ED: 「ハレ晴レユカイ」 by 平野綾, 茅原実里, and 後藤邑子 (Hirano Aya, Chihara Minori, and Gotou Yuuko)
The opening song of this episode is like a parody song of an opening sung very poorly. But that was for the film and not the actual opening. I didn’t really like or hate the ending song; it was meh.
The first episode is hilarious. Well, technically it’s supposed to be episode 00. It features a poorly made film by our main character Haruhi (though it stars Mikuru, who is played by Gotou Yuuko) with all sorts of over-the-top effects and fanservice. Tomokazu Sugita’s voicing of the narrator Kyon only made it funnier. The quality on the film part is obviously poor, but it’s made to look that way. The real setting is animated pretty well (done by Kyoto Animation). I’m cautiously optimistic about the next episode, though I don’t know if I’m going to write about this show.