KyoAni Responds to Endless Eight Fiasco


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?

Via J-Cast.

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):

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    Comment by Mike
    15:59 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yamakan did well to unrelate himself from such a failure the Endless Eight is, by giving his disapproval.

    It's just boring.

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    Comment by Tate
    10:00 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    said it once, i'll say it again.

    when it comes to haruhi, kyoani are pure assholes.

    Comment by Urmom
    08:47 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So they made the same episode 5 times with different footage?

    what the fuck are they smoking?

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    Comment by Kas
    09:07 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    someone megaupload that vid please ;o

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:47 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    its in FLV format though

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    Comment by VZ
    09:06 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The change from when he left Lucky Star wasn't really there. I loved it all the way through.

    Kannagi was DECENT show. It just had pretty art and animation. Ep. 10 however, was the best episode of any anime of 2008. I will buy the series on DVD.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:55 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kyon-kun Denwa
    Kyon-kun Denwa
    Kyon-kun Denwa
    Kyon-kun Denwa
    Kyon-kun Denwa

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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:13 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hope to see you guys report on the DVD sales

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    Comment by Meimi132
    11:24 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why can't KyoAni admit this was a horrible mistake?? Whyyyyyy??!!! Yamakan was so right... inexcusable to waste a series like this... If it doesn't finish next week.... hair will start being torn out...

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    Comment by Actar
    22:33 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Surprised to see you here. (^.^;)

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    Comment by Ray
    11:13 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey KyoAni, next time you try to rip off Groundhog Day and Higurashi atleast try not fail so bloody much.

    Comment by Mike
    10:34 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still think there will be 8 episodes of this total.

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    Comment by metatron
    11:01 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    when will you stop trollin\ KyoAni?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:01 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i see the video and i realized they use SAME voice over and over again!

    Talk about lazy....

    Comment by NPC
    06:59 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea the endless eight is repetitive, but you have to respect the bold decision to get the effect across to viewers. It's not a shortcut either, every episode is entirely redone from the ground up, that's dedication.

    Never the less I hope they end the loop soon so we can continue with the rest of the story. I hope they make it all the way through the books.

    Comment by Metalbunny
    07:07 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    kyo ani never disappoints to disappoint us..lolz

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:25 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just take solace in the fact that even if they do fit in Disappearance somehow, and even if it is really good, people will always remember season two by this fucking awful Endless Eight arc.

    And if they don't include it, or if it's done poorly, they somehow will have accomplished making a huge cashcow like Haruhi into a joke. Impressive in its own right.

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    Comment by Re:Verse
    06:20 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone else notice the little tanned azusa that accompanied Haruhi at the pool in the most recent endless eight?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should just give the haruhi fans was they all truly want.

    Which is for haruhi to become a fully fledged hentai.

    Who doesn't want to see that annoying bitch (haruhi) gangbanged? All I see on the net is haruhi related porno, doujins, games etc.

    Its time that aya hirano took a big fat cock in the mouth for our enteraintment value.

    Fuck haurhi (literally), just give us a porno version.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't you guys realize it till now , THIS IS HOW HARUHI WILL DISAPPEAR! KyoAni's ripping it off for the fanboys to hate it 'til Haruhi becomes so sh*t leaving a very disappointing mark for the series making it eventually vanish into thin air.. as long as KyoAni ain't hearing the phrase "Huh ? who's Haruhi ?" from the media and fanboys , they won't be going anywhere!

    Comment by Anon
    11:57 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never cared for Haruhi past its music, and probably never will. Kyoani is still godlike in their Key adaptations though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go fuck yourself, Key sucks shit. Haruhi is great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:53 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no "disappearance of haruhi"?????
    screw it

    Comment by hALOTOO
    07:11 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Endless eight is a shit,if they want to do endless eight 8 time why didn't they focus on other event Haruhi did rather then passing the event with some still picture.Kyoani has been trolling with Haruhi since season 1 and I bet e.e trolling is the last we see of it,because kyoani knows no matter how people bitch or complain they are still gonna watch it.

    Comment by Drill
    14:50 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I admit that KyoAni made a big mistake but I'm a bit annoyed at how Kyoto Animation is getting repeatedly bashed on being a horrible animation company. Frankly, Kadokawa Entertainment had some influence in this two.

    If you look at Kyoto Animation's past record, they've put out some really good quality anime adapations. K-ON may have been a bit generic but they were working with a 4-koma gag comic.

    Kyoto Animation is frankly when they had enough money to sponsor themselves (Clannad After Story). However they sold out to "Kadokawa Entertainment". And we all know Kadokawa US and Kadokawa Japan can be morons at time.

    They fucked up and are being cocksuckers simple as that. Like the rest of the Anime industry, they seem to have caught the syndrome self-suicide, like the eroge industry has, starting by shooting themselves in the foot with "Endless Eight".

    Comment by Heavyoak
    17:16 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    video has 404ed

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OH GOD!!!! 70 bucks for that?! DOES NOT WANT!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 20/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Endless Eight was awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This has just been one gigantic trolling.

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    Comment by roguelioness
    18:16 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    im loveing it.. any why arnt people disscussing what kyon has to do to end it?! personly i think he has to tell haruhi that he never wants it to end so he can spend more time with her, her logic would kick in and therefor end the whole

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:54 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    /a/ was here, you're all faggots.

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    Comment by ranivus
    20:57 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ 4:30am i highly reccomend NOT watching that video while youre lying on your bed. I just dozed off for a minute and thought i had 50 people talking in my head. I was freaking out for a minute till i realized im watching 5 episodes at once.

    Although it is funny how little changes they made for the past 5 weeks. It is a complete mindfuck if u want to try to watch that video above with sound.

    Comment by Kanachan0
    01:53 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't get the anger XD Who makes you buy those expensive dvds after all?! it's their loss, no need to make such a fuss... I actually find it funny how far they went with this... first everybody cries for second season and is deceived, and now they're like: "you want second season? here, have this! mhahahahaa!!! still want it?"XD i wonder what they'll come up with next... haruhi dissapearing forever?XDD

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:19 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eh, whatever. I think this Endless Eight business isn't a big deal. It's not like people don't know when it will end. I've watched all five so far because I've dl the subs, and can't stand letting them go to waste. They really are pretty different, but a waste of time nonetheless. I guess I've wasted my life to not waste bandwidth/hdd. Eh.

    By the way, KyoAni comment is total powermove. Hate to say it, but made-Yamakan-their-bitch win.

    Comment by mootley
    13:16 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this 'Endless Eight' shit isn't avant-garde or edgy, it's just a scam! A bullshit tactic to reuse animation, reuse dialogue and produce filler to cover their own production failures. So what if there's a different bikini, or someone sits in a different chair?

    Do you honestly believe those episodes took the same amount of labour, time and cost as making a whole episode from scratch? It's cost-cutting with a thin veneer of sci-fi, pure and simple.

    2 episodes.. fine. Even 3 might have been acceptable - 1 to show the problem, 2 to expose the deja vu, a third to resolve it. But SIX FUCKING EPISODES?! (or is it more still?) That's bullshit and those pigfuckers deserve the wrath of the community and industry, because it's EXACTLY this sort of slack ass attitude, and taking fans for granted that has dug the industry into its current economic hole.

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    13:21 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i pity the fool who buy this crap.

    Comment by Anon
    12:31 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Read the wikipedia Edit about the bastards of Tokyo Animation.

    I hope the people at Tokyo Animation get AIDS

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:18 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you think that you can upload another video of this but with subs in each box?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:47 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wtf is with all of them starting with him answering his phone?

    Comment by Lehq
    18:45 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    KYoAni has fallen. It's now Gonzo#2.

    Comment by Bronove
    03:15 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gonzo >>>>>>>>>>>> KyoAni

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:57 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    KyoAni: "These posts has absolutely nothing to do with our company" - sticks out finger

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:27 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck you Kyoani, seriously

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    Comment by Bill
    19:38 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    “This person has absolutely nothing to do with our company.”

    That's why I love Kannagi more than Haruhi

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:16 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The real tragedy is that Haruhi Suzumia was an actually good anime in the sea of shit we've been drowning in as of late. If the new season tanks and we get no more, we've got nothing but horrible, obnoxious moe shit to look forward to until it finally crashes.

    And if it doesn't, I'm afraid I'll just have to all but give up the medium until it gets its act together.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    TMoHS isn't "good" anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:24 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kyon-kun, den wa~

    Comment by abort-retry-fail
    14:53 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Watch the DVDs sales plummet..

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    15:51 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The lolz at kyoani are over 9000 :P

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