Re: Bakemonogatari: Complete Collection (LE) (Blu-ray)
Looks amazing. Just preordered this. At least it won't hurt nearly as much as the Garden of Sinners set, but really there was no way I could resist buying that one. This on the other hand is at least somewhat of a blind buy since I've only seen the first episode.
It's hard to explain why I liked what I saw of Bakemonogatari but not Katanagatari. It might just be that I didn't find Katanagatari's deluge of dialogue as interesting. Plus I really hate shows that have an uncultured retard as the main character (well, Dragon Ball being the exception). The supernatural elements of Bakemonogatari intrigued me, and the wordy dialogue had a lot meta-conversation (that is, conversation about the conversation) which I thought was really funny, but might get old eventually.