FilmSnark — Revisiting Monogatari Second Season: Koimonogatari
From the Monogatari series itself, I submit "Kaiki Deishuu" and "Kiss-shot Acerola Orion Heart-Under-Blade" and the name "Valhalla Combi" for. 1 Well, the OP for Hitagi End (Koimonogatari) was sung by both Kaiki and Senjougahara, but I think we can agree that they were both the heroines of that arc. So can I have the help of anyone reliable here? I've heard that Senjougahara used to like Kaiki (which I'm pissed at af). Is it true? Because from.
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.
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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.
I think, eventually, Araragi will either have to choose between Shinobu and Senjougahara, or choose between Shinobu and becoming his own person. When Koyomi finds that those two were hunting for his sister Tsukihi Araragihe also learns that the one who gave them the information about his sister was Kaiki himself.
Koyomi Wind Edit This section contains content from Koyomimonogatari. During the same scene at Mister DonutKaiki explains how he spread rumors around town when he swindled middle schoolers. Hitagi End Edit This section contains content from Koimonogatari. Kaiki claims to have spent New Year's Eve for the fun of observing people throw away their money and to observe their ecology. During his visit, he received a call from Senjougahara trying to give him a job request to deceive someone.
While he initially feigned ignorance, a string of lies followed with Senjougahara playing along with his lies end up having him having to fly to Okinawa to meet her.
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Upon his arrival at the airport, they decided to meet up in a cafe in the airport. Kaiki arrived at the cafe, and upon seeing Senjougahara with a pair of Groucho glasses, he felt a sense of defeat. Feeling indignant, he bought and wore a hawaiian shirt and sunglasses to wear during his rendezvous with Senjougahara. After Senjougahara resulted laugh caused her to spit out her drink upon seeing him, he silently proclaimed his victory before they started conversing. Senjougahara then proceeds to repeat her request for him to deceive someone, saying that it's his atonement and threatening him in the process.
She then explains the details of her request, telling him about the target that she wants deceived: She then tells him that Araragi, Shinobu, and herself were going to be killed by Nadeko after her graduation if nothing was done. While Kaiki asserts that he can successfuly deceive Sengoku Nadeko, he does not immediately accept the job as he realizes that deceiving Sengoku Nadeko would not bring in any money at all. When Senjougahara offersYen upfront, he says it's not enough, and he later further asserts that no matter the amount Senjougahara can provide, it wouldn't be enough.
He then goes to the toilet to contemplate if he has any reasons to possibly aid Senjougahara and Araragi. His train of thought brings him toward many possible moral and not so moral reasons for him to help, such as atoning for his past or helping an innocent girl.
However, for each reason he comes up with, he concludes that it's not an acceptable reason for him to accept the job.
His conclusion was that there's nothing in it for him, and he would only stand to lose by accepting the job. He then remembers certain details about Kanbaru Suruga and comes to a conclusion that she is somehow connected to Senjougahara and Araragi. He then decides that he is willing to save his bitter enemies and deceive Sengoku Nadeko "for the sake of Kanbaru Suruga.
After the meeting, Kaiki starts investigating and interacting with Snake-god Nadeko for a month. During his interactions and investigations, Kaiki is visited by Yotsugi Ononoki on behalf of Izuko Gaen to keep out of the case concerning the snake-god Nadeko. In the last visit by Ononoki, she confronts Kaiki about how his actions of dissolving the cult that manipulated Hitagi's mother and other acts of his were actually part of his inner side and that he would fail, because he was doing that again for Nadeko's case all which were acts that were not like his usual self.