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Haruhi, Son, Linda Linda

I just watched episode 12 of Haruhi.  (The only episode that happens to be at the same index in Chronological order, Air Date order, and DVD order.  Like the whole series revolves around this one episode...)

I didn't know what was coming.  Imagine my delight/confusion when Kyon meanders into the Korean classroom to see Son asleep at her desk.  (There's no Son in Haruhi.  Son is a character from a live action movie, Linda Linda Linda.)  I had a moment of cognitive dissonance there.  In the anime, I think they use Aya Hirano (the voice actress of Haruhi) as the model for Son.

This scene is taken directly from Linda Linda Linda.  It's as if Kyon stepped into it.

It turns out that there were a few other references to Linda Linda Linda in the anime.  Awesome.  Anything that draws more attention to The Blue Hearts' Linda Linda can't be all bad.  Here's the cast members performing the song at YouTube.

Linda, Linda!  Linda, Linda, Lindaaa-aaah-ah-ah!



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Dec. 6th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
list of flicks

We need to sit down and discuss. I need to be educated in the ways of anime. A good "beginner's list" woul dbe most helpful, to avoid the bad and take in the good. My viewings thus far have been "mainstream" successes as far as flicks go (and a couple movies with multiple 100 meter penises).
Dec. 6th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
Re: list of flicks
That beginner's list depends on the taste of the beginner, of course.

Something very sweet: Kamichu
Sweet with Fantasy: Haibane Renmei (influenced by Hard-Boiled Wonderland)
Odd: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
SciFi: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (esp. ep 2.)
SciFi (sponsored): Freedom (like Akira crossed with Kakurenbo)
Samurai: Samurai Champloo (anachronism heavy)
Heartbreaking: Grave of the Fireflies

We'll talk.

Edited at 2007-12-06 05:35 pm (UTC)
Dec. 6th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
Re: list of flicks
Oh god, recommending Grave of the Fireflies on the first go 'round? Heartbreaking indeed!

My first anime was Ninja Scroll. Then Akira (on a big screen!), followed by Golden Boy and then Evangelion. I think there was some Tenchi thrown in for good measure. ;)
Dec. 7th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
Re: list of flicks
Yeah, but if you watched Evangelion today, would it stand up? The story and design is great, but the production value was pretty poor. Did you notice all the cut jitter from the physical splicing of the media? Every. Single. Cut.

Fans expect higher production value nowadays.
Dec. 7th, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
Re: list of flicks
Haha, I still watch Evangelion :) Sorry, it's probably one of my favorite series of all time. I love the mystique, the robots, the angels, and... most of all, Misato :D
Dec. 7th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
Re: list of flicks
Know the jitter I'm talking about? A vertical dip in the frame before every cut?

Anyway. Some might call me a fan, too.

Glad you still like it though. I thought shows like RahXephon replaced it in the population's heart.
Dec. 7th, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
Re: list of flicks
Everybody has their suggestions. Even not-particularly-well-versed quasi-fans like me:


And for very sweet:

Whisper of the Heart

And... uh... do I get banned or blacklisted, or maybe arrested, if I mention:

Sailor Moon

Anyway, Linda Linda Linda moves onto the "must see soon" list, followed by the apparently über-popular Haruhi.
Dec. 7th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
Re: list of flicks
Sailor Moon relies heavily on in-jokes. I don't think the general population would enjoy it as much.

But Whisper of the Heart reminds me that I enjoyed Omohide Poro Poro. Hmm, I'd have to see it again before I recommend it, though.
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