The airing of the first part of Sighs was a breath of relief since Endless Eight finally ended and a new story arc is now starting… this time, Sighs pretty much covers how the SOS-dan makes the amateur movie, “The Adventures of Asahina Mikuru.” This first episode was alright, but there are several things that bothered me about it. More after the jump.
As the School Festival approaches, Haruhi decides to make a movie with all the members of the SOS-dan with Mikuru staring in the movie. With that, she makes a list of roles in the movie and convinced two shop owners to get a Digital Camcorder and some props for the movie.
Overall, the episode was good, but not great… and there is one scene that made my blood boil… This is when Haruhi told Mikuru that she was serving the tea wrong and she almost spilled the hot tea onto Kyon… Are you serious?! That scene completely shown her as a spoiled brat…
Another thing that bothered me is the art style shift… It seems that Haruhi got K-ONified or something by Haruhi’s smile which looks very identical to Yui’s. I don’t mind that art style in K-ON! since it was unique and was alot better than Lucky Star, but having it in Haruhi does not make it look right. It’s just like using Lucky Star’s art style in Clannad… it just won’t look right… I wished they go back to the art style in the first season, but I highly doubt it and they will probably stick with this style.
The only part that was pretty funny is the Sony Camcorder… yes, It’s a Sony… but most of the episode wasn’t all that interesting, so I didn’t mark it that highly, but it’s still good enough to at least get a 7/10… I expected more out of this season, but it seems to disappoint most people after Endless Eight hell ended.