K-On! – Episode 9

“New Club Member!”
“Shinnyū Buin!” (新入部員!)

Azusa officially joins the club, but is shocked to find everyone drinking tea and eating cake instead of practicing. She yells at them when Sawako tells her off for actually practicing, but Yui manages to calm her down with a surprising tactic. Despite her objections, Azusa finds herself weak against Tsumugi’s tea and cakes. Yui herself is rather shocked that Azusa plays guitar much better than herself. Sawako brings a pair of cat ears for Azusa to wear, much to Azusa’s discomfort, leading Yui to give her the nickname “Azu-nyan”, as “nyan” is the Japanese counterpart of “meow”. Noticing that Azusa is a bit upset, Mio encourages the band to practice more, but the group quickly reverts to its lazy state. Azusa then becomes frustrated, wondering as to why the band members she admired at the live performance behave as they do. After Azusa expresses her frustration, Mio explains to her that she stays in the band because they have fun performing together and because they like each other, thus convincing Azusa to stay. Continue reading “K-On! – Episode 9”

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 9

“Mystérique Sign”
“Misuterikku Sain” (ミステリックサイン)

The website of the SOS Brigade website has been created, but it is composed of little more than the club logo. Coincidentally, the SOS Brigade gets their first case after the website goes up, in which the Computer Research Society president has been reported missing by Emiri Kimidori, who falsely claims to be his girlfriend. Upon going to his apartment, the club members see that he is nowhere to be found, and nothing seems too out of the ordinary on the surface. However, after Haruhi leaves, the others return back to the apartment where they enter a sealed reality somehow created by the president, trapped inside a data entity known as a camel cricket. Kyon and Mikuru watches as Yuki and Itsuki defeat the camel cricket, thereby recovering the president. It is later realized that the club logo that Haruhi had drawn was the catalyst for the sealed reality. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 9”

K-On! – Episode 8

“Freshman Reception!”
“Shinkan!” (新歓!)

The second year of high school begins. Ui Hirasawa enters the Sakuragaoka High School along with a girl named Azusa Nakano. The Light Music Club tries to gather new members by all means. Continue reading “K-On! – Episode 8”

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 8

“Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody”
“Sasa no Ha Rapusodi” (笹の葉ラプソディ)

On Tanabata, Kyon time travels with Mikuru on a mission exactly three years in the past. Kyon is guided by the future Mikuru to carry younger self, that she put to sleep, and is told to help someone. He finds a young Haruhi sneaking into her junior high school, and is forced to assist her, though keeping his name anonymous. After helping her draw strange symbols on the school athletics grounds, Haruhi questions him on the existence of strange beings, and Kyon suggests that they might exist because he knows someone like her at his school. After Haruhi leaves, Kyon wakes up Mikuru, only to find that she misplaces her time traveling device. They go to see Yuki, who helps them return to their proper time. Kyon wonders if he was the one who inspired Haruhi to attend his high school and start searching for strange beings. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 8”

K-On! – Episode 7

“Christmas!”
“Kurisumasu!” (クリスマス!)

Yui’s sister Ui Hirasawa remembers how Yui once attempted to give her a white Christmas when they were little, by putting pillow-stuffing on the tree outside. Ritsu decides to hold a Christmas party for the club, and while her initial plans of holding it at Tsumugi’s house fail, they eventually decide to have it at Yui’s house while Yui’s parents are on vacation. Yui’s friend Nodoka Manabe also gets an invitation. The girls decide to hold a gift exchange at the party, and go shopping for various gifts. Ui prepares a lovely Christmas dinner for the group, which gets a little out of hand when Sawako shows up out of nowhere. After the gift exchange, Yui and Ui end up giving each other just the right warm accessories for the winter. After the rest of the group leaves, snow falls and Yui and Ui decide to sleep together, though, unfortunately for Ui, Yui ends up hogging the sheets. In the New Year, the club decides to visit the shrine to make their New Year wishes. Continue reading “K-On! – Episode 7”

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 7

“The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya”
“Suzumiya Haruhi no Taikutsu” (涼宮ハルヒの退屈)

Haruhi has once again become bored. In an effort to alleviate some of this stagnation, Haruhi enters the SOS Brigade into a baseball tournament. Due to a lack of players, Tsuruya, Taniguchi, Kunikida, and Kyon’s sister are recruited into the team. However, the team is hopelessly inept, and if they lose, Haruhi might destroy the world. To remedy the situation, Yuki uses her powers to alter the course of the game. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 7”

K-On! – Episode 6

“School Festival!”
“Gakuensai!” (学園祭!)

It’s the day of the school festival. The club performs for the first time. Continue reading “K-On! – Episode 6”

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 6

“The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Six”
“Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu VI” (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱VI)

One night, Haruhi’s power is activated without her knowing, and both she and Kyon become trapped in a sealed reality at their school. As Haruhi goes out on her own, Kyon is met by Itsuki, who tell Kyon that Haruhi might have created this world to be alone with Kyon. Yuki contacts Kyon via computer and gives the hint of Sleeping Beauty as a means to return back. Kyon and Haruhi are forced to evacuate when blue giant entities appear and begin to destroy the school and the surrounding area. Using hints provided by Yuki and Mikuru beforehand in order to defuse the situation and escape, Kyon kisses Haruhi as he expresses his desire to return to the old world. It remains unknown whether or not this world is the old one or a new one, however the three other members are glad to see Kyon back again. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 6”

K-On! – Episode 5

“Advisor!”
“Komon!” (顧問!)

The Light Music Club does not have an adviser yet. Ritsu Tainaka blackmails the music teacher Sawako Yamanaka so she will be their club’s supervisor. Mio Akiyama writes a song for the school festival but they can’t decide who will be the band’s vocalist. Continue reading “K-On! – Episode 5”

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 5

“The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Five”
“Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu V” (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱V)

Kyon is dragged into helping Haruhi attempting to investigate what happened to Ryoko’s strange disappearance without notice. After a fruitless search, Haruhi tells Kyon about her earlier years, and how she changed from an ordinary girl into her present state. Later that day, Itsuki tells Kyon about the theory of the anthropic principle correlating with Haruhi, and he believes that Kyon is the reason why Haruhi was able to wish of such extraterrestrial beings to exist. Itsuki brings Kyon into a sealed reality, where the latter watches the espers destroy a blue giant entity subconsciously created by Haruhi. When returning to his house, Kyon is told by Itsuki to look after Haruhi. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 5”