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Melancholy, broadcast order

Just finished re-watching the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, in broadcast order, rather than the chronological order I chose when I first watched it, though I probably saw it in broadcast in club.

I'd forgotten, or now newly appreciate, how obnoxious Haruhi is early on. Sociopathic, even. The contrast is probably increased by having read The Coin, and more recently been watching The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, in which she's still eccentric but a much nicer person. (Also that show got more interesting around episode 9, and even more so in 14 -- Haruhi suddenly gets an internal voice! Weird.)

Awesome band scene is still awesome.

Finale credits have I think two ENOZ members practicing outside, a detail you'd miss in chronological order, but easier to pick up when watching episode 12-12 and 14-6 in the same night.

I'm still agnostic on whether Haruhi is a secondhand god, wielding powers ultimately from Kyon. I don't like that theory, but I can see the ambiguity supporting it.

For a while I was thinking it hadn't aged well, but it does end on a strong note.

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In other anime news, Nanoha ViVid never got particularly interesting. And I write Nanoha slice of life fanfic. Fail!

Next: Houkago no Pleiades.

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