In an official statement on behalf of Studio Shaft, director Akiyuki Shinbou claims to have put spoilers to the new movie Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens in the most recent episode of Owarimonogatari, which he directed. Mischievous pranksters, mostly online, have taken sadistic pleasure in spoiling the highly-anticipated continuation of the Star Wars trilogy to unsuspecting individuals in recent days. The unfortunate trend has led to many moviegoers eager to experience the new film avoiding the internet until they have had a chance to watch the movie themselves.
Shinbou, who watched a special screening last week reserved for people in the media industry, has reportedly joined in on the antics by putting spoilers for the movie in the eleventh episode of Owarimonogatari. According to him, crucial plot details are thematically hidden inside the dialogue and visuals of the episode. As of press time, no one has found any of the alleged spoilers in the episode.
In his press statement, Shinbou has expressed disappointment that nobody has decoded the subtle and esoteric clues hidden under layers of impenetrable dialogue and obfuscated abstract visuals. Shinbou revealed that a frame-by-frame analysis of the 22-minute-long episode would be needed to find the clues, which once found yield allusions to obscure literature, mathematics, and philosophy that contains crucial details about the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“Some people just don’t get Monogatari. You need to read into it and pay attention to the deep themes and subtle undertones. Only real fans who understand the intricate meaning behind the show and will see the Star Wars spoilers,” Shinbou told reporters earlier today. “At least these clues mean something; who do you think I am? Ikuhara?”