Kyoto Animation has responded to Yamakan’s regrets about the direction Haruhi has taken with the “Endless Eight” arc in no uncertain terms:
“This person has absolutely nothing to do with our company.”
Kyoto Animation at one time trumpeted his involvement; possibly it had to get rid of him for being too sensible?
In related news, the absence of “Disappearance” from the airing of the “new season” is all but confirmed, and the Endless Eight DVDs will retail as normal DVDs, meaning they will be $70 for two episodes…
Unwise fans thinking of actually watching Endless Eight can compare the five episodes and watch them in 20% of time it normally takes with the below comparison video (video may load punishingly slowly as a thousand people try to download it at once):