Long time no see, my loli ghost Hachikuji Mayoi. For everyone who missed this little cute ghost, this Owarimonogatari 2nd season series would be a great arc for you! Because do you know why? Hachikuji Mayoi returns from her hiatus. And, I think she is the first character who got second arc based on her name, which the first one is Mayoi Snail, and this one is called Mayoi Hell.
As you know that Hachikuji Mayoi disappeared in the previous series, and I thought she won’t show up anymore…. Never again… in all of the series. That’s why I was happy to find this series released.
Just like the other series, this arc is still using our main protagonist, the lolicon Araragi Koyomi’s point of view. The story is really great, it includes the minor and heavy dialogues, tells some rules about the aberration or whatever you wanna call it, humor, and of course, the Japan culture.
The pattern is also still same. The main protagonist meets the main heroine of the arc, having funny conversation, get the quest, and try to resolve the problem.
Yes, you will find lots of joke and comedy in this series, especially when Hachikuji Mayoi and Araragi Koyomi started to chatting. I love the dialogue, it’s really funny, but sometimes it’s too heavy as well. But it’s not a real problem if you follow the story from the very start.
Yups, you need to watch the prequels first before you can enjoy this series, starting from Kizumonogatari, Monogatari series, Monogatari 2nd Season, to Owarimonogatari 1st season. It’s mainly because throughout the story, both Mayoi and Koyomi will be shown their memories in the past, especially Koyomi. You will see some scenes where Koyomi met the vampire Kissshot for the first time, catched the tsundere Senjougahara falling from the sky, dealt with some aberration, and the abduction tragedy.
However, please note that this is not kind of boring flashback, filler, or something, it’s real arc you can enjoy as a Monogatari series or NisioisiN-sensei’s fan. Well, I don’t want to give you any spoiler so I won’t give you more detail about the story line.
Anyway, the most interesting part of this series is a dialogue like…
“Boku no namae wa, Araragi da!”
“Chigau… wazato da!”
“Wazato ja nai!”
I really missed this kind of dialogue and conversation, and only can be done by Koyomi + Mayoi.
I’m sorry, I changed my mind. I will give you a little spoiler here. that’s Koyomi dead. Koyomi dead, and Koyomi dead. He’s killed by someone and was sent to the Hell.
Well, it’s not actually a spoiler because this scene was told in the prologue.
And hey, I almost forgot that the opening theme is also easy listening, and it’s very fit with the loli character. It’s also performed by Emiri Katou who rolled as Mayoi Hachikuji.