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Haruhi and Kyon kiss (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) this is an " Andrew Osmond quizzes Jerome Mazandarani about the perils of. Find out which character in Haruhi Suzumiya you'd end up in a relationship with. "Sounds like something Haruhi's going to have to approve," Kyon said Haruhi's relationship with Kyon - which she had awkwardly evaded, not Haven't I called every single pop quiz this year, at least two days in advance?.
Sighs Part 4, which I've chosen not to review in a minutia review since Ascaloth did a better job of it than I think that I can do, does in fairness provide one possible point of light to shine through that horrifically one-sided relationship darkness. That being, of course, the famous scene where Kyon stood up to Haruhi and actually managed to get her to stop mistreating Mikuru, if only for a brief respite. And, if we get to see more of Kyon effectively reigning Haruhi in as opposed to his numerous ineffectual attempts to reign her in then perhaps I'll see this pairing in a more positive light.
As is, however, that image of a monstrously mismatched marriage is persistent within my mind. Now, I don't actually fault Kyon for being the way that he is when it comes to Haruhi. Due to Haruhi's powers and Kyon's awareness of them, and due to Haruhi having a more assertive and domineering personality than him, and due to Haruhi's frequent mood swings and emotional instability, I can't really blame Kyon for not taking Itsuki up on his suggestion to hug Haruhi from behind and say "I love you" to her.
It's not hard to see why Kyon would be more than a bit hesitant to romantically confess to Haruhi even if he does hold deep romantic feelings for her. One false move could be disastrous, and Kyon knows this. But, still, that is the problem.
Kyon is holding back, and for perfectly legitimate reasons, but The only exception, really, being the one time he kissed Haruhi And for Haruhi, it happened in a dream, meaning that it doesn't signify to her that Kyon has romantic feelings for her.
Kyon's understandable restraint towards Haruhi has two effects for me - nice subtle moments, but also awkwardness. It means that there's not really any sparks flying between these two. There's just no chemistry there, for me. This is compounded by the fact that the two have such widely diverse personalities; Kyon frequently strikes me as almost having a wet blanket effect on Haruhi.
That's fine to a degree, but what makes Haruhi such an awesome character to me is, in very large part, her bold and relentless personality. And while I can like nice subtle moments such as the frequently referenced pony tail scenesa good romance has to be more than just subtlety in my opinion.
You need some real bells and whistles to compliment the subtle moments. The episodes most frequently sited as providing good KyonHaruhi scenes are Live Alive, Someday in the Rain, and the one with the kiss in it.
Live Alive has some splendid friendship moments between Kyon and Haruhi, but there's nothing there that strongly stands out as romance to me. It's just more of the same subtlety that can be taken as cute friendship as easily as it can be taken as serious romance.
Put it this way: If these were two girls acting and talking to each other this way, would it strike you as yuri, or just as good friendship? I believe that K-On has the answer to that. Kaisos and Ithekro even seemed to suggest that this one small gesture on Haruhi's part and Kyon's acceptance of it means that KyonHaruhi is a done deal.
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I have a couple issues with that Someday in the Rain doesn't seem to have altered the standing of their relationship at all from where it stood before 2 I'm sorry but For Heaven's sake, if KyonHaruhi is the way that the franchise goes it better involve a spoken romantic confession at the absolute least. It's a charming moment to be sure, but real romance goes farther than this.
All of the above being said So, to any KyonHaruhi shipper reading this, don't let my words detract from your appreciation of this pairing.
I'm mainly trying to explain why I'm personally still not sold on it So, what is it that I like in a romance? It should involve more than love at first sight, but it shouldn't take forever either. Some bashfulness and hesitancy is cute, even for strong-willed characters like Haruhi. But after a year or two of being friendly with one another, it really is time to get on with making it an established romance.
The developing stage is a good point for subtle scenes. In the film version of the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya the alternate Koizumi theories that she does in fact hold romantic feelings for Kyon given that she willingly opened up to him despite him seemingly being completely ordinary.
Though this is not outright stated in the film it is strongly hinted at when Koizumi, after admitting that he fancies Haruhi in this universe, remarks "Makes me jealous In the same story, Koizumi the real one also notes that he had never seen Haruhi so distressed when Kyon falls down a flight of stairs and ends up in a coma, she subsequently spends the next three days with Kyon in the hospital even bringing a sleeping bag with her.
On multiple occasions, Haruhi's attempts to interact with Kyon on a deeper level seem to be thwarted by the same world that bends to her will, such as Haruhi's failed attempts to go on a date with Kyon during the SOS Brigade's search for mysterious phenomena, and Haruhi trying to throw grass at Kyon, only to have the wind blow it back at her.
Regardless, Haruhi's relationship with Kyon has often been described as an unbreakable bond of trust. It is because of this bond that Haruhi chooses Kyon to be the only being to be with her when she attempts to recreate the world, despite knowing Kyon for such a short amount of time. Haruhi often exploits Kyon's apparent to her lack of imagination.
Anytime she has a task that would be complicated by somebody else's creativity, she'll assign that task to Kyon. Examples include drawing her message on the school quad, converting her drawing and uploading it to a website, pointing a camera as she directs, and going to pick up a room heater without picking apart the deal she made for it.
She is shocked whenever he manages to mess up such simple tasks.
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Because Kyon is always busy snarking in his own head, Haruhi sees him as a warm body who can provide silent support when searching for a missing classmate or dealing with the gratitude of a rock band she helped out.
His presence means she's not alone when skating out at the limits of her bravado. In addition, near the end of The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya, the college version of Haruhi is shown to have a relatively close relationship with the future Kyon. Not to mention her powers are pretty awesome. Competing with Kyon for the girls' affections would go against that role.
That's why he doesn't do it. The light novels, manga, anime and movie all strongly suggest that one cannot live without the other.
In order for any world to exist, they must be together. I speculate that the feelings he experiences with Mikuru is purely physical. He's a year old boy and he's in front of a big-chested, yet timid girl - of course you'd like that. In contrast, Nagato's character is more difficult to read, and I would need to re-read and re-watch the series to get a full grasp on their relationship.