Today I start watching this.
The real question, before I do... Haruhi order or Kyon order? Also explain if you mind.
Lurk more newfag.
Start with either Kabuto or W and work your way from there in release order.
yes you have a good point there.
also notice that giving an answer woulda took you the same amount of time.
first watch broadcast order
rewatch chronological order
Though I recommend you start with W first, OP.
Chronological order (i.e. 2009 airing order).
If you want an out-of order experience, watch The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00 before. It was the first episode of 2006, but rewatch it after the Sigh episodes. Other than that, keep to the chronological order. You may want to skip some Endless Eight episodes if you want.
urgh I hope you're trolling
how can you even be this pleb
why do you exist
please go away
Everything is explained here.
I'd say broadcast order then S2 episodes is better, because it ends the S1 with a climax episode, instead of rushing the most important arc in the 7 first episodes.
Chronological order. The novels are in chronological order iirc although I haven't read them in around seven years. There is no need for broadcast order now because you will end on a climax no matter what with disappearance.
>not liking endless eight
man, that was, like, the best thing about Haruhi
I dropped haruhi because I watched it in broadcast order and thought it was fucking retarded
Picked it back up and loved it after s2 came out and watched in proper order
Don't be a nostalgiafag
Watch it chronologically.
Fuck reading about The Disappearance of Haruhi in that made me remember how godly that movie was. I want more KyoAni ;_;
>I dropped haruhi because I watched it in broadcast order and thought it was fucking retarded
You illiterate faggot, just because you are too stupid to enjoy the genius of broadcast order it doesn't mean it deserves to be dropped
dammit /a/ what has happened?
People used to have better taste back then
Chronological order (either Haruhi or rebroadcast, doesn't really matter). The original broadcast order spreads out the main arc by inserting pointless filler episodes. It was done to force a climactic ending to the series, but it's not worth it now that there's a second season and the movie.
It used to make sense to watch broadcast order. There was no season 2 so it would be boring as fuck otherwise. Now broadcast order serves no purpose since the true climax of the series has been animated.
Broadcast order is an added value in itself, and it is incredibly well done.
Don't try to depict it as a functional device to change the series pacing. It's much more than that.
What didn't you like in my post?
The (japanese) DVDs/BDs are in chronological order, they reaired the series in chronological order.
>Muh broadcast order
Spring 2006 is (nearly) 8 years ago.
Yeah, but seven episodes of Melancholy in a row seems a little bit too direct for me. You don't have time to get attached to the characters.
You can only have 1 chance to really experience the broadcast order, you can't do it if you watch chronological order.
And it's a huge loss.
If I may join this spirited debate...
What is it besides something that changes pacing, then?
Have you considered the novels?
This guy gets it. The LNs are superb.
A lot of Kyon's lines make more sense in broadcast order. He'll say "Oh, I guess I'll stop talking about that" when he's narrating about something that happened chronologically but has yet to happen in broadcast.
Characters are featured that haven't been properly introduced.
The first time you see Nagato do crazy shit in the baseball game is a fun surprise because you aren't prepared for it, etc.
That said, I'm not sure that a new viewer shouldn't just watch chronological order. It makes S2 better, I think. I prefer S1, though, that's where the fun of Haruhi is, so I"d encourage any new viewer to make the most out of S1 and watch it in broadcast order.
Metanarrative at its finest. This includes Endless Eight as well.
It's meant to produce thoughts, reactions and feelings in the viewer through form itself, not just content. This works perfectly with the premises of the story for a lot of reasons.
Now, it wouldn't have worked if the episodes were actually random.
The BO is not only good for mere pacing, it's also very well designed to provide information at the right moment. It would spoil stuff but, honestly, I was in awe at the end of the last episode of season one. I was like "holy shit, she knew it all the time"
And guess what, you get to know she actually didn't, when? at the end of season 2
There are a lot of details, too many to list, that make it an incredible experience if you pay enough attention.
The problem is, watching chrono before broadcast makes broadcast weaker. Why should anyone suggest this. You can always watch chrono after broadcast
You are in a thread filled with people that haven't read/watched Haruhi, yet. I suggest against citing specific examples.
Because some people think that the show will be ruined for you if you watch it in Broadcast order and think it's a nonsensical clusterfuck. Essentially, Broadcast will ruin Chronological.
Which is true.
The problem with broadcast is that it only works for 14 episodes, it's not meant to be used for the 28 episodes and the movie it has now.
Which is why the rerun aired them chronological.
>m-muh broadcast order
sounds like a lot of nostalgiafagging going on
these are the same people who will tell you that every pokemon game after gen 1-2 sucks and that the new pokemon designs are terrible
It's clearly designed to be understood and ejoyed in BO by a normal person with normal IQ
you're joking, right? How can you not notice all the hints, all the links, all the fine details that make BO interesting and easy to follow?
There are clear chronological references, too. The viewer is literally spoonfed
No, it's a refined piece of direction
Thread derail immanent
Haruhi a cutie.
Watch it in airing order it's the only way.
Haruhi a read the novels then watch in chronological.
I think now with the new episodes mixed in, the only real option is chronological order. BO is great though, so if you have the time I'd say BO then CO
Just finished watching it broadcast order and i have to say its pretty stupid, it would have bothered most people wanting a direct narrative. I don't mind watching it the way i did though since i can go over it again in CO. I even watched the Chibi spin off, got a bad case of post-anime depression.
tldr; Watch it BO to fill the void of watching it again in CO.
Chronological is the only way.
Honestly, do it like this:
1) Watch S1 in broadcast order (not DVD order, not chronogical order). The impact is way bigger.
2) Watch S1 + S2 + Movie in chronological order
You'll notice in your 2nd watch many details you missed in your 1st watch, trust me it's really worth it.
So, you watched it BO-CO-BO?
That sounds like the name of a minor character. Hey, Bocobo-kun, hand me my ribbons.
It's late at night and I haven't been sleeping.
>1) Watch S1 in broadcast order (not DVD order, not chronogical order). The impact is way bigger.
you dont need a stronger impact because disappearance is by far the best part of Haruhi
Have yet to watch it CO yet so its all still mixed up on what happened when.
Just finished watching the chibbi spin off
it was a riot.
Did you watch Disappearance ?
>you don't need a good first dish because the cake at the end is good
Just getting the links from google don't feel like making a folder
I loved it
You are literally watching the exact same content. The only difference is pacing. And a slower pace is fine because it builds up to disappearance.
This argument really bothers me because the novels are better anyway and are chronological.
If you said you didn't love it, you'd be a total idiot. 30 times more stupid than Haruhi. Man, there are espers, aliens and time travellers. Not to mention Haruhi and all her world shattering powers ! How could you not be entertained ?
No matter how many times you ask me, I'll answer the same thing : I LOVED IT.
Don't worry it hurt for me too, we'll take care of everything, just go to sleep now.
And .. he never took care of it because the author is a lazy writer and KyoAni didn't adapt Snowy Mountain Syndrom ;_;
This saddens me greatly.
Framing changes the experience of content. I didn't think this was a difficult issue.
The first time you see Yuki use magic during the baseball game is a lot of fun in broadcast order because it's completely unexpected for there to even be magic in this series.
In chronological order, it's still fun because it's so silly. But there isn't the great surprise.
The "content" is the same but there is definitely more than just pacing as the difference.