Monogatari Second Season Episode 14: Nadeko Medusa, Part Three
After watching this week’s episode, I have to say that Hanazawa Kana (the voice actress for the lovable Sengoku) could probably make a pretty darn good villain. Because up until I watched her lose her composure, I felt pretty wishy-washy about this week’s episode. Sure SHAFT is doing a great job of continuing the whole theme of Sengoku trying to escape from this “damsel in distress” persona she’s created but with two episodes already devoted to really highlighting the issue, I don’t know if the dialogue with Tsuhiki was really necessary. I mean, the whole point of the two talking was to have her eventually cut off Sengoku’s prized bangs right?
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And I say that because I would have loved to see more of Black (or would you say white for her?) Sengoku. Because after watching her just take everyones crap ever since Bakemonogatari it felt really satisfying to see her finally let loose. Throw in the added bonus that a pissed off and condescending Hanazawa is something you don’t normally hear and you have one of the most unique situations ever. If anything, I was wishing that she’d stay like that for the rest of the season!
Besides those two things though, there really isn’t much else to talk about! With the story right about to hit a huge turning point, only time will tell what will actually happen. That said, it’s pretty funny how the overall feel for the episodes have transitioned from watching an innocent girl figure out what she wants to a complete and total SNAFU. Seeing how Araragi seems to be in just the right place at just the right time and managed to catch Sengoku red handed, you have to wonder just how bad things go from here for her to turn into a homicidal maniac. And if I were to make an assumption based off of what we’ve seen thus far, maybe when the snake gives Sengoku her bangs back, she gets a little more than she wanted—i.e.: Medusa-like snake hair!