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It has been a long journey… but we finally made it to the final arc of Bakemonogatari, The Tsubasa Cat Arc! In this episode, let’s talk about the final ‘act’ of this fifteen episode drama. From the mental health aspects of the show becoming more prominent, to the cinematic aspect ratio used throughout the arc, what makes this arc such a special one and why exactly is this one of my favourite stretches of episodes in TV anime? All this and more in this week’s episode of Get In The Mecha.

(Main) Staff Mentioned in this Episode: Tomoyuki Itamura, Nobuyuki Takeuchi, Toshimasa Suzuki, Tatsuya Oishi, Akiyuki Shinbo, Gen’ichirou Abe, Hironori Tanaka, Ryo Imamura.

THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS (BAKEMONOGATARI 11-15):
Timestamps:

0:00 – Previously + Intro

2:48 – Plot Summary

4:47 – Storyboard Credits + What I’m Focusing On

7:30 – An Uncomfortable Oddity

12:17 – Monogatari & Mental Health

15:07 – Visual Narrative

18:40 – Telling vs Showing

21:46 – Dark vs Light

22:58 – Hitagi Crab Parallels

24:31 – The 21:9 Aspect Ratio

29:38 – Closing Thoughts

32:20 – Outro + Music Credits

Relevant Links:

Bakemonogatari (2009) (MyAnimeList)

Music in this production:

Mandatory Overtime by Joth

Synth Wave by Alex by Alex McCulloch

Difference by chasersgaming

China Town by Alex McCulloch

“Anomaly”

Eric Matyas

www.soundimage.org (Edited for length)

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