As we watched the first episode of Haruhi S2, Bamboo Rapsody… many would thought that Haruhi Second Season will turn out great… However, after the end episode aired, Endless Eight Part 1, many thought that it was the end, but that wasn’t the case and Endless Eight after Part 2 was in a repeating loop which many people started to go bananas and accusing Kyoto Animation and Kadokawa and causing Haruhi Season 2’s rating drop from the mid 8’s close to a high 7’s on MyAnimeList and people dropping or putting Haruhi on hold indefinately…. but the question is… Who should we really blame?
The problem is, Kyoto Animation is in the crossfire of all this madness which isn’t really their fault… It’s pretty much Kadokawa than Kyoto Animation because Kadokawa Shoten controls the license to Haruhi, which they ultimately have a say on how many episodes should be produced for Haruhi and the making and marketing of Haruhi merchandise.
In a recent post, this statement is regarded as a rumor, but looks perfectly legit on the situation. (Source: NotCliche)
Umm… I guess it’s okay now?
Endless Eight was organized and produced as 6 episodes.
Kadokawa’s back sponsor got furious and after it was too late (production had finished), the producer was fired.
There was a ton of confusion over whether they were going to skip the produced 4th and 5th episodes and air the 6th.
By the way, the 6 ep organization was Kadokawa’s instructions.
The fired producer was a scape goat to appease the angry back sponsors.
Kadokawa’s ultimate goal was to blow smoke over the fans by having 12 episodes that would consist of E8, Sigh, and a new/re-organized Mikuru’s adventure.
And the Disappearance source material they had pulled from remains exactly that: source material.
Currently Kadokawa does not feel like animating Disappearance [yet/still]
This gives the feeling that the purpose of this new production is simply to pull money from the fans as they move the series from DVD to BD.
If this is true, Kadokawa is ultimately to blame for this fiasco since Kadokawa is just looping Endless Eight so it will sell more DVDs… But then again, we know in the past that noone should trust Kadokawa… Do you remember the “Nice Boat” incident with Haruhi-chan? Do you still remember the statement of Haruhi being “canceled” by Kadokawa? I think it’s time to make Kadokawa responsible for the mess they cause and don’t buy any merchandise relating to Haruhi S2. This is the main reason I given up on Haruhi S2 in whole.
For Kyoto Animation… I really hope they redeem themselves after this mess and atleast adapt something that might become a masterpiece… or something great… Little Busters or FMP anyone?
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So your favourite studio Kyoani can do no wrong, even if the show they churn out is utter repeated garbage? because it’s the fault of the sponsor?
Truth is probably like, Kyoani guys think they are artists, believe in their own hype and think the crazy fans’ll lap up anything!
I wouldn’t say I worship them.. but then again, every studio is going to have a weakness regardless… This is why I don’t bother watching Munto because I know they suck at original productions. Note that I have rated the last few episodes of Endless Eight a very low score (5/10 for the third and 1/10 for the last two)… I’m not that fond of repeated material with recycled scripts.
Although I have covered alot of Kyoani anime, I am not totally biased to the studio or anything… I wouldn’t be watching anime from other studios like Kannagi and others. (also planning to cover Angel Beats which is not a Kyoani production, but it’s the same studio that does Kannagi).
If they turn to elitist btards, orz. Good job for surviving Endless Eight for so long though.
Im actually enjoying Endless Eight, its not like its the worst thing to come out of anime anyway. And why do so many bloggers claim they don’t like it, but continue to make a post for every episode
Actually, I never watched the last 2 episodes because I knew that they were repeats… and I have practically given up on Haruhi S2 in whole for the time being…
Again, most bloggers still make a post on it because most bloggers are anime critics… That way, they can write about their feelings towards the episode if it’s good or not. For me, I gave up watching it on Episode 4 and didn’t even bother watching Ep5/6 since it’s the same thing, really.
So, all this was Kadokawa’s fault ? And because they wanted to put the series on Blue Ray ?
And, with all the hype for DIsappearance, they may pull it ?
It’s just sos af. And no, I don’t want KyoAni to redeem themselves with another KEY adaptation, mainly ebcause I’ve always considered Haruhi to be their best show.
It’s a pity it turned out like this. But I hope the rest of this season of Haruhi turns out better.
“I don’t like people who say such things!”… Had to say it… =P
Although I like the First Haruhi, which the story and animation was outstanding, the second season failed all my expectations…
Of course Haruhi is going to have flaws… if we like it or not… I’m not one of those Haruhiists who rates every episode a 10 and thinks that it’s the best thing ever… since there is better anime out there… but that wasn’t the point…
Just remind me to watch again when they ever release and animate Disappearence… maybe in another three years.
PLEASE!!!! help me! 🙁 i dont no how many episodes are in the first and 2nd season of Haruhi Suzumiya!!! and i dont no if theres another season either!!! im SOOOOO confused and i cqant find an ything apperantly ive watched 1-14 so wat do i do noooowwww… 🙁 T_T