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#1 Danikeety94

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:23 PM

So I have gotten into this series.

 

What are your thoughts about it? 

 

I definitely think it's interesting.

 

Still trying to understand it fully. I gather that somehow Haruhi basically controls what happens to the world unknowingly. If she gets bored with it then it will be destroyed...? And certain beings (Mikuru, Yuki and Itsuki) are there to make sure that doesn't happen. And not totally sure what purpose Kyon serves in the show yet... This could all be inaccurate information I know. Like I said, still trying to understand. But can someone tell to me if i'm close to understanding so far? lol.

 

And of course,

 

Who's your favorite character and why? :3

 

My favorite is Haruhi! ;D



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:02 AM

They aren't exactly there to make sure she doesn't wreck the world. They don't have the power to do so. Yuki Nagato is an alien; Haruhi wished aliens existed, and as a result, Yuki Nagato. Haruhi wished time travelers existed, and as a result, Mikuru Asahina. She wished for espers, boom. Itsuki Koizumi the esper appears. As a result of this, their various groups also come into existence, which is the root cause of the events involving Ryoko Asakura, the esper squad in general, and the rest of the crazy silliness. All of the main events come into existence purely because Haruhi wants it to happen, e.g superhero maid Asahina with magical powers, the thriller/mystery island retreat, and the widely-disliked (though I love it) Endless Eight arc in season 2.

 

I recommend watching the movie before you start season 2, it ties up a few loose ends in season 1, and leads into season 2. As well as being fucking awesome and furthering the Kyon x Haruhi pairing.

 

The reason/purpose Kyon has... well, it's pretty simple. He's the only person who initially tried to talk to Haruhi. Everyone else thought she was a weirdo and ignored her. Hell, he thought she was a weirdo too, but he tried to get past that and make friends with this cute loner girl in his class. This resulted in Haruhi sort of keeping him, and eventually it evolved to a point where she can't be without him, as seen in 

Spoiler

 

Another reason Kyon is where he is, is because the rest of the SOS Brigade use him as a mediator; it's revealed early on that telling Haruhi their true identities will lead to widespread insanity, so Kyon becomes the go-between. The plot of the movie builds on this, as well as throwing out some gamebreaking information should it actually become known to Haruhi.

 

Favourite character is Yuki. She's adorable and I have a plushie of her on my bed. Though I also like alt. Mikuru. Yuki is just so adorably deadpan and emotionless, which is how I apparently act at times.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:00 PM

I remember marathoning this with my sister one night. I don't remember half of it but I remember enjoying it. She got mad at me for watching the movie on my own when that came out.

 

My favourite character is probably Yuki, but I love all bookish characters so that's no surprise.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:09 PM

They aren't exactly there to make sure she doesn't wreck the world. They don't have the power to do so. Yuki Nagato is an alien; Haruhi wished aliens existed, and as a result, Yuki Nagato. Haruhi wished time travelers existed, and as a result, Mikuru Asahina. She wished for espers, boom. Itsuki Koizumi the esper appears. As a result of this, their various groups also come into existence, which is the root cause of the events involving Ryoko Asakura, the esper squad in general, and the rest of the crazy silliness. All of the main events come into existence purely because Haruhi wants it to happen, e.g superhero maid Asahina with magical powers, the thriller/mystery island retreat, and the widely-disliked (though I love it) Endless Eight arc in season 2.

 

I recommend watching the movie before you start season 2, it ties up a few loose ends in season 1, and leads into season 2. As well as being fucking awesome and furthering the Kyon x Haruhi pairing.

 

The reason/purpose Kyon has... well, it's pretty simple. He's the only person who initially tried to talk to Haruhi. Everyone else thought she was a weirdo and ignored her. Hell, he thought she was a weirdo too, but he tried to get past that and make friends with this cute loner girl in his class. This resulted in Haruhi sort of keeping him, and eventually it evolved to a point where she can't be without him, as seen in 

Spoiler

 

Another reason Kyon is where he is, is because the rest of the SOS Brigade use him as a mediator; it's revealed early on that telling Haruhi their true identities will lead to widespread insanity, so Kyon becomes the go-between. The plot of the movie builds on this, as well as throwing out some gamebreaking information should it actually become known to Haruhi.

 

Favourite character is Yuki. She's adorable and I have a plushie of her on my bed. Though I also like alt. Mikuru. Yuki is just so adorably deadpan and emotionless, which is how I apparently act at times.

*Claps* Nicely said. All of it. :) Thank you. I have heard reputable things about the movie from a few people, so i'm gonna watch it tonight!



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:52 PM

I'm really not a fan of anime, but the episodes I watched I enjoyed.

I may watch them all at some point


Because I can...


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:10 AM

Well, I came here read the name of the thread and remembered that I have to watch this, watched 3 episodes but it still is a bit weird.

The first episode was funny xD

I'll see about the other ones


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:20 AM

I just finished it (includenz the movie), it was next on my friend's queue of anermays that might not make me kill myself. After seeing it, I need to ask the question "What was even the point?". What did they even accomplish? What did they even do? They went to a baseball game, they made a movie, they put a time traveler in a bunny suit (the shamelessness of it all!), but that's all I really remember. Even though everything they did literally decided the fate of the universe, there wasn't really any tension for me (I don't think it was supposed to be tense, but if the universe is at stake, it should be), and I'm walking away with PTSD from the endless 8. Am I being to 'Murican to understand its genius or something?



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:09 PM

go on youtube and watch grarkadas review of this


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:30 PM

go on youtube and watch grarkadas review of this

I watched that review before I watched the show.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:23 PM

I watched that review before I watched the show.

I do that too.

That's how I decide what animes to watch :P


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