The fans bring us what KyoAni won't: See Yuki Nagato blush in this video


One of the greatest things an otaku can find when watching any given anime or reading manga is to see a silent or otherwise stoic character blushing. It's like the Aurora Borealis or a solar eclipse, except with anime girls.

Where louder or otherwise more expressive archetypes redden all the time (usually with rage), making a character who could stare down a charging rhino break eye contact in embarrasment represents a critical loss of composure, a crack in the barrier walling off all emotion. Sure, it might be trite, artificial, contrived and all too common for its own good, but like using fire attacks on ice pokemon, it's always super effective, enriched weapons-grade moenium.

It's no wonder then that Hitler flipped out on the possibility that the constant Endless Eight reruns in this season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya threatened to derail Kyoto Animation's promise to animate the "Disappearance" story arc, which apparently has one such blushing moment involving Yuki Nagato, the series' key silent character.

Thankfully, fans have gone ahead and edited scenes from existing episodes to animate the moment, providing the moe fix that Haruhi-ists need, just in case these next weeks worth of episodes see yet more time being frittered away on Endless Eight. The video itself is actually more than two years old, but still has that new-blush smell.

Thanks go out to Japanator reader Ricardo Garcia for helping ease the pain! Hit the gallery for pictures, too!

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