The end of “The Melancholy” of Haruhi Suzumiya

Now that the 2009 rebroadcast/second season is over and the much anticipated “Disappearance” movie has proven to be quite successful, it seems that Haruhi’s popularity continues despite the three year wait for new episodes and the “Endless Eight” fiasco. However, an interesting discussion came up on this AnimeSuki forum post – the fact that “The Disappearance” movie may be the final installment of the title known as “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”…

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How long will Pokemon overcome transience?

The other day it was announced that new additions to the main series of Pokemon games are slated for a late 2010 release. These new games will feature the long-awaited 5th generation of new pokemon. Being the big fan that I am, I was very pleased with the news, but it also got me thinking – how many more new pokemon will the games, or the franchise in general, be able to handle? Will the Pokemon series be able to deliver “newness” at the rate it has been for the past 12+ years, or will the day ever come when it simply overloads?

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Condensed version of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie now available

A PV that’s more or less a “condensed” version of the upcoming “The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya” movie is now streaming on YouTube via Lantis, the company producing the movie’s soundtrack. The five minute video features a slide-show of screen shots from the movie in chronological order, with background music from the soundtrack playing. The animation and everything else about the movie now seems more awesome than ever XD

UPDATE 01/22/10: Lantis removed the original PV and replaced it with a less spoiler-filled one (which also has some images not in the original). The video above is the new PV. The old one can currently be found on an unofficial YouTube channel. I’ve posted it below after the jump…

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Haruhi season 2 (Endless Eight) to have a U.S. release?

Today (Christmas Day in the U.S.), the “official” Haruhi English web site, ASOS Brigade.com, updated with subtle hints that the new season 2 episodes of the recent rebroadcast will be officially released in the U.S., perhaps with Endless Eights and all…

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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya promo video streamed

The first trailer with actual animation footage for the upcoming “The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya” (Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu) movie just recently went up on the official haruhi.tv site…

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Thoughts on the recent arrest of anime uploaders

Recently, around 10 people between the ages of 23 and 57 were arrested in Japan for illegally uploading anime episodes, games, and music via the file-sharing program Share…

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The first 2-D marriage?

Anyone remember the controversy from a while ago when a petition went out in Japan to legalize 2-D marriage? It was started by a man who wanted to marry Mikuru Asahina, but it didn’t pass. However, a few days ago, another Japanese otaku actually went through with a 2-D marriage, regardless…

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Taiga wins Saimoe 2009

I missed my chance at celebrating Kagami’s win last year, but now I will celebrate this year with a galore of Taiga pictures…

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Thoughts on The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie announcement

Everybody’s probably heard about this already from other sources, but just thought I’d offer my opinion…

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Veteran Pokemon voice actress Maddie Blaustein passes away

Earlier today it was announced that English anime VA Maddie Blaustein, most famous for her role as Meowth in 4Kids’ dub of Pokemon, passed away unexpectedly last Thursday at the age of 48…

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