12 Days of Anime – Day 10: Dat Toothbrush
Nisemonogatari skirts the line between enjoyment and revulsion. The show was incredibly sexual considering the most common interactions are between siblings, and the rest are mostly between minors. Of course, the defining moment of the series comes in Episode 8.
The toothbrush scene is very much pornographic. Yet, it was impossible to look away. Maybe I covered my eyes out of discomfort, but I always peeked. This was the most successful attempt at showing oral sex without actually showing oral sex that I have ever witnessed. It’s terrible, but fantastic. That is, it’s Nisemonogatari in a nutshell.