Monday, December 28, 2009
Anime: "The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya" & "Nyoron Churuya-san"
It's been some time since I did some anime review. This isn't really an anime either, just ONA (shorts) that Kyoto Animation did on two famous doujin works based on the Haruhi anime/manga/light-novel. If you have been searching online for random Haruhi doujins, you might have come across them several times. Kyoto Animation just brought them to life, preserving the art style for both doujins and throwing them to YouTube.
"Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-chan" casts Haruhi characters in mostly chibi form. There are some changes in the character's personality based on how most otakus view them from time to time. Yuki, for example, is somehow an otaku in the SOS-dan instead of her usual cool-headedness. There are also many random yaoi-like moments between Kyon and Koizumi. Otherwise, the characters kept their basic personality.
In short, it's mostly just for laughs, with each episode lasting only 2-5 mins long. "Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-chan" lasts for 25 episodes of randomness and comedy.
You have probably seen the doujin "Nyoron Churuya-san" is based on everywhere. Just typing "Nyoron" on Google Images brings up lots of its doujin strips. Basically, it's how everyone mistreats a chibi-Churuya, making her all emo and going 'nyoron~' at the end of every clip. It's rather funny to see that they preserved the art-style for this (everyone having the '-_-' face).
All they need to do now is to animate 'Kyonko' doujins and everything will be complete ^^
Episode 1 for both ONAs:
"Nyoron Churuya-san" 1
"Melancholy of Suzumiya-chan" 1