So I finally bought my copy of the DVD 2 days ago (took me long enough, yes). Wanted the limit edition one due to the cosplay ribbon and the Noizi Ito art on the cover, but what was I supposed to do? 😛 Almost got a DVD where the plastic around the box was about to fall apart. Good thing I caught that in time. ^^;;
According to the August edition of Newtype, and a thread on Animesuki’s forums and 2ch, “Suzumiya Haruhi II” has been officially confirmed.
Haruiists are getting hyped up already and I can’t blame them. I guess the new PSP/PS2/Wii game was sort of a prelude to this, which makes more sense to me than my original assumption that it was announced upon the R1 DVDs getting released in North America. Why would they care about America?
Common sense tells me that we’ll have to wait until CLANNAD is aired and finished until we can see the second season of the Haruhi anime (KyoAni usually takes one project at a time!). So I have a feeling we’re gonna get lots of hype. ^^;;
Looks like Kagami-sama came across some yaoi (I knew she couldn’t resist these kinds of stuff). 😀 Honestly the best part in the episode.
Didn’t catch some of the lines in the RAW so I’ll look for a subbed version.
I also had a decent birthday yesterday. When I get my $100 (or more depedning on how many people give me money as a present) it be time to hunt down the items of my desires.
What’s the best way to spend Christmas Eve? Sending letters to that fat jolly prawler that breaks into your house and gives you free stuff.
Or better yet, watching an episode of a Kyo-plugin show… now with less plugins!
The show has gotten much funnier than when it first started.
I think slowly, but surely I’m becoming a Tsukasa fanboy. At first it was all about Konata and Kagami, but Tsukasa’s been growing on me. Pretty fast… Miyuki doesn’t get much love yet unfortunately.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Once that clock hits 12:00 AM (for those who live in the Pacific Time Zone like me…) it’s going to be Haruhi madness. Once it hits 12:00 AM, RUN TO YOUR NEAREST ANIME PROVIDER. RAIDAA KIKKU ANYONE THAT GETS INTO THE WAY. JACK A CAR… AND USE POINTLESS CAPS!
Once it’s in your hands, forget your sanity… DANCE THE HARE HARE WITH NO SHAME. MOAR MOAR MOAR. /meme MUHAHAHAHAHA.
… Haru-ism makes you overreact to Haruhi-related products. Eh, I’m probably gonna borrow one from a friend or something, because I may be buying it on my birthday or whatever. Did I mention I’m planning to have a BIG haul on my birthday? With yummy pics and all?
… Meh, I’ll buy one tommorrow. xD
<:3… I want the limited edition version so badly but it’s waaaaaaay too expensive for me. But I want that pencil board and ribbon (not for wearing, for viewing. :3 I might give it to my girlfriend if I ever have one and make her look hot)!
Episode 06 – “Summer Events” 夏の定番
So, here we have one of KyoAni’s beach episodes… The bathing scenes will totally bring in the pedophiles. But
unfortunately, they’re within legal age.
Episode 4 – “Motivation Issues” やる気の問題
Konata’s tedency to procrastinate blossoms in this episode. Real suprise, huh? Actually… it’s just like me, actually. Wanna do homework… oh wait! I must go to the computer and play some MMORPGs first… Now then… Oh wait! My favorite show’s on… Okay, now… Oh wait! I must go to some internet forums for a bit. Okay now… wait, there’s nothing else to do. Oh well! Let’s just lay down and stare at the whole, I’ll get to it eventually.
I loved this episode. This episode was bursting with anime references, notably the obvious ones such as some TMoHS references and the To Heart reference. It’s Grade A+ really. The series is getting more and more laugh-inducing as each episode passes. That’s a good thing… right?
So I see no difference in the show after the directior change. However, I will say that this was, out of the 5 episodes, the best. Not only did I love the MMORPG references in this episode (Konata? A tank? NO WAI! Loved how Nanako-sensei bothered her about doing her homework during the game), I loved the Yukata everyone was wearing during the festival in this episode. Lucky Channel began too early though… Or, at least, I felt it began too early within the episode. As much as I love Lucky Channel, I kind of wanted to see some more adaption of the 4-koma, y’know?
Aside from that, I loved the obvious Pocket Monsters reference (Getto daze~! / Gotta Catch em’ all~!) and Konata’s karoke of CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA at the end of this episode. Aya Hirano sure idolizes Kageyama Hironobu. x3
Kyoto Animation posted a notice on its website that it’s replacing director Yutaka Yamamoto (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Air, Kanon) with Yasuhiro Takemoto (Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu!, Full Metal Panice! Second Raid) for Lucky ☆ Star.
For some reason, I’m indifferent to this. Maybe the people who didn’t like Lucky ☆ Star after the first, second, third and forth time may start to like it better after this? I dunno.
Episode 3 – “All Kinds of People” いろいろな人たち
Another episode of cuteness and conversations about stuff I’ve never really thought about that makes me squeal like a girl. Yes, I’ve been taken in by the gimmick. 😛
So… in order to have a higher chance of winning a drawing, you must enter a hundred entries? Wouldn’t the cost of the postcards be greater than the prize itself?
Some things just can’t be bought with money. I love your thinking Konata! Tell that to those creepy old people that take part in enjo kōsai in Japan.
Prize drawings ———> twins? o.O I love how this series abruptly changes topics.
Hmmm… If Kagami and Tsukasa were to be identical twins (and technically take on the hair style of Tsukasa)… then Kagami would be suprisingly cute. But who cares?
I love her cranky personality much better. Tsundere~
Hmmm… what would it really be like to find out you’re really one-egg twins when all this time you thought you were two-egg twins? I would be pretty shocked. Of course, I don’t see much of a difference between Kagami and Tsukasa’s looks besides how their eyes and hair are drawn (they’re related characters so they can’t be so different either!). What sets them apart is their personalities. Kagami is soooo tsundere~ and Tsukasa is laid back and adorable.
Tsukasa and Kagami’s favorite colors >>>>> black and white cookies??? xD Konata wins.
No air conditioning is a bummer. ):
‘m behind Konata all the way! Baseball games always stand in the way of me and my cute little moes! Just kidding. 😛 A reply that’s expected from Konata. I don’t mind because they postpone Pokemon episodes, and I want to see the fanbase (or, at least, the English fanbase) squiiiiiiiirm. *cough*
The conversation about what they would wear on their marriage was of no use to me, seeing as I don’t plan on wearing a skirt on my wedding… (keyword is PLANNING (:)… and I probably wouldn’t wear a kimono because I’d most likely will get married in America.
I don’t really ask for help on video games unless I’m really stuck on someplace (*cough* multiple times on Zelda *cough*), because supporting Konata’s wise words, it would take a chunk of fun out of it for me. Now… will she actually do her homework… by herself?
Do visual novels count? Because it reminds me of something I found on the internet…
… Did I just see a Cromartie High School reference?
I don’t know if it was a certain… person that I know in real life that made me love ponytails… but I think I’m starting have a ponytail fetish. Taking these pics made me absolutely giddy.
Speaking of hair, I really never thought about how long Konata’s hair was. Damn.
It’s true that collectors hardly ever touch stuff that they buy that relates to something they like. But even though being an avid fan of lots of things, I’ve always used merchandise that I bought one way or another. Maybe this is due to my hatred of my older half-brother not letting play with his Darth Maul action figure when I was little, and kept it in mint condition (even though the box was not so mint… dusty). I saw it as pointless because he eventually sold it (well… maybe not so pointless), which makes Konata angry too.
Akira’s not happy because Miyuki’s apparently a turn on. But don’t worry! Akira’s popular with the pedophiles!
Much better improvement over the last two episodes. This episode gave me much more laughs and smiles out of me than both of them put together, I’ll definately keep on watching. Heh… I liked how they somewhat acknowleged Aya Hirano as Konata singing the karoke of Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu!‘s OP in the ending credits… Switching her child-like voice to Aya-mode like that was a little wierd though (OMG HENSHIN??!!!!11).
OP: “Motteke! Sailor Fuku” by Aya Hirano, Emiri Katou, Kaori Fukuhara & Aya Endo
“Why aren’t you in any sports teams, Kona-chan? You’re so athletic!”
“…I’ll miss my prime time anime.”
Eh, I’ve seen some pretty harsh reviews on Lucky ☆ Star on some other anime blogs. But to tell you the truth, I don’t think it’s that bad. Sure, the first two episodes weren’t exactly exciting or anything amazing. My opinion is that only strong otaku, such as myself (not that I’m obsessed or anything…), or people with a strong love for cute characters (… Such as myself…) should watch this anime.
Actually, I think that the reason why Lucky ☆ Star seems to get some backlash by some anime fans because Kyoto Animation is being too faithful to the 4-koma, and too faithful with some of their anime adaptions in general. I’d really like to see alot of differences between the anime and the 4-koma in this case (maybe the series expanding on the 4-Koma strips? Like expanding some of them into a whole 25 minutes? That would be hard though. :3)… it would surely be a different feeling from the other series produced by KyoAni. Another reason would be the hype it put out due to some joke scanlations of the 4-Koma… leading to the disappointed to the anime fans that the series isn’t what they’d thought it be. But meh, I like it just the way it is currently. Cute characters, sort of funny, something to pass the time, and giving me new outlooks on life… and the opening is really catchy (motte ike saigo ni wara chau no wa atashi no hazu~! ^^ Oh god… I’m turning into a weaboo :<).
“Which side is the head of a chocolate cornet? A burning question that has riddled me since
the begining of time this very minute…”
“lawl The otaku has been cornered.”
“OH NOEZ! It’s a provoked loli! Run for the hills!”