At the end of Bakemonogatari episode 2, Araragi claimed his normal weight is supposed to be 55kgs, but on the weighing scale, it showed 100kgs. He then said something about the crab and the episode ended. There was no sign as to what happened to the weight difference in the entire series.

I've only watched Bakemonogatari, so is there an explanation or something in the later series? Or the anime has mistaken it or ignored the fact of Araragi overweight?

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    This was also in the novels, but it was thrown in kind of half-jokingly.
    – Torisuda
    Mar 30 '16 at 15:32
  • At first I thought God was mistakenly return Senjougahara's weight to Araragi. as he said God are careless. Remember when Oshino also said that and gave the explanation about God that cant distinguish the age and gender of person.
    – Seventh St
    Mar 20 at 13:44

I have watched all of the Monogatari series until the one before Owarimonogatari. I can tell you that Araragi's weight difference in episode 2 was never mentioned again. Throughout the entire series, only a few of the episodes (or maybe just one episode, not sure, it's a very long series) mentioned about the crab but only very briefly, didn't even talk about the weight problem.

That said, I don't think the anime made a mistake or ignored that fact. This is just how the Monogatari series is by nature. It tends to leave some stuff open-ended in kind of a humorous way. Though I watched back that episode and in the end, it did say that the reason for his weight increase was because the God was careless (as they don't really care about human's emotions, etc).

Araragi's weight LOL


The words have a dual meaning.

In the case of Senjougahara, when they talk about the problem of weight and feeling, it is interesting because in Japanese, omoi means "weight" and "feeling" at the same time.

About Araragi, that new weight that he won is a metaphor for his new feeling for Senjougahara.


Actually, in Nisemonogatari ep. 09 (Tsukihi Phoenix arc), there is a scene where Araragi and Karen-chan play Janken, and when Karen-chan loses, she has to carry Araragi on shoulders as a punishment. You can see that he feels uncomfortable by knowing his weight and doesn't want to let Karen-chan know.

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