Haruhi-chan, Churuya-san, we hardly knew ya

And so ends the season of The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan and Nyoron Churuya-san, fading away with none of the fanfare that the ONAs were initially greeted with (nice boat anyone?). I never intended to write about the short series, but since I’m a Haru-tard, I was probably fated to do so.

It wasn’t the second season that we were all waiting for. And in fact, once we got past the Kadokawa trolling, it seemed like everyone forget about Haruhi-chan and Churuya. At least, there wasn’t much buzz about it. Which is probably to be expected since they were mediocre and pretty forgettable, if not for the fact that they took advantage of the unstoppable Haruhi-hype machine. But with the ONAs having ended, and the Haruhi troll machine starting back up again, I figured it’d be nice to take a quick look back.

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Moe, moe… WTF? Koizumi?!

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Melancholy of Haruhi-chan 23, 24 and Nyoron Churuya-san 12… and a Haruhi-chan OP?

Haruhi-chan ONA 23, ONA 24 and Churuya-san 12.

I didn’t realize ONAs got their own OPs too. But this is Haruhi, so Kadokawa must realize that anything remotely Haruhi-related is merchadisable. It’s called Ima Made no Arasuji and features the whole cast. It’s ah… probably what you’d expect to hear from Haruhi-chan, hectic and pretty random. It’s amusing, but not something I’d listen to regularly.

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Melancholy of Haruhi-chan #9 and 10 and Nyoron Churuya-san #5

Kadokawa, pumping out the Haruhi-chan and Churuya-san webcasts again. I know they’re not putting a lot of effort into the production values, and I am very grateful that they release subbed versions with the original Japanese language versions, but I do wish they’d take just a little bit of effort to make sure everything’s up to snuff. I noticed at least 2-3 blatant typos in the first Haruhi-chan ep (“soup operas” comes to mind), which could’ve easily been caught if someone had spent 15 minutes QA-ing it. It’s not a big deal, but it doesn’t exactly scream “professionalism.”

Nyoron Churuya-san #5

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