An unsurprisingly odd discrepancy exists on Nisemonogatari’s Blu-ray in comparison to the televised run – the donuts shop has been stripped of “Mister Donut” branding, turned bare and absent of marketing.
Below, each top image of the pair is from the TV airing – and as one can see, the bakery of circular pastries was turned rather barren, with all “Mister Donut” signage removed and replaced with bleak white. All the while, the place was further cleaned down by means of a total interior renovation as one will easily notice – a difference also apparently done to eradicate the place of “Mister Donut” status or likeness.
Revisions on optical media are often seen, and they always heavily vary between series or scene, with SHAFT works in particular being quite renowned for their substantial alterations when arriving on the blue disk medium or DVD – yet this set of replacements does not seem akin to the usual adjustments for sake of logic, enhanced aesthetics, or merely for a more abstract feel. Instead, one can insinuate the reasoning behind this package of adjustments is that more than likely, Mister Donut had an issue with Nisio Isin and his homeboys at SHAFT.
This isn’t anything particularly unfortunate – although admittedly, minus the extra pizzazz of typography and ornate poster imagery, the donuts shop is looking much less snazzy.
Of course however, it’s not much a variance to be concerned over – and either way, the vampire loli remains cute.