Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Vol 4|
Actors: Natsuko Kuwatani, Yuko Goto, Tomokazu Sugita, Minori Chihara
Genres: Comedy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Infinity Resources Inc Release Date: 11/06/2007
Bye bee Haruhi
OKAMI | New York, NY | 10/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well this is it, is the last volume of this amazing series, then again the REAL ending is in the 2nd volume but you may already know that.
This volume offers Haruhi's concert "live Alive", the fight of the SOS Brigade against the geeks in "The Day of Sagittarius" and "Someday in the Rain".
I have to say I was a bit disappointed because they didn't explain what happened in the future three years from now, who sent Yuki and Ryôko, not enough of Tsuruya, no ghosts nor aliens and worst Haruhi never knew that she has the ability to change reality.
What really saved the series was the superb and well rendered animation, don't get me wrong I enjoyed each episode but I was expecting more than just regular school activities and playing detective with nothing to offer.
A BIG TEASER FROM THIS DVD (and from me) is that Kadokawa Pictures USA will bring LUCKY STAR to America, yes, in the extras there is this special teaser where they show part of the 16th episode where Konata ( the main character) plays Haruhi, but this series may come out in the next summer so is a long wait.
The last three episodes are great, "The Day of Sagittarius" is the best of the three, this one shows what I was expecting from the series. Haruhi offered good times, but because of the chronological order of the DVDs there was not enough character development, for that reason "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" earns a solid 4 out of 5."
The Last Review! (Or is it?)
Anthony T. Mai | 01/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Huh...Lucky Star is in the works? That's amazing! Kudos to KyoAni and Bandai! But this is about the last entry to the Limited Edition.
To reiterate my previous reviews, packaging is as always in good form. The First Volume now has a snug four DVD cases inside of it on top of the music CDs and other memorabilia that could be stuffed without breaking it, which is a good thin when one must sink in about twice the standard edition price.
It was a bit of a surprise that the bonus item was another pillow case, though the sleepover theme was more appropriate than the third volume (Yuki looks in particular divine). Of the four bonus items, the first, brigade leader armband, is the favorite. Great practicality and easily compliments the school uniform should anyone want to cosplay as Haruhi.
Now on to the DVDs. I rather liked the English version of "God Knows," and a thumbs up to Wendee Lee for singing both. "Live Alive" is the crutch episode of the three. Being also the first to watch, how the song goes set the mood for watching the following two. And to that, "The Day of Sagittarius" is a favorite for reviewing again and again. Ah, that Yuki. Finally, "Someday in the Rain," probably the most dull episode of the bunch. What was the reasoning for this ending? I can't tell (Really, I can't. Go read the novels if you can).
Subtitles for the most part is "good." Always with the yellow! Also something to note which I did not add in the other reviews, there are occasional text that hold significant meaning for the viewer to catch. Sometimes it's not translated into English for risk of cluttering up the screen, and that is understandable. A bonus feature that could be very handy would like those translator notes found in some manga when a cultural disconnect requires explanation to the audience.
Who's up for a second season?"
Ms. Laural A. Nutt | Murfreesboro, TN United States | 02/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"its a good anime,even if off order and doesn't show much of the best ending for this season,of coarse i won't coun't that against it,becouse there is ganna be a season two,that will have more about haruhi, and the others,but all together,its a good anime,with an interesting,although strange story"