Monday, 26 May 2008

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

What with Neo Magazine running a feature, and the DVD's coming out here soon, all of which I've got on order, I've been watching Haruhi again these past few days, and it's made me realise how much my life's changed since I last watched the show, and it's kinda fun enjoying it for completely different reasons.

The first time I watched it I was pretty out of shape, had little spare cash for stupid things, was pretty unsocial, had a rather lousy work routine, but was with someone, so watching it was something done with her, heck, aquiring it was always a silly 'race' between the two of us just for giggles.

Now I'm watching it because I want to see it fan subbed again before I watch it dubbed. I'm watching it because I have people I work with who also are getting it when it comes out here. I'm also getting the DVD's because I have the cash to say, yes, for the next 4 months I CAN spend £30 on Special Edition DVD sets. I'm also in pretty much the best shape of my life, and I'm looking into getting a silly job that's something I've always wanted to do. A GameStation is opening in town and I'm applying for the hell of it. I already have a full time job so its not as if I need it, but I've always wanted to work in video game retail, which is part of the reason I have the job I have now, it was meant to put me off working in retail, not to make me enjoy it more. Funnily enough, I've had this silly job 8 years now, and it was meant to be a bit of extra money when I was at college.

The best part is how I still vividly rememeber the show, despite my usual god awful memory, be it short or long term. Also, as I've improved as an artist I'm noticing a lot more detail in the animation, especially the fluidity of it all, and with me listening to a lot more music from various (mostly awful) sources now, I'm really digging Hare Hare Yuaki more than I should, again.

God I love this show. If it wasnt for Bebop it'd probably be my favourite Anime series of all time. Glad they're bringing the novels over here next year, I'll be sure to give them a read, it's just not the same reading a PDF.

~Until Next Time, Stay Frosty

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