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on 20 May 2011
I agree with the reviewer below, it's probably best to skip the Endless Eight story arc! It's basically the same thing over and over again (8x), but with slight variations such as: characters wearing different clothes, certain dialogue altered, minor changes in scenes/events etc. It's incredibly tedious... Then (to me, at least) the final outcome/solution is lame. It would probably be best to read the light novel version of Endless Eight as it's only a short story that lasts no more than 30 pages (can be found in The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya - to be released 7 July).
However, the other 2 story arcs/episodes are great. It's just a shame the Endless Eight arc lets this particular season down. On the plus side, it does contain The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya and Nyoron! Churuya-san, which I haven't watched yet; I don't even think the American version contained those.
Plenty of Haruhi goodness, what with this deluxe box set collection and the movie coming out at the end of the year! I am a bit baffled with the 15 rating, though. As I haven't seen the two bonus series I can't comment on those, but from what I remember of Haruhi season 2, it didn't seem anymore risque than the first season.
And if Manga Entertainment have got the rights to Haruhi from Beez Entertainment, then it seems a bit promising that maybe, one day, they'll also acquire the rights to Monster from Viz! I'm hoping... :P