After finishing the 2009 episodes in our re-viewing, Yumeka, Goggen, and I have reached the final stretch! The cable station AT-X aired the 25th and 26th episodes of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya today, and just like the past 12 weeks, we watched the episodes as well. Without further adu, here are our thoughts on the two episodes focusing on the events of the cultural festival! (Both episodes were viewed and all thoughts were written without knowledge of what anyone else wrote. Any coincidences are just that. Yumeka-Haruhi, Goggen-Mio, ultimatemegax-Koizumi) Continue reading
In April 2006 the anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya first premiered with one of the strangest first episodes: a student-made movie called The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00. Ever since that episode Mikuru Asahina has been seen as the mascot of moe by anime fans since Haruhi pointed out her purpose in the next episode. As with Koizumi, I feel Mikuru is vastly under-rated as a character but she ends up being number 5 on my list! I’ll give a spoiler warning. There will be some novel spoilers in white text later in this post, so be cautious.