Oh, Kyon, I have missed your half way monotone narration. One thing has always bugged me about anime. For some reason, if a character is sleeping, they always have ridiculously thin sheets which cannot possibly protect them from natural temperatures. The good thing is, Kyon’s blanket actually has some mass. The bad thing is, his feet aren’t covered. Isn’t feet incredibly important when it comes to temperatures? I actually think that feet temperature control is more important than arm temperature control.
I was about to say BEST BLANKET MANEUVER EVER, but then I accidentally clicked some random key on my keyboard which changed my screen orientation from landscape to portrait. In other words, I am now reading sideways, and I don’t know how to change it back. Is this what Kyon felt when he got closer to Haruhi, that his worldview wront from landscape to portrait? What kind of person installed this function anyway? I can’t imagine any situation where a person would feel like shifting their laptop and reading from it like a book. This is very, very strange.
No, seriously, someone please help me. I don’t know how to turn my computer back to the way it was. Reading sideways is very painful. Please, someone help! I’m begging you! This computer didn’t come with a manual! Hurrah! Problem solved.
I just noticed that I repeated everything before this twice by accident… it’s deleted now but I’m surprised that no one mentioned it in a comment or something… orz
Oddly though, the guys can bundle up with layers and layers of clothing, but the girls are ok with just their uniform and a sweater. In real life, isn’t it the normal girls who bundle up and put on faces of shock for guys who run around in t-shirts in 0 degree weather?
It’s too bad that the conspicuous CG gets in the way of the background porn. Now that I think about it, I can’t remember any instance where the car in the background was actually hand drawn. Is this what they call the generation gap?
Oh, the irony, the pure, unadulterated irony! It is not Haruhi who is scheming, my dear Kyon, it is not Haruhi…
Ah, it is nice to see Haruhi burst into a room again. Considering that the last time I saw this was endless eight, this winder clothing is a VERY refreshing change of pace.
Love the little background shots. They add so much to the atmosphere.
It’s no Hare hare Yukai, but the little Haruhi figure at the bottom is definitely amusing to watch. Her air guitar is especially awesome.
Of course, cue Itsuki coming in to the room. Here, Kyon, a heat source that you can molest without problems! …did I just type that? No, no I didn’t.
And why is the picture so tiny anyway? It can be bigger and still show the little dancing Haruhi.
Some times, life throws us questions we simply cannot answer. For instance, why is there a greaky mast behind Haruhi’s face? Why are there flowers hanging upside down? Why is there a nabe pot when open fires are prohibited in the building?
I am flabbergasted.
I shared this moment with another girl who has absolutely no chance of this event occurring this Christmas. We groaned in unison.
Interestingly enough, Kyon stops blushing and paying attention to Mikuru’s screams of terror the moment Itsuki starts speaking, this shows the amount of care that he has for- wait, I’m not going there. I must promise myself to not go there again…
I have a confession to make. I secretly have a fetish for scenes shown through reflections. Glass, mirrors, water, it doesn’t matter. As long as it’s reflected or refracted, I love to- wait wait wait, I shouldn’t be typing that. Yes, I won’t.
but why 2005600 years?
I know that schools encourage “pure” lives in Asia, but not so actively in North America. I am interested in how it works in countries on other continents. The sad thing is that they’re like antibiotics, aren’t they?
…huh…a drunk Haruhi… That could either be extremely terrifying or really adorable…
No epic blanket roll? I am disappointed.
I realized why I’m so impressed by the animation now: Bakemonogatari was completely devoid of moving things in its backgrounds, and I don’t exactly live in a heavily populated area by large Asian city standards.
…Since I read the novels, I have now the sudden urge to skip forward a bit…
Ah, Ryoko, the resident yangire! I am SO glad I didn’t skip. Yangires always make things more interesting. Just think, what would have happened to Yuki if Ryoko was never there? That would have been an epic missed moment of awesome.
There it is, the crazy face I’ve been trying to avoid… Sigh… I really dislike it when normally calm characters start going nuts while the rest of the people around him/her thinks he/she’s nuts. The scene where he meets Mikuru and Tsuruya is especially bad…
Correct me if I’m wrong, but Kyon does not call Haruhi because her number is no longer in his cellphone. I whole heartedly understand that feeling. It’s sad, but due to the wonders of technology, I can no longer remember any number by heart other than that of my family members. I do not blame Kyon at all for not remembering Haruhi’s number.
On top of that, she’s practical. See that blanket she has? I wish I had that a few hours ago while I was losing the feeling in my limbs from the snow.
Wait a minute, now that I think about it, the black book at the beginning wasn’t specifically written in Japanese. Could it have been the code that she created which she was reviewing. It would have been fantastic if it was.
Oh yes, someone at Kyoani definitely has a fetish for reflective surfaces.
Also, that is one extremely creepy bear. Why is it that the cuter something is, the creepier it is when it’s destroyed/degraded?
This, I do not understand. The interface Yuki has impeccably neat writing, I know, but why would the human Yuki say that this looks like her writing? Even for someone with fantastic writing, this is a bit too much.
…guh, this post is just degrading to me rambling about reflections and how cute Yuki is, isn’t it?
..You know what? I shouldn’t force myself to do anything that I don’t feel from the bottom of my heart.
NAGATO YUKI IS COMPLETELY ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY DEFINITELY ADORABLE~!!!!!
…I should stop for today…
Well, this is technically tomorrow, so who cares? Continuing on with the Yuki onslaught! Mua hahaha!
…guh, I want to check if this is new animation, but I also want to continue watching the movie. It seems like it’s new though. If it is, kudos to Kyoani for not falling into the traps of so many other movie adaptions!
… I am disappointed in you once again, Kyon. Faced with such utmost sincerity and emotion, not to mention cuteness, there is no reaction from you other than THAT face? And THEN, you don’t even give a reply of any kind! Tut tut tut, you will face the consequences for this…
Hello there, consequences~
…did she always have eyebrows that huge?
NOW you have an reaction? After everything that Yuki has shown you, NOW you show emotion? Now that I think about it, Mikuru’s emotions are very straightforward outwardly, and Kyon definitely appreciates THAT. Is there no love for subtlety anymore?
The gates of hell? Sigh…why doesn’t Kyon see past the fourth wall and see how many people would love to be in his shoes already? Coincidentally, I also had hotpot yesterday, although it was Chinese style instead of nabe. Maybe that’s why I’m confused at the things on the table. Why is there rice? If they wanted carbs, there should be noodles in the broth. And why is there cola? I can think of no drink less appropriate for the occasion than Cola. Ok, maybe cola and milk mixed together is less appropriate, but still…
Was that mirror there before? I am shocked at the extent of the director’s fetish.
…and why is Yuki not in the mirror?
…wait, how does she know Kyon’s preferences? She SAYS that she heard it from Kunikida, but why would he tell her? In what kind of situation would such a thing pop up? My bet is that it’s embedded within her code to know Kyon, or at least stalk him enough to know such a thing. Then again, with Haruhi there, how can Kyon possibly manifest his fetish? It’s not like he can just stick in random reflective surfaces like the director.
Does that loli wake Kyon up every morning? I wonder how many people would consider than to be a fortunate thing.
Kyon just went up 2000 levels in awesomeness. He may now choose a class. Congratulations.
Once again, your level has gone up. Now, stop making your classmates think you’re on crack, then do a bit more of this and I’ll forgive you for what you did to Yuki. You’ll say that to Taneguchi but not Yuki? …Sigh…
Also, what’s wrong with that security guard? There’s a suspicious stranger at the gates and he runs off to get a doctor. If I was the director of the school I’d have him fired.
…Ok, I’m back. Also, half way point! Whoo!
You gotta love Itsuki’s run away face. I know that he likes Haruhi in this world, but oh wow, that would be a ridiculously mismatched couple. How can she be NOT COLD in that?!?!? Impossible! The only explanation is that she still retains some god like powers and makes sure that heat convection does not occur in the area around her.
Nooo! Kyon, you idiot, you made Yuki cry!
I love how they animated her hesitation though, it’s really painful to watch.
I like this reference to the elevator though.
Yes, Kyon, it would be VERY bad if you stabbed the wrong place.
…Am I the only one who is reminded of Negima here?
Once again, I am shocked at how characters treat clothing. How can Asahina walk around wearing nothing but a pair of pantyhose? Why aren’t her foot frozen and bleeding? Is this a testament to the quality and softness of Japanese roads or the quality of futuristic pantyhose?
A crazed yet calm Ryoko… YESSSSS What’s more, the soundtrack fits perfectly. Now that I think about it, many movies has orchestral tracks, but the same doesn’t apply for TV. I wonder why that is. Yes, please keep waving that knife around! It suits you perfectly!…ouch.
Falling down the stairs is definitely the most common excuse in anime. At least, that’s what my gut tells me. Off of the top of my head, I can’t remember a single instance where an anime character fell down the stairs. how strange.
Also, kudos to Kyoani for drawing Kyon’s bedhead and the gorgeous lighting. They really paid attention to every detail (well, except for curtains, Yuki’s curtains look hideous). Ah, catapillar Haruhi! This must be meme #1 (the other must be meme #2, of course, since Haruhi must be #1 with anything she’s involved in). KYON! WHAT ARE YOU DOING! WHY ARE YOU MOLESTING HARUHI’S LIPS?!?!?!
Interestingly enough, it’s Kyon who waves his hand and Itsuki who sighs with his hand on his face. Hmm… Maybe next timw Haruhi will wimper while Miruku cooly fights off a giant monster and Yuki cheers!
Oh, it was just snowing…I was about to say “Damn it baka Kyon, NOTICE that she’s looking at you already!” until Yuki’s movement crushed my shipping moment. Hello there, my wallpaper #2 (for some reason, I really love windows 7’s ability to show multiple wallpapers). Congratulations, Kyon, you have just risen 200000 levels in awesomeness. …guh, the shipper in me is screaming at the proposal pose, but I must silence it! …oh, who am I kidding?
Now, that’s a fantastic piece of writing.
NO. I can’t wait for the next installment in the Haruhi franchise. And you better not make me wait for 4 years again! This had fantastic art, music, acting, direction, and writing, and I am absolutely starved for more. There, are you satisfied?
Oh hindsight, this post took WAAAAAAAAAY too long to write, due to various interruptions, but it needed to be written. Long live Haruhi, and to everyone, MERRY CHRISTMAS!