SapphireWolf wrote:got 3 episodes into monogatari
have to admit i like the concept and i have been considering watching it for a long time. but man i feel like someone with ocd put the show together. the shots pan for 2 seconds then show the characters feet for a second. then pan accross the eyes for half a second. then randomly they show the characters riding kids bicycles. then it pans to a scenic view.
Yes it does have those quirks that some will actually break the flow of the show, but I find the banter between characters great and man does it force you to read in some parts at breakneck speeds, my eyes are watering just thinking about it. I believe that is what those "stills" are for to give you a quick break from trying to follow the show and the subtitles.
In the end I find the series captivating and best viewed once the season is complete since each "chapter" is usually 3-6 episodes long. At the very least make it to the "toothbrush scene" in Nisemonotari.
Bakemonogatari>Nisemonogatari>Nekomonogatari>Monogatari Second Season is the series order.