Nisemonogatari’s colossal imouto has been replaced with a sight neither more interesting, nor anywhere near as satisfying – an enormous marketing board now contains an illustration for Tasogare Otome X Amnesia.
While Nisemonogatari put up a display of delicious imouto on steamroller, an abstract affair quite gorgeous when vividly lit up at night, that lovely work was now replaced with a far more dull advertisement featuring Tasogare Otome X Amensia’s ghostly bishoujo heroine. This bishoujo is physically attractive and whatnot, yet this image isn’t too different than a promotional work for any typical horror series – a female with two faces to her, a dark pallet of hues, and overall nothing particularly eye-grabbing or rewarding save for a single detail, her rear.
Had her body not curved so well, from the back specifically, then this truly would be just a horrific tragedy that would inspire question as to why one replaced a fantastic advertisement of a series popular with something more lacking in quality, of a series similarly not as good. Yet even with her bishoujo body, she fails to truly inspire any onlookers to do anything, except from perhaps touch themselves in certain places if she happens to be relevant to one’s interests, as again, it’s truly not too unique an art piece.
In any case, one can at the very least hope for something more gratuitous next season – perhaps a gigantic banner of Sword Art Online’s sexy blonde heroine might do Shinjuku Alta some more justice than this mildly entertaining ghost. It’s certainly not for the sword art that we’re so eagerly awaiting Sword Art Online.
On a final note, an advertisement is rather pitiful when the only way it inspires onlookers is by leaving them imagining what other advertisements would looks better in its place.