Friday, 8 May 2009

Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya - Episode 25 (Completed)

What's this - Only a single episode of The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya this week? Could it be that we're finally coming towards the end of this series of mini-episodes? Well, this is Haruhi we're talking about so who knows, but seeing as this episode is twice the length of a normal instalment I would imagine it's simply a production time thing.

Anyhow, episode twenty-five is bookmarked in brilliant fashion, beginning with the credits of a Haruhi Suzumiya visual novel and ending with Kyon being shown around said visual novel by its creator, which is course none other than Yuki Nagato. Given the amount of blood and guts in the game, I can only assume that Nagato has taken her influences from School Days...

That aside, the mainstay of the episode is an attempt by Haruhi to stave off boredom by designing some new clothes for Mikuru - A plan which goes badly off track thanks to Haruhi's far from stellar drawing skills, somehow leading us down the path (thanks to the equally poor artistic abilities of Tsuruya) of an idea for a special effects movie. A really funny episode overall, and definitely worthy of its longer than usual running time.

Meanwhile, Nyoron Churuya-san hits unlucky number thirteen in its episode count - Then again, luck and Churuya don't exactly go together in the first place. Of course, the usual hilarity ensues in this instalment, from the thwarting of Churuya's efforts to have fun in the snow, through to her three in a bed romp with Kyon and Achakura... Well okay, it's hardly a romp, but it got you thinking, right? Anyhow, the climax of the episode sees Churuya dream of the day when everyone bows down to worship the wonder of smoked cheese, and I think that's a dream that we can all get behind and wish for as the future of humanity. Banzai smoked cheese!

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