Hey, all of Haruhi fans….
This may not be Season 3 (and there will never be one) but at least you get something related to that.
Actually, you had a second season (a shitty one at that), a movie, and two spin-off shows.
You got nothing to cry about. Besides, you like this character, right? Yuki Nagato?
Yeah, that’s what I thought.
This is The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato.
Director: Jun’ichi Wada
Series Composition: Touko Machida
Music: Tatsuya Katou
Original creator: Nagaru Tanigawa
Original Manga: Puyo
Original Character Design: Noizi Ito
Character Design: Ikuko Ito
Art Director: Kenichi Tajiri
Chief Animation Director: Ikuko Ito
Animation Production: Satelight
Internet Streaming: FUNimation Entertainment
Licensed by: FUNimation Entertainment
Plot Summary: Taking place in the alternate reality of the world Nagato created, everyone finds themselves in different situations. Yuki Nagato, who is not an alien but a cute, shy bookworm is desperate to keep the Literature Club alive. With the help of her best friend Ryoko Asukura, who is no longer a psychotic killer and Kyon, a very sarcastic guy who is still very sarcastic whether he’s in the old world or the new one, do all they can to help Yuki. Later on in the story, Yuki meets Mikuru Asahina, a cute moe blob and Tsurya-san who is Mikuru’s best friend, along with Haruhi Suzumiya who is an eccentric girl with an interest in aliens, time travelers, and espers, and Itsuki Koizumi, a “mysterious” transfer student who attends the same school as Haruhi. The seven not only hang out together, but do all they can to help Yuki have hope and also help her blossom in personality.
First Thoughts: Wow, this alternate universe sounds……. really boring. The one element from that show being that one girl is basically God and the whole aliens, espers, and time-travelers aspect of that is gone. You remove all of that and you got a typical slice-of-life show, which the original show is anything but. So far, it’s mostly Yuki being the typical shy glasses girl that has a crush on Kyon and you got the bunch of friends who tries to push that and of course, the original characters and cast returns in either the same or slightly different roles. For what is it right now, you still got some of their signature antics here and there and a bit too moe for my taste. I know Satelight made this instead of KyoAni yet it wouldn’t made any difference in what the animation and character designs would look like.
However, it’s not a complete disappointment as you can see some shipping fans of two certain characters enjoying this.
But I think I rather WAIT FOR THE ENGLISH DUB, and that depends if this show will get a Broadcast dub.
(And no, I’m not sure if they’ll get the original dub cast back for this.)
Well, that is a wrap for looking into the season’s newest anime shows! I hope to enjoy 10 more weeks of whether this’ll be the spring that’ll improve or the spring that’s basically like last year (and I don’t want that to happen).
This is MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid, saying that I got finals to study for, so don’t expect much posts from me during the next two or three weeks.