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I'm finding myself rolling my eyes at this story. It's not that I don't like the girl the arc is centered on, she's my #2 favorite heroine so far, but the way things are playing out.
It's about the little girl with a victim complex who is being told repeatedly that she's not a victim, but the bully, with the reasoning being she has a victim complex and therefore can't the victim, but the bully. It's some wonderfully circular logic. And that's not even the worst part, the obvious twist at the end is going to be she was an actual victim all along and once that gets revealed, the arc will end with a thinly veiled deus ex machina. It's not like snakes are known to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, after all.
also, I really dislike the format of the story, the end->how did it get here->true end format is one of the most drawn out methods to tell the damn tale, and with the ever-changing narrative perspectives, I just have to wonder what the hell they were thinking. Sure, foreshadowing, make the viewers hyped for the next episode, etc. but switching between present nadeko and future nadeko reminiscing from a point where the story is over repeatedly ruins the immersion and kills the idea that the first end will actually happen as it was implied.
more importantly, when is Ougi getting an arc?