Monday, 10 December 2012

The Full Haruhi 'Melancholy'

Well, the first volume, anyway. I'll post the others when you've had a chance to recover from this one! This is the video of the first book, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. We shall move on to her Sigh, Boredom, and Disappearance in the later movies-of-the-books.

This one is long enough, over two hours – but I suspect a number of visitors here will be surprised at the sheer quality of the writing and storylining and will stick with it. It's actually very impressive overall (once one accepts the interesting basic premise), as I hinted a few days ago, and great fun. The downbeat battle-weary narration style of the main protagonist, Kyon, helps make it work even better than it otherwise might have done.

It's also very easy to get hooked. There are plenty of moments when you can pause the video and return to it another day, to give yourself a chance to come up for air(!)

I'm sure there'll be some here for whom it will fall flat, or be too manic in places; but I think it's worth everyone's while at least giving it a try – though there are a very few moments that might warrant a Parental Guidance (PG) caution, so it isn't quite suitable for the youngest viewers. Anyway, without further ado...

Welcome to the SOS Brigade and their adventures!

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