Observers of Kyoto Animation’s otaku exploitation anime classics Haruhi and K-ON! can’t help but notice that the new Haruhi episodes show character designs which seem to have veered sharply towards those of K-ON!
Some examples of K-ON!-esque scenes from Haruhi (including suspected K-ON! cameos):
Note the new repertoire of expressions Haruhi has picked up.
Examples of the original designs:
Mio’s height matched to that of Haruhi, and then her head matched to Haruhi’s:
A natural change in character designs over time is quite normal, but in this case matters seem almost exaggerated…