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.
Geez, even Shamisen is bagging on Churuya. And he was such a nice kitten. Alright, I’ll be very blunt. Churuya sucked this week. I mean, it’s never going to be award-winning, but all the gags were pretty lame, and while I always appreciate a ASAHAKURA appearance, even the punchline in her skit was pretty flat.
Haruhi-chan’s back – as Oprah, and her first guess is they very naggy Kyon, who immediately finds fault with everything Haruhi’s doing. Unfortunately for him, when he’s not torturing Churuya-san, he realizes he doesn’t have anything worthwhile to say about himself. Luckily for the crew, Koizumi comes in with some nifty scenario planning to save the day. I’m looking forward to more aliens and espers in future episodes. All in all, it was a fairly amusing episode, but again, I got the sense that they’re being lazy with their jokes. For example, the whole cut to Mikuru-chan scenes left something to be desired.
Meanwhile, I’m always happy to see more of ACHAKURA. And no offense to the OG AA+ Asakura, but I like this version of her the best… even if she does have sort of creepy tentacle feet or whatever those little nubs are. It’s clear to me that the writers – after some experimentation – have struck upon an unlikely but golden tag team duo in ACHAKURA and Kimidori. I loved the forced drama Kimidori sacrifice scene. These two kids crack me up.