NEKOMONOGATARI

Like KIZUMONOGATARI, which delved into our narrator’s disastrous spring break, NEKOMONOGATARI is a prequel about another catastrophe, mentioned often yet never recounted. Closing out what has come to be known as the “First Season” of the series, this episode of ’GATARI, as rich as ever in silly banter and poignant profundities, richer than usual in snide meta comments about the anime, will make you laugh and cry, or just put a grownup smile on your face, maybe, but is guaranteed to stay with you forever.

Following up on the high note of family ties on which the previous installment concluded, but preceding it chronologically, we find Araragi and his little sister Tsukihi, the heroine of the last volume, in full sibling rivalry mode as they bicker about love. The conversation that cannot end unfolds in its unabashed original glory herein.

 

By NISIOISIN, VOFAN

Ages: 16+

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