Don’t get me wrong, I’m really looking forward to it, I can’t wait in fact. What I can do without is all the hype, the rumors, and the waiting. People have been talking for MONTHS and I am getting bored… bored of the epicly long wait… I don’t wanna spend any longer than I do watching a laptop screen, especially not reading a real book on a screen…. I want the real book if anything…. But if this new season doesn’t come out soon…..
I liked Haruhi so much after watching it for the first time, quite late after release actually, it was already a massive-fan favourite when I got round to watching it(which kinda put me off frankly), I bought the DVD’s. All of them, special edition, pretty much full price. I even preordered the first volume. With the uber-funky dvd box and ribbon. Armband n stuff came later, and the pillow cases!
I have a tendancy to like series that arn’t straight with you. Like Lost. It messes with your head. And likewise, Haruhi isn’t exactly easy to get. Specially not when they show the episodes in a strange order, ‘Kyon’s Order’ isn’t it called? When I first tried to watch it, I saw the Mikuru ‘special’ first, like your meant to. I did not like it. I did not get it. So I dropped it, and started watching Ouran High Host Club and other series. A while after, I came back to it, can’t remember quite why I did…. but I did, skipped ep ‘0’ and went straight for the second episode from broadcast order, ep ‘1’. I got into it, I was really enjoying it. It was funny and bright and not boring in the slightest. So many questions were raised, were asked, but hardly anything was answered. We still don’t really know what Haruhi is. If she’s some sort of God, or just a being with godlike power, or something else entirely. I have the Haruhi novels in pdf format, I read alot of the first, but never finished, I hate reading on the computer, reading whole books I mean. I like reading real books.
When I get ahold of the actual novels(which are, slowly, being published in english) I will definately read them all, get the full Haruhi backstory. Though…. saying that…. it would take away something when watching the anime. Part of the joy of Haruhi is the suprise, its damn unpredictable!(14 eps was not enough….nowhere near enough…..) The problem is, 24-26 might be too many… depending on what they do with the next series…. if series 1 was 24 as opposed to 14, but did the same thing, main plot, interspersed with sidestories, I think it would have dragged it out a bit much… People might have got bored. Though Lost is still damn entertaining though, confusing and drawn out though it is.
So… Haruhi…. my fave character has to be Tsuruya-san. But Mikuru is so cute. The noises she makes just make me laugh. All the main characters have good points. Emiri is also a favourite of mine, I hope she gets more to do later.
So, being a big fan, I was glad to hear the 2nd series would be coming out soon. That was last year sometime though…. It’s been postponed alot hasn’t it? It’s depressing, all this waiting, I know there are LOADS of other things to watch, but I really wanna see this new series. I wanna see if she has long hair, I wanna see what they do, I wanna see what characters appear, I just want more…. this is worse than the american writer’s strike in a way, cos theres nothing even stopping them releasing this. No ones striking stopping production…. so why is it taking sooooo long?
I just hope the second series won’t be a total let down, when it finally comes out….if it does…. Other second series I’m looking forward to are Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, Kannagi and hopefully Strike Witches and/or Sky Girls. Those are a few of my faves anyways.
Thats all for my Haruhi rant…. the posts on DC just set me off… I needed to unload lol, and my friends would have no idea what I was ranting about, so this is the perfect outlet lol.
(All the above images come from Moe Imouto(apart from the Haruhi girls line up, the one with Mikuru in the middle, with the space-nebula background, which came from konachan), all the high res versions are supplied here, so you need look no further, cos I saved you the fuss if you wanna save ’em.)
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