Jul. 03, 2009
In Development
30 min.
Tokyo MX TV Network

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Although there are still traces of the brief period he became a vampire, third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi is human again. He happens upon others with their own supernatural problems and finds that he can empathize. Koyomi becomes involved in their lives, seeking to help them and occasionally asking for advice from Meme Oshino, the homeless man who helped him become human again.

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Eri Kitamura (喜多村 英梨, Kitamura Eri?, born August 16, 1987) is a Japanese voice actress and ...

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Karen Araragi (阿良々木 火憐, Araragi Karen) is the eldest of Koyomi's sisters and the older half of the Tsuganoki 2nd Middle School Fire Sisters (栂の木二中のファイヤーシスターズ, Tsuganoki Ni-chuu no Faiya Shisutazu). She is a self-proclaimed "hero of justice" who often imitates the personality and quirks of various characters from tokusatsu series. Despite this, she is completely uninvolved with the supernatural, until she becomes victim to a certain oddity.

Befitting her name, Karen is a hot-blooded girl who acts as if she is a superhero who has the duty of protecting others from danger. She likes to imitate characters from various tokusatsu live action series like Dekaranger; fortunately, she manages to pull it off due to her flexibility and quick reflexes, which was a product of her constant exercise and training, which involves practicing karate and capoeira, among other martial arts.

Her personality often collides with Koyomi's more laid back personality more recently, especially since Koyomi has developed a certain degree of anxiety over his sisters' safety due to his experiences with the supernatural. In fact, he has called Karen's habit of acting like a superhero alongside Tsukihi a "travesty".

Tsukihi mentions in later episodes of Nisemonogatari that Karen has a boyfriend named Mizudori, but that they haven't been getting along very well.

Karen, during the time before Koyomi's transformation into a vampire, often had sparring sessions on judo with her older brother. She eventually notices that Koyomi stopped attending judo sessions with her.

Episode Screenshots

02x10 - Tsukihi Phoenix, Part 3
Season 2, Episode 10
02x02 - Karen Bee - Part 2
Season 2, Episode 02
01x08 - Suruga Monkey (Part 3)  (するがモンキー 其ノ參)
Season 1, Episode 08
01x10 - Nadeko Snake (Part 2)  (なでこスネイク 其ノ貮)
Season 1, Episode 10
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