories, Araragi learned of what was ailing Karen.
Afterwards, the aforementioned scene about his towel falling in front of Hanekawa occurred. Shinobu and Hanekawa both remarked how he was quite hard on his family, which was a significant aspect of Koyomi. He was harsh on his dear ones and harsher on himself. And it troubled him when he faced rebuttal to those borrowed notions.
She said that the fever is just the symptom. As it was given to her by Kaiki, he figured that she should also be able to give it to him. And so, after hearing the method from Shinobu, he nonchalantly kissed his little sister and took some of her illness. After their lighthearted conversation, he complained about his sisters trying to serve justice but not doing it right. Then Hachikuji told him that he was the same, yet she was walking around freely thanks to that, implying that his sisters had helped many people too.
Following the topic they talked about growing up, it was so perfect for him to discuss this topic with the embodiment of his childishness.
Then he persuaded Hitagi by saying how much he loved her and so would want to always be by her side, which was similar to something she said back in Bakemonogatari, and a duty bestowed upon him by her father. Before going out to search Karen, he told Tsukihi to stay home because if she found her, Karen might persuade her to go along. This scene showed both of his traits of worrying about and being harsh on his dear ones.
When he was desperately thinking where to find his sister, Shinobu once again appeared and remarked that Karen was as reckless as he was, and that it reminded her of the time he was looking for Shinobu.
As Araragi finally understood her approach, he ordered her to find Karen using her ability. After the reconciliation and help through information, this was one step forward to the development of their relationship.
Then as Shinobu located Karen, Araragi rushed towards her, telling her to go back home, which she refused to do. So he finally persuaded her to leave the matter to him and get back home. He told her that he was even angrier at Kaiki because he hurt someone he was proud of, referring to his sisters.
He told her that even though her justice was fake due to seeking conviction from others, if she was prepared to live with that sense of inferiority, then it was the same as being real.
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And so he proceeded to meet Kaiki with Senjougahara to make him pay for what he did. When he replied that he thought that she was right but not strong, Kaiki agreed but also added that denying her kindness would be a mistake. He added that his business as a con man was still around thanks to girls like her, showing how proud he was of being a fake.
Even in her first showdown with Kaiki, she held her ground and maintained her dignity.
I must admit that Kaiki threw me for numerous loops during the arc. But, then again, Kaiki is the great deceiver of this show, and it could be that he has truly fooled me on everything: Even so, like Nadeko says, maybe there was a hint of truth in the lie. That is, after all, how the best lies are constructed.
Koyomi Araragi So, here we are. Ending with the boy who is truly central to this story. The Monogatari franchise may be a franchise that names its arcs after the female characters, but to even consider that anyone besides Araragi is the main character of this story is ludicrous.
Every moment of this show, in some way, reflects on or influences Araragi. Where does Araragi stand at the end of Monogatari? This is the fascinating question, when Araragi is absent for fully half the show. Nothing illustrates this point better—that Araragi needs each and every one of them—than the moment in the Shinobu Time arc when Shinobu and Onoki ask him to choose between Shinobu, Senjougahara and Hanekawa, and Araragi desperately changes the subject.
Each of these girls represents a different part of Araragi, and to choose one of them is to choose one part of himself and reject the others. Back in Bakemonogatari, during the Suruga Monkey arc, Araragi talked about how incredibly selfish Senjougahara can be, unwilling to let a single thing important to her go.
But Senjougahara is only selfish about some things; Araragi wants it all. Does he fear his own identity—what he truly is: Does he fear relinquishing the world of apparitions to return to being human, as Hanekawa did? Whatever the case may be, as Mayoi leaves him, Araragi is left incredibly vulnerable. The idea of letting go of even a single member of his harem is one he never considers, even if it means sitting for twenty years in the same unknown town.
Araragi is altogether incapable of making a choice. He has held on to his love for Senjougahara through all this, but he is able to do that because she fulfills a different role in his life than the others do.
Why would Araragi try to change the past, to save Mayoi? To free her from being a ghost and thus enable her to stay by his side. But Araragi himself is being held back by them, as well. And as they continue to leave him, he is slowly, but surely, being moved to a point where he will have to change. Araragi will have to become self-sufficient. This is the genius of Monogatari.
Araragi will be given the choice to change or not.
He will have to decide, and his hand will be forced by the absence of all those upon whom he previously relied. Hanekawa has become her own person.
Kanbaru, I suspect, will make her exit or at least have a drastic role modulation in the upcoming Hanamonogatari, leaving the girlfriend, the one and the same partner, and the family.