So we all know that the Endless Eight arc sucked. If you liked it, well then good for you you’re special, but for most of us anime watchers, it sucked. You know what? I’m going to make a graph….no wait…..two graphs, you’ll see why as the post moves on:
As you can see, this graph does not cover the second arc of the series. That’s because I don’t want you to know how I feel about it yet. Did I like it? Did I hate it? You’ll have to read before you find out. Let me describe this graph first.
The first episode was, in my opinion, one of the best episodes in the history of the Haruhi anime series franchise. It had everything I could ask for:
- Time travel (something that actually follows the laws of time travel, if it were possible)
- Relation to previous promos (you know, those security video things? That really made this an awesome episode for me).
- Two different Mikurus (to be honest, the normal Mikuru is one of the most annoying characters ever in history, but the older one is actually cool)
- Awesome shit.
I kind of just threw that last one in there, but I’m sure there was more awesome shit I forgot, so there you go. Next came the Endless Eight:
The Endless Eight arc started off with what seemed to me like a filler episode. I watched. I thought, “What the fuck is this. This is stupid.” Then came the second episode, and it was almost the same one. I thought, “Hmmm.” Then came the third episode (or was it the second), and the whole idea of time recursion came up, and I thought, “Fuuckkkkkk yeaaaaa.” Then they never fucking ended it, and the whole arc became very easy to write about, thanks to the wonders of copy and paste. Then that ended, which yielded to happiness of me, Glo the president of the world. Then came the next arc, The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya. This of course, means, I have to update the graph (which already may contain one mistake):
So from the graph, you can tell that with the *Sigh* arc, came a steady yet gradual rise in my liking of this season of Haruhi. Of course, after the shitty Endless Eight arc, it couldn’t really get worse. Unless I’m a retard, this arc is about the movie that was shown in episode 1 (or 11) of the first season of Haruhi, but it contained a lot more coolness, and a LOT more awesomeness, and as it progressed, I slowly saw the Haruhi of old. Then, in episode 24, the cat talked, and that made the show fucking awesome (as you could tell from the graph). Actually, can we get a shot of that cat? What’s his name, Shamisen?
The cat then goes on to challenge the entire concept of human language with the group, and sounds like a philosopher, which just makes it that much better. However, no matter what arguments Kyon seemed to make, the cat persisted with it’s own ideas, because, as you know, cats don’t care about anything you have to say. I especially liked the end where Kyon told Haruhi about how Yuki, Miuru, and Koizumi were each an alien, time traveler, and esper respectively, and she didn’t believe him at all. Awesome ending. I now want more. Oh! The season is apparently over! Looks like no more Haruhi for another 2 years or something like that! Blllleeeeeeecchhhhhh. Either way, I felt like the show rebounded greatly after what I thought was a pretty poorly converted arc (the Endless Eight arc should have been four or five episodes in length, then it would have been perfect). That’s all eye really have to say. Thank you for your patronage!