Haruhi Second Season Airs with Rerun


TV stations have now not only confirmed that the “new” season of Haruhi will start with a rerun, but also that it will amount to 28 episodes, finally confirming the “new episodes mixed in with or ont the end of the old episodes” theory.

Fans rejoice at the news, although they must by now be wary of unpleasant surprises…

As usual Haruhi-based news arrives in spurts: first, we heard that the title of the first episode aired would be the same as that from the original broadcast.

Now we hear that unofficial confirmation (it seems possible Kadokawa has ordered stations to hold back details) from TV stations, Saitama TV and Chiba TV, suggests the show will air in two “cours”, or seasons, and constitute 28 episodes, being treated as a “new” programme.

With the original coming in at 14 episodes, the only logical conclusion (not that logic has much place in Haruhi marketing) is that the additional 14 episodes will be the newly produced second season, and will either follow directly on from the broadcast, or be interspersed with the old episodes.

Via your friendly neighbourhood otaku.

This all seems an astonishing way of marketing your top franchise…

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    Comment by E.Honda
    07:36 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fucking SKECTHY

    Comment by minakichan
    07:43 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't believe you.

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    Comment by alex1_phang3
    07:18 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, at least this is something good to hear

    Comment by Xero
    06:40 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I knew my supposed "naive optimism" would pay off eventually. Finally, time to enjoy something new.

    Comment by hagges01
    06:21 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    k, wat?
    k-on and Harihi and same time, hmm cant believe, but waiting

    Comment by SaruDa
    06:24 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, fools. I know if I gave a damn I wouldn't patronize them, but I didn't in the first place, so whatever.

    Comment by Cerenado
    06:35 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's some dammed screwed up marketing.
    Carelessness? Or an intentional hit to the already crippled fanbase? Take your pick.

    What's this? 2 KyoAni anime airing at the same time? Hmmm...
    ...Hurray?! :}

    Comment by Typewriter
    10:46 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is not the first time for KyoAni to air two titles simultaneously.

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    Comment by kairuu
    07:47 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mu-chan, yoshi yoshi...

    (let's see who gets that...)

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:17 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    pretty sure everybody gets it, considering how much coverage SC has given to it.

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    Comment by Firo
    23:46 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu.

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    Comment by Hiddenshade
    10:45 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Incredulity of the Troll:

    But a Troll, one of the Anonymous , called Anon, it was not with them when Haruhi was present.
    They told him, the other Haruhist's:
    --We have seen new chapters!!--
    He said:
    --If I don't see in my tv the sign of the SOS Brigade and I put my finger in the place of the rec button, and put my hand in the new episodes on the screen, I won't believe.--
    Eight days later were another time their haruhist's inside, and with them Anon. Haruhi arrived, being the tv turned on, she was among them and said:
    --Are you retarted.--
    Then she said to Anon:
    --Can't you tell? It's my SOS Brigade emblem again!
    Then Anon said to her:
    --My Lady and my God!--
    Haruhi said:
    --Because you have seen me, Anon, believe, blessed are those who are not Haruhist's and yet have believed.--

    Gospel of Lulz 20:24-29

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    Comment by scwizard
    11:48 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    good, now i can see haruhi in hi-res

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    Comment by Techeese
    08:55 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There should be a new dance craze for this or I'm not watching it XD

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    08:29 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Will they're be Gundams? IS SETSUNA IN THIS?! XD

    Great if its a new season, but ill believe it when theirs fansubs

    Comment by DeGrade
    22:46 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes. Now watch!

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    Comment by Aeromax
    05:54 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Jarmel
    04:19 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bullshit. After all we've been through, I HIGHLY doubt they are going to release the second season. As somebody else mentioned, two reruns, one chronologically.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF.....eh, might as well enjoy it

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:03 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This, a thousand times this. I don't give a fuck about Kadokawa's insanity; if the show's good, then it's good. If it's not, it's not. It's not like they're somehow hurting me personally with this ill-advised mind-screw marketing.

    Comment by YOSHI
    04:08 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by RawrFear
    03:20 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll believe this when, and only when, I have the first episode of the new season subbed, downloaded, and watched. Even while downloading I'm still going to be half expecting it all to be a lie.

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    Comment by t//B
    03:24 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only makes me dislike Kadokawa more. What is WITH them?

    None of their idiotic marketing schemes are remotely interesting, they should just produce and show the shows like everyone else does. I mean, who the hell do they think they are?

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    Comment by Hirohata
    03:27 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Bangs forehead on table repeatedly until the 15th episode shows up*
    Another rerun -> *Repeats procedure until all 28 episodes are over*

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    Comment by Kip
    04:37 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bah, screw Kadokawa.
    I'm boycotting the new season, IF there is one (...for as long as I can until my willpower gives in).
    Actually, they'd like that, since I have to download each episode to watch it anyway...

    ...So, I'll watch it downloaded, but I won't buy the DVDs then!

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    Comment by k-zumi
    05:34 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    April Fools?

    Comment by Nonymouse
    05:46 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My birthday's this month. God's second coming is this month or so. Best time of my life (not sad at all).

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:30 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You guys do realize that if this turns out to be true then more than half of the "trolled" instances were really just information leaks that they covered up because they wanted this to be a surprise because it's fucking Haruhi. Meaning no body was really trolled at all.

    Oh wait, what am I saying? It's cooler to hate on things, right? It's what everyone else is doing so I have to join in. Please, forgive me. What I meant was...

    LOL HARUHI SUCKS. I can't beleieve peoples still watch this horrible show. It wasnt even good to begin with. It was horrible. That's why it wa sso popular. Becasue popular things are the things that are the suck. That is the lrogical conclusion. LOL TROLLED I HATE HARUHI I"M BURNGING MY NOVEL AND DVDS FUCK THIS TUCK FIROLL.

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    Comment by Fatty
    04:39 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here's to hoping it isn't epic fail.

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    Comment by Ph4nt0m
    04:50 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    SO AWESOME!!!!! FINALLY!! <3333

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    Comment by Straywolf
    05:02 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want to believe!

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    Comment by mix
    13:56 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the truth is out there...

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    12:06 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    bad move.They should've done this eons ago.

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    Comment by JimmyLuong
    12:31 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol so much distrust around here,where is the love-love for SOS-dan guys?
    Seriously i really like to believe in this new but it seem kinda of hard after all trolling we have been though

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:36 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Translate the shit?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 04/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    04/02 第01話 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱1 Melancholy 1
    04/09 第02話 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱2 Melancholy 2
    04/16 第03話 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱3 Melancholy 3
    04/23 第04話 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱4 Melancholy 4
    04/30 第05話 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱5 Melancholy 5
    05/07 第06話 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱6 Melancholy 6
    05/14 第07話 涼宮ハルヒの退屈 Boredom
    05/21 第08話 笹の葉ラプソディ   → 新作 Bamboo Leaf * new work
    05/28 第09話 ミステリックサイン Mystérique Sign
    06/04 第10話 孤島症候群(前編) Lone Island Syndrome Part 1
    06/11 第11話 孤島症候群(後編) Lone Island Syndrome part 2
    06/18 第12話 エンドレスエイト    → 新作 Endless Eight * new work
    06/25 第13話 涼宮ハルヒの溜息1 → 新作 Sighs 1
    07/02 第14話 涼宮ハルヒの溜息2 → 新作 Sighs 2
    07/09 第15話 涼宮ハルヒの溜息3 → 新作 Sighs 3
    07/16 第16話 涼宮ハルヒの溜息4 → 新作 Sighs 4
    07/23 第17話 朝比奈ミクルの冒険 Episode00
    07/30 第18話 ライブアライブ Live A Live
    08/07 第19話 射手座の日 The Day of Sagittarius
    08/14 第20話 サムデイ イン ザ レイン Someday in the Rain
    08/21 第21話 涼宮ハルヒの消失1 → 新作 Disappearance 1 * new work
    08/28 第22話 涼宮ハルヒの消失2 → 新作 Disappearance 2 * new work
    09/03 第23話 涼宮ハルヒの消失3 → 新作 Disappearance 3 * new work
    09/10 第24話 涼宮ハルヒの消失4 → 新作 Disappearance 4 * new work
    09/17 第25話 涼宮ハルヒの消失5 → 新作 Disappearance 5 * new work
    09/24 第26話 ヒトメボレLOVERS   → 新作 Charmed at first sight LOVER * new work

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 04/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    would it be that sighs 1-4, boredom, and someday in the rain are also new works?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:46 07/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Boredom and someday in the rain aint new, but sighs 1-4 indeed are

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:37 12/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    but thats only 26 episodes

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:35 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, sorry, not trolling me again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:28 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    but i wouldnt want to watch it as haruhi-chan, that shit sucks. they'd have to make it normal...

    Comment by Ami-chan
    19:23 04/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So where's the source of this news? Even on Haruhi's Website they are still saying it is still 14 episodes and the fanclub news mail haven't sent me anything about it...

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    Comment by halotoo
    13:59 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wait and see, I'll keep my enthusiasm at sea level so if this trun out to be a hoax,it won't backfire much.

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    Comment by mix
    13:57 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    don't get your hopes too high. it'll just make the fall more painful.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you people really gonna believe this load of crap?


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:26 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So... does this mean Kadokawa and Tanigawa settled?
    I was under the impression Tanigawa wanted his royalties under his old contract increased due to the popularity explosion of the series. Was this resolved?

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    Comment by Tate
    18:19 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    with all the negative publicity prior, i somehow can't get excited with the fact there is indeed going to be new haruhi episodes.

    the way they kept fans guessing if the airing is going to be a re-run is like the worst possible marketing strategy ever.

    if they were going to show the old eps alongside the new ones they should have dammed just announce it normally.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:12 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet my ass that Kadokawa ist going to reair the reairing so...
    old season (14) + old season (14) = 24


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    Comment by Berserkhobo
    00:20 04/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I lol'd at this

    Comment by DeGrade
    22:48 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    14 + 14 equals 24 now? Wow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this would make no sense at all, at all
    he said before that a second season will air, everybody was expecting airs in the schedulled date, but instead he says the old season will re-run, he didn't lied, the second season was already planned.

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