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China’s reputation for originality and respect for copyright is once again cemented with the news that a Chinese company, working in partnership with a state propaganda department, has plagiarised wholesale Makoto Shinkai’s popular and visually striking anime movie “5 Centimeters Per Second.”

You can see much more of it below (the Chinese version is on top):

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  • Anonymous commented on May 17, 2013 08:31

    They've already done that for years. It's called "Re-education" propaganda.... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 23, 2011 23:04

    China people always said that the weaker dogs bark louder. Apparently it is so true and ironic to themselves.... More


Full Metal Alchemist Ratings Collapse

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Mustachio anime Full Metal Alchemist’s remake has attracted much unwelcome attention with the release of TV ratings which show a collapse in ratings, especially compared to the much loved but totally divergent original:

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  • Anonymous commented on November 7, 2009 04:42

    gundam s2 and code geass r2 didn't flop due to the timeslot. their plots sucked because the producers were too money-minded and just wanted to make more model kits. code geass 1 was epic. the first... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 7, 2009 04:42

    gundam s2 and code geass r2 didn't flop due to the timeslot. their plots sucked because the producers were too money-minded and just wanted to make more model kits. code geass 1 was epic. the first... More


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Haruhi author Nagaru Tanigawa has finally started work on the long anticipated but hugely delayed (as below) “Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyougaku / The Shock of Haruhi Suzumiya” light novel, the first in many years.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 18, 2010 13:20

    which doesn't support haruhi any longer.... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 2, 2010 04:37

    well instead of doing a light novel i hope he just does a freaking BOOK and ends it all in about 300-400 pages. if you're going to end a story like this end it epic-ly............ More


Endless Eight in 36 Seconds

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For those still puzzled over the Endless Eight fiasco, or those wishing to relive the torment, a kind soul has helpfully prepared a 36 second summary of the entire eight episodes, showing just how exciting they are

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  • Gradius commented on April 10, 2010 07:14

    36sec was enough!... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 2, 2009 07:58

    I never liked Haruhi in the first palce this just aggravates me even more.... More


Extreme Manga Style Changes

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Changes in style, readers and authorship, as well as change in skill, can all exert a drastic influence on how an illustrated work looks, sometimes to a rather extreme degree. Just how common this is is readily illustrated by the video comparisons below, which have ascended to classic status on Nico, with millions of views…

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  • Anonymous commented on April 16, 2014 11:26

    I actually like her new style A LOT better! Everyone has different taste in art, I suppose!... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 16, 2012 21:34

    Can someone tell me the title of the manga in the first video at 3:20 to 3:42? Thanks... More


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Haruhi seiyuu Aya Hirano has made comments apologising for the Endless Eight debacle and thanking viewers for putting up with it all, as well as lamenting the hardships the seiyuu had to endure in recording it all.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 25, 2011 11:49

    I loved Endless Eight! the producers were so brave to pull it! i really enjoyed!... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 29, 2009 01:58

    just give him to beatrice to be taken care of... More


Anime Studio Recruits Slaves by Blood Type

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A company recruiting animators has incited a storm of criticism for its refusal to hire people with blood types other than A and O, as well as its requirement that inexperienced employees work as trainees for a year without any pay…

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  • Anonymous commented on May 11, 2010 05:12

    I'm a B type Blood but I'm working without any Arguments and i Work hard like a any other people i haven't have any other troubles on my workplace Hmp... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 25, 2009 04:16

    it looks like a fucking Fallout series viral to me ... or something xD...... More


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Haruhi director Tatsuya Ishihara has expressed an interest in making any movie edition of Haruhi another iteration of the reviled Endless Eight saga.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 21, 2013 04:14

    And then they would've hired someone else to do it the way they wanted. You fail... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 18, 2009 21:36

    Seriously, if u hate the series/movie (because of e8) just don't watch the movie instead of insulting the series (Haruhi), the arc (e8), or even any1 who was (honestly) fine with it. You could said... More


Endless Eight Ends

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Even newspapers have been reporting that the seemingly interminable Endless Eight arc has finally ended, perhaps in order to prevent civil unrest.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 10, 2011 06:47

    I liked the Endless Eight......... It was like Groundhog's Day (Bill Murray movie...), but... in anime form... Or maybe more like Higurashi? But without the gore... and every episode was the same... except for the... More

  • h8GWB commented on September 29, 2009 13:03

    ^^^^^^^^^^^ Best Anon idea, evaaaaAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Might almost redeem KyoAni.... More


KyoAni Staff in Open Rebellion over Endless Eight

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An official interview with the Kyoto Animation production staff of Haruhi’s much loathed Endless Eight arc reveals that staff are angry enough to allow their displeasure a public airing.

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  • Kanachan0 commented on August 4, 2009 01:41

    what if the dvds are actually teh new episodedes and kyoani will make some sort of blazing comeback?! O_O after all the trolling the most unexpected thing would be doing things properly XD *demands money... More

  • Jarmel commented on July 31, 2009 06:21

    "You think they will un-make some episodes just because a few of the smarter fans can’t take it?" *fixed... More


KyoAni Responds to Endless Eight Fiasco

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Kyoto Animation has responded to Yamakan’s regrets about the direction Haruhi has taken with the “Endless Eight” arc in no uncertain terms:

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  • Anonymous commented on September 26, 2009 08:11

    Doesn't it? "Has" sounds perfectly cromulent to me.... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 20, 2009 13:50

    Endless Eight was awesome.... More


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Yutaka Yamamoto, or Yamakan, famed for being the director of the original Haruhi series and formerly with Kyoto Animation, has apologised to fans over the direction the series has taken with the hated Endless Eight arc, calling it “inexcusable.”

His comments were made in a recent interview held at American convention Otakon, visible below:

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  • h8GWB commented on September 29, 2009 09:59

    *facepalm* "keep THE *SHIT* from hitting THE FAN."... More

  • h8GWB commented on September 29, 2009 09:57

    I like Yamamoto-san, but I'm a little pissed he didn't stay at KyoAni to try to keep THE SIT from hitting THE FAN. Well, at least he's got Kannagi. Is good. Also, nice picture FTW.... More


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