|Haruhi and Nagato pass each other in the street|
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.
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.
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.
"Fure Fure Mirai" (フレ降レミライ; "Hooray Falling Future") by Kitakō Bungeibu Joshikai
"Arigatō, Daisuki" (ありがとう、だいすき; "Thank You, I Love You") by Minori Chihara