I’ve seen the dance videos on YouTube, I’ve considered buying the silhouette t-shirt, but before last week, I’d never seen The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya in its entirety. What a shame! It’s as good as high-school/sci-fi/moe/existential anime gets. Its quiet, poignant moments are quieter and more poignant than others. Its art is fantastic, and based on the actual town the story is set in (Nishinomiya, Hyogo).