What's the best way to watch this series?
Also, is it worth it?
Didn't we already have this thread
It doesn't matter. However, my OPINION is that it should be watched broadcast order, since haruhi is not that good, and you need to stack the gimmicks up for it to be interesting.
Broadcast order is better because you get the fun of figuring out how the story unfolds yourself and trying to guess what happens (happened) next.
On the other hand, the literal climax scene of the chronological order is the main character buying an air conditioner. If you watch it in chronological order you'll be bored as hell, trust me on this.
this should be considered a filler episode, why do people recommend watching it first?
back when I first watched Haruhi (three years ago), I watched this episode first and nearly dropped it because of how silly and retarded it seemed.
>I watched this episode first and nearly dropped it because of how silly and retarded it seemed.
Broadcast order, first season only. Totally worth it. Not worth building up much expectations for - the impact the show made had a lot to do with the specific time it came out.
If you're really itching for more afterwards, try chronological order (both seasons). If rewatching all the episodes bothers you, skip the second season entirely. It's only really worth it if you're enough of a fan that you were going to rewatch it all anyway.
>only talks about seasons
Movie was a much bigger hit
The chronological climax is the movie, so fuck you.
Anybody who likes prefers the 2006 broadcast either pretends to live on that year or thinks artificial confusion is good. Baccano and Durarara were writtne in that way, but Haruhi wasn't so watching it some other than chronological makes you lose a lot (eg. the character development of Haruhi, one of the most important moments being related picture (which happens on an episode you are telling to skip entirely)).
Nope, it was in the novels.
Forgot to also quote >>138836697 on >>138837371
it's slice of life anime but with a twist, the twist being the main girl is basically god and can contol reality but she isn't aware of it. only people who are aware are her friends who include a timetraveller, an alien and an esper. so basically they do slice of life stuff but really they're trying to damage control all the stuff that haruhi is doing
i just got finished watching the series and the movie and i enjoyed it a lot. i've been off anime since maybe 2009? but got back into it recently.
Is it really that good? It seems to me that the fanbase is cancer I watched the first five episodes five years ago, and it didn't leave any great impression on me. i drop it because it didn't captivate me in any way, besides you need a god damn instructions manual to watch it.
It's better to watch the series first to have better understanding of the characters. If you really don't want to, you should at least know the premise and have watched first ep of season 2 (Bamboo Leaf Syndrom).
It's only 22 episodes long if you skip Endless Eight so I'd watch it if I were you, unless you can't stomach SoLs.
>he doesn't know
>he doesn't know
Of course I don't know that's why I'm here, you're only making the series look more pretentious and the fanbase more cancerous. But thanks for clearing that out.
It's always fun to see people discover that glorious shitstorm