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The Return of Haruhi Suzumiya?? (or Yuki-chan at least)

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:54 pm
by GadgetTR
Holy crap, this forum still exists?

Anyway, I was checking out some of the anime that is supposed to air this year and came across one I never expected to see ever.

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http://www.afachan.asia/2014/12/news-di ... rmed-2015/

Yeah


It's Haruhi


Well, it's an adaptation of the spinoff manga The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (which I must say is kind of a strange choice), and it isn't being done by KyoAni, but it does have the same voice cast and some of the same people working on it, so it's still counts.


I honestly have no idea how to feel; I'm still trying to process it all. I had basically accepted that this series was pretty much dead at this point, and then this shows up. What could this mean for the series as a whole? Might the studio doing this later decide to adapt new seasons of the main series? Is anyone else as excited about this as I am?


...does anyone actually check this forum any more...?


Anyway, just had to get this out of my system somehow. Have a nice 2015.

Re: The Return of Haruhi Suzumiya?? (or Yuki-chan at least)

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:48 am
by Shamisen
Hm, yes the forums are still active.. although I missed your post initially it's been pretty busy in my life...
Thanks for the info... looking forward to viewing this show

Re: The Return of Haruhi Suzumiya?? (or Yuki-chan at least)

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:23 am
by Shamisen
Akira • 5 days ago

My list of top 6 fails about Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu:

6. Moe character designs.
5. No espers, time travelers, or aliens.
4. 7+ years too late.
3. Story not from Kyon's perspective.
2. Wait, didn't we already use this plotline in "Disappearance?"
1. My failure to realize that this series is not cannon until after the episode ended :(
Although I've not watched the first episode this was posted on the main site concerning it's contents...

Re: The Return of Haruhi Suzumiya?? (or Yuki-chan at least)

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:46 am
by GadgetTR
I kinda feel the same way. It's neat seeing these characters again and everything but at the same time... It's basically Haruhi turned into a generic moe anime, stripped of everything that made it interesting. Yuki might as well be a different character altogether. I liked her better as a stoic alien. And yeah it's super late... It's like Haruhi fanfiction*...

The show itself.. I'll say it's "not bad." It's just pretty bland. I'll probably keep watching it. Partly out of loyalty for the franchise (because I'm a sucker like that), and partly because I want to see what Haruhi herself and Koizumi are like in this series. Also, I doubt the anti-SOS brigade will ever make an appearance, but if they did, it would be cool to see them animated at least.

*To be fair this is kind of a moot point. The similarly titled Haruhi-chan was basically fanfiction too and it might be the best part of the franchise.

Re: The Return of Haruhi Suzumiya?? (or Yuki-chan at least)

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:06 pm
by Shamisen
Ryoko tags Haruhi...

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The real Haruhi emerges...

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Re: The Return of Haruhi Suzumiya?? (or Yuki-chan at least)

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:16 am
by GadgetTR
Oh yeah! I was gonna keep watching this show but never did. D: Is it any good? And by that I guess I mean, does it get more interesting after Haruhi shows up?

and lol at haruhi being the devil

Re: The Return of Haruhi Suzumiya?? (or Yuki-chan at least)

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:34 am
by Shamisen
GadgetTR wrote:Oh yeah! I was gonna keep watching this show but never did. D: Is it any good? And by that I guess I mean, does it get more interesting after Haruhi shows up?

and lol at haruhi being the devil

Oh it gets interesting after Haruhi arrives... and the school trip to Tsuruya-sans family inn, complete with hot spring... Poor Mikuru...
the balance would be spoilers I'm up to Eps 11 as of this writing...

I guess IMO if this was the original franchise this site would have had a different name... It's okay so far but well better than endless 8...

Re: The Return of Haruhi Suzumiya?? (or Yuki-chan at least)

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:49 pm
by GadgetTR
OK SO, I finally caught up to this show. Here are my thoughts, in convenient bullet points:

Things I liked:
  • Haruhi
  • This face: http://i.imgur.com/gJjmwWH.png
  • BGM that referenced (or just straight-up the same as) the original show's BGM. I didn't expect this considering it's a new studio doing it so it was a nice surprise.
Things I didn't like:
  • Yuki might as well be a completely different character. SHE DOESN'T EVEN READ BOOKS*! Even Alt!Yuki from the Disappearance arc of the original still read books. Actually, why is she even in the literature club to begin with...?
  • This new Yuki is a just a generic moé blob.
  • The other characters (besides Ryoko, I guess) have even less characterization than before.
  • Kyon doesn't look like Kyon. I mean I guess it's mostly just the art style and I guess he looks more his age now? But he just looks like a typical anime boy now...
  • All the references to the original just make me wish I was watching the original. Best example: http://i.imgur.com/cxcf2o2.png
  • Too many tired anime tropes without even the "Haruhi wishes it that way" justification the original had.
  • Basically a "high school AU" of a show that already had a high school setting.

So yeah. All in all, it's not a *bad* show, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy any of it, but it's just really bland and mediocre. I honestly would not have bothered watching more than one episode if I didn't love the rest of the series so much. Actually, I wonder what Haruhi herself would think of this show. She'd probably say it's too boring and needs more aliens, time travelers, and espers. I'm not gonna pretend the original was perfect either but I just hope the next time we see Haruhi, she's the leader of the SOS Brigade again.


*
Spoiler:
I know she does read books in the actual "Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan" arc but that's beside the point.