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Suzumiya Haruhi-chan – 07 & 08

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Haruhi rallies the gang for a scavenger hunt! Sounds pretty pedestrian until they find out what they’re supposed to be looking for. The first item? “Kokoro no kabe” – barrier to one’s heart – Kyon’s quick thinking nets him a confession to Itsuki, which sends Haruhi into shock, which creates an alternate space, which forces Itsuki to saddle up…

And somewhere, Shiraishi continues to get ignored.

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Not sure about this one – it’s most likely some Japanese tradition where they throw soybeans at a guy dressed up as a demon. And then stuff an entire sushi roll into their mouth. And Shiraishi gets left out again.

Then, the Yuki-Achakura saga continues, with Yuki setting some Kakashi-level trap to bag Achakura, then dresses her up as the princess in a hina matsuri doll setup. Pet, baby, doll – maybe in the next one she’ll be a grapefruit?


Dammit Kadokawa, don’t get anything from them for a week, then all of a sudden they throw three episodes out? Scheduling guys, do it!

This week saw the return of Tsuruya-san, this time in her 1/2 scale non-avian form, and Shiraishi, which continues to remain the collateral damage of Haruhi’s whims. I should also point here that I just realized that he’s actually Taniguchi in this anime, and I’ve been calling him Shiraishi this whole time… oh well, it’s probably funnier this way.

These episodes have vastly improved since the first one, both in story, length, humor, and animation quality – I’m half expecting at this point for them to just continue improving them until it magically transitions into season 2, but that would mean the evil Kadokawa boss is sitting somewhere laughing his ass off, and I can’t give him that. But I really hope season 2 does come, and that it retains some semblance of balance – the second season of CLANNAD got off to an odd start, but once it started going through the story arcs again it regained its original feel – and hopefully the next Haruhi can echo that.

Wait, why am I talking about season 2? Dammit, that’s the whole point of these damn shorts, isn’t it!

March 6, 2009 at 5:36 pm
  • March 6, 2009 at 5:51 pmGStrike-


  • March 6, 2009 at 6:09 pmNecoDelero

    Koizumi’s face was priceless. Left me laughing for a whole minute.

  • March 6, 2009 at 6:11 pmLQY

    The Evil Kadokawa Boss: Well, do you prefer to buy our newest doll of Achakura Ryouko who is dressing out like a little princess?

  • March 6, 2009 at 6:17 pmKyuusei

    Haruhi’s expression after Kyon’s confession was pure win.

  • March 6, 2009 at 6:22 pmdmo

    Kyon : Koizumi, suki da.

    Haruhi : o____o

  • March 6, 2009 at 6:26 pmTadloS

    Episode 7 was epic.

    Kyon- I love you Koizumi.
    Koizumi- hilarious expression of gay xDDDDDDDD
    Haruhi- ~..collapsed..~

  • March 6, 2009 at 7:06 pmMaimeDaifuku

    Too much Lucky Star, ehh? Don’t worry, even I forgot his name -.-

  • March 6, 2009 at 7:15 pmithekro

    What they need now is for Ryoko to be dressed in green gothloli outfit and a watering can….

  • March 6, 2009 at 7:43 pmcbhl

    While I sort of understood 8, I found 7 was funnier.

    And now that you mention it, he name /is/ Taniguchi, isn’t it? Grr, this still reminds me of lucky star at times. For better or worse.

  • March 6, 2009 at 8:48 pmanimekritik

    lucky star and haruhi are merging into one. I knew this would happen!

  • March 6, 2009 at 9:18 pmmagnumslinger

    I wonder how many people died when Kyon said “that”

  • March 6, 2009 at 9:26 pmmagnumslinger

    Technically, Haruhi asked for it, what Kyon just did. After all, she wrote that on the paper in the first place.

  • March 6, 2009 at 9:35 pmmagnumslinger

    “but that would mean the evil Kadokawa boss is sitting somewhere laughing his ass off”

    Why do I have this strange feeling that Haruhi is Kadokawa’s boss?

  • March 6, 2009 at 9:45 pmKaisos

    I love how Oniguchi is full-size for some reason.

    And Haruhi being Kadokawa’s boss would explain all the trolling they seem to do.

  • March 6, 2009 at 9:50 pmFat Cat Lim

    Oh god, was that an AIR reference by Shiraishi at the episode of Episode 07?

  • March 6, 2009 at 10:42 pmkitsune

    ep 8 is actually about two japanese holidays, the bean throwing is setsubun, and the doll one is for girls’ day

  • March 6, 2009 at 11:30 pmMmm

  • March 7, 2009 at 12:59 ammegalith

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Boy that was just awesome. I loved the facial reactions. Koizumi was like some girl struck by love. XD

  • March 7, 2009 at 5:19 amlaughhe

    lol… Moe-fied Koizumi is the spotlight for that episode 07

  • March 7, 2009 at 6:25 amSammy

    This series became quality. 2D > 3D, in all things.

  • March 7, 2009 at 9:26 amDamn.

    Reference overload. Hilarious episode yet again. Anyone see how fast Yuki ate the sushi? :P

  • March 7, 2009 at 3:21 pmarigatou

    I hope there supposed to be an episode where everyone is gender-bended… and follow the Gender-bender character names Kyon-ko meets Haruhi-chan

  • March 7, 2009 at 3:30 pmSavofenno

    About throwing beans, see Urusei Yatsura TV ep.3. Or better up, Google “Setsubun” or search for it in Wikipedia.
    This is standard stuff for us OLD otakus who`s been along since 80`s.

  • March 7, 2009 at 3:39 pmFrank

    Lot’s of ????

  • March 7, 2009 at 7:50 pmItAintEazy

    Are you ever going to blog Kodomo no Jikan: Nigakki, jaalin?

  • March 7, 2009 at 8:03 pmjaalin

    lol i didn’t even know it was out… i’ll take a look at it

  • March 7, 2009 at 8:24 pmItAintEazy

    All right, thank! I’ve read your summaries from last season like 10 times – they never grow old, lol!

  • March 7, 2009 at 8:27 pmPutang

    o_o… well I guess the confession is better if you imagine him in his genderbended version instead cause thats what it looked like for a split second :D

  • March 8, 2009 at 12:06 amjonaht

    Here’s the link for anime spring 2009 preview. Have fun.

    Spread it~

  • March 8, 2009 at 1:44 amEvilDevil

    OH GOD!…

  • March 9, 2009 at 9:23 ammagnumslinger

    Haruhi’s messing with our heads. Making us think there won’t be a season 2.

    That’s it, I’m going to use the Jedi Mind Trick.

  • March 9, 2009 at 7:12 pmwoahm4gawd

    :D Nagato-chan~