Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu 05

SOS-dan

This episode starts off literally with a bang (of information) by Yuki as she fills Kyon (and the rest of the non-novel/unspoiled viewers) about the Intergrated Data Entities, herself & Haruhi and about the reason why she was sent to observe her. The trend continues on throughout the episode as Koizumi is introduced and the SOS-dan set out on their first club activity, with Mikuru-chan revealing her true identity as a time traveller from the future and Itsuki revealing himself as a ESPer sent by his Organization(Kikan), with all three of them saying that Haruhi has the power to change the world and Kyon himself is an important part of it.

Kyon is naturally overwhelmed by the triple whammy given to him by Yuki, Mikuru and Itsuki (and I’m pretty sure the fansubbers for this episode will be too :), but still manages to retain his sanity, even managing to hit on Mikuru in the process ;).Considerably less moé overloads this time. *Meido* Mikuru-chan still wins though.

The weakness of having only 14 episodes for the Haruhi series is fully shown here in this episode, with the unmistakable “rushed” feeling of trying to finish off the revelation chapters of the novel in this episode. Still, they seem to have managed to retain most of the original material in the novels, even Kyon’s little question to Mikuru ;). I still feel that they could’ve went slower a bit and put Itsuki’s revelation the next episode. I’d wanted to see more of Kyon and Mikuru’s “little date” :P.

So it seems that they’re playing skip again with the episodes again, with the SOS-dan heading to a beach outing. I was expecting to see Yuki’s SQL chants, but then…. Haruhi and Mikuru in *mizugi* is a must-see too :).

4 Comments

  1. bpop Said,

    May 1, 2006 @ 10:18 pm

    In fact I was really glad they put all the 3 revelations in just one episode. I think spacing them a lot would only feel dull, since it seem be obvious that Itsuki also had some kind of strange power, and the revelation would lost impact. I believe it was better to just put all the talking heads in one ep. and move along to the beach episodes, and after that, the Yuki vs. ******* episode.

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 2, 2006 @ 12:56 am

    Well, yeah, I just prefer the slower pace of the novels I guess. I’d also didn’t notice that the beach episode is a 2-parter, so it’ll be another 2 more weeks to see Yuki’s 1337 SQL skillzors.

    Anyways, 2 weeks worth of Haruhi Mikuru *mizugi* isn’t bad at all….

  3. panzerfan Said,

    May 2, 2006 @ 11:40 pm

    SQL skillzor indeed. I am glad I took some SQL lessons since as it is spoken you lose the feel of seeing the syntex in front of you.

    The story is only going to get more interesting from this point on. I can’t wait to see what’s to come next. KyoAni has my utter respect with their work and my expectations for Kanon is now higher than ever >

  4. panzerfan Said,

    May 2, 2006 @ 11:43 pm

    (o yea, the translation team did the SQL script translation on the Haruhi wiki [I had the privilage of editing just that part since they announce their progress on AnimeSuki… originally it was too literal)

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