The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya
March 15, 2009
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Yes, Haruhi-chan! It’s an ONA, Original Net Animation, meaning it’s released on the (inter)Net. Haruhi-chan is obviously based on “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”, an anime that got quite a fanbase (and also makes the biggest part of my figurine collection~). After the successful first season of the anime, people wanted more! While we all still wait for season 2 to start, we get this series of 5 minutes per episode. Haruhi-chan follows the chibified form of the members of SOS-Dan, I’m guessing after season one of the anime. It seems more characters are in the Brigade now though; Taniguchi, Kunikida, Tsuruya-san and even Kyon’s sister are pretty much there the whole time. It also shows Asahina Ryoko is still on Earth. She incarnated, but turned out to be the size of your average 1/6 scale figure~ So obviously Yuki keeps her in her apartment as a pet!
There currently are 10 episodes, but 1-5 are already taken down of Youtube, meaning the hoster, Kadokawa, only keeps them live for a few weeks. Though, that’s okay, because the first four eps were computer generated and it didn’t look too well. Episode 5 and up are drawn in Lucky Star style~.
Luckily nothing is safe on the internet and Shamisen-subs have ripped them all, making them in wonderful upscaled MKV files!