And Haruhi might not be an extensive deconstruction of the medium, but it is incredible genre savvy. The show revels in it.
I'm not saying it's OMG deep, but it certainly knows what it's doing and obviously lampoons certain tropes in anime today.
Why people get so butthurt anytime someone dares to suggest a show may be more then LOL PRETY PIKTURES is beyond my grasp.
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