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Random Musings – Haruhi, Higurashi, and ZnT Sequels Edition

Before I get to today’s episode of Myself; Yourself, a few quick news items that have come up in the past 24 hours:

  • For those that might not have heard yet, Suzumiya Haruhi is getting some more viral marketing in the form of its website being taken down. ANN has a good write-up on it, and MOON PHASE notes that the copyright for three years (2007-2009) might mean that they’ll be animating two seasons from the fall of 2008 into the spring of 2009. It’s also noteworthy that the director is now Takemoto Yasuhiro (whose previous works include FMP! TSR and the majority of Lucky Star) instead of Ishihara Tatsuya.
  • Higurashi is also getting a third series, according to animate.TV. No further details available yet.
  • Also, to no one’s surprise (at least not mine), the newest MF Bunko J came with an official announcement that there’ll be a third Zero no Tsukaima series. I didn’t think very highly of the second series, but maybe third time’s the charm.
  • December 18, 2007 at 2:00 pm
    • December 18, 2007 at 2:04 pmDiabolikul

      man i cant wait for Zero no stukaima and suzumiya :)

    • December 18, 2007 at 2:07 pmGummi

      lol i knew there would be a third of Zero no Stukaima just by seeing how season 2 ended but Suzumiya I knew about it way back turing the summer because they had already announced it back then.

    • December 18, 2007 at 2:17 pmDando008

      I wonder how the 3rd season of Higurashi is going to be like…I haven’t seen the last episode yet, so I don’t know if it ended in a cliff hanger or just plan to continue the story.

    • December 18, 2007 at 2:25 pmSubaruhess

      Higurashi kai ending was funny, hanyu acting like a younger tessa. Curious about the third season & the horrors, spam of blood/murder and multiple endings ;)

    • December 18, 2007 at 2:31 pmSyaoran Li

      Damn it, then what will follow Clannad’s end on march?

    • December 18, 2007 at 2:34 pmWererat42

      Unless they plan on doing the extra stories, like Onisarashi or Saikoroshi, there’s no more story to Higurashi. Matsuribayashi is the final chapter.

    • December 18, 2007 at 2:40 pmRadhabinod

      Well seeing the 2008/2009 copyright and the pace Clannad is going at, I really doubt it will end at 24 so maybe the rumors on Moonphase are right.

    • December 18, 2007 at 2:44 pmJusuchin

      Real interesting way to announce the second series. If I only understood Japanese.

      Japanese class for me ain’t going so well. Thanks ANN and RC for giving me the gist of it. XD

    • December 18, 2007 at 2:56 pmmutio

      Third time ZnT? zzzzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz
      Sorry but the second series wasn’t really anything. I’ll go read the novels~
      As for Haruhi the merchandising they do is funny as always. Curious what the second season will be like and what from the novel they’ll animate this time.

    • December 18, 2007 at 2:56 pmwhatever

      bah……cant wait for haruhi
      read the novel and phew cant really wait

    • December 18, 2007 at 3:37 pmProto

      Personally the announcement for the third season of Higurashi came as a surprise, but as a very pleasant one. Apart from side stories like Onisarashi, Utsutsukowashi or Yoigoshi, they still have the epilogue Saikoroshi, and the alt ending Miotsukushi-hen to work with, so there is still plenty of material, no need to worry :)

    • December 18, 2007 at 3:41 pmmutio

      Yay, just noticed that we reported, first time, sth earlier than R.C. :P xD

    • December 18, 2007 at 3:41 pmilias

      The way they programmed the haruhi site seriously PWNS ALL OTHER SITES.
      Check the ann site for more info about it. I like it :D

      ZnT 3 eh, Cant expect that much from them anymore…..

    • December 18, 2007 at 3:48 pmTotali

      So many sequels, yet none of them are surprising. Will 2008 be the year of the sequel? ;)

    • December 18, 2007 at 3:56 pmOblivion

      2008 will really be great , I can hardly wait for Code Geass, Haruhi and Higurashi sequels

    • December 18, 2007 at 4:18 pmStory

      I’m *very* much looking forward to the new seasons of Haruhi and Higurashi…both series are excellent. Haven’t seen any of Zero no Tsukimaia, though I want to…

    • December 18, 2007 at 4:19 pmDelinom

      Hell Yeah! 3rd Season of ZnT , can´t wait for it

      and Higurashi 3 will be arcs of PS2 Game, Higurashi DayBreak and Manga that weren’t animated ^^ I’ll enjoy this too

      see ya

    • December 18, 2007 at 4:21 pmDea-Sama

      Haruhi and ZnT having a second season isn’t much of as surprise … but I had no idea that Higurashi was going to have one too. From what I know, Higurashi ends with the Matsuribayashi arc, right?

    • December 18, 2007 at 4:32 pmtamahome

      I really can’t wait for the Haruhi anime… which means more Yuki :D She’s so adorable

    • December 18, 2007 at 4:50 pmKaioshin Sama

      All very very bizarre.

      By the way, concerning the poll, I actually had contemplated this a while back. I think it’s going to be within the next half year, or likely even sooner. Likely thehy even have a Hatsune Miku series in the planning stages already and just haven’t announced it yet. The question now is merely who is going to get the license.

    • December 18, 2007 at 4:52 pmsetsuke

      Saw that news in Animenewsnetwork too, very nice you have to type password to enter the error web (which the password is “K,” “N,” “S,” “A,” and “K”). Hmm and i thought that Haruhi will start immediately after CLANNAD. Higurashi just ended its 2nd season with quite a proper ending, right after that a 3rd is announced? And i thought that was the true ending and no more. ZnT… a 3rd season, wow is this the power of Znt fans?

    • December 18, 2007 at 5:00 pmMaxmilian

      Man U totally made my day. I mean now I’m totally sure there’s gonna be Haruhi 2nd. But I wonder how it will be with Higurashi. I wonder how will the last episode turn out. But it would be great if there could be a 3rd series.

    • December 18, 2007 at 5:15 pmzoozoc

      woot, i cannot wait for the second season of haruhi, the fourth novel was definently my favorite out of them all.

    • December 18, 2007 at 5:16 pmShinji103

      Yeah seriously, anybody who didn’t see a third Season of ZnT…..needs to smarten up. Really. It was /INCREDIBLY/ obvious they were going to do a season three with that ending.

      And to all those people who didn’t like how roundabout the second season was……you /DO/ realize that they were most likely planning for the third season when they started on the second, right? If not /before/ they started it. Hence why a. the info on season 3 is coming out so fast, and b. why season 2 was like it was. Season 1 was to make sure the show would be worth more seasons, so they made it self-reliant in case it wasn’t popular enough to make more episodes for. Season 2 they made with the full intention of making a season three, so that’s why it isn’t as self-sufficient as season one, and why it didn’t move as quickly as season 1 as well. So please, think about the situation before coming to conclusions.

    • December 18, 2007 at 5:21 pmShippoyasha

      Let’s not forget the BETTER news of the lot:

      Trigun movie finally being released on 2008 (I hope)

      Minami-ke Okawari!

      Code Geass season 2

      And one of my personal faves: OtoBoku season 2.

    • December 18, 2007 at 5:47 pmShinji103

      Shippoyasha: Code Geass season 2 is somewhat-old news…

    • December 18, 2007 at 6:35 pmGil

      ZnT 3rd season?

      Miss bust revolution, Tiffania, here I come!!! :D

    • December 18, 2007 at 6:42 pmJay

      at least ZnT2 did better than Shana2…. gah. talk about an upset.

    • December 18, 2007 at 6:44 pmGx-Testament

      wow… the suzumiya haruhi site’s idea is amazing. Ahahaa… check out the special feature on the website that Yuki’s message. Escape program!!!

    • December 18, 2007 at 6:44 pmJay

      blah second post. Any news on School Rumble Season 3?

    • December 18, 2007 at 6:49 pmBROOKLYN otaku

      screw all that!! MORE FMP PLEEEEEASE!!!!

    • December 18, 2007 at 7:03 pmIthekro

      Saimoe will be very weird in 2008 and 2009 then. Not like it wasn’t weird in 2006 and 2007 to begin with.

      I’m all for the return of Haruhi, but more FMP! (or perhaps even better comedy FMP?) in the near future would be desired. Tessa needs another shot, since Chidori don’t do moe much. And while I don’t watch Higurashi, I love reading some of the blogs about it.

    • December 18, 2007 at 7:35 pmbanzemanga

      I wouldn’t really want a third series of higurashi unless it is a remake of the second season. In the anime they even removed the miracle where Rika freezes time to snatch a bullet. Well, let’s see how it turns out.

    • December 18, 2007 at 9:41 pmChicle

      Wait, what? A third Higurashi season? I thought it was a movie?

    • December 18, 2007 at 9:55 pmAlt Eisen Riese

      Thanks god the rumors about Haruhi 2 cutting Clannad in half where just rumors.Still so,i hope that the desaparition of Suzumiya Saruhi gets animated in this second season.Bah,90 % chances tath they do by looking at the pics they released before,and that Yuki of now…Higurashi is allways good news,not to talk about Louise and Henrietta—–

    • December 18, 2007 at 10:52 pmleahcimccc

      hurray!! more info on haruhi 2… and that poster…. hahaha thats the part when ****** **** ********* heh once haruhi 2 gets out i hope author starts on volume 10 o_o been waitin sooooooo long

    • December 19, 2007 at 12:38 amKaioshin Sama

      I take every news I hear about Haruhi with a grain of salt, especially that 2009 thing. More than likely it will turn out to be some ad campaign joke because even if you announce something that runs into 2009 you don’t usually include both copyright dates, you just include the year the particular product was patented. Unless it means some sort of pre license for western release, in which case that might explain the 2009.

    • December 19, 2007 at 7:25 amGaret

      A second season of Haruhi is always welcomed, though I wonder what the message on its “former” website means. :)

      I’m also looking forward to Higurashi and ZnT sequels. Personally, I wouldn’t give very high marks to the 2nd series of both of them(Higurashi for music, the anime ones are WAYYY below the original game ones in terms of quality; ZnT for some bad storytelling and animation). But I guess something is always better than nothing lol.

      Hopefully Higurashi 3rd series will be named “Rei”: I’ll be expecting Saigoroshi-hen and Hirukowashi-hen. K1 x Rena! While the focus on ZnT is definitely Tiffania(finally!) and HENRIETTA x SAITO. Looking forward to “that scene” for sure :D

    • December 19, 2007 at 11:52 amdward

      I thought the second season for Haruhi had already been announced a few months ago? I’m really hoping there really is a second season but the way they actually promote is full of mystery and suspense.

    • December 19, 2007 at 7:13 pmLunarEclipse

      Didn’t Higurashi Kai end already?o.o Oh well even more stuff to watch every week.:D Yay for 2008!

    • December 20, 2007 at 12:38 amjonz_35

      Zero no Tsukaima 3??? I need to allot some HD space right away! lol

    • March 21, 2008 at 4:16 pmAldotsk

      I had the page of a magazine talking about ZnT 3rd Season, I forgot to scan it back at my dorm… but it does say that 3rd season will happen with story Show Spoiler ▼

    • September 3, 2008 at 8:47 pmTsukiyomi

      It first i thought Haruhi was just a show that was like lucky star but then i read the novels and thought it was a great story(although it stress my mind too much to the point that im getting illsions)

    • September 17, 2008 at 6:24 amJaberlen

      Zero no Tsukaima the second season was okay… it is not as bad as you described. I love the first ending and the second.