Project Haruhi
24Nov/098

Awesome Director for Disappearance? Alas No…

You did not read 'it' here first. Nor did you read about it at any other website, such as Cartoon Leap or Anime News Network. In fact, you did not read 'it' at all. If you want to know what 'it' is, and therefore begin walking the path to further Kyo-ani/Kadokawa uneasiness, then read on...

According to Anime News Network, director Mamoru Hosada claimed he was given an offer to direct the up and coming Disappearance film, but he never formally accepted, and as such was overlooked. Past anime flics directed by Hosada include Summer Wars and The Girl Who Lept Through Time, both of which have similar story elements to our beloved Haruhi.

I have to say that this is disappointing, because The Girl Who Lept Through Time has been on my must see/buy list for a while now, and Summer Wars will also be mine as soon as I can get my hands on a DVD release. I believe if anyone could blow a large breath of fresh air into the Haruhi franchise, then this could of been the man for the job. Unfortunately, the people at the helm of the Disappearance film seem to think otherwise.

At a whopping two and a half hours in run time, the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is going to need an excellent production team, and while I would like to have all the confidence in the world with Kadokawa, I can't help but wonder if letting Hosada slide was a good idea. I mean, come on! Just think about the lost opportunity!

--Via Anime News Network

About Chris

Chris (aka Kagami) cares for only two things; cars and women. As an engineer, he appreciates all things mechanical, such as hot rods and giant transforming robots. He also collects various anime figurines.

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  • I vote for a Haruhi movie directed by Satoshi Kon. That would be all kinds of awesome right there. Also, soundtrack by Hirasawa would be epic.

  • I vote for a Haruhi movie directed by Satoshi Kon. That would be all kinds of awesome right there. Also, soundtrack by Hirasawa would be epic.

  • Yuuki

    recently I’m just losing respect for konani. there just failing.

  • Yuuki

    recently I’m just losing respect for konani. there just failing.

  • It’s fair to say he’ll be missed (Girl That Leapt Though Time is one of the greatest movies made), but the production of an Anime is so hectic, I think one day would make all the difference.

    Trust in KyoAni and Kadokawa, even if they made Endless Eight.

  • It’s fair to say he’ll be missed (Girl That Leapt Though Time is one of the greatest movies made), but the production of an Anime is so hectic, I think one day would make all the difference.

    Trust in KyoAni and Kadokawa, even if they made Endless Eight.

  • i guess we just can’t tell how awesome an anime film will be until it’s released, i know many a bad anime with a great film attatched and vice versa, the franchise itself just can’t be used to guess at the films awesomeness.

    sadly a good director does give a great incite into the success of the film. I mean Steven Spielberg films brag in the adverts about how he directed them. they wouldn’t do that for nothing.

  • i guess we just can’t tell how awesome an anime film will be until it’s released, i know many a bad anime with a great film attatched and vice versa, the franchise itself just can’t be used to guess at the films awesomeness.

    sadly a good director does give a great incite into the success of the film. I mean Steven Spielberg films brag in the adverts about how he directed them. they wouldn’t do that for nothing.