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21Jun/1010

Haruhi Season 2 DVD Details Revealed

Posted by Jon

Image unrelated but awesome.

How much would you pay for Endless Eight?

Bandai has just released detailed information about The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2 DVD boxset.This release will contain 14 episodes, both dubbed and subbed. Also included are various special features such as "location scouting videos", "Behind The Scenes of Aya Hirano's Music Video", "Endless Eight Prologue",  and a "special event video", as well as CD tracks for "Super Driver" and "Tomare." Oh, and don't forget the exciting "interactive menus!" Oh boy!

And the best part: this all-frills boxset can be yours for the low, low price of $64.98!

Wait a minute... sixty-five dollars? Bandai wants to charge me sixty-five dollars for fourteen episodes of Haruhi? Worse, eight of those are the same friggin' episode! GO TO HELL, BANDAI!

Sorry, I know I shouldn't be so pissed. After all, the Japanese had to pay over five times as much for their Season 2 DVDs. Still, charging sixty-five bucks for less than six hours of anime seems a bit extreme, especially when the anime industry (not to mention the entire economy) is in a state of decline.

So, yeah... I think I'll wait for the Anime Legends boxset. How about you, dear readers? Are you willing to dish out the big bucks for Haruhi S2? Let us know in the poll below, then discuss the issue further in our forums!

Will you buy the upcoming Haruhi S2 boxset?

  • Yes! I don't mind paying $65. (32%, 45 Votes)
  • Yes, but I'll wait for a bargain price... perhaps at RightStuf. (23%, 32 Votes)
  • I think I'll wait for a cheaper boxset. (18%, 26 Votes)
  • Screw Bandai! I'm sticking with my fansubs. (13%, 19 Votes)
  • No, I'm not planning to buy it. (8%, 11 Votes)
  • I'm still not sure. (6%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 142

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10Jun/107

Bandai Announces English “Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya” DVD Release

Posted by Jon

That's right, True Believers! Bandai has released an English-subtitled trailer for The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya which promises the film will be "Coming soon to DVD."

Mikuru looks great in that skimpy Santa outfit! *drool*

The DVD will come with both subtitles and a dub. However, if you just can't wait to see Disappearance, it's showing for one night only on June 24th at the Laemmel Sunset 5 cinema in Los Angles.

While you're here, why not check out a sneak preview of the latest Ghibli film The Borrower Arrietty?

Excelsior!

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19May/100

Yen Press Licenses Haruhi-chan Manga

Posted by Jon

Right on the heels of Bandai's Haruhi-chan anime license announcement, Yen Press has revealed (via an unlisted YouTube video featuring the ASOS brigade) that they will be releasing the Haruhi-chan manga starting on October 26th.

Yen Press is also planning to release the K-ON! manga this winter. Don't forget, you can watch all the Haruhi series for free on Crunchyroll, as well as win a special Haruhi virtual badge.

Filed under: Haruhi, K-ON!, Manga, News No Comments
19May/100

Bandai licenses Haruhi-chan and Churuya-san

Posted by Jon

Christina Vee and the ASOS Brigade have just announced a new Haruhi license by Bandai.

Wow, the acting in that was worse than usual. Could you tell they were reading from cue cards?

Anyhoo, it seems we'll be getting Haruhi-chan and Churuya-san on DVD starting this summer, complete with a Bang Zoom dub using the same voice actors as the main Haruhi series. Of course, if you can't wait that long for your next hit of Haruhi, you can always head on over to Crunchyroll and watch both shows for free.

[Via ANN]

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27Apr/106

What is your favorite Kyoto Animation series?

Posted by Jon

Is there any anime studio more polarizing than Kyoto Animation? Ever since their meteoric rise to fame with the 2006 hit series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,  KyoAni has been both adored and reviled by the fandom. Now we want to know what you, dear readers, think about their work. Do you have a favorite KyoAni series, or do you loathe everything they've done? Perhaps you simply don't care?

Let us know by voting in the poll below, then head over to our forums for more detailed discussion!

What is your favorite Kyoto Animation series?

  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (44%, 64 Votes)
  • Clannad After Story (10%, 15 Votes)
  • Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (8%, 11 Votes)
  • Clannad (7%, 10 Votes)
  • Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid (7%, 10 Votes)
  • K-ON! (6%, 9 Votes)
  • Kanon (5%, 8 Votes)
  • Lucky Star (5%, 8 Votes)
  • K-ON!! (5%, 8 Votes)
  • None of the above! I don't like KyoAni. (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Bah, I couldn't care less. (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Air (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 146

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15Apr/103

Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Licensed

Posted by Jon

HUGE NEWS! A video on the ASOS Brigade website has just confirmed that Bandai has licensed The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya film, which will be coming to Viz Theater in San Francisco on May 21. Tickets will be available from New People World. Based on what we know so far, it's likely that Bandai is dubbing the movie alongside the second season. Stay tuned to Project Haruhi for further updates, and feel free to discuss Haruhi in greater detail in our forums!

Filed under: Anime, Haruhi, News 3 Comments
9Apr/106

Crunchyroll Licenses EVERY Haruhi Series

Posted by Jon

Crunchyroll, the subscription-based anime streaming site, just announced that they've acquired the online streaming and digital distribution rights to all of the Haruhi series. This includes The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya seasons 1 and 2, as well as the webseries Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya and Nyoron Churuya-san. It does NOT, however, include the Disappearance film. These shows will soon be available for free to everybody in America, the British Isles, Scandanavia and the Middle East (but not Australia). However, in order to see the ad-free HD-quality streams, you have to subscribe to their Anime Membership service for $6.95 a month. Personally, I don't think subscribing is worth it. Although I admire what Crunchyroll is trying to do, I'm also frustrated by the crappy quality of their video streams. For example, when I tried to watch Heroman, the HD stream looked so bad that the show was nigh-unwatchable. I think I'll stick with my trusty Haruhi DVDs for the time being.

Filed under: Anime, Haruhi, News 6 Comments
5Apr/100

Haruhi Gum Transformation Extended Version

Posted by Jon

Apparently, Lotte's new Haruhi transformation gum is so popular that they've revamped their website with a Haruhi theme, as well as posted an extended 30-second cut of their famous Acuo gum ad. It even features a... er, surprise cliffhanger ending.

A clean version of the original 15-second version can be viewed below the break.

It seems you can't go wrong with Haruhi product tie-ins. Personally, I'm hoping for some Kyonko-themed pajamas. Make it happen, Japan!

[Via ANN]

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4Apr/106

Haruhi vs. Invader Zim!

Posted by Jon

This fan-made trailer for a Haruhi vs. Invader Zim crossover has been making the rounds recently.

It's quite well-made... I hope this inspires somebody to make a full-length Haruhi/Zim mashup. A recent Lotte ad has also been quite popular lately, claiming that their new Acuo gum gives you fresh breath powerful enough to transform ordinary people into Haruhi characters.

Man, I wish MY cat would turn into a sexy catgirl. Where can I buy some of this gum?

Filed under: Anime, Fandom, Haruhi 6 Comments
31Mar/104

We’ve been online three years

Posted by Shamisen

April fools day 2007 was the day we decided to go live with this site and in the three years we've been around a lot of things have happened. We've witnessed a second season, movie and Endless Eight. However the future seems pretty dark for this series, yes I know the Second Season is coming over to the U.S. and the Movie will be in English one day as well. As you can see in the past months we've changed the look of this site gearing up for the day when Haruhi might not be popular, there are some who say that day has come, maybe it has, I don't think it has but...

I'm hoping to be here for the long run however long that run might be... Happy third birthday to us. Although coming from myself it might seem a bit self-serving.

Our prayers for a speedy recovery go out to Miss Aya Hirano... You're missed already...
To Miss Christina Vee, one day you'll be Haruhi... Right now the establishment doth calleth the shots...

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