Haganai’s sixth and final Blu-ray volume has risen – and like the others, it contains some significant alterations in facial composition, enough to totally rewrite the feeling of a scene, or refine the mood more fittingly.
Taking the above two pairs of frames for example, Blu-ray variant being on the left, and focusing first on Kodaka – our protagonist has quite evidently been made to look less idiotic on Blu-ray. Not to say he’s any sort of imbecile – although the expression he makes on the televised run during this scene certainly makes him out to be one of those perverse thoughtless types. On Blu-ray, his eyebrows have been adjusted slightly, pupils widened, and mouth reshaped – all of which result in that he looks simply to be a male trapped in a fantasy rather favorable.
As for the fellow’s loli sister, her head seems to have been redrawn entirely – as indicated by the fact that everything which composes the area dubbed, “the head”, has been revised entirely.
Although the changes are discreet, it can be seen that her hair has been redone in full – corrected to meet the fixed shape of her skull, which in itself was edited to provide a more proportional appearance. Similarly, her eyes, eyebrows, and other facial elements, were transformed ever-delicately in order to further ensure a realistically accurate appearance as she glances upward.
All throughout, the bulk of Haganai’s revisions have been based around facial enhancements, which essentially fine-tune the sentiment of the given scene – exactly as mentioned with Kodaka above. Now perhaps one may find reason to rewatch the series before the second season, not for the lolis or bishoujos, but for the improved visuals which in turn carry quite a refreshened, and more so expressive, atmosphere.