Monogatari Series Second Season (TV)
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In episode 3, at about 18:53, Shinobu compares Napoleon's love for taking baths to a modern day Shizuka. The “Shizuka” she is referring to is Minamoto Shizuka (源静香), a main female character in the Doraemon manga and anime series. She is famous for taking baths many times every day.
In episode 5, at about 06:12, the tiger “Kako” starts a monologue in which he keeps referring to himself using the archaic male pronoun “wagahai” (吾輩) which literally means “I”. This is a reference to the 1905 novel “Wagahai wa Neko de Aru” (吾輩は猫である) written by the master of Japanese storytelling; Natsume Souseki (夏目 漱石). The title of the novel literally means “I am a Cat” and the novel features a domestic cat as the narrator.
In episode 7, from 07:22 to 10:35, during the conversation between Araragi and Yotsugi, you can clearly see many Grandidier's baobab trees (Adansonia grandidieri) in the background. These massive trees are only native to the island of Madagascar and have nothing to do with Japan. The trees were declared an endangered species in 2006.
in episode 9, the end art card used is a reference to the Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live anime. The art card drawn by Okama, who did the character designs for the anime, and Emiri Kato, the voice of Mayoi, also plays the main character of Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live as well.
In episode 21, the character's bell that Kaiki refers to when spelling out "Suzuki" (suzu = bell) is Doraemon from the Doraemon kids' manga and anime.
In episode 24, at 12:48 the sign for the Las Vegas hotel Circus Circus is shown.
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