Akikan! – OVA

“Perfection!? The Hot Spring Panic”

Everyone goes to a hot spring, with Najimi arranging for a cold spring to be prepared for the Akikans. However, Yell and Budoko are a bit objected against Yurika having her way with Najimi and Misaki. Meanwhile, Melon is a little frustrated with Kakeru’s idiocy, though later feels a bit lonely. However, everyone gets annoyed with him when he tries to perform a ‘body inspection’. Upon returning to the cold spring, they are surprised to find Miku, who had been looking for her owner. She runs off naked, so the other girls decide to look for her, encountering Kizaki while trying to get their clothes sorted. Melon slips on a banana skin and has sushi fall on her, attracting Miku’s owner. When Miku spots her, the same thing happens and they both attract a lot of cats. After Najimi gets the cats off of them, Miku runs off again and Melon gives chase, only to be assaulted by Kakeru, who was trying to escape from Otoya. As punishment, he and Goro are tied up while the others return to the springs. Continue reading “Akikan! – OVA”

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 28

“Someday in the Rain”
“Samudei in za Rein” (サムデイ イン ザ レイン)

The skies are overcast with a chance of rain, and Haruhi instructs Kyon to go pick up a heater. With Kyon gone, Haruhi takes pictures of Mikuru in various costumes for the movie’s DVD cover, Itsuki helps how he can, and Yuki is left alone to read. After Kyon returns, he finds only Yuki in the club room and decides to wait for the others, but falls asleep. When he awakens, he finds Haruhi alone with him, waiting for him to wake up so they can leave. It has already started raining, so Haruhi borrows an umbrella from school for them to use. When returning home, Kyon finds a more playful side to Haruhi and in the end, she pulls a playful tongue-out face. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 28”

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 27

“The Day of Sagittarius”
“Iteza no Hi” (射手座の日)

Hoping to reclaim the computer Haruhi extorted from the Computer Research Society earlier in the year, the Computer Research Society president challenges the SOS Brigade to a computer game they created for the cultural festival entitled The Day of Sagittarius III. Haruhi accepts his challenge, but soon finds out that playing the game is much harder than she thought. Yuki is initially mystified by the computer’s operation but catches on quickly, as she will tend to do. Eventually, she manages to find out that Computer Research Society club members are cheating and is able to block and use it against them, thus winning the game and some laptops for the SOS Brigade club room. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 27”

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 26

“Live Alive”
“Raibu Araibu” (ライブアライブ)

On the day of the school’s cultural festival, the members of the SOS Brigade are involved in different activities. Yuki attempts fortune telling, and Itsuki stars in a tragicomedy. Mikuru, along with Tsuruya, and their class open a yakisoba café as well. Kyon, attempting to enjoy a normal day, later goes to the auditorium, where bands are playing for the audience, and falls asleep. When he awakens, he sees Haruhi and Yuki walking on stage wearing a bunny girl costume and witch cloak and hat respectively, filling in for a female rock band on vocals and guitar. Their performance creates quite an uproar in the audience. It is revealed why the two had to fill in for the two musicians who were unable to perform for their show. Kyon, after understanding that Haruhi is not used to being appreciated by others, is then dragged into the idea that Haruhi wants to start up her own rock band. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 26”

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 25

“The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00”
“Asahina Mikuru no Bōken Episode 00” (朝比奈ミクルの冒険 Episode00)

The SOS Brigade previews their movie of questionable quality. In the movie, Mikuru Asahina stars as a time-travelling waitress from the future who must engage in fights with Yuki Nagato, who is playing as an alien-magician. Mikuru has sworn to protect a young man, played by Itsuki Koizumi, but a love-triangle ensues with both Mikuru and Yuki striving for Itsuki’s affections. Kyon is the narrator of the movie, while Haruhi Suzumiya is the director. The production of this movie can be found in the episodes, “The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya”. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 25”

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 24

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

Deciding Yuki needs a familiar for her role, Haruhi picks up a stray cat and names it Shamisen. However, when Haruhi leaves that day, Shamisen starts talking as a result of Haruhi’s powers. The other club members meet up, where Itsuki suggests a reminder to Haruhi that her movie is a work of fiction, before reality incurs further damage. Later on, both Mikuru and Yuki share their independent views about Haruhi. As Haruhi’s powers continue through filming, Itsuki calls out Kyon to hold back Haruhi’s powers. Kyon accomplishes this by convincing Haruhi to add a disclaimer over the credits saying it is a work of fiction. After the filming, Kyon and Haruhi remain at the club room to do the editing. Kyon falls asleep while editing the movie, but wakes up the next day to find the movie had somehow completed itself while he was sleeping. The episode ends with a flashback to May, where Kyon tells Haruhi the truth about the other club members, but she does not believe him. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 24”

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 19

“Endless Eight”
“Endoresu Eito” (エンドレスエイト)

The loop continues for the 15,532nd time, but as Haruhi leaves on August 30, Kyon beckons the SOS Brigade to finish their summer homework together, thus breaking the endless loop of summer. Irritated, Haruhi berates him, but decides to come anyway even though she has already finished her homework. Kyon wakes up on September 1 to embrace a new school term. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 19”

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 23

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

As the SOS Brigade continues filming, Haruhi tries to give Mikuru another contact lens, ergo another superpower. Yuki quickly takes action and injects her with more nanomachines before any serious damage could be done. After Mikuru is doused in a lake, Tsuruya offers her place as a movie scene. When Kyon notices Mikuru drugged up for a kiss scene with Itsuki, he becomes infuriated about Haruhi’s abuse of Mikuru and almost hits her, forcing Itsuki to stop him. As a result, Haruhi becomes depressed, since she always thought Kyon would support her but Kyon would always complain and protest. After hearing Taniguchi’s rude comments, Kyon gets again miffed and realized that he got so mad about his rude comments but it was no different from what he said and later talks to Haruhi and reinvigorates her. However, Haruhi becomes a little too encouraged as her powers bloom cherry blossoms out of season. Continue reading “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Episode 23”

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”

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”