Hiroko Yamamura of Japanator explains why she's not too excited about Haruhi's new visuals.
I agree that they're definitely different than the old style, but this is basically how the Yuki-chan manga looks too (except I think Kyon is even more smoothed out and rounded or something). Also, it is a different genre; I think the style looks more like the typical romance anime. I'm holding back judgement until I see it in motion , I think
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