Post was supposed to be up earlier but delayed as today was the start of my classes. I’m pursuing a Degree in Knowledge Engineering, which is quite a new subject in my uni. Kinda sad to see only 3 ppl, that I know of, taking the same degree _|-|0”. On the plus side, I was genuinly suprised today, as in my Technical Communications class, the lecturer actually used the Animesuki Forums as an example of a online forum..
KyoAni is seriously becoming God right now. This episode was so good that even made Moy blog about it. That has seriously gotta mean something.
This episode was chockful of details and the execution was perfect, even rivalling the novel. Let’s see, I managed to spot quite a few references like HAADO GEI (poor Kyon-kun). Oh, and I’m probably not the only one to think that Haruhi was paying homage to Daicon, am I?
LOL FANG-tan steals all the scenes which she is in as usual (Did I already mention she needs her own series already?), while Mikuru is *kawaii* as usual, and especially elegant in that waitress uniform of hers. I totally agree with Kyon-kun on the designer. Yuki was absoultely funny with her fortune reading, well, execpt she isn’t really “fortune-reading”, more like, “You will die in xxx days xxx hours and xxx minutes.” in that overbearingly flat tone of hers. Itsuki…. well… err…
he’s being HAADO GEI for Kyon-kun ..”unique” as usual. Good luck ne, Kyon-kun :).
Highlight was of course Haruhi’s live performance, animated bloodily well, down to the sounds and the sweat, though there were some funnily drawn faces of Haruhi here and there. I’ve been to live performances before, and yes, KyoAni really has got the atmosphere down to a “T”. The songs are thankfully pleasant to listen to and I love how they mixed the sounds in the performance to mirror a real live show one. It was very very enjoyable for me. Seriously, I’d die to go see that, even if I normally hate going to such events.
The events that transpire after, I must admit, is one of the parts in the chapter I had desperately wanted to see animated. Haruhi gets her character development here, and she is pretty damned cute. Unfortunately for her, as due to the episode shufflings, we haven’t really got to see a lot of Haruhi’s sides, which will be mostly concentrated in the upcoming final two episodes. This episode provides Haruhi’s chance to shine as she acts more normal than her usual self, especially after being thanked by the band members she had helped. As Kyon rightly states, she rarely gets words of appreciation, and her reaction to the gratefulness of the ENOZ members towards her brings out a rarely seen side of her.
In the essence, as unique her personality maybe, her inner self is just still of a normal insecure teenager (which we will get to see next week ;), and it is those moments where her insecure inner self comes out is why I was truly attracted to her. Her extreme personality that is normally seen can be said as a shell that protects her the uncertain inner self of hers, and as for the reason why? I’ll leave it for next week’s episode to reveal the true reason why the show is called **The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi**.