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Nyoron Churuya-san #10
The occasional bits where Churuya is relishing a rainbow, or encouraging a lonely leaf feel really awkward in between all the other gags. I guess it’s meant to show Churuya’s indomitable spirit, but it’s too sentimental and feels out of place. On the other hand, I do really enjoy the ASAHAKURA gags. Her pursuit of evil-Kyon has probably been the most amusing part of the Churuya skits. I also love the ambitious chibi dust ball. If only dust were that cute in real life…
Haruhi plans to capture Santa by using Kyon as a trap, while the rest of the SOS-dan party dangerously.
This was the longest Haruhi-chan skit of the season. It also had the most sensible and involved “plot” as well. Seems like the writers put a little extra time in coming up with this story. My favorite part of the skit was when Haruhi bursts into the room having heard screams, she sees Santa, and the blush in her cheek, flushes to the front of her face, while her hair starts to jump in excitement. It’s a really endearing scene which is I think right up her alley.
Otherwise, I also liked the random pieces of continuity, like Kyon’s Halloween costume and Taniguchi trying to get rid of the kappa. I don’t know why, but I’m a geek for unexpected continuity.
We can argue about whether Nagato or ACHAKURA is the real star of the Haruhi-chan ONAs, but you’ll find me in the ACHAKURA corner. I get the sense that ACHAKURA’s seiyuu, Natsuko Kuwatani is just having a blast, going off-the-wall, voicing ACHAKURA, which makes me adore her character even more.
Also, they got me again with the continuity nod to Kimidori. I sure didn’t expect that talking balloon animal to become a recurring character. But I like the cut of his jib.