Friday, 27 February 2009

Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya - Episodes 5-6

Still no new Nyoron Churuya-san (much to my chagrin), but we now have a new double bill of The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya to enjoy. Is it just me, or has the animation quality improved in these two short episodes?

First up is episode five, with the computer club challenging the SOS club to a game of dodgeball... on the computer of course. Haruhi is having none of it, so what we're left with is a real game of dodgeball, made more than a little high octane thanks to Haruhi's subconscious bending of the laws of physics. It's the kind of thing that makes me wish she was an Arsenal fan.... Anyway, I digress - This could almost have made for a full-on episode of a second season of Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, as it seems like the most "focused" mini-episode of this run thus far.


Onward to episode six things return to a more comical nature, with Nagato's new-found otaku status now apparently extending to cosplay, causing a heated battle between herself and Mikuru in the process. We then move on to the infinitely amusing possibilities of Nagato's home life with the new, miniaturised Ryoko, who takes offence to being offered up baby accessories, despite it making for (in turn) an awesome merry-go-round and a great behicle for karaoke. Not absolutely laugh out loud funny perhaps, but it made me smile.

1 comment:

kadian1364 said...

Despite the bickering and whining by some fans about what may feel like whole geologic eras passing since the first season (namely myself), even the most jaded skeptics and naysayers have to begrudgingly acknowledge that the Haruhi franchise has always maintained elevated standards of quality (subjective as that may be). Even these sub-5 minute shorts never stray from the original series' fun and spontaneous spirit.

Pretty good stuff.