Happy Holidays! Christmas was yesterday or a couple of days ago if you are reading this late so Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it. With most of the fall anime season coming to a close and the winter anime season about to start i spent the majory of the week/weekend catching up with anime that ended or is about to end.
Speaking of anime that ended Owarimonogatari. Owarimonogatari was suppose to be the ending of the Bakemongatari series. Much of its hype came last year when we saw a drawing with Ougi Oshino sitting on a desk in her black dress and Shaft saying they are releasing it in October of 2015. A few week before it was released two pv were released that feature Aragari and Ougi trapped in a classroom and for the most part it look like the show was going to be ineresting. Show airs. That classroom scene is just part of the Ougi forumula Arc of the whole series which was important to the next arc Sodachi Riddle where we meet a girl from Agaragi Childhood who returns to school after two years of absents and who hates Agargi so much to the point she stab him with a pencil.
The whole focus of Owarimonogatari was to put a focus on Ougi Oshino and how she fits into the whole universe. How does Ougi know alot about everybody yet nobody knows anything about her? Is she really alive? Is she really Oshino niece? NONE of those questions were answered because Owarimonogatari decided to end on Shinobu mail arc which was basically two guys fighting over shinobu, one who shinobu should have made sure was dead 400 years ago.
Shaft can animate ok nobody debating that
Hanekawa and Senjogehara was not needed in any of the arc but they were there. Only person who was useful was Kanbaru.
While i do have a bias for SHAFT im sad to say owarimogatari didn't live up to its hype. Mainly because it could have been much longer. It was missing two vital arc that was needed if they really wanted to call this a ''ending story" which was Mayori Hell and Ougi dark. I would have love to see both animated but instead it just ended on shinobu's mail.