Novels vs Anime
King of Oddities
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Posted 9/15/13
After having read Hitagi Crab and watching the first couple episode of Bakemonogatari several times over, I've decided that the anime adapts the novels almost 100%. The only thing it lacks is explanations of certain things. Like when Oshino has his foot on top of the crab, after Senjougahara asks it for her weight back, his foot slams down where the crab was, making it appear as though he crushed it with his foot. When in novel, it explains that the crab disappears, which is why Oshino's foot drops to the ground.

Sometimes extremely clever jokes are omitted, or because of time restraints of trying to squash 5 novels into 1 season of anime, certain scenes are left out, but I feel satisfied with the anime's level of adaption, and remains one of my top 3 anime franchise, I can say with confidence.
Human
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Posted 9/16/13
The first season was adapted quite well honestly. After reading the first season, very little vital info was omitted. Most of it was Koyomi's thoughts on what was going on. And hell, even most of that was added in the form of panels. (The quick ass walls of text you never have time to read, lol)

Nekomono was also adapted very well I hear. I haven't read it yet, but will most likely start on it soon. But Kabukimono was a mess I hear. 4 Eps. for an entire novel is a tough feat, and they done well with what they had. They would've had more to work with if they didn't waste time on a pointless recap. As the arc I was looking forward to the most, I can't say I was disappointed, but I would've loved to see the novel in its entirety. I'm gonna have to buckle down and start working on my Japanese again so I can read it.

But to answer the initial question, I prefer the anime solely because I'd rather watch it than read, lol
Human
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Posted 9/16/13
If the novels are only in Japanese...then there's all the motivation I need to learn to read Japanese lol. Learned Sanskrit not too long ago, which is waay different than my native language, so adding Japanese in shouldn't be too difficult, I hope..heh.
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