THAT: BS Edition 001

The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya by jaoi55

THAT Wall of the Week: The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya by jaoi55
Thoughts: Have we not all been wondering where Haruhi-sama hath vanished to? WTF Kyoto, give me Haruhi or give me death…or at least more Full Metal Panic. You have to admit, this wall is hawt stuff. Makes me think the Haruhi crew is going all mob-style on us. Kyon + Tommy Gun = WIN.
Rating: 9/10 I give it a high rating for it’s incredible sense of style. And for the fact that it does exactly what it intends to do…portrays Haruhi’s disappearance as the cold cut mystery that it is (and we get to be detectives!).
How to improve it: You’ll find out after the jump!

Kyon\'s the man.
Damn right.

Just add what Kyon is really thinking.

Welcome to the first edition of THAT: BS. Now, BS might stand for Big ‘n’ Sexy, but I’m pretty sure you all know what it really means. What is the BS Edition? Well, I’ve made it my goal to bring the WTF, and I’m now bringing the BS as well. It’s basically a couple different weekly things all thrown into a mess of a post and presented for you to stress over. So without any further ado, enjoy!

[That YouTube Battle of the week!]
This week we’re sticking with the Haruhi theme and I’m offering up two fan crafted AMVs. I give my thoughts and opinions, but it’s up to you to decide who the victor shall be. Post your choice in your comment and remember: I want a fscking straight answer!

Contestant #1
Title: Enoz feat. S.O.S. Brigade: Forever

Video broken? Try clicking it for the actual YouTube page, or use this link.

Was that concert episode not the coolest thing ever? This vid does a great job of capturing of intensity of what I consider one of the greatest moments in Haruhistory. The lip-synching is fantastic, as well as the timing for the musicians. Whoever made this video was smart for going the Haruhi x Kyon route…soooo much nostalgia brought up. The umbrella scene, Haruhi and her furry jacket + cell phone, I could go on and on (resist…the…temptation). The ending adds a bit of humor that I find all too bittersweet. Superbly done.

Contestant #2

Title: She’s Just Oblivious

Video broken? Try clicking it for the actual YouTube page, or use this link.

It has the dance. If that’s not enough for you, this vid is fantastically put together. Go listen to the lyrics again…this is the perfect song for Haruhi if I could ever name one. Instead of a romantic focus, this vid flawlessly captures the essence of Haruhi’s personality: crazy, different, spectacular, beautiful. It reminds me of everything about TMoSH that was FUN. And once again, it has the dance.

[THAT Challenge of the Week!]
Try to spot Haruhi in the wallpaper above. Bet you can’t do it. It’s like Where’s Waldo…but not.

[Riex Rants!]
Well, I unintentionally stirred up way too much of my own nostalgia for TMoSH, and I know that I’m going to have to go back and watch the series again before the second season comes out. I almost never (read: 99% of the time) watch an anime series more than once, so for any series to be able to garner an entire second viewing from me, it has to be amazing. Look forward to next week where hopefully I won’t get all sappy without noticing it. (Curses, my plan to be a cold-hearted dictator is failing! Oh noesssss!)

Anything else you’d like to see in the BS Edition of THAT? There aren’t really any rules here, so make some suggestions. Bitches.

…she’s got her head up in the clouds, sharada sharada…

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  1. Posted May 7, 2008 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    Of course it’s going to turn out that the sudden disappearance of all relevant season 2 information was a meta-referential ad campaign relating to it’s title and then everybody will be like “Oh clever” and I’ll be like “Called it”. Pshaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  2. justam
    Posted May 7, 2008 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    oh dear lord… contestant 1! sure the video was brilliantly edited, but damn! why 4ever?

    haha, but yes, kudos to that contestant!

  3. Posted May 7, 2008 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    Thank you, I need something to help my Haruhi addiction, in return I offer you these:

    btw: Any idea of a date for the second season of Haruhi?

  4. Posted May 7, 2008 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    LOL. I have both those AMVs in HD.

    I can’t choose. But my favorite Haruhi AMV is definitely “Skittles.”

  5. Leviathan
    Posted May 7, 2008 at 2:21 am | Permalink

    I love the “She’s Just Oblivious” AMV!

  6. D4yt1me_L4NT3RN
    Posted May 7, 2008 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    I watched suzumiya haruhi no yuutsu over and over like 7 times. (if somethings really good I watch it twice.) This is fricken’ ridiculous. When is she coming back? Oh the pain!

  7. Karisu
    Posted May 7, 2008 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    Yeah, like korosora, my write in vote is for the Skittles AMV. That AMV literally turned me on to the show. I was a Haruhi hater before I saw that. Very disappointing it’s not on here!

    But…if I had to pick one of the above, I go with She’s Just Oblivious. That song really does seem like it was written for Haruhi and the editing was fantastic. Other AMV was great too though.

  8. zqube
    Posted May 7, 2008 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    Ha, those were put on my iPod ages ago it seems like. I should take another look at the current AMV state and pick out some other good ones.

  9. Posted May 7, 2008 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    @Kaioshin Sama
    Yeahhhhhhhhh…they always do annoying shit like that.

    I honestly didn’t think the song was that bad. Then again, my taste in music is like my taste in anime…very broad and unrefined (on purpose).

    @Omar Ali
    I could probably find an educated guess on the date, but I’m lazy. In regards to the second video…god I hate that song so much. But watching those musicians shred it was worth it. That drummer is a beast.

    So you feel my pain, eh? Stupid Kyoto Animation.

    I purposely don’t choose AMVs with songs in Japanese. Nothing against them, but the entire time I’m watching them I can’t get over the feeling that it’s an extended OP/ED. Also, it’s harder for a larger audience to take the lyrics into consideration. Lyrics don’t have to go with the AMV necessarily, but it’s a plus in my book when they do.

    @Everyone Else
    Thanks so voting! Go kidnap someone and make them vote too.

  10. Caraniel
    Posted May 7, 2008 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    You would have to pick my 2 favourite Haruhi AMVs :p I’ll go with Enoz feat. S.O.S. Brigade: Forever over Shes Just Oblivious only because I like the 4Ever song better *completely shallow reasoning*

  11. CatzCradle
    Posted May 7, 2008 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Hm… If you’re feeling nostalgic about TMoHS, I’d suggest checking out ‘The Genderbending of Haruhi Suzumiya’ project, especially the ones at Animesuki and SOS-Dan image boards. Awesome material to past the time IMO. :D

  12. Stranger in a van With Candy
    Posted May 7, 2008 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to have to go w/ contestant #2 that song was just perfect for the show and the dance!

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