Oh gosh! Knee pits visible through knee pits are just the bee's knees!
As some of you know, I had realized that I liked this one part of the legs very much and made this post about knee pits at the end of 2009. And truly Bakemonogatari has some of the most beautiful knee pits ever drawn! Especially on Senjougahara Hitagi. Unfortunately the knee pits dwindled towards the end...
The curves... the lines... hidden well under that thigh high...
So I have no choice but use what's available! I tried to get one of every characters' but a lot of them wore pants. Ah the agony...
I would've loved to make a gif animation of her walking, showing them off.
It's okay though. My favourite character from Bakemonogatari is Senjougahara Hitagi, anyway. Her curse or oddity involves a crab, which is her sign and also my sign! Her deadpan humour delivery is top notch, so I quickly warmed up to her. Well having her walk naked around for most of second episode did help a lot.
A flash of pantsu and knee pits!
Her problem stems from her bad experience of almost being deflowered when she was in junior high, but the worst part was her mother allowing it to happen to her daughter. Because of this she somehow found a crab god who would take her burden, her memories of her mother and this horrific experience. The crab god not only took her burden away, but also most of her weight. Hitagi weighs in at 5 kg at the beginning of the show.
It's okay Hitagi, believe in me who believes in your knee pits!
I, too, carried a lot of bad memories. Every time I remember, they always seem at the worst times, mostly when I'm trying to sleep. Somehow I've carried only those bad memories and I have a hard time remembering anything good. They're not too much of a burden to me now though. Anime and other forms of entertainment has become my crab god. They make me forget some of those awful memories. Of course there are all sorts of anime and some of their stories relate very close to what I experienced, so I begin remembering them again.
Ah those animators create such great details even if Hitagi was thrown into the wall ^^;
Regrets are always there for me, but I try to only look forward, even if I don't really see anything beyond what I need to do in short term. I used to always live looking back to my regrets and they weighed me down. Now, even though I still think of the consequences, I do what I want to do. Regrets will be there, but I won't let them hold me down.
Magical Nurse Witch Komugi-chan! I didn't instantly recognize the art style because it was quite different in the first few episodes (though it did look familiar). It was Mayoi's band-aid on her knee that immediately connected the dots for me.
Mmmm... Yes, just as the subtitles say... I will find knee pits whenever and wherever...
Something from later on in the series, but it's still Mayoi!
Mayoi is someone you encounter when you don't want to go home for any reason. People would follow and try help her so that they can avoid going home. For someone like Araragi, the main protagonist, he can't help but help people who are in trouble... Even if they intentionally get him lost. Well he didn't want to go home either anyway.
Woo more more! They're still visible even with thigh highs on!
There are times when I see and follow and try to help Mayoi because I don't want to go home, either because I'm angry or there's an unwanted guest showing up, so I do some of the stupidest things when I see Mayoi... But again if you have this really weird guest who ALWAYS makes obnoxious off-topic comments when you're trying to enjoy your show, you can't help but be pissed, right? That's what I have to deal with sometimes... So I look for Mayoi on purpose.
Yes, Suruga, keep stretching those nice looking pits...
Wahaha! Now we're on to the yuri girl, Kanbaru Suruga. She's the sporty type, so her knee pits must be quite healthy! She admits right to Araragi that she's a lesbian and into yuri. My type of girl XD Her object of affection? Why, Araragi's new girlfriend of course... Senjougahara Hitagi!
Wahaha, almost a close up! Because she's sporty, they look quite good, eh?
That of course planted seeds of jealousy. Suruga can't help but hate the one who took her love away and wishes that she could be by Hitagi's side instead. She has the Monkey's Paw that can grant people's wish, but not without a price. This price was her soul and also the lives of the ones who are in the wisher's way.
We always wish for something that we don't have, and we always hate it when something gets in our way. I can't help but feel for Suruga because there are a lot of times just don't go my way. I can't help but wish something bad towards my problem so that something good will come out of it for me. That's just wishful thinking though... So because of that I always overplan and think of alternatives in my head, especially if I can't improvise on the spot. And I guess I tend to kind of give up on the spot when I'm in Suruga's position... I just don't have that confidence to follow up.
Aaaaah! So freaking close! Lower... Lower!
Everyone's favourite loli from Bakemonogatari is actually Sengoku Nadeko. I didn't really find a big deal with her though ^^; Maybe it's just me.
She inadvertently became a target of a curse because of doing something she thought was right. It's really painful when you get shafted when you try to do the right thing. I always hear it in my workplace. I would like to help them, but there really isn't anything I can do unfortunately. It really is like a curse because it just gets worse and worse. Nadeko does keep her pain bottled up. I do tend to bottle up my pain and frustration as well. Probably either because I have no one to tell it to, or I just feel like my problem is insignificant compared to theirs. But eventually the frustrations that I do have dwindle down anyway.
Lastly is Hanekawa Tsubasa, the class president. She's your typical booksmart, glasses girl. Araragi always tell her that she knows everything, but she's always modest about it and tell him otherwise.
Tsubasa seems to be cursed with a Black Hanekawa, a catgirl version of herself that manifests when she's stressed out. My stress seem to always come from work. If I get stressed out enough is usually because I was suppressing something else earlier in the day and then even a little spark will set me off. I hate it when that happens... I know that I can keep my cool better. When that happens I just plug my ear and shut off the world for a while. My Black Hanekawa don't show up that often though... I can handle stress quite well. The workplace can be quite annoying some days, but other days I can go through it without blowing up.
That's it until episode 15 finally shows up... Hope you enjoyed the knee pits of Bakemonogatari!