Maybe you’ve read some of my translations of excerpts from the Monogatari novels that I found interesting. I have here by far the longest except, one that I thought was too long for a Tumblr post. That’s why I posted it in Metanorn, the blog of which I am a part.
If you thought there was something missing in the fight between Kagenui and Araragi in the Nisemonogatari anime finale, or if you thought the violence was too tame, please go take a read!
“Kagenui, no brother would let out his little sister’s embarrassing secret [that she’s not human]. I don’t even care about checking on something like that.”
To put it in words that Hachikuji Mayoi might use, this is the courage to continue keeping a secret.
“Because it’s for family, I can lie. I deceive them. I make trouble for them. I annoy them. I can borrow something from them and not return the favor. But still, I think that’s okay.”
- Nisemonogatari Volume 2 “Tsukihi Phoenix” Chapter 12 (emphasis mine)
“Oi, Heart Under Blade, let’s fight.”
Without a hint of hesitation.
Facing the vampire of legend, she had no intention of backing down.
This specialist of the immortal.
To put it simply, a demon hunter - Kagenui Yozuru.
- Nisemonogatari Volume 2 “Tsukihi Phoenix” Chapter 12