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So starts the story and the dynamic relationship between Shinobu helped Koyomi defend his sister as like a sign of trust. She is no longer. Anyway, she's naturally protective of me, so our relationship has become ( Shinobu's pretty entertaining to talk to) It's just cause children look so innocent. . Not directly from me to you, but only if you trust yourself Araragi. to being human (Even Meme was mad at him for not trusting Kiss-shot and even But then again it seems that you saw also how their relationship changed . The parts dropped pertains to the details about the relationship.
The events narrated in Kizumonogatari were of great value to Araragi. It was thoroughly dramatic for him and so he narrated the story of the eventful Spring Break with heavy emphasis on its presentation. And the differences in the shapes of many recurring locations reflected the difference in how he had noticed them. The coversation indicated how concerned he was about his sisters, a trait consistent with his aforementioned concerns for his dear ones.
The conversation actually held some more importance to his characterization and future actions. In their own ways, fights are also valid forms of communication. As she put it that way, Koyomi saw the validity in the argument and agreed, especially since he had done the same before. This point proved significant for his characterization several times later on. They first talked about him seeking a new member for Araragi harem, and Koyomi denied the existence of such circle for specific reasons.
It might just endanger them so she told him that he needed the courage to keep secrets. Accepting the challenge of convincing him, Hachikuji started dropping strong examples.
Lulled by the awesomeness of the words into admitting defeat, Araragi learned a new technique of wordplay. As he did the handstand that they agreed the loser would do, he used the new technique he just learned to make his defeat sound positive. Then he used it again impressing Hachikuji and she started fearing that she taught him a dangerous method.
This is his other participating trait in constructing his tendency to use methods he learned beforehand, his ability to learn quickly.
- Araragi and Shinobu relationship now
- Deishuu Kaiki
- Forming Bonds: Analyzing Araragi Koyomi [Part 2]
Araragi Koyomi is a fast-learner, as showcased in this instance. There were also noticeable improvements in his conversation skills, shown through his struggle with words while talking to Hanekawa during Spring Break, as opposed to his proficiency in Nisemonogatari, mostly thanks to conversing with Hachikuji. There were also improvements in his narration as we move on, with more adept commentaries, concise information and better presented screen flashes.
His fast-learning trait was supplemented by his consideration of suggestions and critique. In episode 9 of Nisemonogatari, Hachikuji criticized his poor ad-libbing and then in that very discourse, he responded a proper ad-lib and felt proud. His interactions with Hachikuji were always full of linguistic tricks and wordplay, and childhood is when one learns to speak. This further strengthens my claim about her being the representation of his childish playfulness. She remarked that he spent so much time worrying about others and only foisted his problems on Shinobu and her, saying that she was honored, and they promised to talk about any problem to each other.
But perhaps the iron was in his blood, as the entire Araragi family was shown doing the same. 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.
Better Understanding: Analyzing Araragi Koyomi [Part 3]
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. 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. Realizing that, as Araragi was about to be defeated, he gave up trying and decided to end it with his death, which would result in Senjougahara killing Kanbaru. Seeing that Kanbaru still wanted him dead, he wanted to settle that score. Hitagi also ordered Araragi to be always nice to Kanbaru, so he tolerated that.
He took her suggestions to heart, which we see when he brought it up in episode In this arc, he came across Sengoku Nadeko while she was suffering from a curse.
Araragi said that it was weird that she had to hold it in and told her say that it hurt when it did. At this point, Araragi noticed that she was very insincere, and the result of that observation materializes later on. When the process of lifting the curse called Jagirinawa failed halfway because there were two curses put on her, Araragi pulled the other supernatural snake away from her by force.
One of the reasons why he feigned ignorance is to cover his recklessness, and this arc portrayed that thoughtless act. The snake was on its way to return to the boy who put the curse on her.
It displayed how he was so miserably altruistic that he tried to save the person who made Nadeko suffer, and he regretted it. During this arc, he himself addressed this aspect when Sengoku Nadeko asked how much he remembered about their childhood. Feeling that she judged him as a man when he did it, he stopped doing such with her. So he learned that he needed to be more mindful of his actions. He previously briefly went through the events of Spring Break, and he was obligated to narrate the events of Golden Week as well.
So he briefly described the events of Golden Week in the latter half of the episode. On their way to their first date, Senjougahara asked him how he did on the exam and Araragi answered what you saw in the first blog regarding the foreshadowing of his connection with math.
When he thanked her using her last name, she teased Araragi by telling her father that Araragi thanked him, forcing Araragi to use her first name to thank her. Then Senjougahara remarked that she would have prefer if he did it right after the exam, directly showing how Koyomi is always late to express gratitude.
From then on, Araragi no longer saw Kanbaru as someone too kinky and joked about such topic with her. These nuances, the small changes in reactions to the same stimuli between before and after the changes in contexts and tones are one of the most beautiful things in this series and we see that again in this episode. But then she offered him everything she could at the final moment, promising to offer the rest of what she had in due time, and he realized that he loves everything about her as the Senjougahara Tore Fascination finally hit the nail.
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Soon after reaching school, he received a mail from Hanekawa to meet her while he was parking his bike. He immediately figured that it was something important and most likely an oddity-related problem considering she was having headaches, and so he instantly prepared to leave.
Araragi mentioned that paying back his debt to her was far more important to him than the friendship they had. But he believed and was certain that she saved him, since he was about to commit suicide when she stopped and encouraged him, and helped him a lot in many ways back then.
After that, Black Hanekawa appeared when they were in the destination and Oshino seemed to have an idea why it appeared this time. Hanekawa was actually in love with Araragi, but then he suddenly started going out with Senjougahara and that caused her stress so great that the Meddlecat, a result of 17 years of family problems, appeared.
She even gave him relationship advice on top of that. As he thought of having Shinobu use her Energy Drain like before, he noticed that she was missing. So he asked all of his new friends that he made during this period of Bakemonogatari to help him look for her after checking out the donut shop Hachikuji talked about earlier.
While he was talking to Senjougahara, she addressed that it was obvious that he would have to put either Shinobu or Hanekawa before the other in this situation but not doing so was very much like him. Previously in Golden Week, he learned that as her kin, his perception of her has the most influence on her and she became childlike because he saw her that way.
In his conversation with Black Hanekawa who offered her help to him, he started feeling that him thinking such of Shinobu ruined her as an oddity.
So when Black Hanekawa asked how much power she had left, he hesitated as he was about to call her powerless like a child. Being responsible for the reduced King of Aberrations, he needed to find Shinobu as soon as he could. She told him that if he was just dating Hitagi just to shut her up, he might as well dump her and get with Hanekawa.
But just the night before, Araragi developed a profound fascination for Senjougahara, realizing that he loves everything about her. He remarked that Hanekawa was just forcing Black Hanekawa to do the hard part of confessing her feelings.
He said that a lot of people live through the same difficulties without relying on oddities and her relying on Black Hanekawa is an insult to each and every one of them. Araragi then accepted that Hanekawa was indeed in love with him and decided that he should be proud of it.
When Black Hanekawa attacked him, he found no one to save him, the person who had helped many others. Just a few minutes ago, he realized that none of the girls he was friends with were really obedient, so he gave up hope of getting any help.
Being someone who loves math, Araragi Koyomi tended to use his new or prior learning to solve different situations, just like using equations to solve math problems. She reminded him how many people was trying to help him at that moment and asked if he was rejecting all of them.
Then at the brink of death, he asked for help with the last of his strength, calling out to Shinobu. Araragi realized that Hanekawa told him to get under the light of the lamppost so he could have enough shadow.