Forming Bonds: Analyzing Araragi Koyomi [Part 2] – ANIMETROPOLIS
Koyomi and Hitagi have only been dating for about a year at the end of doesn't seem to find him particularly worthy of respect in most ways. I wanted to share my plans for the future with Hitagi. .. their relationship is literally broken, half-baked make-up will not last. .. closure: With the Aid of Mayoi's TIP, Araragi was able to find Shinobu (though was unaware) but. One of the main aspects of the Monogatari series that entices me so much is the consistently budding relationship between Araragi Koyomi.
By doing so, Senjougahara has bound her own identity to Araragi. Senjougahara also appears to have lost the force of will that made her such an intimidating and mesmerizing presence in Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari.
- Better Understanding: Analyzing Araragi Koyomi [Part 3]
- Hitagi relationship with kaiki
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.
Who do you ship Koyomi Araragi with?
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?
Monogatari & the Extinction of the Harem (Part 2) – Mage in a Barrel
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.Owarimonogatari Season 2 - Araragi & Senjougahara go on a Date
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. She even flirts with him a little to get a rise out of him, perhaps to test the boy to see if he would take advantage of her in such a situation, as she begins changing her clothing in front of him for the sake of wearing light clothes for the ceremony of removing the crab spirit.
This two episode arc concludes with Hitagi begging the crab to give her weight back: Senjou is very pleased with the result, gaining her natural weight back, and tells Araragi they will become friends for him assisting her, which surprises Koyomi greatly: This whole sequence is one of my favorites of the Monogatari series, a big factor for why Bake is my 1 arc of the anime, from the directing and choice of color for sure, but also the conversation that occurs between the two.
Hitagi insists that she repay Koyomi in some sort of way, that he could ask her to do anything he wanted and she would comply. At the end of Mayoi Snail, she confesses this fact to Araragi that there was never a girl there for her to see, yet she did in fact promise him that she would help him as friends at the park. Almost forcibly, she announces she loves him and that they should form a relationship together, startling the timid Araragi. She pries and pries, backing him into a fence and demands that her need to be with him be met, to which he finally obliges.
It's always a nice feeling when two people get so close that they can come to this kind of understanding; to open up in such a way with no holding back. It was just a nice touch to deepen their bond, to confirm that they should be serious with each other. The arc of the cat was mainly focused on Hanekawa, but there was one separate from the main storyline episode near the end where Araragi and Senjou share a beautiful, genuine moment of romance together.