Kind of a rant on what makes the show so unappealling to some people.
It’s a comment i made on a video, that ended up big enough for a blog post, so why not?
Monogatari is totally dependant of it’s visuals. It’s not a major point to why i like it, but a major point to why i watched it. The shows relies too much on that, wich makes everything uninteresting for someone who didn’t like the visuals. It presses all of the wrong buttons for someone who isn’t imediately hooked. The more you watch without being interested the worse it gets. I can definately see someone not getting the appeal of the show when they don’t like the visuals, since there’s nothing to keep your eyes on the screen and serve as eye-candy, it’s only annoying.
You don’t dislike it because you don’t understand it. You don’t understand it beause you dislike it.
(And that’s totally ok for me)
And i don’t care for Nise, the only good stuff in it is the visuals, and some little stuff, but all done better on the other parts of the series.
Anyway, that’s my theory for why everyone that dislikes the show always seem to miss the point.It’s not them that’s missing the point, it’s the point that’s missing them. The show failed at pressing the right buttons for those people.
PS: As for the things that appear on the screen quickly on the show sometimes, it adds something but it’s not necessary. It’s more of a rewatch thing, and it’s basically the parts of the novel that they decided to cut, so it’s a highly self-indulgent way to go:”Oh, btw we skipped this part of the book, read it if you want”