Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu LEAKED PHOTOS

This YouTube video contains what appear to be screen captures from the new Haruhi Suzumiya video, Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu. The animation appears to be brilliant and crisp... and Yuki is simply a goddess. The first few photos leaked (and the photo shown to the right) are Kyon and Yuki centric and show that KyoAni has truly succeeded in bringing us a masterpiece. If the critics are right about what we've heard from the movie staying true to the story, it seems that Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu is fated to be awesome.

As for the art itself, what strikes me most in these shots is the beautiful job they did with the coloration. Although KyoAni has always had a superlative attention to detail (at least with season one... *cough*), the blue hues in these shots are absolutely gorgeous – they go far beyond what I'm used to see in KyoAni and seem to truly bring out Yuki's emotions. I'm extremely pleased to see that they really have created an amazing and aesthetic design for their big-screen debut.

I also emailed the YouTube poster; when I hear back I'll update.

Hope these appease you as they appeased me! Which is about until next week when I start pining for the movie again... Until later!

UPDATE: As was pointed out to me by Rio (thanks!), in my fanboy-passion-driven haste to post this video, I missed probably the most important part: the fact that the entire movie is posted in stills in the other videos. This would suggest that the movie has been entirely pirated. Also, a few notes: the combined time of all the videos is 75 minutes, about half the total runtime of the movie, and the videos originated on the popular Japanese video sharing site Nico Nico Douga.

Furthermore, I heard back from the poster of the videos, Atte NekoraFT, known on YouTube as gekora2. Nekora is studying in Ixmiquilpan, Mexico for a BA in Physics. Surprised when seeing the videos for the first time, Nekora (who is also studying Japanese and is a "superfan" of Haruhi), promptly uploaded the videos to YouTube. Like me, Nekora was stunned by the high quality of the photos ("surprisingly sharp") and, being a superfan, is now extremely, extremely excited to see the movie. Nekora loves to read (and has read all the Suzumiya light novels) and loves to watch anime, of which the Melancholy is his favorite, of course. Thanks so much for posting the videos, Nekora!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the head's up. XD I haven't emailed the dude who posted the videos, I can't understand Spanish.

    And by the way, that night scene with Yuki is the movie version of that conversation with Kyon about the Data Overmind's decision making blah blah. The video's the last one in a SERIES of screenshot videos.