Haruhi Suzumiya re-viewing: Melancholy V-VI

Today, AT-X, a cable station in Japan, finished their re-airing of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya V and VI. The third post in this re-viewing series consists of Yumeka (of Mainichi Anime Yume), Goggen (of K-On! superfandom), and my own impressions of these episodes. Just a reminder: each of us writes our own impressions without seeing the other two’s (including myself), so any overlapping thoughts are truly overlapping. This just happens to be a week where we all were in agreement on one aspect. (Yumeka: Haruhi, Goggen: Mio, ultimatemegax: Koizumi) Continue reading

Haruhi Suzumiya re-viewing: Melancholy III/IV

This is the second in our on-going re-viewing of the Haruhi Suzumiya anime. The cable station AT-X is broadcasting two episodes a week of theHaruhi Suzumiya anime, so Yumeka, Goggen, and myself have decided to tag along week-by-week and submit our thoughts on re-watching the episodes. (Yumeka; Haruhi, Goggen; Mio, ultimatemegax; Koizumi) Continue reading

Bandai’s Spinoff releases of Haruhi!

Originally announced in August 2008, the premiere of The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya was more notable for pulling a “nice boat” and putting up a fake video before the real video was shown the following day (February 14th, 2009). These shorts were updated with two episodes a week until May 15th when the final episode was uploaded by itself. Each set was accompanied by another short, Nyoron~Churuya-san, for a total of 13 weeks. Bandai announced their license of the series on May 19th, 2010 and released the show on two half-season sets on October 5th, 2010 (BE Online store)/March 22nd, 2011 (Regular Release) and February 8th, 2011(BE Online store)/August 2nd, 2011 (Regular Release). Photobucket Album (The screencaptures are in the 720×480 format used to store video on a DVD)

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