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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu Ep 1-14 (complete) August 8, 2006

Posted by ayasawada in Anime.


Sis is back, so I finally got to watch the last ep of Suzumiya Haruhi – and it was fantastic!

Haruhi-ism has really taken the otaku world by storm these past four months (and don’t the creators know it). It’s got that clever but bonkers factor that made FLCL and Eva so popular, imaginative presentation and gorgeous work from Kyoto Animation. And not only are the character designs fabulous, they also conform to every stereotype and anime fan could wish for – forceful heroine, cynical hero, quiet girl, busty girl. Kyoto have also done the business detailing everything, right down to the Windows-based SOS-dan PC.

Story-wise, it is indeed bonkers – more than most because it moonlights as an ordinary -slice-of-life comedy. The producers keep you on your toes by alternating ‘main story episodes’ (based on the first novel) with random bits from the later novels. It adds to the intrigue, and makes an already ultra-confusing sci-fi concept even more difficult to compute.

Still, it’s by far the best-thing to have happened in the anime world over the last six months (maybe even the last year). And it spawned a crazy dance-craze (just look up Haruhi on YouTube). I’m tempted to now start reading Nagara Tanigawa’s original novels. For anyone interested, some kind souls have been translating them onto a wiki since before the anime began.


1. Otaku fun « Canned Memory - December 25, 2006

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