I think the eyes are okay. It does take some getting used to, after about 30 minutes of looking at it the apprehension goes away.
I started the series with ep.1, not knowing about 0, and never saw 0 until after season 2. I regret nothing. I imagine the good part of season 2 would just feel like a giant recap of ep.0 to someone who saw it beforehand.
I gave up after like 3 episodes, I think? I thought the animation was crappy too, but what turned me off was how insufferable and irredeemable Haruhi was. Man, If I knew her in real life, I would HATE her.
Yeah, I love the Haruhi series and even I have no idea why the fandom loves her so much, she's intentionally designed to be a hateable character; Kyon, the "only sane man" character is the real meat of the series, his existence and influence on the plot — as well as the story being told from his perspective — imo, makes the series a clever deconstruction of the "God/Mary Sue protagonist" cliché.
It's like the animu equivelant to Pleasantville, if Pleasantville had aliens and time travelers and espers and shit going on behind the scenes.
Yet, I know Haruhi series fans who hate Kyon with a passion. Dafuq. The series would be a pile of shit without him.
That's interesting since Kyon was basically the only reason I stuck with the show. The rest of the cast was all weird so he at least gave me assurance it wasn't supposed to be considered normal for the setting.
Eventually I grew to like all of the characters except Haruhi. Never warmed up to her.
It's the ending song and the dance. Everyone likes the dance. I like the dance. I think people just watch the show for the dance, and then excuse everything else, because they want to say that they like the anime with the bets dance. It's probably the only thing that draws most people in.
I hate that show so much .A. the dance be damned
Hahaha oh my goodness yes! The dance is good especially the parodies. My first experience with the show was someone at anime club trying to show the first episode and me finding the voices annoying as shit and the show uninteresting.
It didn't help that after the first episode to get us to stay longer they showed us the part where Haruhi blackmails the computer guys with the boob grabbing trick telling us how hilarious this part was. No, just no. It wasn't funny, it just pissed me off
Regardless of what anyone says though, I'll never watch it. It's just not my genre of anime to begin with
I didn't think it was really that bad, I mean I despised the Endless Eight "arc" and found the rest of season 2 unimpressive, but I loved the movie.
The fact that I love Crispin Freeman's voice probably helps, though.
About the KyoAni artstyle — their newer (Haruhi S2, Keion, Hyouka etc) artstyle is so much better. The KEY stuff Air/Kanon/Clannad was the absolute worst.
but thats just cause its the style of Air/Kanon/Clannad
So there are people out there, who dislike bishoujo art style.
I can understand that. K-on! for example is just exaggerated from my point of view.