[Ascaloth] Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (2009), Episode 21: Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki II

The insanity of the eccentric reality warper Suzumiya Haruhi is thrust once again into full swing, as She embarks upon her newest pet project, a movie produced in-house by her very own SOS Brigade. As Her hapless minions are once again towed along in Her inexorable advance towards her ambitious goals, it seems as if God’s in Her Heaven, All’s Well With the World. With the world seemingly in no danger of being ended at or looping Endlessly at the moment, there’s breathing space to relax in as She takes her eccentricity to more mundane, everyday levels in the form of The Making of The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00.

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (2009), Episode 21: Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki II

Things are falling into place for the movie-making project, as Haruhi sources the infamous "battle waitress" uniform for her female lead Mikuru, while the designated Big Bad Yuki provides her own costume by herself, scoring a thumbs-up from the Super Director.

And the casting that Haruhi decided upon for the movie was, as we all knew already, suspiciously apropos. What’s intriguing though is why Kyon was wondering why it’s his fault….

Erm, this is a Desert Eagle? Really? It sure doesn’t look like the Deagle I’m used to seeing in CounterStrike….


I know! You shall be a Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot!!!

I don’t know if it’s just me, but somehow I feel as if Yuki’s facial expression has been subtly different from before, even if it looks the same as always on first glance. I wonder if she’s still suffering the effects of 15,322 years of summer?

Haruhi aside, even I think Kyon’s concerns about the girls’ costumes is a bit of an overreaction, if only for different reasons. Not to say I know everything about the situation, but this is Japan after all; wouldn’t it be simple to just pass themselves off as a cosplay group heading to Tokyo Big Sight?

"If nature were sentient, I’m sure the first thing it would do is chuck Haruhi out of the atmosphere."

Well, that would certainly put a new spin on "getting Thrown Out The Airlock".

And the secret of Haruhi’s free stuff is that she promised the owners a commercial in exchange for the free stuff she took off them. Which is still fairly impressive considering her lack of actual credentials beyond a verbal promise, although understandable if they’re actually surplus. I mean, we’ve seen her do that before with a surplus heater in Someday In The Rain….

And thus did the non sequitur commercials in the final product come into existence.


Now I’m actually wishing that the anachronic order had been retained, if only so we could get Sighs, and thus this very scene, before the Endless Eight arc. It would have been like…..So. Many. Uses.

We only get one freshman summer vacation in our lives, so we must make full use of it!

And so it appears that the Boat Lights scene in the movie was a single coloured contact. That didn’t explain the flash at the end though….

And in a repeat of last week, this week’s Sighs episodes ends on an abrupt note, at the scene of the first battle between the Battle Waitress Mikuru and the Evil Alien Magician Yuki, just before the infamous Mikuru Beam sequence. What was the secret of that inexplicably advanced special effect in an otherwise amateur student movie? Stay tuned for the continuation of Sighs next week.

Ascaloth, out.

1 Response to “[Ascaloth] Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (2009), Episode 21: Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki II”

  • Well, the FEEL of S1 is somewhat back. The consistency of art style used is close too, but again we have instances of K-ON distortions. This close to Koi No Mikuru no Densetsu (Episode 00) the art change will DEFINITELY be obvious to even the most casual viewer.

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