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When they aren’t rehearsing, what are the girls of the Keion-bu really up to? While Yui spends countless hours pondering what Mio’s forehead looks like or how Mugi’s eyebrows move, Ritsu terrorizes everyone with her camera. From discussing Mio’s underwear and what Yui was like as a child to deciding what kind of animal everyone would be, there’s no shortage of conversation to entertain the girls of the light music club.
Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?
When you think of the plot series of Angel Beats some how it just translates right away into The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The whole entire feeling to the show is similar with a group of kids in a school setting fights against supernatural phenomenon. The lead heroines are spitting images of each other putting on a gutsy attitude while leading the protagonist around in a world completely different from what they are used to.
Kazuya Hasukawa is distraught. Having just lost his first love to his older brother, he is unable to cope with the beautiful new wife in the household. Moving to the prestigious Ryokuto Academy, he finds he has been assigned to the Greenwood dorm - the home of the school weirdos and rejects. From a gender confused roommate to an adventure through a fantasy world, Hasukawa's dreams of a peaceful life are shattered!
The first two shorts feature the original Seed cast and deal with an attempt by Yzak Joule to reclaim his his honor from Athrun Zala after having been one-upped at seemingly every contest with him since his childhood. The last two shorts feature the Minerva crew sent back in time on comical missions from Gil in an attempt to disrupt key events of the Seed era with disastrous yet hilarious effect.
Both of these shows are cute chibi parodies that poke fun at their main series. They also are fairly random and funny and use the same type of humour. If you're a fan of both series, and enjoy of of the specials, then you should enjoy the other as well.
Everyone has a circle of friends they hang out with. But even within a small group there are smaller groups of friends, best friends and, here's where it gets complicated, boyfriends and girlfriends. Sometimes relationships just develop in a way where you're not exactly sure what you are to the other person. Which is the problem Tsukimi has when it comes to Io: he seems to be totally clueless about how she's starting to feel. It's a puzzle she'll have to solve in Place to Place.
And I was saying how both The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Acchi Kocchi were reminding me of each other due to the male lead, but still being quite different in style. Well... there actually is a The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya spin-off that is closer in style to Acchi Kocchi. Yeah, we're talking about Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuutsu. If you've seen one and liked it, then go watch the other one.