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When confronted about its mockery of the remaining Haruhi fanbase with the four disc Endless Eight DVD release, even Kadokawa itself can only say “it would be nice if they sell.”

Their animation department responds to enquiries thus:

“Even in the company hardly anyone knows why it took eight repeated episodes spread across 4 DVDs with two episodes each in order to unravel the mystery thoroughly. We are aware of the fan reaction, but…”

When asked directly about whether they think these tactics will result in sales at the level of the first season, even Kadokawa is less than enthusiastic:

“Well… All that can be said is that it would be nice if they sell, wouldn’t it?”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:57 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    this too, is a troll. they're trying to make otaku feel sorry for them, pitifully saying "It would be nice if they'd sell". the question is, who's dumb enough to fall for it?

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    Comment by notanother4non
    14:39 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    positive or negative, publicity is publicity. how many of you "watched" all 8 episodes. i'm not talking about from second 1 to second n, i'm talking about skipping, fast forwarding(que?), or whatever you do with anime episodes. people talk about it, peole talk to people who talk about it(includes all means of communication). how many people you know actually quit watching haruhi s2 after endlesslesslesslessless88888888 and never come back? it "is" a ballsy move, haruhi now is also known as the anime with exactly(or not really) same episodes in addition to what other reputation it has. in the future if any other anime series tries to do the same thing(showing same story/episode multiple times) people will say haruhi/kyoto animation has done it.
    .
    tldr version: it is working

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:03 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ugh... Haruhi was just not made for a S2. first season was nice and all, but this is just bleh. ~.~

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 10/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eat your words. S2 has not yet end.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:55 11/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Correction, S2 has not started yet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I pity you for US governments ripping you off with tax money spend on Farm and Drug subsidies that you'll never use. As well as a whole slew of pork barrel money wasted

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    Comment by Falk5T
    18:17 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What I'm afraid of is, that they are not making many new episodes in se2. Season 1 hat just 13 episodes. We are now at ep 13, I hope they will at least make 20 episodes to compensate damn endless 8, to have at least 13 new episodes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Gold Mine Has Collapsed !

    You need more gold !

    I think as a symbolic gesture. 8 copies of Endless 8 to celebrate the Endless h8.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:42 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    when will this gold mine explode ???

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:19 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    According to my Mediafire download statistics, the Endless Eight episodes are much more popular than Sighs.

    Take that as you will.

    21:32 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are quite a lot of reasons for that;

    1. People were just curious to watch them.
    2. Just download/collecting episodes..
    3. Die hard fans.
    4. Haruhists.
    5. Sighs have just started 2-3 weeks ago while EE..
    6. Sure they're not counting the whole 8 eps of EE as one?
    7. People already lost faith on the show after EE.
    8. 8x3 alternate Swimsuits.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    By the comments from Kadokawa, it sounds as if the whole "Endless Eight" thing was due to internal politics, and that at least _some_ people in the companies were clueful, yet powerless (or chose not to put their careers on the line over the issue).

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I will not download that piece of shit.
    Haruist are like furrys, a mental disorder.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    NO SHIT, SHERLOCK

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It would be nice if spineless otaku DIDN't buy them, but their fandom allows them to waste their money on stupid shit. They'll probably still buy all this crap letting the assholes know that yes, they can pull bullshit like endless eight and the fucking tard Otaku will eat it up anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:52 11/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sure if the otakus don't buy them, KyoAni and Co. will be more serious and will put more efforts doing Haruhi future series. Belive me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:56 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No wonder about sales

    probably someone buy 132,456 copy

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:08 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kadokawa jancok..

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:40 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and kadokawa will troll again when the DVD sells like cookies

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here, I sell turds.

    It would be nice if they sell, wouldn't it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    $5 then I'll consider.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:40 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know what most people have against this season.
    Sure EE is a ripoff but if you scrap 5 of the 8 epsiodes it's still a pretty good arc.

    If they add the the dissap. arc at the end it would even have a bombastic climax, though i don't think that will happen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 11/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if search and fast-forwarding is disabled, like when we watched it on TV. (oh and the DVD player would have to have a value in its RAM from the first disk ending in order to start disk 2)

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    Comment by 21149315
    19:52 10/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if Wendee and Bandai are gonna get the second season. Cause Oversea sales do matter.

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    Comment by metatron
    00:48 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    “Well… All that can be said is that it would be nice if they sell, wouldn’t it?”

    what? O.o

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:09 09/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, it's great that he trolled the haruhi fan's. What's even funnier is that the mother fuckers still watched it, and the idiots will still buy them..

    Hahahha..

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 05/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oops people accidentally 11,000 copies of the first two DVDs

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:03 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Endless Eight is just so awsomely stupid.
    People who buy this stuff really gave up their brain.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    seriously..I enjoyed watching endless 8 because this is the first time I experienced watching almost the same episodes for several weeks..But I doubt I will buy the DVDs..Hey maybe just maybe we can Expect the season 2 may be much more better..XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:16 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why not just buy the 4th one, then if you're really desperate to see it, watch one episode 7 times, then watch the conluding one? If you're gonna torture yourself by watching it again, at least do it the cheap way.. but I dunno why you would, once was enough for me -_-"

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:43 10/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Step 1 - Create content which fans worship
    Step 2 - Test how much crap you can sell
    Step 3 - repeat and sell as much crap as the previous test showed accepable.

    (Enjoy K-On concert from all 5+some audience perspectives in 8+ episodes soon)

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 10/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Well… All that can be said is, that it would be nice, if the ones responsible for this issue were to get sacked, and folks were put in charge, who actually gave a damn about the franchise and its fans, wouldn’t it?"

    :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:40 10/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey KyoAni, you want to sell that shit? (Yeah right! ¬.¬ ROFL) you made your move with the Endless Eight arc, completely ruin this season and now you want to sell it? I say "it would be nice if they sell, wouldn’t it?”

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:19 10/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like I said before, now they are playing the nice guy and basically telling us "we don't know how this happened lol PLEASE BUY HARUHI DVDs PLEEASE WE ARE NOT GUILTY IN THIS LOL".

    So, yeah.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:29 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    so the fans can wait endless 8 years for the next season...

    (nah, probably forever)

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 10/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think you only need one dvd of this, the one with the ending, wait probably the first one too, but the other 2 dvds are just a stupid buy

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    Comment by hALOTOO
    10:53 10/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think kyoani won't be at much lost as people think, since the production value of all this 5-6 eps are cut by half and usually the DVD sales determine whether the anime will have another season or not so. But for once I wish the buyer will troll on the seller by not buy at all

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    Comment by Fapping Time
    08:50 10/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    take that anime fans! FKD again!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We wouldn't have anime if the Japanese had common sense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's funny in an odd way, but I watched each Endless Eight episode, and I wasn't all that bothered by the repetition. I am fully aware and agree with everyone else that this arc didn't need to be even half as long as it was, but I just can't view it as the complete fiasco so many others see it as. In my mind, Endless Eight wasn't much different from watching Groundhog Day, or any movie multiple times, or playing a JRPG and level grinding, or playing an endless video game where you aim for a high score because there is no end except running out of extra men. At least the animation was different throughout, and you can't tell me that watching Asahina get a ball kicked in her face at more than 6 different angles isn't entertaining.

    Now the DVD release IS a fiasco. An anime DVD should NEVER have fewer than 4 episodes. There should be no less than 2 hours of data on a disc. The only anime I have ever bought and do not regret buying with only 2 episodes per disc was FLCL, and it was pushing its luck with that tactic, despite how godly FLCL is and was.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    +1

    if all people think like you then Kadokawa will never success with this plan. No mater Endless Eight got 4-8 episodes peoples will still complain or support it.

    I self think the sales will be not lesser then the previous volume because if they already starting buy it most of them will still going for completing of it.

    The Japanese market of Anime sell will not change the system of 2-4 episodes each volume the niche market is not big enough for the hug profits.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I myself don't really care that they made it 8 episodes.
    What really bothered me was that this "new season" is only 13 episodes or so long, and EE cut into that whole amount of the season which could have been new content.
    Heck. If this new season was 25-30 episodes long, I'd say bring on Endless Eight. At least it's not like.. only 5 new episodes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:04 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No wonder the Japanese economy is fucked, if this is how they run their businesses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:05 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, then who was the one who decided this in the first place? :o

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:54 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll be really surprised if each dvd breaks 500 copies.

    I don't think anyone would be willing to buy 4 dvds worth of the same episode.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:58 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are at least 500 diehard Haruhi fans who buy two each, 500 diehard fans who buy one each and 500 idiots who buy one each, so it'll reach about 1,5k per episode, with about 2,5k for the first and last.

    Behold the power of a dying Giant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually I think it'll break 500 and even a thousand, but 1,500 is a bit much, maybe even 1000. I sure as heck know I'm not anything, and most people who'd buy the first and last won't just to punish them.

    So 1250 for the first and last and 500 for the rest?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The DVD sales problem could have been solved easily by not labeling the disks or the cover inserts so you would buy a pair of episodes at random. That way the whole thing would have been turned into a trading card game. The other, less manly, way of solving it would be to put all 8 episodes on a single DVD, and every time you play it, the DVD player randomly selects one of the episodes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, I think you've got the Kadokawa marketing doctrine down pat. ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:23 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck you anon,stop giving Kyo-ani more stupid ideas to troll people.






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