Kadokawa: No Haruhi-chan For You, Idiots!


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.

The video accrued 165,000 views in the hours after it was upped, along with 2,000 incredulous comments and a two-star rating. You can view it here.

Efforts are currently underway to have it removed for copyright infringement (the yacht pictures).

It is not clear whether this is another of their wretched stunts, a genuine delay which they decided not to announce, or something else, but whatever the case it seals Kadokawa’s reputation as a band of untrustworthy trolls whose marketing department’s objective appears to be to grind the Haruhi franchise into dust.

Wouldn’t it be better to just not patronise such an abominable company?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it wasnt for Haruhi, Id say let the bunch of f-tards rot.

    Comment by Peanutbutter003
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    Comment by motaku96
    11:05 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure there is, she just doesn't know it yet. If a second season or haruhi-chan is finally released, she might find out.

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    Comment by exia
    09:11 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the Boat is Carrying all the Kadowkawa staff on it, and they are sailing away because they know now they are hunted by all the otakus. Yeah it makes sense now.

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    Comment by Jarmel
    09:32 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They forgot the ronery otaku have bazookas from their Gundam figures...

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    Comment by Mechwarrior
    08:32 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So this is like the Japanese version of RickRolling then?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering gg subbed the first episode, I doubt there is anything to complain about.

    Comment by LxVxTx
    07:24 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked it because i could watch it on and on from different - seemingly, at least - perspectives and say "woo, they read Lyotard before to make up this one!". I wasn't a Haruhi fanboy from the start, the animation and style didn't please me, but that narrative was too much post-modern ( as in the french school, just stated ) to not let me fall for it.

    It was the greatest honey trap of all the times, aye.

    Comment by TenAkira
    07:36 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Melancholy is a mood disorder of non-specific depression, characterized by low levels of enthusiasm and eagerness for activity.

    Com'on guys, Kodokawa is tryin' to cure the fans "melancholy", be thankful...

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    Comment by Techeese
    08:23 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yacht is going to Australia :D

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    Comment by Piroko
    07:46 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice yacht! :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i dont blame them if the otaku is too pushy or whinny bastard!
    You get pissed too if they ask "is it there yet?" for every damn second in three years!
    TIME TO move against otaku!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:07 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they plan on doing what I think they're doing, things will pick up at around 18th to 24th of December.

    If they're not though, this is still funny stuff. (=w=)

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    Comment by kenjiharima
    05:06 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by most idiot
    09:46 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is first time see many people
    smile because retard f*ck*ng troll

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    there are 2 fans indeed
    1. Haruhi Fans
    2. Troll fans who prefer see Boat in beach than Haruhi

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:17 07/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's great that haruhi tortures it's stupid fans..

    Average at best, but attracts the biggest geeks, dorks, otaku, etc., of them all..

    Comment by Deth
    05:16 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    ~ My sides are aching because of laughing too much...

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    02:00 16/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice Yatch but i hated the red and yellow stripes.

    Comment by FTL
    14:17 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by FunkMasterFlex3
    14:44 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And the fail train rolls in from Haruhi once again.

    Comment by Kev
    13:16 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks like they really wanted an angry mob with torches and pitchforks to come to them. Well here they come!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bought a boat because of this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:30 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's out now...
    ...also with official subtitle.
    I guess the nice boat move was a joke by KADOKAWA LOLZ
    They do it for LULZ.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:53 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just watched it and meh... people are supposed to get excited over that? Terrible quality.

    Comment by FunkMasterFlex3
    16:44 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, so we've been DOUBLE TROLLED!

    You have to admit, they got us pretty good this time.

    All faith in that company has been completely restored. Definatly with the offical subtitle.

    Comment by FunkMasterFlex3
    16:44 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, so we've been DOUBLE TROLLED!

    You have to admit, they got us pretty good this time.

    All faith in that company has been completely restored. Definatly with the offical subtitle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:36 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yeah, follow the links on poster's comment for the openning video and Nyoron Churuya-san ep 1 too.

    Comment by Aard
    06:45 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe somone can explain this to me. Why is Haruhi such a popular anime? I mean, it was ok, and entertaining and I laughed some. But it was only 13 episodes, and some of them were pretty lame. Also, am I the only one that views Haruhi herself as being kind of a bitch? She doesnt care about anyone but herself, for the most part. Nothing in this anime, seemd to make it stand out more then any other anime. Sorry, Im probably going to get hate mail for this, but I just want to understand why this anime has such a missive massive phenomina of a fan base, thats everywhere. Its just strange to me.

    Comment by Sister Princess
    07:29 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My guesses are:

    1. It's made by Kyoto Animation
    2. Yamakan's effort on ED
    3. Strange story line

    I'm certain many people including me start watching this simply because of point #1.

    Comment by Meh
    07:22 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No idea really, just an another anime out there to me. But anyways I find myself not giving a flying fuck anymore if they air it or not. I mean do they have some funny reason to do this "trolling"..what's the point e_e?

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    Comment by Artefact
    07:22 14/02/2009 # ! Questionable

    It's a totally overrated anime, much like Lucky Star. It had nice animation and interesting characters, and Yamakan, but the storyline must rank as the worst of any major commercially successful anime.

    It has however succeeded in creating a fanbase of such zealous devotion as to fall over themselves to give money to their abusive masters at every turn...

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    Comment by motaku96
    11:01 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree Haruhi is overrated(and I'm one of the people overrating it) but in my personal opinion, Lucky Star is underrated! It's my favorite anime(so I'm completely bias). I've read lots of reviews where people hated it because it was about nothing and wasn't interesting. What show were they watching?!(well i can kinda see their point sometimes, but still...)I can only pity those fools for not seeing all of the beauty that is Lucky Star.

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    Comment by Aiko Goddess
    13:28 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love lucky star too (l)

    Comment by Kaisos
    07:36 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked the storyline, myself, although I'd be the first to admit that although it has great ideas, it goes nowhere with them, especially in the books.

    At least it's better than Naruto.

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    Comment by Actar
    03:18 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should just stop and take a good look at what they are doing. The straw that breaks the camel's back is coming soon.

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    Comment by Zwars
    03:21 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    see the nice part: is a NICE BOAT!

    Comment by HELL
    03:18 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck Kadokawa, everyone go spamm their comments box in Youtube.

    First trolling us with Haruhi S2 teasers and now a Haruhi-chan no-show?

    Fucking pieces of shit

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    Comment by repure
    03:14 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think this is short for "f*** you for watching this"
    no point for putting this vid up but to piss off haruhism-ists(is that even a word?)

    Comment by sASafasasf
    03:09 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can taste the worldwide butthurt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Trolling is a art.
    Kadokawa mastered it.

    Comment by trygle12
    03:23 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey guess what Kadokawa?!


    Comment by OverMaster
    03:34 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know you have fallen really low when you start stealing ideas from School Days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:27 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol Nice Boat indeed....looks like you've been Kadokawa-rolled...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's kinda funny. There have been so many fake Haruhi related announcements and that's definitely one of the best.

    I think it doesn't matter in the end. If there should ever be a second season, all the people who are moaning around now will watch it, just because it will be worth watching it.

    Comment by Nosgoroth
    03:02 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All of you angry people need to update your sense of humour. I'm laughing like mad here, and so is Artefact, I'm sure.

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    Comment by Artefact

    I'm actually laughing at the fans who continue to put up with this...

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    Comment by muteKi
    03:35 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know if I was a Haruhi fan in addition to being a Sonic fan, I'd likely have killed myself ages ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's nothing wrong with Haruhi, there's something wrong with the people making the serie.

    Comment by R
    05:08 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Grant Morrison or The Invisibles are in the control of Kadokawa and KyoAni now, and they're trying to see how much Kaos they can put in a single product.

    Looks like the Haruhi fans are being treated more like lab mouses than consumers. :/

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