One of the most tasteful images from an entire episode based around a young girl having a bath with an awkward man. If I heard this episode summary I would have guessed something creepy like Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! or Kore wa Zombie Desu ka but not this.
Although considering the sexualisation of the young cast stepping into Nisemonogatari from Bakemonogatari I really should have expected it to happen at some point.
So unlike last weeks episode where I watch the entire thing without subtitles and still understood everything I know this week would have been different. There was a lot of interesting and plot crutial information being delivered by a bath tub girl. Which may be important in the next few episodes. On a side note I guess Senjōgahara scissors must have gotten the best of everyone because over half the cast now has short roughly cut hair.
Karen is also show to be ill with after being ‘stung by a bee.’ I’m not sure if that is a metaphor or she actually got stung by some kind of magical bee. Maybe I missed something last episode.
I don’t think it was really important to the story bu the idea that Araragi could live to be 500 years old is an interesting one. Characters with like this always seem to have a different outlook on life so it is very possible this will affect some of his decisions in future episodes. He will probably be less willing to cause himself great bodily harm even though his body can withstand a lot of punishment. Which is lucky for him because he sure hangs around with a lot of violent women.
Tsukihi for example was not above killing a child in a bathtub. Or was she going to kill Araragi. Either of those outcomes would have been bad though.
I suspect next week we will get some more action maybe even some fighting and a hole lot more Tsubasa and Karen.