Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gaby's First Impression on: The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan

Haruhi and Nagato pass each other in the street
So for this review I'll be telling you about the new spinoff of the Haruhi Suzumiya series, the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki.
Now I am a  huge Haruhi Suzumiya fan, so I was very excited to know that there is a new spinoff that just started airing on April 3rd, 2015 in Japan. 
So far the first two episodes have aired and here is my take on it so far...

The series centers around Nagato in an alternate universe, not like the original Haurhi series that told the story through Kyon's point of view, this one is just your average narrator narrative, high school romcom.
I have nothing against Nagato, but honestly she was not a favorite character of mine, she was what I always referred to as the boring shy girl, but others just thought she was cute, however after the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, where Nagato was a shy type in an alternate universe, her character got a little more feeling.
Now because this story is mostly about Nagato having a crush on Kyon, I am a little bit...uhm...urked by this since I am a huge Haruhi and Kyon shipper.
However, the series does do a really good job of portraying her character as rather adorable hopelessly in love shy girl who is too nervous to tell her crush she likes him.

Nagato and Haruhi do have a past connection in this alternate universe that is revealed in episode two...see the small spoiler picture below...

 All in all this series seems to be all right, I rather prefer Kyon's character in the original series than in this one, he seems to be way too soft in this one but I am still going to hang on for hopefully more character development, although I'll probably follow the series all the way seeing as I'm such a huge Haruhi franchise fan. 
I am excited for the 3rd episode because it is titled "Haruhi Suzumiya" so I am hoping we get to see more and more of her too throughout the series.

In conclusion I do recommend for anyone who absolutely loved the Haruhi Suzumiya series, and if you haven't seen the Haruhi Suzumiya series, this is actually starting look like a good series all on its own too, since its in an alternate universe than that of the original Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, it might be able to stand out on its own providing there are no random plot twists that relate to the original series.

Opening Song:
"Fure Fure Mirai" (フレ降レミライ; "Hooray Falling Future") by Kitakō Bungeibu Joshikai

Closing Song:
"Arigatō, Daisuki" (ありがとう、だいすき; "Thank You, I Love You") by Minori Chihara

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