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Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:15 am
by Yuuki
EE7 seems to imply that there is a form of break though coming from kyon.

i rather more enjoyed this episode, mostly thought the use of cute naime teqnuiqes used on haruhi, the animaters probebly got bored.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:08 am
by Taiga
Well... this week aught to be the end of the arc. Finally.

I'mma watch the last 3 all in one sitting, methinks, rather than watch the latest two now.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:46 pm
by Shamisen
Pandemonium wrote:Well... this week aught to be the end of the arc. Finally.

I'mma watch the last 3 all in one sitting, methinks, rather than watch the latest two now.
For one who has viewed the last two, methinks a stiff drink or sedative might be in order too..

:rant:

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:52 pm
by Kei
I'm planning on watching all eight in one sitting. :cat_w:

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:13 pm
by Taiga
Shamisen wrote:For one who has viewed the last two, methinks a stiff drink or sedative might be in order too..

:rant:
I have vodka... Lots and lots of vodka. About .8 of a litre... all to myself :3

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:52 am
by Yuuki
i watched 7 in one sitting.

i seem to like the repetition

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:46 am
by Taiga
You're mad D:

I nearly died watching the first 4 in one sitting.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:21 pm
by Kagami
We'll see. Haruhi's online reputation is hanging by a thread, so this week will probably make or break alot of peoples expectations.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:19 am
by Taiga
I got mind-numbingly bored so i'm up to date now.

I think it was probably planned to end on August 8th, which would be this Sunday coming. Wonder if many of the possible airing times actually do follow that?

I know the earliest will be 2 days early.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:54 am
by Yuuki
hey, you guy's imply that you sometimes watch the raw airing time....what channel would that be on or have i been misunderstood

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:09 am
by Taiga
Heh... I watch the RAWs when they're uploaded. I can't watch them on TV.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:15 am
by Yuuki
nevermind its just me then.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:24 pm
by Joel
And so the end of Endless Eight is shown. I'll bother watching this episode I think. I really hope its worth it. The fact that I know it will be completely anticlimactic is really annoying me though. How can you end an eight episode arc with homework?

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:42 pm
by Taiga
I'm currently downloading the RAW.

Looks, from a quick glance at SanCom, like it has indeed ended.

Can't wait for next week's :3

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:36 pm
by Kei

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:31 am
by Yuuki
the end of the next episode is amazing, jasper's prediction was wrong about the boring ending when its quite exiting. im bad at explaining but i suggest you all watch is asap!

on a side note i must apoligise for such a hyper post.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:32 am
by Taiga
Going from the novels it should have been quite an anticlimax. Guess they figured they had to do SOMETHING to make it worth watching still.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:38 am
by Yuuki
also i disagree with

ryoko's

jaspers(><) point (on the main page) about "it being fine as the third episode"

i found some value though the long repetition, i won't go into detail, but there probebly trying to get across how painful it was for nagato(but on a smaller scale), and make you as happy/supprised with the repetition stoping as the other members (again points a nagato). i could be wrong, like i always am, but thats just what i think.

episode 9 would be dull as hell with out atleat 5 repeats.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:50 pm
by Taiga
Maikeru, the frontpage article Ryoko's post points to was written by me, not Ryoko. =p

As for the rest... I fail to see how it would be dull without the repeats. If you really think that's the case then the arc has failed even further, in that it requires mind-numbingly boring repetition just to make the last episode worth seeing at all.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:54 pm
by Yuuki
(woops) you win again....

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:32 pm
by Taiga
WELL, endless eight is entirely over and we have a new episode...

I have the RAW and am watching I type.

1/3 of the way in (OP included) and... uh... I can honestly say I have no idea what this episode is going to actually be about. But i do spy winter uniforms.
Spoiler:
EDIT: Completely clueless until about 5 minutes from the end.

It better not be Sighs =_='

EDIT 2: It is... it really is. I can't believe they'd take us straight from one over-long and boring arc to the only other one. What's more this episode has, from what i see watching the RAW, practically no interesting content at all, after the OP.

I can't see there being enough missed out from the actual Episode 00 aired in the first season... but at the rate of this week's addition... Sighs may well take up 3 episodes.
Note to self: STOP WATCHING THE RAWS!

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:38 pm
by Kei
Hmm... maybe they repeated E8 eight times to make Sighs seem exciting. :banghead:

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:28 am
by Taiga
Oh well... at least Shami'll get a real introduction.

But if we only have 2/4 episodes to go... there isn't going to BE the disappearance arc, which the series is named by.

I'm beginning to wonder if this isn't going to be 24 episodes or more. Or if, in the spirit of the arc, Endless Eight will actually only be counted as one episode.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:01 am
by Kei
The series is named after Disappearance? Where are you getting that from?

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See, it's still called "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya", just like the first show. It's not really a second season... it's just filling in all the chronological gaps left by the first season. That's why it will probably end with Sighs, which occurs right before The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina 00 in chronological order.

Ergo, the most likely outcome is that we won't see Disappearance for some time. Rumor has it Kyoani is animating it right now... but rumors are usually wrong.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:46 am
by Taiga
Interesting. Very interesting.

I doubt they'd make us wait another 3 years really... and I believe that nothing else has been announced by Kyo-Ani. The idea that they'd just be sat there doing nothing when a second season, 'The disappearence of Suzumiya Haruhi,' has previously been announced is rather dumb. They'll certainly be working on SOMETHING at the moment.

Waaiit a second... so season one has been pushed up to 26/28 episodes? I wonder if that would directly affect the episode count of the second season when it DOES come.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:55 pm
by Kagami
So its almost over, eh? If season 3 is even on the horizon, I hope the lead director/producers somehow get lost and do not have anything to do with its production. Otherwise we are going to wait another 2-3 years, and only then get a disjointed product with under-par animation. Yay for pessimism...and there is no Bakemonogatari this week :(

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:45 pm
by Taiga
xsirhc wrote:So its almost over, eh? If season 3 is even on the horizon
You mean season 2? Season 2 was advertised as Disappearance. Where in this lot of new episodes has there been a disappearance arc? I think we can probably count this as Season 1, chapter 2.

We never had advertisements for this, so it can't be the season 2.

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:01 am
by Kagami
I like that line of thinking, I really do.

I still maintain that whoever masterminded this current series, filling in the gaps or whatever, needs a real kick up the backside. And not be allowed near the disappearance arc. Or any other series. Ever.

Falling sales can be blamed on the internet, but we all know that if this is the kind of treatement (EE times 8, no advertisement, low budget animation) to expect from kyo-ani, then soon things are going to be much much worse. A season two has to appeal to a fanbase, and with EE it has been erroded, big time. :rant:

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:38 am
by Taiga

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This, according to SanCom, suggests I could be right.

“Something is going to happen! Look forward to it!” is their promise.

The rag goes on sale on the 17th, so doubtless it will be leaked and either defiantly shredded or covered in grateful fluids by 2ch before then.

With Newtype being the loyal tool of Kadokawa in all its marketing shenanigans, who knows what the announcement will constitute; the Endless Eight movie perhaps…

Re: The New Season Begins! *Spoiler warning!**

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:55 pm
by Kei
Meh, that's nothing new. We endured three years of "SOMETHING BIG IS COMING! OMG IT'S GOING TO BE HUGE!" since S1 aired, only to be repeatedly disappointed.

Don't get your hopes up. :amismiling: