Bakemonogatari / Characters - TV Tropes
The questions were how far their relationship went, if she still has feelings for him , .. It won't work with Monogatari if people keep doing that. Part of the tag for Monogatari Series: Second Season was as follows: Despite her problems, Hanekawa has been (and will likely always be) the but it's more interesting to categorize them by their relationship with Araragi.  What is Araragi's feelings for Hanekawa (before he met . in a similar light to Shinobu--someone who literally makes him feel like a lesser being. twisted relationships more than actual functional ones, so their relationship.
On the next day, Kiss-Shot faked an assault at Hanekawa, Araragi fought back to protect her, but he understood what Kiss-Shot was doing. The only way for him to turn back into human was to drink the blood of his former master Kiss-Shot to the last drop, which would result in killing her. That was what she wanted, a clean death which saved Araragi from the world of the supernatural. However, Araragi couldn't just kill her, he started drinking her blood, but not every single drop.
Therefore, he lost the majority of his vampire power, and the same happened to Kiss-Shot, who became so powerless that she lost even her name. She was renamed Shinobu some days later by Oshino Meme. So, up to this point, the master was Shinobu - Kiss-Shot, in theory at least.
However, both of them were bound to each other and they needed each other to survive, and after becoming a quasi-vampire, their bond became even stronger. If either of them were to die, the other would turn back to their original self: But she doesn't want that to happen.
Although she went to Japan to die at first, now she doesn't want to be alone, and Araragi is actually her anchor to life, while Araragi also needs her powers and her knowledge to help his friends and family. During the lyrics about Tsukihi's sadness, the backup dancer versions of her appear cutoff from the waist up; in episode 10, Tsukihi is killed by Yotsugi by way of having her entire upper body blown clean off.
The song is very happy and upbeat. However, the later lyrics make it seem as though Tsukihi is having a breakdown: She and Karen got boyfriends similar to Koyomi to try and make him jealous. And in Tsukimonogatari, when Koyomi wrenches her head towards him to keep her from noticing his lack of reflectionshe assumes he's going for a kiss and purses her lips, telling him, "It's okay.
Affects an even more stereotypical Kyoto-Ben than Yodzuru upon walking in on Koyomi and Karen's infamous toothbrush scene. Though Tsukihi wears a yukata near-constantly, it often falls open and doesn't restrict her movements in the least.
It's definitely still fanservice, but it subverts the trope. In Mayoi Jiangshi, an alternate timeline, Shinobu or rather, Kissshot turned everyone in the town into Jiangshis, in despair over the death of that world's Araragi. Koyomi asked Shinobu what happened to Tsukihi since she's already a supernatural birdbut never got any direct answer. To the point her brother claims she has hysteria. While she won't live forever, she cannot be killed by any means other than old age at which point she will reincarnate in another woman's womband will recover from any illness or injury.
This is powerful enough to restore her within a few minutes of having her entire body from the waist up obliterated by Yotsugi. Tsukihi, for example, completely falls for Koyomi's completely monotone ramble about how he is just.
However, unlike with Karen, it's implied that Tsukihi is generally aware of when she's being tricked and is simply playing along with her brother. This is apparently the procedure for dealing with a Dying Bird. Once Tsukihi steps into view, Yotsugi abruptly blows her entire upper body clean off. Girly Girl to Karen's Tomboy. What Measure Is A Nonhuman: Technically speaking, Tsukihi has never been a real "human" at all, merely a phoenix in the shape of one. But if she herself doesn't know that, and her own personality is all that anybody else has ever experienced of her, does that really make her anything but?
Naoetsu High School Hitagi Senjougahara "My harsh remarks are made by transmuting 40g of copper, 25g of zinc, 15g of nickel, and 5g of hiding my embarrassment along with 97kg of spite. Chiwa Saito Hitagi is a classmate of Koyomi's and has been for three yearsthough they have never spoken before the story begins. She slips and falls down the stairs one day, and Koyomi, who is climbing them, catches her—only to realize that she barely weighs anything.
Though Hitagi attacks him in an attempt to make him keep quiet about her secret, he offers to help cure her, leading to the events of "Hitagi Crab". She is very beautiful, but also cold, spiteful, and wary.
This snappish temperament results from having encountered five con men who claimed they would cure her only to make off with her family's money, which eventually resulted in her parents divorcing. But when Koyomi's offer turns out to be genuine, she falls in love with him, and asks him out during the events of the "Mayoi Snail" arc.
Though her weight is returned to her in her own "Hitagi Crab" arc, it takes Hitagi most of the series to recover from the years she spent without it. She comes to terms with her past in Nisemonogatari and becomes a lot less verbally abusive as a result. In "Hitagi End", she is forced to deal with the person she wants to rely on the least in order to rescue Koyomi. As you might expect based on the quote above, Hitagi is a big fan of Fullmetal Alchemist.
In the light novels and Vofan's corresponding illustrations, Hitagi had brown hair. In the anime it's purple.
Araragi and Shinobu relationship now
Despite being quite an open jerkass and troll when not avoiding people, Senjogahara was very popular in middle school. It's implied she was less hostile back then, though. Her trusty stapler is meant to invoke a crab's claw. Most of her early interaction with Koyomi is sarcasm or belittling him.
Her family is heavily fractured and she lives with her father after her mother was taken in by destructive cults. Her mother's behavior as well as the cultists she met and the con men she had to deal with afterward have left her bitter, suspicious and unable to open up properly. After confronting the conman Kaiki Deishu at the end of Nisemonogatari, her personality mellows out a considerable amount, though this happens offscreen between Nisemonogatari and the season that follows it.
Araragi exaggerates how much nicer she's become, but she does grow more openly affectionate and sociable, including spending all night trying to find Hanekawa after her house burns down and slapping her while in tears when she finally finds her.
Her newly social attitude is also kind of irritating with Hanekawa not really having any idea how to deal with a Senjougahara who suddenly acts like she's halfway to being Araragi. Two times in Tsubasa Tiger and Hitagi End. When Koyomi mentions Suruga by her name without honorifics, Hitagi's reaction is to put her pen to his eyeball and ask if there was anything between them despite knowing that such a thing is extremely unlikely.
During the end of the first anime, Senjogahara and her father take Koyomi on a trip. Contrary to Koyomi's expectations, not only does her father thank him for helping her open up when the two are alone, but in a rare moment of vulnerability she admits how much she cares about him and how nervous the relationship makes her.
According to Kaiki, she likes to think of every love as though it were her first. It's self deception, but a healthy kind that he can admire. After contacting him for help, she's awfully touchy regarding the issue the whole arc because with him around it's harder to pretend she only hates him. She quips about her voice actress having a wide vocal range, which would seem to be an easy fourth wall breaking gag Girl with Psycho Weapon: She carries a veritable armory consisting entirely of office supplies with a special preference for staplers.
Just where does Hitagi keep all those office supplies? Hitagi and pounds of pointy office supplies. Hitagi lies on top of Suruga and gives her these while Hidden under her aggressive attitude and sometimes shown through it is a feeling that Koyomi could do better than her.
She's very afraid of him cheating on her, feels she has little to offer and is intimidated by Hanekawa early on. This is possibly based on a feeling that he simply isn't that invested in her: He made it clear he had no intention of asking her out or had any ulterior motives in helping her, which shows that she doesn't actually mean anything special to him at that time.
As time goes on, her attitude grows less aggressive and more confident, including an increased ability to get along with Hanekawa. I Owe You My Life: Offers Koyomi many spectacular methods of thanking him for freeing her from the heavy crab, though in truth she's just trying to get him interested in her before she gives up and confesses.
She says she hates Nadeko because she loathes her type, but when Kaiki asks her about that she admits that she'd never even spoken to her. She's aggressive, harsh tongued and violent early on. She says she's just being a tsundere but Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her relationship with Koyomi can be summed up by saying that she alternates being nice to him in a dickish way, and being a dick to him in a nice way Meaningful Name: Her personality is so fundamentally broken because her mother went quietly crazy and began joining dangerous cults.
When she allowed a man to try raping her daughter, it was the final straw for causing the Heavy Crab incident. No Sense of Personal Space: She spends a lot of her conversations with Koyomi invading his personal space bubble in spectacular ways. And feels him up while they're in the car with her fatherSubverted since she does it deliberately.
She has absolutely no idea of how to go about romance. At least Koyomi finds it ridiculously cute. Despite the affections from and ship tease with about half a dozen other girls, Koyomi and Senjogahara is a very sturdy relationship with both having a good influence on the other. However, this does cause numerous issues later with Suruga, Tsubasa and Nadeko.
When they speak about the possibility of hiring him to deal with the Snake God Nadeko Kaiki is cool for the entire conversation until Senjougahara offers to prostitute herself to pay him.
That gets his attentionespecially since he knows the details of her past and what that suggestion means to her. She seems to find the idea of killing Koyomi romantic, and declares that she will kill anyone else who tries.
Monogatari & the Extinction of the Harem (Part 1) – Mage in a Barrel
Convinces snake god Nadeko to spare Koyomi and Shinobu until she and Koyomi graduate by calmly pointing out that if she kills Koyomi before Shinobu, Shinobu will revive as a full-powered vampire and easily kill her and if she kills Koyomi before Hitagi, Hitagi will stop at nothing to destroy Nadeko. Surprisingly, given Nadeko's both power and madness, it works. To her obvious distaste, she implies that despite Kaiki really being responsible for many of her problems, at least he understood her.
During a time of desperation like that, she would have fallen for anyone. One of the cult scammers attached to her mother attempted to rape her. Though she escaped by attacking her assailant, what really upset her is that her mother let it happen.
Loves Koyomi for helping her end her problems with the Heavy Crab. She admits that she probably would have felt the same about anyone else in his situation, but is still glad it was him. Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She has threatened on more than one occasion to soak the ground with indiscriminate bloodshed should Koyomi end up hurt. She hides some heavy emotional trauma beneath her cold and sarcastic personality. She may call herself a tsundere, but others refer to her with terms more like 'tundra' since she tends to be cold and abrasive rather than fiery.
Nor does she deny her feelings. She likes to sexually tease Koyomi, but during their date in "Tsubasa Cat", Senjogahara reveals that she's only willing to go that far because she trusts him. Due to her near-rape experience, full-blown intimacy is still uncomfortable for her. As of the end of the Karen Bee arc, she seems to have recovered enough from the trauma mentally as such where the relationship's become more intimate.
Tsundere She explains away her abusive attitude by saying she's a tsundere so it's only natural to act like that. Oshino calls her 'tsundere-chan' while Koyomi thinks of her as a tundra instead. Hitagi End hints that she doesn't hate Kaiki nearly as much as she says she does when she goes out of her way to tell him she'll never forgive him, possibly because according to Koyomi she's already put that all behind her.
She considers herself not to be a good person but rather an opponent of bad ones.Shinobu Kiss
She thinks the middle schoolers fooled by Kaiki are largely responsible for being tricked in the first place. Used to Be More Social: Was very friendly and social during middle school until her weight and emotional attachments were taken away by a crab-deity. Has a tendency to repeat a line several times due to not being sure what the proper inflection should be.
Monogatari Series – Mage in a Barrel
Should Koyomi die by anyone's hand but hers, she will stop at nothing to kill them. Much of the cast is intimidated by her, so they take the threat seriously. When Oikura Sodachi stabs Koyomi's hand in front of her in Sodachi Riddle, she moves forward with some seriously hostile intention before deciding that Oikura isn't worth it.
Even so, she ends up knocking her out with a single punch before the scene ends. States that nobody is allowed to kill Koyomi but her. In Suruga Monkey she gets jealous of Kanbaru, though it's questionable what she's really feeling then. Even asserts in Nadeko Medusa that she will murder everyone in the world if Koyomi is killed before she is.
Suruga Kanbaru "The only things that can make me run anywhere are Araragi-senpai, Senjougahara-senpai, and a BL novel release. Miyuki Sawashiro Suruga is a second-year student at Koyomi and Hitagi's high school, and an old friend of Hitagi's from middle school. She first appears in "Suruga Monkey". Her late mother gave her a wish-granting, mummified hand that Suruga mistakes for a monkey's paw as in the famous short storybut which is actually the hand of a supernatural monster called a Rainy Devil.