Haruhi-chan & Churuya-san Broadcast After All


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.

You can view the first episode of Haruhi-chan here, and in quality subs here (running for only 5 minutes you may find the fuss to have not been worth the wait).

Episode one of Churuya-san resides here (running for an even briefer 2 minutes). English version here.

Fans will doubtless want to savour the seven minutes of actual content, for who knows when Kadokawa will decide to release the next episodes…

The actual content of Haruhi-chan is somewhat disappointing – the manga was excellent, but the first episode does not seem to quite capture this. Churuya-san is on the other hand is mildly charming, but so brief as to not make too great an impression.

Haruhi-ists will just have to put with this until their precious rerun arrives

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:12 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As a web-animation that was pretty decent. Hell, I'd be amazed if they bothered to make this Candy Boy level when it clearly wasn't needed.
    And at least the subs were better than what Gonzo offered with Strike Witches.

    It's pretty clear that Artefact hates Haruhi and anything related to it, so wouldn't it be better to make posts about something else? It's not like there aren't any other shows or news to discuss that aren't posted at all.

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    Comment by Chris
    12:49 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's tsundere for the franchise, trust me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:07 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous is momentarily satisfied.

    Comment by Kibate
    03:32 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i never read the manga
    but i thought tha anime of haruhi-chan was quite entertaining and funny

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    Comment by stewie
    03:33 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, as for myself, i thoroughly enjoyed it, wasn't expecting much though, so it was great in my book. The churuya wasn't as amusing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:58 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the jokes are kinda random

    Comment by Malek86
    01:35 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly, it wasn't all that good. The original Churuya 4-koma was decent because it had a sort of weirdness to it, but as a cutesy anime it doesn't really work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:11 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As someone who has long since given up on Haruhi, it was alright. I'd be pissed if it was that kind of quality for a 30 minute episode, but considering I wasn't doing fuck all else, I can think of worse ways to waste 5 minutes.

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    Comment by motaku96
    02:52 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm very glad that they put in english subs(even if they're not great). I'm quite pleased!

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    Comment by Kip
    04:36 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Motaku96 IS pleased.

    Comment by Shakespeare
    02:51 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That 5 minute short was one of the goddamn stupidest things I've ever seen. I seriously want to beat the crap out of whoever made it.

    Comment by Keirnoth
    22:58 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haruhi-chan was kinda meh imo. But Churuya was basically an animated 4koma, which translated fairly well. Poor Churuya kept getting owned.

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    14:15 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was pretty nice, Haruhi-chan was amusing, but idk...Churuya-san was kind of bland...probably because it was LOL...

    and that makes me sad because I really liked the 4koma Churuya....

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:18 16/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When will they just release the second season of the original anime?

    I'm tired of waiting and this video just made me want it even more. :(

    The novels are excellent though and I'm currently waiting for the 10th one which looks like it will ACTUALLY be released soon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:36 21/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

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    Comment by heavyoak
    15:54 02/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the vids are gone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:41 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    haruhi-chan looks kinda retarded -___- the original suzumiya haruhi no yuutsu is best

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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    05:56 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I actually liked both... Osaka voice for Churuya was great, though not what I had expected.

    Will continue watching...

    Comment by Kaisos
    06:23 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, I loved it. Was funny.

    Comment by heavyoak
    07:31 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF did I just watch?

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    Comment by Kip
    01:29 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Motaku96 should be pleased.

    Comment by fallacies
    00:46 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As I've stated in a previous comment, Sankaku has yet to provide any textual evidence of Kadokawa's alleged confirmation of a rerun. None of the Newtype scans previously provided strongly support this claim, and a link to J-Cast's article on the subject in a previous posting was misinterpreted -- in fact, J-Cast stated that they weren't able to obtain a direct confirmation of content from Kadokawa.

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    Comment by Artefact

    本当に「ハルヒ」の新作が放送されるのか ... 角川側では今のところ発表は一切していないという

    "Is a new Haruhi anime really being broadcast? ... Kadokawa [say to us] that they are not making any such announcement."

    The only one misinterpreting anything is you - every single Japanese source interprets this as a re-run. Why? Because they say so:



    Comment by fallacies
    04:02 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The original text of the J-Cast article was:



    It presently reads:



    Note the difference.

    Comment by BuggyBY
    10:44 20/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How does "今までに放送したものを改めて放送する" translate to anything but "broadcasting once again that which has been broadcast before"? Similarly, doesn't "「ハルヒ」の新作が見られるのはまだ先になりそうだ。", which - I hasten to add- remained unchanged in both former and present version, mean "It looks like it's going to be quite some time still before we can see any NEW Haruhi production." (emphasis mine)?

    Furthermore, what colour is the sky on your planet?

    Comment by fellatios
    05:31 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The original text:

    It presently reads:

    Note the difference.

    Comment by fallacies
    03:38 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    "Presently, Kadokawa-side refuses to make a statement."


    "It has been decided that TV Anime "The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi" will be broadcasted anew by Tele-Tama and other independent broadcast networks starting in April."

    改めて = anew. Even if it's taken to mean "もう一度", that doesn;t necessarily indicate a repeat.
    放送開始 = begin broadcast.
    再放送 = rerun. Which doesn't appear in the second statement.

    The J-Cast Article states explicitly that it *can't* confirm whether it's a rerun, and that Kadokawa refuses to make a statement at this time. *Not* that Kadokawa is stating, "No, we aren't saying that we're broadcasting a new season."

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    Comment by Artefact
    04:15 15/02/2009 # ! Questionable

    I really have no intention of wasting any more time on this:


    Yes, you can also find a few reports which ponder the wording (Gigazine for example).

    The chance of this typical Kadokawa ambiguous wording being anything but marketing games is probably low enough to be discounted with the information available. If it does show up then that will make an interesting story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:37 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    beggar shouldn't be picky.It is free and I like it.

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    Comment by Yangth
    03:32 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I too enjoyed it very much :3

    Comment by antimateria
    18:28 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ugh, too 3D for me. Lazy-ass quality, I hope they're using their whole spring budget making the real haruhi season 2. I doubt it.

    Comment by Peanutbutter003
    18:51 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a pity they put up that Nice Boat II video only for a while before releasing the real thing.

    They should have put that for another full day or so and pissed off another half of the fandom.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:02 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Terrible quality. Are they expecting Haruhi fans to sink to a new low?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:12 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    By the way the picture is kinda funny in it's own way. You can picture Haruhi as Kadokawa and Mikuru as the fans. Go figure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:19 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LoL...except the fans fight back...sometimes...maybe...possibily???

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:25 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hopefully that's the case but I somehow get the premonition that fans will rave over it despite the poor quality.

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    Comment by exia
    19:10 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Smoked Cheese Nyooorroooooooo~nnn.

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    Comment by Quen
    18:18 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You left out the Haruhi-chan OP Arty, it's a different video (presumably for bandwidth concerns):


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    Comment by Artefact

    Amazingly poor quality on that.

    For that matter, a brief look at the beautifully typeset subs showed a number of spelling errors...

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    Comment by lumillu
    10:28 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And they did a terrible job translating. Who the hell translates it into this crap? Spelling errors, shitty translation, and crap quality. Whats next?

    Comment by Kaisos
    12:40 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude. You got a translation done by native Japanese-speakers. In less than a day.

    Be thankful there's subs in the first place.

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    Comment by Palmtop Tiger
    18:14 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now a glint of hope for the fans is seen:
    "They might do the same thing for season 2 and show it instead of the rerun."

    Don't come crying if it doesn't happen, though.

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    Comment by HELL
    20:05 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I didn't liked the Haruhi-chan clip, Kyon was just boring. Nagato brief appeareance was great and the best part was obviously Haruhi abusing Mikuru.

    In the other hand, Churuya-san was great and very funny, although too short of course, but 5 minutes of smoked cheese would have ruined the joke anyway.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Don't get them started again.

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    Comment by exia
    18:50 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh its ok artefact, The fans have already lost much patience/hope/dignity, so a little more gasoline to the fire wont even dent the surge.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    23:49 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lets all pour more gasoline on the fire :D


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    Comment by Jarmel
    00:16 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It really doesn't matter. I've gotten off the train as a fan and rather just watching this as just another anime. Both of them pretty much sucked except for Haruhi and Mikuru with the counting sheep.

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    Comment by maru
    18:19 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The manga is better? I must get it.

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    Comment by maru
    20:49 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah... Thanks but, I have not reached the level whr I can read manga without translation ^^;

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