Yeah, that's pretty much the only reason people care anymore.
I know I'm in a minority here, but personally I really, really liked the later books. I was under age when the show was airing and knew little about it, so no nostalgia goggles here. So either it's actually just a good series, or my standards are low.
I still enjoy it because the plot was a pretty good example of something new and mysterious without going slasher like another, umineko, and some other one with vampires taking over a village
If you've never spent hours thinking about the Haruhi universe's metaphysics then you're a pleb desu
kyon is a cool dude , i liked him. best part of it all for me personally was the shitstorm about the endless eight. i feel bad for people that weren't there when it happened. that shit was hilarious.
>I know I'm in a minority here, but personally I really, really liked the later books.
I believe the consensus opinion is that the later books were indeed better.
After haruhi, Japanese anime has changed a lot
The words "moe" was started to known to many people
Many sf or cgdct anime appeared,but no one couldn't make better than haruhi
Many characters started to dance in the ed
We still got
college Haruhi, the giftand lots of character development for pretty much everyone. Also, the two timelines mixing together with everyone arriving on scene and Koizumi going ham on that asshole was goat.. The payoff would be more than enough if the series didn't stop right after that
It's the cartesian question of our perception of reality. All things need evidence and in a world where all of your perceptions may be imposed on you by some higher power, what can you consider true and false? Kyon struggles with this dilemma, and must re-analyze his world from this perspective. It's like Descartes philosophy, but with more waifus.
Which is fucking stupid. If you can't make a show funny based on its own merits then it is shit.
>fuck actual story and comedy, lets just throw in throw backs to shows from a decade ago XD because our consumers are dumb enough to eat it up and we don't have to put any actual effort into it
I've heard the watching order is fucky for this show, what's the right way to watch for the firs titme?
It doesn't matter, best part is the movie anyway
I used to think the show was trash but I went back and rewatched it and realized it blows most anime out of the water. It's actually really good and I can see why I loved it as much as I did the first time I watched it and why it was as popular as it was. The movie is absolutely fantastic as well and is actually in my top three anime movies ever.
broadcast it is, thanks
>tumblr girl: the anime
the part when Asakura attacked Kyon the first time is when it gained my interest, before that I thought it was just boring generic shit, which it would be by today's standards
What would you want to see be in the next LN
if it's ever made?
More development for the Anti SOS Brigade. We barely got to know them in dissociation and surprise.
Also more Sasaki.
And that episode is better than the fucking anime.
Those were my exact thoughts watching that episode.
I want for the series to get closer to conclusion and possibly Haruhi starting to get some hints of the fuckery that is going on around her.
I swear for years I thought that "Surprise" was going to be Haruhi's surprise to the actual real world but it left me hanging.
She can feel these things, but keeps it on a subconscious level (i.e. Yasumi). She's not going to learn about everything before the story ends because she just doesn't want that, which shows how much she has changed
It was a pretentious mess, but it was bold and unapologetic about it, which is at least refreshing.
Shame about the pointless anachronism (i.e. over half of it) and the endless eight though.
Pretty much this, I mean the show is nice but this ensures lasting appeal
Full-on rimjob, no questions asked.
>wanting to skip E8 is understandable
What the fuck am I reading
Haruhi is horribly overrated. It's nothing more than a generic high school SOL that happened to have some CRAZY time travel thrown in.
Without the Endless 8 shenanigans, Haruhi would've been regarded as seasonal trash. If Haruhi aired today, it would've been forgotten in six months.
Pic related reminded me of Haruhi while I watched it just now.
Wish we had more straight forward female leads like them.
A good recent example is Charlotte. It doesn't completely imitate Haruhi, but it consisted of very similar attributes such as the eccentric female lead, the usual routine in finding adventure and new things (in this case for the sake of finding other people with supernatural feats), and so on.
Any reasonable critique of Haruhi must take the cultural milieu into account. You might think the show is "overated" because it is "generic," but the fact is it is generic precisely because of its influence on the genre. Everything from the animation style, the clubroom-for-a-fake-club setting, the SoL structure in a story filled with exciting sci-fi adventures... all these things no longer seem special when viewed alongside subsequent anime that feature them.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is often accused of being "overrated" for the same reason, i.e. "it is *just* a show about fourteen year old schoolkids piloting cool robots to save their city.
No one is saying Haruhi or NGE are flawless, but unless you take their genealogy into account - what came before them and what came after them - seminal shows will always seem "overrated."
I hate to admit it but this is probably why I was so fascinated with the character when I was younger. I don't generally like dominate women more than submissive but Haruhi is the huge exception.
Latest episode was actually decent, though.
I think anime tries not to overuse sprites to make it clear than anime =/= games. They even use different sounds effect when there's really no need to and fans would've appreciated fanservice. Basically, anime is full of shit.
It's woven tightly with the plot
Just realized something while reading LN.
Haruhi with her maniacal attitude, endless energy, and "I can't afford to lose" mentality, is basically Miles Naismith Vorkosigan
who happens to be one of my favorite lit charactersin a skirt.
And this gives interesting perspective on her character, because from Mad Miles' point of view, most of his crazy ventures were kinda rational
or at least rationalized pretty good.
What I love about Haruhi is that on the surface, it looks like a standard SoL with random supernatural elements. If you look further, its actually about how Haruhi goes from a megabitch and closed off to everyone to opening up more and finding the fun in normal life.
The mystery is also built up beautifully with a 10/10 climax that is completely lost if you watch it in chronological order.
>Building up to a satisfying and cathartic conclusion is "unnecessary."
The first season and the movie were better than the LNs. It was comfy. Good VAs. There was eye candy for every demographic on /a/. It also aired as /a/'s population was ballooning and appealed at the time to almost everyone.
>not being on /a/ for Geass Sundays
>not being on /a/ at the beginning of the eternal summer
>not being on /a/ when half the population was tripfagging and what are now reddit-tier memes were the essence of 4chins
>Goddess smiling at (You)
>still asks what's the appeal
The thought of dicking a fine piece of ass that would rewrite the universe for you.
He probably was glad that you have superb taste in women.
I always thought that was a homage to the deleted scene from Gunbuster.
Is Haruhi objectively the best waifu?
>will rewrite the entire universe for you
>will do stupid god things that will endanger your very existance
Yes. Yes she is.
this. though the show does fuck up some shit like the anthropic principle(or it may be that the character had no idea what he was talking about)
but it is obvious that Koizumi has the best model when it comes to haruhi, for nagoto's uses ambiguous terminology, and asahina's is unfalsifiable.
The way Kyon's understanding of time travel develops is rather spectacular.
Kyon knows that he will need to go back to the Disappearance world with the Asahinas-san in order for the ending to make sense, and he gets paranoid about not having a chance to do so. Then he wraps his head around the concept of predetermined events being inviolable, and realizes that as long as Haruhi doesn't observe any obvious time paradoxes, everything will be daijoubu. Then he realizes that big Asahina-san's existence proves that Haruhi doesn't fuck up the world too badly, and he becomes almost cocky about the whole thing.
Then that model starts to break down, and shit gets really crazy.