$110 Haruhi Mahjong Game Total Otaku Exploitation

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Even hardened Haruhi otaku have been shocked by the announcement of the latest game in the Haruhi franchise – a thrilling PSP mahjong game of “less than doujin quality,” but with a $110 price tag.

Some screenshots from the game tell all that is needed:

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  • Anonymous commented on August 29, 2010 03:00

    Fuck Saki, get Akagi mahjong.... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 28, 2010 20:17

    artwork is garbage, lazy cunts... More


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Animation Kobe, an event created by the Kobe city for the promotion of animation (moderately Engrish introduction site here) has identified the winners of its 14th Annual Animation Kobe awards on its website.

Among the award winners are such anime as Eden of the East, Haruhi-chan and K-ON!, winning the TV, Network and Theme Song categories respectively.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 6, 2009 20:40

    Eve in Wall-E IS Moe. Fukken fixed!... More

  • DeviantDiscordian commented on September 6, 2009 15:54

    I happen to like Rebuild of Eva. If you disagree then that is your opinion.... More


Puchi Nagato Nendoroid

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This limited-edition Nendoroid Puchi (Nendoroid Mini) version of Nagato Yuki from the Haruhi-chan series is a furoku (freebie) packaged along with the new volume of the manga.

As it comes with a manga and not an expensive limited edition version of a game, this is one of the few limited edition Good Smile figures to come out that is actually accessible to international buyers.

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  • Ace commented on July 12, 2009 22:50

    WHAT ARE YOU?... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 12, 2009 12:57

    screw Haruhi! Nagato FTW! no offence >_>... More


Haruhi-chan Madness

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Haruhi-chan gets an unusual, and very high-quality, MAD adaptation in this rather meticulously edited video. Its Nico performance is correspondingly high…

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  • Echo The Black Mage commented on August 9, 2009 12:51

    Episode one for a dudes XD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08tphdVmJBI... More

  • Icy-nee-san commented on April 30, 2009 12:06

    The wacky bullshits over NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND... More


Nagato Yuki Sings Ga-rei Zero OP

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Eroge gamer Nagato Yuki can be seen singing the catchy Ga-rei Zero OP, Paradise Lost, in the new episode 6 of Haruhi-chan.

Fans with in-depth seiyuu knowledge will immediately get the joke – 茅原実里 / Minori Chihara voiced both Nagato and Ga-rei’s main character Kagura Tsuchimiya, as well as singing the show’s OP.

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  • Actar commented on April 4, 2009 22:15

    Not sure if anyone noticed, but in the latest episode of Haruhi-Chan, episode 16, the sword that Nagato was using was Outo-Shishiou, Yomi's sword.... More

  • IC DeaDPiPoL commented on March 23, 2009 17:55

    After watching a couple of episodes of Ga Rei Zero and volume 1 of the manga the pun is on how the relationship and enimity between Nagato & Asakura and Kagura & Yomi are quite... More


Ero-Gamer Nagato’s Mysterious Eroge is Shugo Chara?

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Haruhi-chan’s bishoujo renai simulation game fan Nagato has been caught out by the all piercing eyes of 2ch; it seems that the character being mosaiced hard in the above image bears an extreme resemblance to a character from shoujo anime Shugo Chara…

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  • The Enigmatic Moondoggiebuiscuit commented on July 29, 2009 11:25

    Nagehiko is his male name right? And his Shugo Chara is that Basketball type...... More

  • The Enigmatic Moondoggiebuiscuit commented on July 29, 2009 11:24

    Pedobear just loves them dont he?... More


Kadokawa Quality Continues

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The reign of quality publisher Kadokawa continues with the news that both second episodes of Haruhi-chan and Churuya-san have been released quietly without drama or boatwatching; however, fans may be dismayed to note that the main feature is barely longer than its opening, having become even shorter.

Additionally, Kadokawa have seen fit to completely remove the first episodes (update: they seem to have restored them after a significant period of them being taken offline)…

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  • Artefact commented on February 19, 2009 19:13

    These are good points.... More

  • Artefact commented on February 19, 2009 19:12

    http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2008/11/19/taiga-tan-chibi-toradora-dvd/ They did not publish it as promised.... More


Kadokawa Grovels After Haruhi-chan PR Disaster

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Kadokawa’s grotesque marketing of its Haruhi-chan anime (to say nothing of the rerun of the original) seems to have resulted in such a negative backlash that their marketing department has launched itself into urgent damage control, replacing the “it wasn’t ready” nice boat announcement with a typically grovelling Japanese apology:

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  • Anonymous commented on February 17, 2009 15:52

    ^ Nail. Head. The level of hysteria around here makes me think KyoAni could have spent months on this thing, release it on time, and still have it dumped on simply for not being season 2.... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 17, 2009 03:43

    I can't blame anyone for being pissed off for being jerked around time and time again by Kadokawa - I'm more hesitant, if only slightly, to blame Kyoto animation, which probably had little say in... More


Haruhi-chan & Churuya-san Broadcast After All

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After their jolly little marketing jape to drum up a storm of conversation amongst the sad remnants of Haruhi’s fanbase, Kadokawa have graciously deigned to broadcast Haruhi-chan on YouTube after all.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 21, 2013 20:36

    Haruhi-chan & Churuya-san Broadcast After All | Sankaku Complex gucci プラダ http://www.guccieaglejp.biz/... More

  • heavyoak commented on March 2, 2009 15:54

    the vids are gone.... More


Kadokawa: No Haruhi-chan For You, Idiots!

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Fans hoping to see the scheduled broadcast of Haruhi parody anime Haruhi-chan tuned in eagerly to their YouTube channel today, but were instead greeted with a 46 second “nice boat” video announcing that the video had not materialised, and nothing more.

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  • Aiko Goddess commented on March 2, 2010 13:28

    I love lucky star too (l)... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 7, 2009 11:17

    It's great that haruhi tortures it's stupid fans.. Average at best, but attracts the biggest geeks, dorks, otaku, etc., of them all..... More


Haruhi-chan Anime Dated

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Haruhi parody anime “The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan”, has received full and official dating for its airing on YouTube.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 4, 2009 06:40

    Nice Boat!... More

  • Tyciol commented on April 16, 2009 14:01

    This is great, even though I prefer to download, I don't mind streaming (like joost for Naruto sine the DB drop), and if the ads make the original company money, power to them.... More


Haruhi-chan Anime Not Even Started Yet

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It seems the only major confirmed Haruhi title, “Haruhi-chan”, has not even fully begun production, leading many to doubt whether a 2009 release is likely.

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  • H8gwb commented on January 31, 2009 12:33

    Good, now I can go back to being indignant and not caring so much.... More

  • Artefact commented on January 24, 2009 03:15

    You sources aren't worth much then. The link to the official radio interview is in the post. The series certainly is credited to Kyoto Animation, though Lantis is also involved. They are listed as being in charge... More


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