Sunshine in the Rain

I got up early yesterday morning to double-check and add ink to the circle application I’d drafted earlier in the week to participate in Sunshine Creation 34, to be held this October. I didn’t mention it here earlier as each time I’ve let out that I’d be applying as a circle to an event (several past Comikets, with an application process that would make America’s Internal Revenue Service proud) I’ve ultimately failed to do so and been left feeling slightly foolish with a 1,000-yen blank and useless application packet the only fruit of my doujin-inspired efforts.
This time, though, I managed to succeed – in applying, at least. No idea whether I’ll get in or not… but that’s putting the cart before the horse. Chronology, Chronology.

Schroedinger’s cat was in charge of Tokyo weather yesterday

When I left my house at ten in the morning it wasn’t raining. When I got to Ikebukuro two and a half hours later, it was. Very much so.
here comes sunshine
cunning Grateful Dead reference?

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuu-Utsu episode 12: Live Alive

featuring Hard Gay


Enjoy the school festival … NORMALLY, ok?


What’s this? Haruhi on stage? With a guitar?

And fortune-teller Yuki to boot?!

we want a rock

Kyon gets into the spirit

as does Haruhi

the first time she’s ever really felt special.

don’t forget the obligatory cute bass player!

Kyon actually does get into it. Really

the aftereffect of throwing a fistful of grass into the wind

This was, in my book, the best episode of the series. The animation quality was top-notch, we get character development, crazy cameos, riffs on Fumoffu, Yuki and Haruhi as replacements in a hard-rocking girl band, Mikuru’s class does a yakisoba maid cafe… this is basically the last episode of the series, (though there’s one left), and it was a fitting way to bring it all to a conclusion (that isn’t really a conclusion at all, of course). Haruhi banzai!
…Oops, didn’t mean for the post to end up quite this way. Guess I’ll write a bit more about yesterday’s outing in the next Mainichi update…

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0 Responses to Sunshine in the Rain

  1. Randall Fitzgerald June 19, 2006 at 9:25 am #

    This post reminds me, did you ever do that futaket update? I mean, we need pictures for that sort of thing, but I do enjoy the event reports.
    I guess we could look at the Genshiken animated series and point to Haruhi and say that some of the best shows end early. *sniffle sniffle* WHY MUST IT BE SO SOON?! the best show of the season, and it was so fleeting. DAMN YOU, CREATIVE MINDS BEHIND THE SHOW!

  2. Orbus June 19, 2006 at 12:18 pm #

    Anidb say two more… Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya V and VI.
    There, there. There are plenty of novels to use as source material, right? Maybe they’ll animate more. Haruhi seems to be insanely popular enough…

  3. T_T||| June 19, 2006 at 5:52 pm #

    Where’s the freakin’ chuu scene? Next episode? Or they leave it to the last, which is in fact episode 6 if I’m not wrong?

  4. Shiroi Hane June 20, 2006 at 8:38 pm #

    They really need to get the sealed reality bit out of the way before the end of the series, given that they’ve made past-tense references to it in two episodes and had that clue from future future Mikuru also.

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