Momimochi joined on May 15th, 2010, since that has made 2055 posts that are still accessible today, 14 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Momimochi has given 2145 upvotes, and was last online on Apr 16th, 2014.
It makes me feel shit that I can't even spend ten minutes on a piece of art without groaning and bitching like the shit I am. Whatiscommitment Whatisdedication
It's by a Brazilian.
I'm telling you, it's SHAFT. Monogatari is like, the poster art for SHAFT works. In fact, I'm pretty sure when you mention SHAFT, most people will just visualize Monogatari lol. But yeah, SHAFT brought that simplistic yet complex style in and made it a thing. But yes. That is a SHAFT thing. SHAFT likes doing weirdass shit while still delivering it on a golden platter somehow.
Also, should watch Monogatari because everyone literally associates all SHAFT to Monogatari. That headtilt? Monogatari. That eye close up zoom thing? Monogatari. SHINTARO? MONOGATARI. The stereotype of a male character's bedroom in SHAFT works? Monogatari.
Though honestly, all in all, Monogatari had, had, the most unique style out of all of them, imo, so yeah. Like the whole package was just weirdly pleasing in terms of art. It's. Idk. It's great. Until they put some actors in it. But yeah.
And now they spawned Monogatari v2.0 by using pretty much the same style for Mekaku. I actually have no idea why they're making the two production styles so explicitly similar whether if its by Jin's request or the whole deliverance. I want to say it's because both doesn't have a set design but then Madoka. Madoka fucks that logic up. Goddamn it Mahou shoujo.
I'm dead serious. Nothing really happens until volume three. Like, a third in or something lol.
To be fair though, they developed the character powers and established a lot of things in the first two volumes, but volumes one and two are literally titled Enrollment (I) (II) respectively lolololol
The anime does differ a little from the manga. It throws in scenes that introduces a background plot with unanswered questions. That may pose too much confusion for those who are unfamiliar with the project, but I am not muddled (yet). The manga dealt with more specific plots in each chapter, but I felt that the jumps between certain chapters were a bit disorientating. Anyway, back to the anime.
Note that Jin was the one who wrote the whole script to the anime. Like, he is literally credited as screenwriter in credits. So there's that.
Really liking the way they tried to emulate the general look of Kagerou Days, from the art style to the direction of the scenes.
Monogatari series. They weren't trying; it's SHAFT's general style. In fact, Shintaro is Araragi V2.0.
I also like the decision to change the setting to a more futuristic time.
It's... Not. That computer screen and bigass screen? That's just SHAFT being weird with their interpretive art. It's SHAFT's style. It's set in the present. With a shitload of interpretive art.
Take all end all, it's SHAFT. That is literally how SHAFT works.
.... You know... The first two volumes are literally all about the enrollment. 'Twas a novel that took its time.
Funnily enough, the first story arc is still going on by episode three (possibly even further).
To be fair, though, DC, that's how Light Novel adaptations work. It starts out all fine and then they rush it because they gotta get to like, give or take volume three or a bit further in 26 episodes and frankly, that's a lot of things to cover lol.
Also, I'll just casually mention the incest undertone galore.
Holy shit. I had a serious my fucking face when moment when I saw the first page.
And then I realized this shit was years back and some shit bumped two year old thread, not me being idiotic x1000 while in my sleep.
I like how everyone's just labeling the damn song OP/ED because they're not sure what it is. Even though it says right there in the credits that it's OP. Goddamn it people.
Also, facebook being bombarded with raging fans on how Children's Record or Summer Time Record isn't the OP/ED.