Project Haruhi Has A Fancy New Comment System!

It's so beautiful...

Project Haruhi is now using Disqus as our comment system. This adds a ton of new functionality, such as the ability to edit your comments, post them to Twitter, subscribe to comment feeds via RSS or email, and rate other people’s comments. You can log into the system using your Twitter, Facebook or Yahoo ID, or use the old-fashioned method by simply providing a username and email like before. However, the best method is to create a Disqus profile with the same email address you use to comment here. After you’ve verified your email and logged in to Disqus, follow this link and claim your old comments.

As always, we’re open to feedback. If you have any comments or suggestions, tell us below or e-mail them to ryoko[at]!

Announcing Project Haruhi’s First Anniversary Contest!

One year ago today, Project Haruhi made the transition from generic Haruhi fansite to anime blog. Since then, we’ve expanded our focus from just Haruhi to anime in general, especially KyoAni’s works such as Lucky Star and K-ON!. However, many visitors to our site still believe us to be merely a Haruhi fansite. Since we have no plans to change our name, how can we let our readers know that we’re more than just Haruhi?

The solution is simple: we need a tagline.

Sadly, our staff isn’t very good at coming up with clever slogans. That’s why we’re turning to our loyal readers for help. We’d like for YOU to come up with a short, catchy tagline for us; something that lets visitors know we’re a fun, community-oriented anime blog dedicated to all things KyoAni.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a contest without a prize. Whoever submits the winning tagline will receive a $50 gift certificate to, to spend on whatever you please! I recommend the Haruhi lemonade, but that’s just me.

Here are the contest rules:
1. If you are under 18 years of age, you must receive parental approval before entering this contest.
2. Submit your entry in the comments below. Remember, the tagline must be short, sweet and convey PH’s nature efficiently.
3. You may submit up to five taglines to the contest.
4. Entries with profanity or inappropriate content will be automatically disqualified, along with whoever submitted them.
5. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time on July 19th, one week from today. The winner will be announced a few days later.
6. The winner will receive one $50 J-List gift certificate, which can be delivered either electronically or by conventional mail.
7. Obviously, PH staff are forbidden from entering this contest.

Well, there you have it. Good luck!

Meet Konata

Kagami, your nemesis has arrived.

All righty… I’m attempting to conjure up a witty intro, but alas. My name is Konata Izumi, but please just call me Kona-nyan since it sounds more moe. I’m planning on writing some reviews on Project Haruhi (mainly K-ON!! at the moment), as well as potentially some other projects. The staff greeted me with torches and pitchforks, ready to burn my house down! However, unlike my other colleagues who are in their 20s, I’m a mere 14 years old. Yes, you may now laugh.

I’m still hoping to adapt to everything on the site, as well as get to know the rest of the staff a bit more. Hopefully, I’ll get to know them well enough that they won’t want to burn my house down anymore. I’m a witty writer yet a bit shy with new people. My main interests are history and writing, and–of course–anime. While I’m still a bit of a newb at anime, I still do my best to try and fit in. I’m a bit cautious with new things, but once I get to know it, I’m lapse back into my ol’ sad attempts at trying to be funny. Like this post, for example.

I’ve never been asked to write for anything whatsoever, so I’ll try and do my best here. I hope I don’t screw this up!

My Twitter

Mio Akiyama Is Now On Twitter

Reads right-to-left.

Those of you who have been following me on Twitter know that I’ve recent been posting lots of ero-pics of poor Mio, as part of a collective attempt to get #AkiyamaMio trending. Well, it turns out Mio herself was so incensed by these lewd images that she’s joined Twitter herself. Originally, she joined just to tell me off, but I think she’s actually starting to get addicted to the joys of tweeting. Everybody head over to her profile and give her a warm welcome! I’m still going to keep posting ero-pics of her, by the way… OW! OW! Fine, I’ll stop! GEEZ!

We’ve been online three years

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…

Funimation Virtual Con Panel Video!

Here’s a video of the Funimation Virtual Con Panel (aka FuniCON 1.0), which was held via live streaming video and text chat at 4:00 Central on Thursday. I was in the chat representing Project Haruhi, and Adam actually answered a couple of my questions! He did have some trouble pronouncing Project Haruhi’s name, though (time index 5:19 on the first video). It’s okay, Adam, we forgive you.

He also answered my question about Saboten-Con (6:33), a Phoenix-area convention that myself and a few other PH members will be attending at the end of October. Unfortunately, Funimation won’t have a panel there.

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Are You Excited About the Disappearance Movie?

KyoAni obviously expected the announcement of their Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya film to generate lots of excitement and anticipation. However, the response thus far from the fan community has been underwhelming. Many fans have expressed concerns that the Disappearance arc is far too lengthy for a feature-length production. Other are merely apathetic towards Haruhi in general since the Endless Eight fiasco. However, there are also fans who are cautiously optimistic; they believe that KyoAni learned their lesson, and will produce a quality motion picture that does Haruhi justice.

So what do you think? Are you excited about the Disappearance movie? Let us know in the poll below, and join the discussion on our forums!

Are You Excited About the Disappearance Movie?

  • I'm very excited! Squeee! (68%, 438 Votes)
  • I'm cautiously optimistic. (17%, 108 Votes)
  • I'm not sure. It could be good, or it could be bad. (8%, 51 Votes)
  • Endless Eight ruined Haruhi for me. I don't care anymore. (6%, 40 Votes)
  • I think this is a bad idea. (1%, 4 Votes)
  • I think this is a HORRIBLE idea. (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 645

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End of Summer

With many people (including myself) going back to school, it appears that the end of the seemingly endless summer is finally at hand. It’s been quite an interesting season, hasn’t it? We’ve seen the good, the bad, the ugly, and the just plain weird. We’ve laughed, cried, and stared in dumbfounded horror. But, above all else, we had a lot of fun.

To celebrate the end of this amazing season, Haruhi is here to give us one final summer treat.

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