History LightNovel / Katanagatari

18th Oct '17 7:36:26 PM nanakiro
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A twelve volume novel series by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Take. Later adapted into a twelve episode anime. Despite the similar name, it is not related to Isin's other work ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}''.

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A twelve volume novel series by Nisio Isin Creator/NisioIsin and illustrated by Take. Later adapted into a twelve episode anime. Despite the similar name, it is not related to Isin's other work ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}''.
17th Oct '17 2:11:42 PM Hekateras
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* TheGadfly: There is a non-comedic example with Higaki Rinne. While he does have a fairly trollish personality thanks to Togame, his life is based around pointing out uncomfortable truths and things people would rather avoid.



17th Oct '17 2:10:16 PM Hekateras
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** The revelation that Togame was planning to [[spoiler:take revenge for her father by killing Shichika, when you think about it. We learn at the start that her father was killed by Shichika's father, and this is also something ''she'' has known from the start. And yet despite it, she still came to the island looking for a "sword" while believing Shichika's ''father'' was still head of the style, meaning she went looking to recruit the man who murdered her father. That early in the series, we're led to assume she is simply a pragmatist who doesn't bat an eye at teaming up with an enemy if it's necessary for her objective. Instead, it seems that her plan to use him to collect the swords and then kill him for revenge... and then she simply saw no need to change that plan for Shichika. Starting with episode one, there are multiple characters warning us about how untrustworthy she is and how she'll use everyone in her schemes... but they're often villainous characters, so we don't take them seriously.]]
** The conversation with the holy man about how sometimes it's necessary to abandon your objectives to achieve your true objective, and Togame's admission of how she can't do that, take on a whole new meaning when we learn [[spoiler:her ultimate objective had always been revenge, even if it meant betraying Shichika and destroying everything she'd come to love and enjoy about life over the past year. The holy man was trying to tell her to stop fighting for the sake of fighting (i.e. a meaningless cycle of revenge) and just live for love, but she wouldn't listen.]]
* TheGadfly: There is a non-comedic example with Higaki Rinne. While he does have a fairly trollish personality thanks to Togame, his life is based around pointing out uncomfortable truths and things people would rather avoid.
17th Oct '17 1:48:48 PM Hekateras
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** The revelation that Togame was planning to [[spoiler:take revenge for her father by killing Shichika, when you think about it. We learn at the start that her father was killed by Shichika's father, and this is also something ''she'' has known from the start. And yet despite it, she still came to the island looking for a "sword" while believing Shichika's ''father'' was still head of the style, meaning she went looking to recruit the man who murdered her father. That early in the series, we're led to assume she is simply a pragmatist who doesn't bat an eye at teaming up with an enemy if it's necessary for her objective. Instead, it seems that her plan to use him to collect the swords and then kill him for revenge... and then she simply saw no need to change that plan for Shichika. Starting with episode one, there are multiple characters warning us about how untrustworthy she is and how she'll use everyone in her schemes... but they're often villainous characters, so we don't take them seriously.]]
** The conversation with the holy man about how sometimes it's necessary to abandon your objectives to achieve your true objective, and Togame's admission of how she can't do that, take on a whole new meaning when we learn [[spoiler:her ultimate objective had always been revenge, even if it meant betraying Shichika and destroying everything she'd come to love and enjoy about life over the past year. The holy man was trying to tell her to stop fighting for the sake of fighting (i.e. a meaningless cycle of revenge) and just live for love, but she wouldn't listen.]]
17th Oct '17 12:31:03 PM Hekateras
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** Even further, pretty early on the idea is introduced that the first hundreds of swords were simply practice for forging the final twelve Deviant blades. In the end, even they weren't the final product. [[spoiler:''Kyotouryu'' was.]]
4th Aug '17 1:25:00 PM TastySauce
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* AllForNothing: [[spoiler: Invoked in the final episodes. Hitei's machinations and Shichika's decisive kill amount to literally nothing, because the son of one of Masatsuna's descendants succeeded the seath of the 9th shogun. History was not falsified in the end.]]

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* AllForNothing: [[spoiler: Invoked in the final episodes. Hitei's machinations and Shichika's decisive kill amount to literally nothing, because the son of one of Masatsuna's descendants succeeded the seath seat of the 9th shogun.Shogun. History was not falsified in the end.]]
3rd Aug '17 7:19:59 PM Ziodyne
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* AllForNothing: [[spoiler: Invoked in the final episodes. Hitei's machinations and Shichika's decisive kill amount to literally nothing, because the son of one of Masatsuna's descendants succeeded the seath of the 9th shogun. History was not falsified in the end.]]
25th Jun '17 3:03:46 PM Wyldchyld
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* {{Fetish}}: Togame frequently wraps Shichika in her hair as "training" to help him learn to distinguish people. Lampshaded when she accuses him of having a hair fetish. Togame has her own fetish moments at least every episode.
10th Jan '17 5:27:33 PM TheBigBopper
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The [[UltimateBlacksmith legendary swordsmith]] Kiki Shikizaki made 1000 swords in his career. His skill was such that entire wars were won on the amount of his swords a given state had. When the Shogun emerged victorious, he collected the first 988 of those swords... but those were just practice for Shikizaki.

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The [[UltimateBlacksmith legendary swordsmith]] Kiki Shikizaki made 1000 swords in his career. His skill was such that entire wars were won on the amount decided by how many of his swords a given state each side had. When the Shogun emerged victorious, he collected the first 988 of those swords... but those were just practice for Shikizaki.
9th Nov '16 12:54:03 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* {{Badass}}: Many characters, but particularly Shichika, Hakuhei, Nanami, Emonzaemon and Houou.



* OjouRinglets: Togame goes for broke by combining these with a HimeCut and RapunzelHair with some shots of GodivaHair, even. Now what do you think the odds are she's a main character? Also followed by her rival, Princess Hitei. Halfway through the series, [[spoiler:Togame gets a CloseCallHaircut]]. Hitei [[spoiler:cuts hers too]], although not until the very end.

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* OjouRinglets: Togame goes for broke by combining these with a HimeCut and RapunzelHair with some shots of GodivaHair, even. RapunzelHair. Now what do you think the odds are she's a main high status/important character? Also followed by her rival, Princess Hitei. Halfway through the series, [[spoiler:Togame gets a CloseCallHaircut]]. Hitei [[spoiler:cuts hers too]], although not until the very end.
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