Originally Posted by DorkingtonPugsly
But yeah as I thought this arc and everything else is really weak without Kizu having been animated.
Is it? I see people hinting strongly about novels here, but as an anime only viewer, I can't tell that at all. I do know that when they eventually get to that part of Araragi and Shinobu's past, it'll be big and help the rest of the series "click", but right now I don't find myself feeling like something is missing from what is currently airing.
That said, I'd prefer it if people didn't talk about the novel in the anime only threads (like this one). You're allowed to compare stuff that has already aired, but not stuff down the line, or general novel discussion (we already have a thread for that).