The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 22

“The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Three”
“Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki III” (涼宮ハルヒの溜息III)

The SOS Brigade continue filming, though Haruhi is displeased with the battle sequence. Haruhi conjures the idea Mikuru shooting laser beams from her blue contact lens on her left eye. With Haruhi’s powers, the beam turns out to be real and fires dangerous invisible beams. Yuki protects Kyon from the laser shots before tackling Mikuru and removing the contact lens. While Haruhi changes Mikuru into a bunny girl outfit, the others discuss the situation. After filming for the remainder of the day, Haruhi leaves insisting on a tight filming schedule until the festival, including working on a Sunday. Yuki uses bite-injected nanomachines to counter Haruhi’s effects on Mikuru. The next day, Mikuru shows some unwillingness to resume prompting Haruhi to pick her up. Also, Haruhi adds Tsuruya, Taniguchi, and Kunikida to be extras in the film. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 22”

Bakemonogatari – Episode 8

するがモンキー 其ノ參
Suruga Monkey Sono San
Suruga Monkey – Part 3

Inheriting a mummified hand from her mother, Suruga first wished on it in 4th grade to run quickly so that she could win a local race. Soon after, four of the competitors were hospitalized due to an assault from a monster dressed in a raincoat. Continue reading “Bakemonogatari – Episode 8”

Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 9

Episode II-IV Skewer

Everyone finds Jessica’s body in her locked room, while Kanon’s is nowhere to be found, having been erased by Beatrice. After the notion of Kanon killing Jessica is deterred since he gave Jessica his master key, the other servants are marked as the most likely suspects. Battler, meanwhile, finds himself unable to think of any way the crime could have been carried out while knowing the servants are innocent. Rosa sends the servants off, hoping to use them as bait to draw out the culprit. In the process, the servants stumble across Kanon, severely wounded but apparently still alive, who tells them that Rosa was the one who attacked him. However, it is soon discovered that this Kanon is a duplicate created by Beatrice. The fake Kanon attacks the servants, killing Nanjo and Kumasawa before being destroyed by the other servants.

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 21

“The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Two”
“Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki II” (涼宮ハルヒの溜息II)

Preparation for the SOS Brigade’s short film continues, with character roles revealed. It seems that they take on the roles of their true nature, unbeknownst to Haruhi. On the first day of filming, the club films the two commercials to advertise their sponsors, as shown in the episode “The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00”. They then film several scenes in a park, and Kyon points out that Haruhi did not actually write a script. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 21”

Bakemonogatari – Episode 7

するがモンキー 其ノ貳
Suruga Monkey Sono Ni
Suruga Monkey – Part 2

Hitagi says she believes that Koyomi was hit by a car. He says he stumbled, which she seems to accept. Koyomi goes to Suruga’s house, and finds that her room is filled with red books. She apologizes for beating him up the previous night. Continue reading “Bakemonogatari – Episode 7”

Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 8

Episode II-III Week Square

Krauss, Eva, Rudolf, and their spouses go missing, while the remaining guests find the chapel door locked. Rosa finds the chapel key inside the envelope Beatrice gave Maria, and everyone enters to find the missing people murdered inside, along with some of Kinzo’s hidden gold. After separating from the others, Jessica and Kanon are ambushed by Beatrice, who summons her legion of goat servants against them. Kanon fights off the goats until Beatrice summons two Stakes of Purgatory, Asmodeus and Satan, who kill Jessica and Kanon. In Purgatory, Battler and Beatrice suspend their game to determine how the first six people could have been murdered inside a locked room. Battler begins forming several theories, but Beatrice counters most of them, using red text to speak the truth. However, Battler manages to catch Beatrice off guard by theorizing that the culprit could have taken the key from the envelope, locked the dead bodies in the room, and put the key back where it was. Beatrice congratulates Battler, but remains confident he will submit.

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 20

“The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya Part One”
“Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki I” (涼宮ハルヒの溜息I)

Upon the start of a new term, North High School is preparing for the annual school cultural festival. Displeased with the class decision on a questionnaire, Haruhi tells Kyon that the SOS Brigade will do something more interesting. Influenced by a bad film the previous night, Haruhi commits the club for a short independent film with Mikuru and Itsuki as the protagonists, Yuki as the villain, and Kyon doing ‘menial tasks’ including the filming. Kyon and Mikuru accompany Haruhi as she negotiates shop owners for materials, such as an expensive camcorder and an airsoft gun for free upon willingness to sponsor the film. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 20”

Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 7

Episode II-II Early Queen Move

Battler and Beatrice begin their debate of logic vs. magic from Purgatory when the Ushiromiya family members gather for their annual conference. This time, however, Beatrice appears in the real world as an important yet anonymous guest. During that day, Maria is left outside by her mother Rosa as punishment for constantly talking about Beatrice. When Rosa returns to save Maria from the coming storm, Beatrice appears before them and hands envelopes to both of them. Meanwhile, Shannon discovers Beatrice’s devious intentions and decides to resist her. Later, when George proposes to her and asks her to give him her answer by the next day, she accepts immediately. During dinner, the siblings discover their guest to be Beatrice and eventually come to acknowledge her as a witch.

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Bakemonogatari – Episode 6

するがモンキー 其ノ壹
Suruga Monkey Sono Ichi
Suruga Monkey – Part 1

Koyomi needs to study for upcoming exams and is on his way to Hitagi’s house for help when Hachikuji appears and teases him about his one-on-one “study” session. Also on the way, Konbaru Suruga runs to meet him. Continue reading “Bakemonogatari – Episode 6”

Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 6

Episode II-I Middle Game

After one of the family meetings in 1984, Shannon admits to Jessica that she has a crush on George. However, Eva mentions that George will be taking part in an arranged marriage to keep Shannon away from him. Devastated, Shannon prays for help from Beatrice, who appears and makes a deal with her: in return for smashing a mirror in the island’s shrine that limits her power, Beatrice will guarantee George’s love. Shannon at first refuses, but in 1985, succumbs to temptation and smashes the mirror. In 1986, Jessica confides to Shannon that she has a crush on Kanon. Jessica manages to convince Kanon to come to her school festival, where Kanon is perplexed at seeing a different side of Jessica in public. However, he refuses to get into any relationship with Jessica, stating that people and furniture are never meant to be together. He then confronts Beatrice and accuses her of toying with people’s emotions. Beatrice merely laughs and says that no matter what happens, her power will return and the path to the Golden Land will be opened.

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