So, I was late in finding out that one of my most favorite anime shows of a few years ago, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya had finally, finally, started it’s second season. It’s been a little more than three years since first season aired in Japan, and it was one of the first animes I checked out on pure reccomendation after becoming a FMA fan.
For those who don’t know, the series is based on a series of light novels, some of which I’ve read, though I haven’t had a chance to read all of them yet. For the new season, they are reshowing the season one episode, mixed in, cronologically, with the new season 2 episodes. The first new episode was “Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody,” which aired sometime around the end of May. It was one of the stories in the light novels I had actually read and was looking forwards to seeing animated, and so was very happy when I discovered the new season had already started and that story was animated and already out when I went looking for it.
The next new episodes that had already aired by the time I discovered the new season were two called “Endless Eight.” Now, I had not read all of the light novel that included this story, but by the time the third episode called “Endless Eight” had finished airing, I sought the chapter out and read it. And it’s a good thing I did because I think if I hadn’t, I’d be really annoyed at this point – more than I kinda am now.