There's like 4 different episode orders for this show. What's the best order?
I watched it in chronological order
Watch chronological order if your IQ is below 100, if not, broadcast.
Also pace yourself, don't just watch one after the other. Spend at least 10 minutes doing something else inbetween episodes.
>Watch chronological order if your IQ is below 100, if not, broadcast.
You have that backwards only sub 100 IQ retards can't handle a show that doesn't follow the cookie cutter format of having the climax at the end, which Kyoani knew their fan base at the time was mostly comprised of, which is why they had to butcher it.
Don't be a fag watch it in broadcast order, the way its meant to be watched.
Watch it in chronological order.
People who tell you to watch it in broadcast order are trying to recapture something which is impossible to recapture. Basically you have two options:
1. Chronological Order
2. Watch season 1 in broadcast order one episode per week. Now wait three years. Then watch season 1 and 2 in mixed chronological order, again, one episode per week. Then wait another year and watch the movie. Otherwise you're not getting the AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE AS IT WAS INTENDED.
Watch it in chronological order.
There is no real reason to watch it in Broadcast Order, since the finale has a good climax; The finale being Dissappearance.
Anyone who suggest Broadcast order is a lowly usotsuki-kun and really needs to uzendayo.
My friend watched it chronologically, but she said it was very confusing, so now she's going back and rewatching in broadcast. So basically just watch it in broadcast so you don't confuse yourself
What are the other 2 orders besides chronological and broadcast?
You either watch season 1 in broadcast order then season 2, or 1 and 2 together in chronological order. Chronological leave you with an anticlimactic ending, but it's up to you how you want to watch it.
>been putting off watching the show because the viewing order is so debated
>it's the same every thread
my suffering is absolute
>not experiencing a masterpiece because of something /a/ did
skip it all and just watch the movie
fuck this made me chuckle
Are you a fucking retard?
Need to watch everything to understand the movie.
Broadcast Order is the way it's intended to be watched, if you like it enough you can just go back and watch it in a different order later.
>Broadcast Order is the way it's intended to be watched
Massive oversimplification belies a fundamental misunderstanding of the production and material.
Literally posted the worst version of a shit chart.
Sorry friend, nobody should listen to you.
Broadcast increases the complexity and has a more ordered ramping up of experiences. It's also more creative, you get to see something different rather than the same kind of lel supernatural highschool fantasy drama cynical MC that you're probably sick of by now.
Because haruhi really isn't that great, so you should rely on gimmicks.
Here, despitre your shit opinion, have an upscale.
>the way they purposefully aired it is not the way they intended it to be veiwed
I'm really not seeing your logic.
And, what would be a better version of that chart then? As far as I can see, it explains the basics of what you need to know from a neutral standpoint.
Broadcast order is so much better to the chronologicalorder, it's ridiculous. The two aren't even comparable.
The best example of this is 'The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00'. In chronological order, the entire episode is nothing more than a weak punchline to the Sigh arc. You know everything that's going to happen in it, the only addition is Kyon's snarky commentary.
In broadcast order, however, it becomes one of the greatest first episodes in all of anime. The roles of Mikuru, Yuki and Koizumi are loaded with foreshadowing for their true identities. Kyon's narration gives wonderful insight into his character, whilst Haruhi, who has absolutely no presence in the episode before the end, is perfectly introduced by revealing that not only is she the "Ultra Director" responsible for that abomination of a student film - she's proud of it, too.
And I could make cases for the order being perfect for all the episodes of the broadcast version. Ishihara and KyoAni didn't just rearrange the plot for gimmick reasons, they made an effort to create one of the best viewing experiences possible out of the light novel material.
Anyway, the best way to watch Haruhi is to watch season 1 in broadcast order, then wait a week or so, watch season 1 and 2 together in the 2009 chronological order, then watch Disappearance.
If you're determined to watch it anyway, do it in the scrambled airing order. The resulting confusion makes it a bit more interesting, it might even create an illusion of depth. In truth, though, it's a pretty mediocre show.
Don't listen to these fags. Just watch the chronological order. Then rewatch it in any other order if you like.
>missing on the greatest animated movie of all times
>the greatest animated movie of all times
I'm triggered because this is spouted by a lot of retards on /a/, which led me to have way too high expectations for both the series and the movie. It's partially my own fault, of course, knowing how delusional /a/nons can get about their waifu's franchise, but it makes me sad to think that other's might make the same mistake as I did
>getting triggered by other people opinions
>l-let's call them delusional and waifufags
>implying waifufaggotry doesn't completely distort one's judgement
>implying two thirds of posts in an average haruhi thread aren't variations on "mai waifu, if only I had my own haruhi IRL ;_; " and "sex goddess, muh dick, S3 when"
I don't like a single girl from Haruhi and I think it's a masterpiece.
>implying two thirds of posts in an average thread on /a/ aren't variations on "mai waifu, if only I had my own version of her IRL ;_; " and "sex goddess, muh dick, S2/3/4 when"
>/a/ is filled with sex-deprived losers
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Broadcast order is irrelevant now that there are "season 2" episodes and a movie to top it off
Hang on, surely the order of the Japanese Home release would have the final say? Were the DVDs in chronological or broadcast order when originally released? Kyoani would have had to decide then, right?