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When Will Endless Eight End?

Well, the Endless Eight arc didn’t finish again. In fact, it ended pretty much exactly like the last episode did, with Kyon putting things off, which means we’re in for the same stuff again next week. And who knows, maybe they really will keep it going for the rest of the series – the thought of it makes me shudder. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Kyoto Animation would try a stunt like this, however it’s very discouraging for someone like me who wants to see more new stuff. It certainly doesn’t give me any extra motivation to blog this episode or watch next week’s, but of course I still will (though it’ll be after I write up Umineko). Ugh…

July 2, 2009 at 1:48 pm
  • July 2, 2009 at 1:49 pmPachi

    ooh grax por la informacion omni

  • July 2, 2009 at 1:57 pmOmiruk

    So once again:
    According to my sources, there are only 2 more eps of endless eight, then we will have something from 1st season and then new eps.

  • July 2, 2009 at 1:58 pmmads

    hey omni what did you think of chapter 364 of bleach? for some reason, i like hearing your comments on the chapters too XD

  • July 2, 2009 at 2:00 pmCorodix

    they sure are milking the cow dry.. What a waste

  • July 2, 2009 at 2:02 pmwhatever

    this is madness….they gonna keep doing it until the end of august I guess…., very true to the summer spirit!

  • July 2, 2009 at 2:12 pmShugima

    WEll, it is the endless eight, so why not make it 8 episodes then(i know the endless eight isnt originally suposed to be fot that, but it is possible

  • July 2, 2009 at 2:13 pmquigonkenny


  • July 2, 2009 at 2:16 pmExia

    this endless 8 crap is getting old. 3 episodes of the same damn thing? Im beggining to wish that their was only one season of haruhi instead of all this recycled crap.

  • July 2, 2009 at 2:19 pmOmni

    Omiruk: That’s perfectly plausible, but who/what are your sources?

  • July 2, 2009 at 2:43 pmNosgoroth

    Well, it is the same chapter, but the artistic effort in animation and direction is epic.

  • July 2, 2009 at 2:44 pmOmiruk

    I got list from friend with release dates and titles of each ep. Almost everything (except for titles of current arc) was going according to it, so i think it’s correct.

    Jun 25 ep13 The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya 1
    Jul 02 ep14 The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya 2
    Jul 09 ep15 The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya 3
    Jul 16 ep16 The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya 4
    - Jul 23 ep17 The Adventures of Asahina Mikuru Episode 00
    - Jul 30 ep18 Live A Live
    - Aug 07 ep19 The Day of Sagittarius
    - Aug 14 ep20 Someday in the rain
    Aug 21 ep21 The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya 1
    Aug 28 ep22 The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya 2
    Sep 03 ep23 The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya 3
    Sep 10 ep24 The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya 4
    Sep 17 ep25 The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya 5
    Sep 24 ep26 Charmed at First Sight Lover
    Oct 1 ep27 Snow Mountain Syndrome Pt 1
    Oct 8 ep28 Snow Mountain Syndrome Pt 2

  • July 2, 2009 at 2:49 pmarigatou

    I can’t believe it what on earth is happening to Haruhi…..damn Kyon should just stick it in so this mayhem would end at once and move to the next episode for Christ’s sake.

  • July 2, 2009 at 2:53 pmZenzen

    Well poor troll is poor. Thanks a million for the info Omni, at least I won’t waste another 2x minutes.

  • July 2, 2009 at 2:53 pmAdrian

    OHhhh …mmm Omiruk can you put thelist of the 1-12 too please to check something. thanks

  • July 2, 2009 at 3:03 pmtman

    did you know that Kyoto Animation loves giving their fans the finger?


  • July 2, 2009 at 3:04 pmtman


    it’s a waste of episode slots

  • July 2, 2009 at 3:06 pmOmiruk

    - Apr 02 ep01 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 1
    - Apr 09 ep02 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 2
    - Apr 16 ep03 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 3
    - Apr 23 ep04 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 4
    - Apr 30 ep05 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 5
    - May 07 ep06 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 6
    - May 14 ep07 The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya
    May 21 ep08 Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody
    - May 28 ep09 Mysterique Sign
    - Jun 04 ep10 Remote Island Syndrome Part1
    - Jun 11 ep11 Remote Island Syndrome Part2
    Jun 18 ep12 Endless Eight

  • July 2, 2009 at 3:19 pminfernus

    I honestly don’t know how you expect an arc about a TIME LOOP to end so quickly. It won’t take the entire series but have some faith that it will take a reasonable amount of time and END. Heh, faith. This coming from an atheist. OLOL

  • July 2, 2009 at 3:21 pmGrant

    So episodes 1-3 are essentially the same? Are these people trying to make the viewers furious again?

  • July 2, 2009 at 3:24 pmAdrian

    thanks for the list :)

  • July 2, 2009 at 3:28 pmAnonymous

    For Fuck’s Sake Kyon, just jam the fucking thing in already.

  • July 2, 2009 at 3:37 pmPhocus

    @Anon: lol, Yeah he might as well already

    Well, this was unexpected. I don’t really see any point of repeating it a THIRD time, but nonetheless it’s more Haruhi. I really hope they finish the arc by the next episode.

    And woot, Umineko came out. Now to spoil myself through the VN…

  • July 2, 2009 at 3:45 pmMCC

  • July 2, 2009 at 3:46 pmRickyMack

    i honestly thought they’d get it done this time around, from what i recall it should have finished the first time yuki mentioned how many times they looped.

  • July 2, 2009 at 3:51 pmsealouse

    Speaking of that. Wouldn’t someone go on a homicidal rampage upon learning of that? I know I would. Especially if someone knew about it and didn’t tell me…

  • July 2, 2009 at 4:05 pmstarss


    I feel like Nagato.

  • July 2, 2009 at 4:19 pmbuh

    Guess third time isn’t the charm.

  • July 2, 2009 at 4:19 pmBK-110

    What’re they doing with one of my favorite short stories of the novels? Just recently read it again, it’s so awesome… Have they forgotten about The Sighs of Haruhi Suzumiya?

  • July 2, 2009 at 4:34 pmAnonymous

    are you kidding me? this should have been over 2 episodes ago.

  • July 2, 2009 at 4:43 pmOmni

    Omiruk: I’m pretty sure that was a speculative list based on the novel chapter timeline. I doubt that it’s right because 1. we’re not in the Sighs of Suzumiya Haruhi right now, 2. even if that were mislabeled, they can’t do episode 00 without doing Sighs first, and Sighs has to take longer than 1 episode, which would throw off that entire schedule.

  • July 2, 2009 at 4:48 pmpaul

    it will probably end with kyon saying i love you to haruhi or something

  • July 2, 2009 at 4:50 pmmahaha


  • July 2, 2009 at 4:51 pmPhantomX

    Actually, the solution to their problem is actually a lot lamer… in that it doesn’t further their relationship at all :\

  • July 2, 2009 at 5:10 pmLoL

    What I find strange is not kyoani doing the groundhog day anime version but people complaining about something they haven’t seen yet.

    Just wait, see and then judge, ppl. It’s dumb to judge something knowing nothing abut it.

  • July 2, 2009 at 5:11 pmMeery

    Kyon is lacking and very much needs what KyoAni is overflowing with: chutzpah.

  • July 2, 2009 at 5:14 pmShin

    Bet Aya Hirano and company loved repeating the same lines a few times…

  • July 2, 2009 at 5:18 pmAbby

    Screw you TokyoAnimation!

  • July 2, 2009 at 5:30 pmKaioshin Sama

    Kyoani knows that no matter what they do people will still flock to buy their DVD’s en masse. I saw this shift in how they deal with productions coming a long long time ago.

    Of course there are those that will praise this maneuever as genius and clever, but just as many as those who will be freaking the freak. Both sides of the equation are hilarious and this is getting exciting from the standpoint of watching reactions to the episodes.

  • July 2, 2009 at 5:42 pmLoL


    You’re right. Maybe with this kyoani tries to another milestone: people making reactions of the episodes without watching it xD

  • July 2, 2009 at 6:12 pmSavofenno

    Have not a lot of people done that for a long time already?

  • July 2, 2009 at 6:14 pmLQY

    If you think you can understand the KyoAni, you’re misunderstand KyoAni.

  • July 2, 2009 at 6:53 pmDelwack

    They really only needed 2 episodes for this, this is overkill. While mirroring ‘Endless eight’ by making it seem endless to the viewers may sound nice on paper, it really isn’t that good of an idea in practice.

  • July 2, 2009 at 7:01 pmn1xx

    I can’t wait to read your Umineko reviews, Omni :)

  • July 2, 2009 at 7:07 pmFayt

    This is crazy, more Endless Eight.

    I suppose it wouldnt be so bad if they actually do some of the variations that Yuki mentioned, but NO~~~~~~~

  • July 2, 2009 at 7:08 pmDuskL

    I don’t like the fact that they are making this longer than they needed but its not much of a problem for me since I really like the series. I won’t judge them too harshly right now. If they think that having one small arc extending much longer than it should won’t interfere with the other (and better) arcs then they can go right ahead. Let’s just hope they know what they’re doing and aren’t simply doing this to piss us off.

  • July 2, 2009 at 7:22 pmblinx01

    KyoAni, whatever happened to you…
    The series has been destroyed. Not only the trolling leading up to the actual new season, but new ep slots being wasted by the same crap. Should have been one ep, done and dusted.
    So far, Haruhi season 2 has failed epically.
    On a more positive note, Umineko was superb. Loved the ep and the OP is really fitting.

  • July 2, 2009 at 7:26 pmChimasternmay

    so there were no changes in this episode?
    not even a little bit?
    what do i do now?
    ill watch E7M?
    bye for now?
    ok then?

    lol some of those lines where just to make it more cool looking …

  • July 2, 2009 at 7:48 pmchaosdemon06

    quigonkenny at 2:13 pm on July 2nd, 2009


    Best quote ever on the net…. LOL

    Awww come on I’m downloading the episode as I type it cant be that bad…

    … but honestly Haruhi is haruhi.. fans eat this up no matter what.. I’m in the middle fan wise yet I find myself watching it anyway much like the blogger… its its…. just fucking Haruhi so as anime fans we have no choice.. the otaku in us screams… watch or your out of the loop!!!! the loop!!!!! :P

  • July 2, 2009 at 7:54 pmkabayongtao

    Learn from Nagato.

    X: “I am here to observe.”

  • July 2, 2009 at 8:17 pmMegas

    Yeah so I’ll yeah skip most of the next 2 eps. Maybe I’ll just look at the new parts, if you can call it that. I don’t have any expectations for KyoAni anymore. But I just wish they would stop doing stuff that has been beat to death already by 1st seasons, manga, games, etc. Can’t they come up with anything themselves O.o

  • July 2, 2009 at 8:25 pmpenguintruth

    Soon they’ll just start replaying the past few episodes to see if we notice.

    Seriously, though, I don’t want to believe KyoAni is trolling us, but it’s getting hard not to.

  • July 2, 2009 at 8:28 pmDazzer

    I don’t see what’s the big fuss.
    Most of the people complaining are those who already know the story and just want it to end in a day, just like in the novels.

    I think KyoAni have given us a great spin on this chapter, and I like noticing different subtleties between each “loop”. Its not the same damned episode if you stop whining and start looking.

    And besides, I don’t think KyoAni want Season 2 to feel like Season 1 with more FILLER EPISODES (which most people complain about too).

    Why can’t we just watch and enjoy ^^

  • July 2, 2009 at 8:36 pmtokugawa

    What I find most amazing is that they do different (exquisite quality) animations for basically the same plot…

    It’s like burning money in an open fire!

  • July 2, 2009 at 9:12 pmak@cl

    Probably they want to make feel the viewers the “feeling” that the novel can’t transmit: The frustration of repeating the same events time after time. And make a better base for the events @ Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya… If the viewer get the same feelings as Nagato (the only member that view the same chapter 15000+ times) they (kyoani) have won.

    Anyone that have already read the novels will know what i’m talking about.



  • July 2, 2009 at 9:13 pmashiguru

    The endless eight is an important arc for nagato’s character

  • July 2, 2009 at 9:40 pmahelo

    Kyo ani is genius…. Were feeling bored like nagato already.

  • July 2, 2009 at 9:45 pmak@cl

    I don’t think “bored” is the word that kyoani wants to hear…

    oh well… see ya @ vanishment 1st part.


  • July 2, 2009 at 10:25 pmMappy

    *shrug* If they want people to stop watching, we can oblige.
    Boring rehash is boring.

  • July 2, 2009 at 11:15 pmPigsCanFly

    Ugh.. i like the idea about the time loop and all but. If nagato dont stop them it will be like this forever. shes the only one who knows that they have figured it out before and tryed to stop it… or well they dont try at all.

  • July 2, 2009 at 11:30 pmsadass

    well, i guess endless eight i gonna be shown 15498 ..hahahaha

  • July 3, 2009 at 12:56 amKyoto = Mastertrolls

    When I saw the first episode of Endless Eight, I said to myself “OH GOD, I hope this is only 1 – 2 episodes max.” I never thought they’d even contemplate doing this story, out of all the stories to do. After watching episode 2 I said to myself, “well, maybe they’ll put their own twist on it”. After this episode?

    I bashed my head against the screen.

    Most everyone already knows how it ends (originally), and I want to say I’m not going to watch another episode of it… but. What if they do twist? I don’t want to miss that and have it spoiled for me.

    Kyoto are trolling the hell out of us.

  • July 3, 2009 at 3:58 amFail

    It should’ve just been 2 episodes, maybe 3 if they actually wrapped it up. But no, they’re dragging it on even longer. Why couldn’t they just end it on the 15,498th one like in the light novels?

    Also why doesn’t Nagato just tell them they’re in the loop at the beginning of each one?

  • July 3, 2009 at 4:23 amADCK

    Hah!, making it four episodes has pushed the “vanishment” arc out of this season now :P

    Ironically the vanishment has vanished.

    How many years will we have to wait this time to see the Vanishment arc in the third season?

  • July 3, 2009 at 4:54 ammegalith


    Damn.. That’s one less thing to watch for now. I won’t even bother watching this weeks ep then. On the other hand FMA. :)

  • July 3, 2009 at 8:26 amStory

    Never. Hence “Endless” Eight.

  • July 3, 2009 at 9:17 pmmoscatete

    Ok, I’m not good in english but I’ll try to give my opinion just this time ((in defense of another frustrating episode))

    I think they’re trying to make us feel just as bored as the person who remembers that time is repeating over and over again to the point we feel is happening to us

    for how long this has to continue until we all feel the same I don’t know (it’s happening pretty fast) I thought time was supposed to repeat until 15498 but I don’t know anymore

    ((maybe not a good defense))

  • July 3, 2009 at 9:28 pmJT

    FFS they got Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody out of the way quick enough (If there was ever a story that could have done with a 2 episode arc this was it) why can’t they deal with this interesting but increasingly annoying storyline quicker? I’m guessing they’ll cite artistic reasons in the end but repetition isn’t necessarily good. (Philip Glass excluded;-)

    Screw KyoAni!

  • July 3, 2009 at 10:10 pmJames

    I’m thinking that kyon needs to do a “summer holiday” that suzumiya desires to end this cycle…

  • July 4, 2009 at 2:53 amnightmare

    ENDLESS means ENDLESS..this is never gonna end, ever.

  • July 4, 2009 at 8:53 pmMappy

    I don’t see why KyoAni thinks that this trolling of the audience is somehow to the benefit of the series, especially if people are simply going to sit this Endless Eight rubbish out (like myself) until they decide to actually give us something new. If they ever will.

  • July 5, 2009 at 2:33 ammika

    If you read the novels you’ll find out when it ends, and why it needs to take so long. Things like this are what make Haruhi Haruhi, so keep your socks on.

  • July 5, 2009 at 11:01 amMappy

    You know, I really couldn’t give a stuff when it ends, because I don’t need a multi-episodic representation of a recurring timeloop, with very little in the way of variation between each episode, in a show that I want to watch. Yes, it shows us Yuki’s boredom and all that rubbish…. because it bores ME. And I have very little tolerance, anymore, with shows that go out of their way to bore me. This whole plot could have been dispensed with by now, but it hasn’t. So as I said, I’m waiting for an actual new episode before I’ll allow my interest to pick up again. In the meantime, there is this thing called an entire new season of shows to keep my interest up. And only just, because most of those shows are rubbish as well….

    I’m getting grumpy in my old age….

  • July 9, 2009 at 9:30 pmNuula

    Just whatched ep 14/S02 EP4, i faced palmed through the whole thing, there was no development what so ever… it was essentially ep 13/3 all over again, at least there was a difference between 12 and 13… christ, if ep 15/5 is EXACTLY the same as 14/4 then im giving up perminantly…

    However, in 14, is it just me, or when there disscusing the time loop did Yuki look like she was close to snapping due to the 15499 loops?

  • July 9, 2009 at 11:46 pmsakudesu

    This is almost ridiculous. Just watched the fourth part of it…and guess what. Not over yet! The light novel was a fairly short story. I cant believe they would drag this arc on and on and on!

  • July 10, 2009 at 3:04 amAnne

    It didn’t end again, but the fact that they have basically followed the novel to the letter means that they are most likely going to make another season after this one if it is popular enough. I think we are all frustrated with it because when this particular sci-fi literature convention is used in Western Literature and Flim, it is usually truncated to avoid the repetitive annoyance. However, it seems from reading the novel, the author wanted us to experience the hell that Yuki must be going through and the director of the anime wanted to convey the same powerful feeling (no matter how annoying it may be, it is still powerful).

    Hold out hope. I am sure it will come to an end July 17th with the 5th episode of Endless Eight.

  • July 10, 2009 at 3:04 pmaok

    Maybe an “endless eight” more times?

    I sure hope not.

  • July 10, 2009 at 4:07 pmZack

    I think the point of all this is just like Anne said. The want to follow this thing to the letter and give you this desperate hopeless feeling. Needless to say, it’s working is it not? There not giving a FU to fans there just trying to do something others wouldn’t. I’m not the type to get easily bored, hell, I got plenty of other anime to watch so I won’t be freaking out if this continues another 2 or 3 eps (pray it doesn’t though). So I applaud them for trying to pull something like this that I have never seen another anime studio do. And think about it. They must be getting sick of it themselves. Look closely, there not rehashing all the animation. From what I can tell. There redrawing and making a new ep of this ever single time just with different clothes and different perspectives. I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be to draw the same scenery, object, or characters, several times more than usual, several different ways.

    An those of us watching subbers, watching for absolutely FREE, have hardly a right to complain and say were being ripped off. Unless you count your internet bill, but I doubt you use it solely for Haurhi.

    Anyone want to discuss this more with me I like PMs on gaiaonline, Name Scaredwolf_D. I love talking about anime so don’t be sigh. This is my first time here so I hope giving out my gaianame isn’t a broken rule, sorry in advance if it is.

  • July 13, 2009 at 3:33 amjyamato

    Here is the airing schedule. Personally, I love Haruhi but this is getting out of hand. I think we’re supposed to be feeling a small part of what Yuki is feeling but we’re not sentient alien beings so get on with it already or at least put enough new content in each episode for me to care.

  • July 17, 2009 at 4:06 amTyrael

    thanks for the heads up, this way i dont have to download the new episode, just copy paste the one i already have and rename it 6.

    this is really the worse thing people could do to an awesome anime

  • July 17, 2009 at 1:34 pmyoshi0810

    who wanna put a bet that they’ll continue till 8th episode of endless eight? thus endless 8?

  • July 20, 2009 at 12:57 amUED

    This is one of those things that we’ll laugh at in a year when we’re rewatching the anime.

  • August 7, 2009 at 12:12 amKyonisahandbutt


    I mean. yay endless eight has ended, of course at the eighth episode. I had thought it would have ended differently, but I am just glad it finally ended.