Set in November. Its mentioned that the events of this book take place 6 months later from the first book. At the end of the first book its mentioned that its the last week of May / first week of June, so the fact that this book is apparently set 6 months later from all that is really confusing, because its not. If it were, it would be set in early December, but then towards the end of this book it says its October, so whatever.
They walk to a shopping district and Haruhi barges into an electronics store to obtain a camera for free. next they visit a model shop and obtain a model gun, also for free. Its not until their revisits that it becomes apparent that they are taping commercials for the shops, hence why they got the goods for free. Asahina is also dressed as a waitress. This is for the film, but primarily because her class is organising a 'maid cafe' for the festival. Yuki Nagato's class is doing fortune telling, with Nagato doing the fortunes, lol that would be interesting. Nagato is wearing her custom made mage/fortune teller getup in the club room all the time and around school, and its also necessary for the film. I shouldn't really spoil things, but I must point out that the Disappearance arc takes place a few months after this, which focuses primarily on Yuki's emotions that she wasn't supposed to have. So Yuki walking around in costume, from her own free will, when shes not supposed to, clearly shows that she absolutely adores it.
The film is a funny idea. Its about the fictional Mis-adventures of Asahina the time traveler, Yuki Nagato the evil alien wizard, and Koizumi the esper. Yeah. Kyon really regrets telling Haruhi who they really were. Oh yeah about that, the last words of the last book was that he was planning on telling Haruhi exactly who they were and what was going on. In the beginning of this book, it picks up straight from where things left off and Kyon tells her everything, only for her to not believe a word. THEN the story shifts to November.
They revisit the shops and Haruhi forces them to film commercials for the stores. Mikuru is also in her bunny girl getup this time.
They film at a temple with some doves. Haruhi remarks that she would have preferred them to be pure white.
Haruhi is taking things too far during filming. First of all she makes Asahina fall into the pond. This leads to the cast visiting Tsuruyas mansion nearby so Asahina can be taken care of. Next Haruhi decides to continue filming in the house itself. The scene was going to be of Koizumi and Asahina kissing, but Kyon was seeing none of it and intervened. After learning that Hahuri and Tsuruya helped spike Asahinas orange juice with tequila, Kyon got so mad that he was on the verge of punching Haruhi, but was held back by Koizumi. Kyon then storms out, effectively ending the days shoot.
In the coming days, the shoot includes more strange things happening. The most prominent one being that Haruhi decides that they need a talking cat to accompany Nagato. The cat (called Shamisen) ends up really talking, but out of ear shot from Haruhi and the public. Haruhi decides that Kyon should keep the cat, so he does.
The movie is scheduled along side the movie societies, and its never explained what the reception was like. The story of Haruhi singing in a band seems to be like its going to continue in a short story down the line. God I hate how this series seems to jump here and there. Its all out of sequence. The next book is going to be set directly after book 1, so whats up with that!?
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6-10. Meh. It was OK. Not as interesting a story as the first book. There needs to be more things going on in order to keep my interest. Maybe this series would work better as a collection of short stories, as long as the time flows in continuity with itself.
Up next: The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00.
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