Garrett Goluszka June 17, 2007
The SOS Brigade, it is no inside joke; just about anybody who watches anime knows what the SOS Brigade is now. It was/still is the big thing of summer 2006. It has taught us god goes by the name of Haruhi. Then it has brought up the ending theme that almost everybody knows by heart, and some who even know the moves, but no one can forget it.
Ok, I’ve set up the anime here, now lets go into it. As I said The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was the huge series of summer 2006. Don’t get me wrong it is a cool series, I do/did enjoy it a lot, the ending is always funny and all of that. Though this was not the end all be all. There are better series, I do believe this series is a bit overrated. Now am I going to talk about how overrated the series is? Nope…well maybe a little.
First things first. Something that I have seen going around is how this series is now being used as comparison to other series. Case in point Lucky Star. Now like or hate Lucky Star, I really don’t care right now; but it still is much different than Haruhi. It isn’t hard to see that that the OP of Lucky Star and ED of Haruhi have some things in common. Yes it is the same studio as well. YES EVEN the same VA for the main characters. After that though, nothing really. All of these ‘reasons’ are not anything to base opinions about. I mean in the end the content for both is different, Lucky Star is more slice of life and humor. Haruhi had more of a plot and some serious moments as well.
Now this isn’t a Lucky Star post, so I’m going to just leave that there. What I do kinda what to go in, is how Haruhi is overrated. Now first I really think you can’t deny this fact, it is still being talked about and with the dub release it is not loosing stem. Now as I did say it is a good series, but it is just that huge thing that everybody still talks about. I think this series did hide some of the other series. Once word gets around about one big thing, thats it, it will be all over in a matter of seconds.
So in the end what I am trying to say is that Haruhi, while being a cool series did bring along its share of problems as well. It is now a tool for comparing and it had/has huge hype making it hard for some of the less popular stuff, that could be just as good to remain hidden.
Then if at all anything, it can be applied to other series as well, I just took the big thing and used that because I like Lucky Star and there were some other great shows that I think were overlooked. So, this thus ends another rant; hope you enjoyed and took something from it, or just went like “hey, right on”.
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