Nisemonogatari’s final Blu-ray volume packs the ever-prevalent edits of color correction, shadow, and similar, as well as of course, the abstract SHAFT revisions – enhancing the experience quite substantially.
If one is to look through the full stack of comparisons against the televised airing below, it will be noticeable that certain scenes had entire backgrounds replaced – whilst others were completely adjusted in tone. Yet restricting attention to only two pairs of frames, those seen above, it can be recognized that miniature alterations are definitely quite significant in changing the entire exhibit.
In the TV variant, the littlest of little sisters, Tsukihi, looks nearly as if she’s pitying the ice cream – looking down upon it with a believed state of superiority, or so does the scene appear minus the context. Now thankfully, the Blu-ray solves this issue accordingly – making it distinctively appear that Tsukihi is occupied in contemplation, gazing at the spoon whilst her mind is full of thoughts elsewhere.
And interesting indeed is how it took little to achieve the difference – the eyes were enlarged and made to be more angled away from the spoon. There’s also a few even more minuscule touch ups, such as the the shape of the fingers, with relevant shadow – or the shadow on the kimono, as well as the pattern of a lighter orange printed on it, among other aspects of shadow in general. A whole new atmosphere was achieve with a few mere fixes here and there.
Similar discrepancies are found within the second row of stills – and one can see how Tsukihi originally seemed more lifeless, yet the Blu-ray accounted for this by making her visage seem more as if more pestered by a problem she can’t touch. The facial features were enhanced to display more sentimental consideration – and the impact is indeed felt.
More than likely, this has been said before – although one can truly see that Nisemonogatari gives consumers many a reason as to why the Blu-ray is well worth purchasing.