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xris 2006-04-13 07:14

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Episode 1 Discussion / Poll [2006 TV ep. 2]
 
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Oberon 2006-04-13 09:27

Got a perfect 10 from me. I went over the episode several times now and I still get captured by the great direction and pacing, comedic timing, the quirky characters and the wonderful animation. Favourite scene of the episode: Kyon's head slam. His groan of pain has me grinning every time. :)

Jumper 2006-04-13 09:31

And another 10 from me for this Episode. After the first Ep i wasn't sure if I will like this Anime, but the second Ep was really great.
After this Ep i have put Suzumiya as my No.1 Anime of the new Season. (even better than Nana and funier than School Rumble 2)

KiNA 2006-04-13 09:47

Never gave a 10 to an ep rating. Even the mighty cool archer's episode get a 9... Guess theres would always be a first o_o

Shirobane 2006-04-13 10:09

Whee! Suzumiya Haruhi finally got a proper forum! :D

10/10 over here!
to recap:
Haruhi's introduction of her random/aggressive personality sold me the first time, I've never been this excited about a character before solely based on two episodes.
Kyon recieving the brunt end of Haruhi's creativity sold me the second time. Actually it's more of the interaction between Kyon and Haruhi that won the day :D
Mikuru and the tortured muppet sounds sold me the third time. Simply could not stop laughing and after reading what Haruhi was saying while harassing Mikuru, was incapacitated with laughter.

Hmm maybe I shouldn't have rated the episode so high, since it seems that it will be getting better and better as episodes are aired...

Keitarou 2006-04-13 10:31

Well yeah, I tend to not give early episodes high ratings but Suzumiya Haruhi is an exception. I can't remember the last time a show made me this hyped about. Not even last year's Zettai Shounen and Kamichu! or School Rumble were on such a level. :)

The second episode finally is able to shine in all its beauty. The animation is stunning and lightyears ahead of most other shows. The high production values were already apparent in the first episode but you could only see the real thing in the last minute and the ending. This time you've got it for 24 minutes on the screen. Kyoto Animation banzai!

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Anyway, favourite scenes for episode two:

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sophismata 2006-04-13 11:22

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Originally Posted by Keitarou
Well yeah, I tend to not give early episodes high ratings but Suzumiya Haruhi is an exception. I can't remember the last time a show made me this hyped about. Not even last year's Zettai Shounen and Kamichu! or School Rumble were on such a level.

I understand what you mean; this series has generated new levels of anticipation for me, and breathed some life into what I feared was becoming a stale industry.

RedFrame 2006-04-13 11:45

how did Shuffle! get stuck on Suzumiya :p

sophismata 2006-04-13 11:50

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Originally Posted by RedFrame
how did Shuffle! get stuck on Suzumiya :p

It's an easter egg... And it's not shuffle per-sé, as I recall, but a magazine featuring shuffle.

darkchibi07 2006-04-13 12:41

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Originally Posted by sophismata
It's an easter egg; KyoAni are responsible for both works. And it's not shuffle per-sť, as I recall, but a magazine featuring shuffle.


Uh, actually asread (whom I found out that they also did Beyond the Clouds) did the animation for Shuffle!, not KyoAni. :rolleyes:

Shadowscar 2006-04-13 13:03

This episode basiclly was the gate way to a world of unlimited possibilities, i really cant wait to see were this series goes but more so

I love how in this episode she basiclly kidnapped that girl (sorry dont know there names yet but i will soon i hope lol) to be part of the group, and hoping she does more strange yet amusing things in the near future :)

Yashiro 2006-04-13 13:22

More awesomeness. I really do love this series. Espeically Mikuru.

Shinji103 2006-04-13 13:29

10 from me! :love:

Two words descibe this episode: HILL-ARIOUS (yes, I know that isn't really two words :p ) Kyon is an awesome narrator! :D

Haruhi = teh hotness! :D

DannoHung 2006-04-13 14:17

I absolutely LOVE how Mikuru hiccoughs when she gets scared.

However...

Right here, Right now,
Danno's gonna tell a little sad tale to,
to all you...
all you people out there...
Haruhi is my master
she has always been

She tells me what to do
She buys my Metallica records for me
and sometimes I think...

Thank you very much

Haruhi is my master

Akuma-sama 2006-04-13 14:34

Ok. I've watched this anime. I've stopped laughing (somewhat... I think...-gisg
..ok, back, sorry, I just remembered the ca 14605468
back again. Seriously this time... and I think I just broke my numpad.
ANYWAY.

This anime is TEH funnies on SO many levels... episode 1 was great, if a bit confusing (and funny in a "Manos, the hand of fate" way), but episode 2 really won.
Back in Shuffle, I simply loved how Rin's voice could go down two octaves and deliver dry comments for hilarious results; I can perfectly understand why his seyuu was chosen to be Kyon. He's perfect for the role; and it's not often I say something like that about a male seyuu! :heh:

As for the other characters... Haruhi is a total hoot. She's honestly the strangest Anime girl I've ever seen... and after Air, Mahou Sensei Negima and Lain, that's saying a lot! :heh: I absolutely like her randomness; she feels like a stubborn, somewhat agressive Luna Lovegood.

And I Love Luna Lovegood. So that's a good thing.

Mikuru... I kinda pity her; if I'd been her, I would have totally been freaked if
Spoiler for since it's the first time I actually mention something happening in the episode:


As for Yuki... I'm sure her Ayanami-ness will hook on to me pretty soon.

The episode 1 OP was painful, but the real one is pretty damn good.
The ED is excellent, though, especially for the animation; dancing Haruhi FTW!
Animation... general Kyoto Animation goodness, so nothing but flawless praise there, hope they can keep it up.
...and that's about it. I'll DEFINITELY be stalking this anime, like Haruhi after an Alien. :D

Iron Maw 2006-04-13 15:20

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Originally Posted by Oberon
Got a perfect 10 from me. I went over the episode several times now and I still get captured by the great direction and pacing, comedic timing, the quirky characters and the wonderful animation. Favourite scene of the episode: Kyon's head slam. His groan of pain has me grinning every time. :)

That and Haruhi's reasons for kidnapping Mikuru are what sealed the deal for me and Kyon's commentary was just too damn funny.

melange 2006-04-13 16:22

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The glimpse of Haruhi at the end of ep1 hooked me, and this ep slammed my funny bone to itty bitty pieces! Just listening to ultra-enthusiastic Haruhi speak is a narcotic in itself... :heh: I don't know what else to say!

Cyz 2006-04-13 16:29

aaw! poor mikuru, she got "abducted" :heh:

Radiosity 2006-04-13 17:42

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Originally Posted by Yashiro
Espeically Mikuru.

You me both, she's too cute for words. This is already my #1 currently airing anime and I'm hoping it's going to stay at #1. Great animation, characters, comedy, it's got it all. I so totally love this already :D

This is only about the 3rd time I've given something a perfect 10.

edit: Ok, so I don't feel like changing my Alice avatar, but I certainly just found something for a new sig.

edit2: Seriously, they couldn't have picked a better person to play Kyon. Tomokazu Sugita has the perfect voice for those narrations.

Vexx 2006-04-13 17:54

First time I've *ever* scored an early episode a "10" (I tend to think of this as ep1 and the first one as ep0 ... as apparently so do the creators).

I'm more a fan of Suzumiya but Mikuru makes the cutest little squeak noises, my favorite being when Suzumiya tells Kyon to grab Mikuru's breasts. I can't even pretend to mimic those noises.

"Do I know you from somewhere?" ... it is going to be very interesting to watch this play out if some of the spoil/rumors I'm trying to avoid hearing are true.
I just hope the series doesn't go ultra-tragic ... the chaotic energy being projected is just really uplifting.


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