Hilarity ensues as Haruhi and friends are chibified and have the eccentricities of their personalities magnified to explosive proportions! Haruhi comes up with crazier activites for the SOS Brigade, while Kyon valiently tries to keep up with witty comebacks. Nagato has become a hardcore Otaku and keeps a miniaturized Ryoko Asakura as her personal play toy! Mikuru's gullibilty reaches new levels as Haruhi and Tsuruya come up with ways to take advantage of the poor girl. If you are a fan of the original Haruhi series you will most likely enjoy this series as well. By itself this is a series filled with great short skits and amusing punchlines.
Story This series is not really much for story, being that it is a short skit and gag anime. If you watch the original series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya then you get the background story behind the skits and that helps the punchlines reach there full comedic potential but this is still a good series by itself. Try not to worry about the lack of a regular plotline with this series, it is not meant to be viewed as a series with a significant story.
Animation The animation for this series is made to emphasize the characters humorous reactions and interactions with each other. Not an overly sophisticated style but it helps make the characters funnier to watch. The charm of Haruhi and the gang makes them an amusing and endearing group. The reactions of the mini-chibi Asakura-san are especially cute and hilarious.
Sound Nothing spectacular in the sound department but the music and gag noises work well with the comedy.
Characters This is where this series really shines. The characters are hilarious! Otaku Nagato knows no bounds as she plays tons of computer games and teases Asakura-chan mercilessly. Haruhi is continuously scheming and her plans tend to make life difficult for the easily targetable Mikuru. Koizumi tends to watch from the sidelines with a smug expression. Tsuruya and Mori-san the maid develop a fighting rivalry. Meanwhile Kyon does his best to keep the world safe from the chaos of the SOS Brigade whilst increasing his repertoire of smart remarks. Took off half a point due to lack of character development, but that's not what this series is about.
Overall Filled with laughs to beyond the breaking point this is a great series if you're looking for something funny and in no way serious. The short 2-5 minute episodes throw punchlines faster than a superpowered dodgeball player and will have you more hooked than a computer game addicted Otaku! I'd recommend this series for anyone that wants to watch something light-hearted and amusing.
Btw I rated this as a gag anime, while it's great for a lot of laughs it lacks a fleshed out story you'd find in your average anime. For that watch the original Haruhi.
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