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And Then We’ll Do It Again…

Surprise surprise, another repeat. This week’s episode of Haruhi ended just like the past weeks did, with Kyon unable to do anything. According to Yuki, this was iteration #15513. Pretty much everything I said last week still applies, and the possibility that this goes eight times total or all the way till the end of real-world August is getting bigger. Regardless, Endless Eight again next week.

July 9, 2009 at 1:29 pm
  • July 9, 2009 at 7:34 pmHuitzi

    Hace poco le daba gracias a Kadokawa por subir los capitulos de Suzumiya a YouTube, pero después de esta desverguenzada, es díficil … Tendría que hablar hellian para expresar lo que siento en estos momentos.

    Recently, I please Kadokawa, but this is too… Only hellian words could express my disappointment

  • July 9, 2009 at 7:40 pmMark

    We’ve entered an endless recursion of time.

  • July 9, 2009 at 7:42 pmblinx01

    @ HoHo
    This is exactly the case.
    Basically, the blind fanboys will be divided from the regular folk who aren’t gormless enough to accept the same crap repeated over and over again.

    Honestly though, I knew this second season could never live upto the original due to the hype, and I would have been fine with that, but so far it’s just been an absolute trainwreck. Beyond a joke…

  • July 9, 2009 at 7:42 pmsomebody

    haruhi was my religion I have nothing to believe now
    I gonna drop you until it ends

  • July 9, 2009 at 7:45 pmDelwack

    They dropped the ball on this one in the name of milking the series. I must extend a very sarcastic good job to everyone involved who thought this was a good idea.

  • July 9, 2009 at 7:46 pmFuck

    i can’t take this.

  • July 9, 2009 at 7:54 pmNicvidia

    Personally i think the only good part of this season will be the haruhi loli snapshot from the Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody Episode. T_T

  • July 9, 2009 at 8:06 pmAishin

    8 episodes of this huh…..

    In a 26 episode run? This is not a problem.
    In 12 episode run? We have a problem.

    Hah. This show will serve a usefull purpose though. An “Are You a Fanboy?” quiz. Question 1. Did you enjoy the second season of Haruhi? Yes? Congratulations. You are a fanboy.

  • July 9, 2009 at 8:08 pmRemy

    2) Those who will appreciate everything KyoAni throws at them. = The fanboys whose girlfriends are currently cheating on them with men who has balls.

    Personally, I can thank of two or three story arcs that would’ve been a MUCH more suitable show than these whacked episodes. The Fantasy Game Arc, the Yuki Altered World Arc, the Snow Mansion Arc, the Mikuru and Kyon arc…etc…But, they just had to pick what was also the most annoying story arc in the books to go off on.

  • July 9, 2009 at 8:10 pmmagnumslinger

    It really seems like Haruhi herself is the director, huh?


    I think this is all a test, to see who are the true fans. They’ll probably surprise us with Dissappearance after this. Hasn’t anyone noticed the subtle focus on Nagato more than Haruhi this season? I’m not dropping this yet.

  • July 9, 2009 at 8:10 pmSnooSnoo

    Was Haruhi EVER interesting?

  • July 9, 2009 at 8:11 pmSachio

    fantasy game arc? what volume is that?

  • July 9, 2009 at 8:12 pmShin

    I think everyone before as expressed my anguish, disgust and annoyance for me. Good quality stuff gone to waste… this could have been done in 2 episodes max. Come on already, it’s hard being loyal in today’s society!

  • July 9, 2009 at 8:13 pmstarss


  • July 9, 2009 at 8:21 pmMentar

    Feels like a play taken out of Kobayashi Jin’s playbook (the author from School Rumble). How to ruin your reputation and split your fanbase into a majority of frustrated and mad former fans and a minority of hardcore worshippers who would still praise KyoAni/Kadokawa if they p*ssed right in their face.

  • July 9, 2009 at 9:48 pmK_a_n

    I’ll still keep in check with the series because maybe after the Endless Eight, it’ll pick up, but I’ll just watch these episodes for when I’m REALLY bored. That happens a lot during the summer but yeah this is a bad direction to go for such a good series in my opinion.

  • July 9, 2009 at 9:53 pmkabayongtao

    Despite such demise happening here in this anime adaptation, I could still tell you guys that the novel would still entice your interest. Who knows, considering that they still have tons of good material, maybe after a while the anime would turn out to be good.

  • July 10, 2009 at 12:10 amAlexandre

    void rec() {
    — printf(“We’ve entered an endless recursion of time.\n”);
    — rec();

  • July 10, 2009 at 1:18 amEffect

    Why are actually doing this with the episodes?

  • July 10, 2009 at 2:51 amShin

    Wow this episode was bad to begin with and they are redoing it 6 times? What a joke…who would waste their money on this shit?

  • July 10, 2009 at 3:52 amZach

    I think all the “fuck you kyoani” posters really, really don’t understand corporate politics.

    Kyoto Animation only has marginal control over the plotting and scripting. What they’re allowed and not allowed to show is controlled by Kadokawa. The fact is, it’s clear that Kyoto Animation is putting in as much effort in these repeat episodes as they would in a new episode; they’re essentially hamstrung by Kadokawa’s bizarre insistence not to show the Disappearance arc.

    Here’s the deal: it’s 12 new episodes. Kadokawa wanted to force out a storyline out of production, and so they needed filler. For whatever reason, Endless Eight was picked. It is actually effective and clever within the constraints of the fact that it’s the same thing over and over. There’s still a lot there, and there’s still effort, and the opening phrase “Something was wrong.” kind of creeps me out. The ending of the episode, where Kyon is forced to actually grow a pair and do something, has me on the edge of my seat. It’s the middle part where it falls apart and becomes uninteresting, because it’s taken up by Itsuki’s explanation of shit we already understand. We’re being told instead of shown something we know, and it’s grating on us.

    And it’s an unfortunate logical progression of the set-up and the scenario.

    Kyoto Animation has done clearly everything they can to vary each episode up within the parameters of both the logic of the series and the absurd dictates of their Evil Overload Masters. Don’t blame them, and don’t go hating on Haruhi itself — it’s pointless and stupid. Hate on Kadokawa. Hate the haters that wanted to force one of the best stories in the novels out into either a third season or limbo or who the fuck knows what else. It isn’t KyoAni.

  • July 10, 2009 at 4:09 amFlameStrike

    Ouch.. this is really ridiculous. Is there anyone who still honestly endorses this? The first ep was great, the 2nd ep was good too, and necessary, however I’m not even bothering to watch the 3rd and 4th eps of this arc XD. Ugh that just shows my lack of patience, it’s just 2 eps but it feels like a HUGE BLOW/Waste of time.
    Well I hope all the rage is correctly directed in to the right places. I don’t know if it’s KyoAni or Kadokawa in charge if this farce but they better get there acts together. Since I’m not a die hard Haruhi fan I’m not particularly miffed by the waste of eps. However I wish that KyoAni would just animate something good like Little Busters instead of going through such trouble as to reanimate the same sequence of events in totally different ways. I can see the amount of effort and money going into remaking one episode, it’s more then the effort/quality put into making entire seasons of some crappier anime *COUGH* 1st Polyphonica *COUGH*. But I can’t help but feel as if that talent is going to waste.
    Kyoani’s skills in making anime are proven, but this WTF FARCE is seriously damaging. Unless we get compensation episodes there are going to be a LOT of pissed (former) fans.

  • July 10, 2009 at 4:28 amADCK

    1/12 episodes – Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody
    8/12 episodes – Endless Eight
    That leaves 3 episodes, now not only has “Disappearance” been moved off the table, but they now also no longer have room for “Sigh” . Guess they can fit in “Snow Mountain Syndrome & Where did the cat go” 3rd season will be the REAL 2nd season (in the year 2025…)

    We’ve entered an endless recursion of time.
    We’ve entered an endless recursion of time.
    We’ve entered an endless recursion of time.

  • July 10, 2009 at 5:02 amahelo

    im tired…. please move on to the new parts of haruhi

  • July 10, 2009 at 5:42 amactarus

    bad move…i drop at once and i will not purchase the dvds of this crappy arc, and wish that anyone else will do the same. that’s the real message for the developers: u make shitty stuff, u don’t catch the price.ù

    save the world, get the girl

  • July 10, 2009 at 9:28 amNalface

    Haruhi (character) has never been an interesting character. It’s the people around her and the things they get involved in which pulls me in.

    As for the rage-quit… I doubt it. In fact, I doubt every SINGLE one of the rage-quit comment. I’ll BET you’ll see them again in the next blog post complaining about quiting. But truth is, they’ll never really quit.

    From my point of view, this stunt is:

    1. NOT well produced. Look at the shitty art, long shots, and still frames. They’re just cutting corners. Even Amaenaideyo looks nicer than these episodes.

    2. An attempt to milk more with less. 5 episodes, 3 which I find are worse than fillers (quality-wise) without any new material…

    3. not going to affect their sales. Like I said, I doubt anyone will truly give up on this series.

    What I DO hope is that the sponsors will pull the plug until the people at KyoAni starts to release decent episodes again. As fans, there’s very little we can do, and it’s easy for them to step all over us. But if their bosses get tough on them, that should wipe that f’ing grin off their f’ing faces.

  • July 10, 2009 at 10:46 amKinny Riddle

    To abuse the classic Samuel L Jackson catchphrase:

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I have HAD IT with these motherf*cking timeloops in this motherf*cking series! LOL

    But seriously, I never thought Kyo-Ani would actually have the nerve to troll this far, just as well, this would weed out the impatient ones who are only tagging along with the hype but know jack-all, leaving behind the “faithful” who actually understands the essence of the story and trust Kyo-Ani actually know what they’re doing, and thus willing to put up with all their Haruhi-ist antics.

    Normally you see adaptations “dumbed down” to attract the “lowest common denominator” (LCD), i.e. largest audience possible. Here we’re seeing the exact opposite extreme, an adaptation that deliberately drives away the LCD, and concentrates their bet on the “faithful”, i.e. “true target audience” doing all the merchandising spending.

    Not that I agree with what they’re doing because as most here says, it’s getting annoying, but I won’t be knee-jerking and dropping the show just yet, even if it means this going all the way till the end of August.

  • July 10, 2009 at 10:49 amKinny Riddle

    That said, if they do go all the way without even adapting volume 4, then I’ll gladly join the rest of you and telling Kadokawa and Kyo-Ani to go f*ck themselves. xD

  • July 10, 2009 at 11:56 amborisu

    seriously you viewers who are dropping this series just because it loops?? this is just a bloody anime – why do you need to get so worked up for? sit back and wait – if its the same episode, close the file and do something else! i’m pretty sure most of you out there just download anime off the net for free because you’re too cheap to buy the DVDs – and you get worked up over this???


  • July 10, 2009 at 1:29 pmTakayuki

    This latest episode was actually not too bad. Granted, if they had really kept repeating the same episode over and over, that would be very boring. And granted that a completely new episode here would have been welcome. But seeing the various changes in this episode, and seeing the crew trapped in this time loop is itself entertaining in the way.

    It’s like watching episodes of Gilligan’s Island, where the castaways fail again and again to escape the island, or watching the film, “Groundhog Day”, where the same day repeats over and over again.

  • July 10, 2009 at 1:54 pmSarukah

    “seriously you viewers who are dropping this series just because it loops?? this is just a bloody anime – why do you need to get so worked up for? sit back and wait – if its the same episode, close the file and do something else! i’m pretty sure most of you out there just download anime off the net for free because you’re too cheap to buy the DVDs – and you get worked up over this???


    “holy shit, people, calm the fuck down.
    If you love the series so much than just fucking deal.
    we’re lucky we even got a 2nd season so stop your fucking whining.
    sure it’s like repeating the same episode over and over again but it’ll be over soon enough, so be patient.
    No need to shit a brick over a series. Shut the fuck up.

    You guys who are FREAKING. OUT. over this are seriously losers, my gosh. Take note of the two comments above and maybe LEARN something from them.

  • July 10, 2009 at 3:14 pmGimpi

    Just remember, 15643 variations left to animate. This is a special level of hell reserved just for Otakus. lol

  • July 10, 2009 at 4:59 pmSkiks

    I lol at all the drama and rage. Chill. I can’t believe how seriously this is taken.

  • July 10, 2009 at 8:49 pmRemy

    *rolls eyes*

    At the idiots who point out the obvious “settle down, it’s anime, don’t freak out…blah blah…” congrats, you’ve just saw the obvious point in a room full of knives, spears, and swords. Would you also like to point out that we also didn’t produce or create the show or have any financial gain or losses from it also? C’mon, you’re already on your high horses, for whatever reason, you might as well go all the way.

    People know it’s an anime, that doesn’t mean they can’t vent or have an opinion of their own, whether it makes sense or not. If they want to stop watching because they don’t like it for whatever reason, why not? It doesn’t concern you just as their dislike for the show doesn’t concern the producers/creators. You’re self-righteous chiding simply puts you on the same level. So how about you just relax and let us vent or say whatever we want. It seems to me that the only one taking things way too seriously, or acting as so just to gain a sense of self-importance, are you guys.

    You want an important serious discussion based on logic/facts and act like the almighty voice of reason in a sea blind fandom, hit up CNN.com. You want to see a bunch of people in their mid-teens to mid-50s acting like their in their kids, you hit up an anime fan site.

  • July 10, 2009 at 9:20 pmmice

    [url=[Poll] Am i still watching the 2nd season?]http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=cmt&id=20926[/url]

  • July 10, 2009 at 9:23 pmmice


  • July 11, 2009 at 4:02 amAnon

    O Zach… you silly fanboy. :)
    So it’s just Kadokawa’s fault? What’s Kyoani? An integralist religion?
    Sorry but i still have a working brain

  • July 11, 2009 at 8:27 ammegalith

    ONE WORD….


  • July 11, 2009 at 1:00 pmVeg

    I always kinda said it would take honest-to-god EFFORT to make people stop watching Haruhi Suzumiya. I never figured Kadokawa would take me up on that bet. Maybe they ought to have listened to the sponsors, just this once.

  • July 12, 2009 at 3:15 amselo

    It’s funny how people get mad over something they don’t pay for and are getti g through illegal means :p

  • November 23, 2009 at 5:06 pmSomeone You Don’t Know

    If you want to make it stop, either watch the ninth episode of the second season, where it FINALLY stops the repeats at the end(Won’t spoil how) or skip straight to the tenth, where new episodes start.

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