light novel impressions and reviews

Owarimonogatari, End Tale, Part 01

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No aberration-related problem was involved in this volume. The 3 stories are well connected, thank you to that certain character I expect she won't be there in the last chapter but she was on the cover. It's her time to shine. Ougi has this neutralizing effect among the girls, given Araragi just opens up to her out of the blue without quirks and banter. Just straight to the point you fool.

The three stories are all heavy in dialog due to the mystery involved in Araragi's past. Nisioisin style is to put everything vague by playing words in the story but he puts this character who is always straight to the point. It gives a certain balance. It lives out the name Oshino.


Some of my favorite scene here is Ogi throwing a chair to the window, the fight between Hitagi and Sodachi, and Hanekawa vs Ougi in the last chapter.

Due to the mystery/investigative nature of the volume, it feels more mature and has this serious tone, and Ougi neutralized it with her on-point character.

There are several illustrations even in the end. Sodachi by VOFAN is cute.



Art ☆☆☆☆
Character ☆☆☆☆
Story ☆☆☆☆☆
Enjoyment ☆☆☆☆