Japanese meme superstar Churuya-san’s gotten her own official anime, and Haruhi-chan is a super deformed series designed to poke at the Suzumiya Haruhi franchise despite the fact that Haruhi is already about poking fun of itself.
The best part of course is that both Nyoron Churuya-san and Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu are on Youtube, translated, on Kadokawa’s own page. So this is legit, guys. Totally on the up-and-up. And while neither are really the pinnacle of anime, it’s good to know that they’re looking out for us. You know, after trolling Haruhi fans everywhere and driving them into a mad rage swearing off the Haruhi franchise forever.
If you’ve seen the Churuya comics, there’s nothing really new for you except you get to hear the actual voice actors play their 4-koma counterparts. Asahina Mikuru here has shades of her Gotouza voice, and it is excellent if very brief.
Update: It seems that after a period of time the episodes go down so I’ve unlinked the videos and added a link to the Youtube channel itself.