With the coming of yet another Nisemonogatari Blu-ray, it’s time to relive the much revered incestual pseudo-ero toothbrushing once more – now with some fascinatingly provocative optical media enhancements.
The video above gives side-by-side highlight of the discrepancies between the televised, and much superior Blu-ray variant – of which one should take special notice to the specific difference which is always more than likely the single most potent and varied aspect, shadow.
With the scenes naturally being quite fast-paced, one may not see the alternative skin tone, even with the video comparison, till actually pausing the video to take a look – the shadow has been turned down significantly, thereby showing off some much softer imouto skin, or so is the case with the feet at the beginning. The regular scenes of skin look to be left unchanged beyond those first few seconds – and surprisingly, this actually looks like the most untouched transition to Blu-ray of any Nisemonogatari scene in general.
After one experiences the introductory bits, whilst Karen stands around two minutes and 44 seconds in, it looks that she’s essentially been redrawn entirely. Her hair is made much sharper in its angling and point – all the while, her shirt and scarf have also been replaced as is indicated by the revamped shadow work, and do also make note of the more intricate skirt which boasts far more creases. Perhaps this is intended to be a subsequent result of the attire touch-ups, yet an ever slight amount more midriff is visible as well.
Once the astoundingly fetishistic portions begin, one will immediately see the elevated brightness. There’s nothing particularly substantial about these several minutes of immorality – beyond the basic color corrections, SHAFT has seemingly presented this butchering of basic societal standards just how they want it the first time around.
As the incestual couple of colossal imouto and onii-chan find themselves compromised by the littlest of little sisters, during the moment in which they await the final verdict, the eyes will be strikingly made more sizable on Karen – and perhaps some minor modifications are present with Shuraragi as well. In either case, one has to question the Karen edit as her pupils contributed to the shock effect greater as seen in the TV rendition – and indeed, the same still holds true after Tsukihi dashes out the room and we’re met with an inferior cartoon rodent face.
Yet moving along, several seconds past 10 minutes into the video, the visage is clearly transformed – although as for which one is more fitting, that remains uncertain as both seem to have their own reputable flavor.
Overall, what can be said? It’s Nisemonogatari on Blu-ray.