December 16, 2019
I'm very "over" the Haruhi thing nowadays but I have fond memories of some of it, at least.
Posted by: GreyDuck at December 16, 2019 12:00 PM (rKFiU)
Posted by: Mauser at December 17, 2019 10:03 PM (Ix1l6)
Posted by: Ben at December 18, 2019 09:04 AM (osxtX)
Beg to disagree. I find the first season to be entertaining enough, but the second season was very much a monotonous bore (Something that the English VAs discovered to their dismay.). However, KyoAni's experimental production actually decreased my enjoyment of the series, and represents the classic 'Just because it is different does not mean it is good' - which was something that was apparent to me back when fans were gushing over how great Season 1 was (IIRC, one guy on AnimeTV actually called it the greatest series of the decade.). The original light novels were about as readable as Monogatari, and after a while, less interesting. I would prefer reading anything by Kinoko Nasu than have to read Haruhi again...Though at least it is better than the works written by Kazuma Kamachi.
In terms of production quality, I would agree that KyoAni did an excellent job, but I always found to their anime to be just a hair under the best, even at their best. There never seem to be enough difference in the quality to stand-out against, say, anime from A-1, assuming equal budgets.
Posted by: cxt217 at December 19, 2019 12:42 AM (LMsTt)
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