Araragi’s Banana Sofa Monstrous Indeed



In a departure from merely festooning his room with anime goods, one of Bakemonogatari’s more enterpising fans has won much praise by actually going so far as to recreate Araragi’s excessively stylish banana sofa.



The maker explains:

“I’ve pretty much finished Araragi’s banana sofa! If you stay true to the measurements from the show it is pretty huge.”

“Huge, but it looks great to sleep in.”

“I tried sleeping on it and it is even better than I thought.”

“You must work with furniture for a living? If it were actually on sale you’d think it would be at least $500. I want to see that airship he has hanging from his ceiling made up as well…”

“I’m in IT, but DIY is a hobby of mine.”

“It’s made perfectly!”

“I want one!”

“Does it work like a rocking chair? It looks a little dangerous…”

“It is big so it doesn’t swing too much. It’s fine, perfectly stable.”

“I’d like to know the cost and measurements?”

“About $300. But $100 of that went on just the cushions (covers and sponge), so if you could find something cheaper it would come to less. It is W2.5m*H1.1m.”


“Come on, you couldn’t have made it that well so cheaply with DIY. You’re some kind of pro surely?”

“I’ve posted the plan I used, although the exact size differs a bit depending on the animators it seems.”

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    Comment by Taylor
    04:45 05/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Make a Shinobu! Not a chair!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:49 05/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    That takes more time and at least 2 people.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    09:17 05/06/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Not just any people one of them has to be a vampire.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:13 05/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    And the other one has to be a natural blonde...which might prove harder to find in Japan than a vampire.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 06/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Shinobu is "what's left of a true vampire" after Araragi saved her. That's why she's a little girl now and not that ripana bishoujo seen at the OP of bakemonogatari.
    So making a shinobu would take a bit more of a process than just getting 2vampires together.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a vampire & a natural blonde, even though I've had my hair dyed brown for the longest. I've already created a few Shinobu(s). Only one of them hasn't awaken yet so some in my bund are calling me a bad father. I just tell them she takes after her mother.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shinobu is a true vampire, she needs both parents to be vampires.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:02 05/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You need the chair to cuddle with Shinobu.

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    Comment by God
    06:48 05/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Yeah, one step at a time. After all, the world wasn't built in a day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    a man after my own heart....sleeping on Shinobu would be better than a couch...but props to th guy for his skill...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:55 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does look stylish kind of want one

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:43 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea, I'd want one too :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 05/06/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 05/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Did someone lodge a banana up your ass?

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    Comment by Satonaka
    16:25 05/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Gotta hand it to the guy, at least he's consistent XD I chuckle a but now whenever i see a 'hidden' anonymous comment now and when i click it i go,

    "Oh, oh! Is this the guy?! is this the "SHIT PEDO FUCK" guy?!?!"

    *clicks [+] button*

    IT IS!!! :O!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Banana Sofa*

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:00 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    She looks underage but she changes form depending on how people view her.

    If I was a spirit entity and people saw me as a devil, I'd probably form into one. Bakemonogatari logic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:51 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    she isn't a kid....if anything she is the pedo in their relationship...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    She's 500 years old...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:48 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Screw beanbags, it's all about the bannana sofa!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:20 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Looks awesome! I want one!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:00 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The plans were posted for it so where are the plans for download?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:33 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is exactly what I want to know. I want to make one for myself!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'd get that sofa

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    a shinobu pillow would be nice :3c

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    Comment by cutemi2
    13:08 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Banana Bed, almost like a grandma's rocking chair when you sleeps.

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    Comment by Rokudaime
    04:46 06/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is soooo cool! I want one! XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:26 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No spine problems, it was a happy time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Having sex on that sofa would be interesting

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:56 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't you mean awkward?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 05/06/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)


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    Comment by Imyou
    05:26 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aw yeah! It's fun making random props from anime... and who wouldn't want to try a rocking sofa? SHAFT is so avant-garde I wouldn't expect it to fit in most places though. In my case it physically wouldn't fit... if it rocked, I'd crush something.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    05:30 05/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I could totally fit that in my house but it would clash badly with everything else in the room including the room.

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    Comment by Imyou
    07:08 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm waiting now to see if someone tries to remake Hitagi's room with the radically open design and deadly tatami gaps...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well...just look at unfinished houses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:56 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's pretty good, actually.

    Do IT people in Japan work shorter hours than in the US? Somehow s/he's got time for seemingly epic grade DIY.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope. They work long ass hours too. They just save up what little time they have.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i was looking for prof of hard working countries to disprove you but as it terns out mexico and new zealand and south korea are the hardest workers witch i fined funny

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:00 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I live in Canada, land of mutlicultralism wand on the note above the Medicaid and other immigrants do work harder then us, but us native canadiens spend all day trying to hug all the other countrys problems away group hug Japan China and America?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which may be why they work more over time if their OT pay is less than 1.5 Mexico I can imagine having lower OT pay. Or if they have bonuses for hours worked in years and to meet that means no days off at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    1.5 times their normal pay still isn't much tho.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    09:23 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder how accurate that is as most stories I seen of China talk about people putting in 60 to 70 hours a week.

    Officially anything more then 49 is supposed to be over time in the US anything over 40 a week is over time and workers must be paid 1.5 times their normal pay.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    05:32 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope they work even longer hours but they use caffeine and who knows what else to exist on less sleep.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 05/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    They are also masters of sleeping/catnapping on trains.

    Try being on any train during morning or evening commute in Japan. You have people snoozing all over the place, who then suddenly get up and rush out when the train reaches their station.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 07/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Japanese trains are also a great place to make JK acquaintances. You just sit there minding your own business and the schoolgirl next to you having fallen asleep suddenly falls to your shoulder and only realizes that she rested on you after she's dozed for a few moments...

    Contrary to what this site wants to make you believe they don't just immediately scream chikan for the heck of it, even if you're gaijin. They politely apologize and are all flustered and cute... By sheer coincidence I met her on the same train on the way back again and we exchanged mail addresses. I'm not in Japan anymore for now but we still occasionally get in touch...

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    Comment by Satonaka
    16:27 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That sounds quite believable... and scary at the same time...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:40 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    One time I was sleeping while standing up and put my back against a wall, when waiting for my turn to get into the bathroom..

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    Comment by Dia
    22:23 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clearly it only works for Asians. I slept on the bus on my way to school, but I also slept in school...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:03 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    People in Japan work 6 days a week if they're lucky. Busy jobs like teachers often end up having to go in on Sunday to keep working.

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    Comment by God
    04:24 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's cool. I'm jealous of those DIY guys, the best I ever did is repairing the toilet (more out of necessity than anything).

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