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

The interviewer poses the strictly hypothetical question of what material might be used to create a Haruhi movie, much to the consternation of 2ch:

“There are a lot of episodes from the novels which have not been animated. We’d love to hear which of those you would like to make into a movie.”

Ishihara: “Endless Eight… :-) Can’t we do that again, adding some new extras, try some film tricks out? Or is it too much? :-)”

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    Comment by Realm89
    02:25 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    one word...


    Now jump of the cliff Ishihara! XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd watch it. Look forward to it too! I'm not kidding/trolling, seriously!

    It seems like an unique idea for a movie, I mean, all movies are so similar these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:41 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the next exciting episode of haruhi, haruhi takes a shit and kyon has to lick her asshole clean

    8 times over

    can't wait

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    Comment by Miroku74
    02:52 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If this were to be taken symbolically (Haruhi being KyoAni, and Kyon being the dwindling fanbase), this'd make way too much sense.

    Bail out on this ship, Haruhists! And I once considered myself one of your number.

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    Comment by muteKi
    02:45 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only thing more awesome than this would be seeing Jerry Springer treating his fans with such sarcasm and condescension.

    Such an answer amuses me to no end as it is rife with facetiousness, clearly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:14 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Assuming the interview was from the new Newtype, which has the Endless Eight feature, of course if you keep talking about Endless Eight they'll make a joke about an 'Endless Eight' movie given the chance. They wouldn't give a serious answer because then people will start expecting it.

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    Comment by Kamen Rider Decade
    02:08 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But they already made an Endless Eight movie, it was called Groundhog Day...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    To Hell with this studio.
    To Hell with Haruhi.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:32 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They interviewer should've just walked away. Preferably slapping this guy on his way out.

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    Comment by Blitz
    03:04 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sometimes I think they're intentionally flushing Haruhi down the toilet. This series had so much potential...

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    Comment by Xero
    03:35 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PRETTY sure he was kidding

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:06 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And this is the same guy who did Clannad?? What's wrong with him!?

    Comment by L
    01:12 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    HAHAHAHAH you gotta be bullshitting me this dudes a asshole.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a magnificent troll this guy is. Maybe even legendary?

    Comment by M
    00:56 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet they're just doing the endless eight thing cause they have no idea how to continue the series

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:23 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They did the Endless Eight thing because Kadokawa doesn't want Disappearance animated yet, if at all. Kadokawa has been fighting with the author over royalties ever since the first anime, which is why the tenth novel keeps being delayed. In response, Kadokawa has been dragging its feet on further anime adaptations.

    According to the scuttlebutt on 2ch, Kadokawa insisted on doing Endless eight over many episodes, in part to cut costs by reusing footage and in part to avoid doing Disappearance during this series. KyoAni appears to have fought them over it for some time (hence the delay in airing) before MOSTLY giving in ("mostly" because they ended reusing footage much less than Kadokawa wanted). At least one producer has already been fired by Kadokawa because of the backlash.

    Of course, no one at either KyoAni or Kadokawa is going to address this openly, but jokes like this one that Ishihara made make it clear that KyoAni isn't happy with how they were forced to do it.

    Comment by NogamI_Aoi
    05:34 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Any SOLID proof behind all your claims except for some random 2ch trollposts?

    If it's it japanese, it must be true!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:52 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I read the 2ch posts frequently and it's just about everywhere. However, it's still only a rumor. No one has any solid proof and there have been fake articles related to this before...

    I, for one, wouldn't be surprised if it were true, but regardless, it happened and we just need to calm down and hopefully get back on track with the series... assuming it comes back on track...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, no proof, but it seems consistent with the facts that we DO have. MORE consistent, IMO, than just chalking it up to KyoAni either trolling the fanbase or being totally incompetent as so many are doing.

    As such, though I usually take rumors of this with SEVERAL grains of salt, I'm inclined to believe that the points here are probably more or less true.

    Comment by Mikurus Boobs
    00:43 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a boastful Jackass this guy is. Why not just jump off a bridge to see if it might be painful? If this "Endless Eight" was any indication of what not to do maybe drinking ebola water would be a good idea as well?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    On the contrary, his tone makes it seem to me that he (and the rest of Kyoto Animation, if you've read some of the other comments that have come out of the studio) are just as unhappy with the situation as the rest of us. Because of the way things work in Japanese society, he can't come right out and SAY that, but just making the joke (which is what this obviously is) IMPLIES as much.

    It's pretty clear at this point that stretching out EE was Kadokawa's decision, not KyoAni's. The studio was stuck: either do it the way Kadokawa told them to, or don't do it at all. They decided to try and make the best of a bad situation. It's Kadokawa that deserves the hate, here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:16 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If KyoAni disliked endless eight and had any semblance of integrity they would say "fuck no" so they deserve equal blame.

    I hope the dvds sell only a few hundred copies, if not i'd say we need more truckdrivers stabbing every Haruhi fan around akihabara.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:29 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't necessarily disagree that it might have been better for artistic integrity to walk away than to do it this way, but I don't know what that would have entailed contractually. Breaking a contract isn't always that easy to do - that's just the reality of doing business.

    At the very least, I don't think it's fair to say the blame is "equal," and certainly not without knowing the details of the contract.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:14 21/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

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

    Comment by tecenda
    16:34 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does Anonymous have proof of this? That Kadokawa is the one who stipulated that in the contract?

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    Comment by FallsFromGrace
    00:48 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Strangly, the thing that annoyed me most was everytime Haruhi walked in with an ice lolly and told the crew there was no pay for working so hard, she just wanted the bloody suits for herself

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    only in japan could they get away with this crap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:38 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    just with harutards

    Comment by Supakitsune
    01:12 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Endless Trolls: confirmed!

    You know, at first I was mad, but now it's something to laugh at. It's kind of like how some people were having Twitter withdrawl and others were revelling in the madness of the moment.

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    Comment by Titolion
    01:42 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Harutards must be fapping to this

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:52 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG! They are dicks! KyoAni are DICKS!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The movie will still sell well since haruhi fans are basically RETARDS.

    Kyoani found a gold mine

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:24 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not funny to even joke about putting fans through this shit a second time

    Comment by Jabman025
    01:24 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well its offical Kyoani is just laughing at us at this point.

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    Comment by kindless
    05:06 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck you Tatsuya. Rot in hell forever you sadistic bastard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:17 12/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't wait to see what I had to suffer seeing again!

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    Comment by metatron
    08:44 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)




    Comment by Anonymous
    17:18 18/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Imagine 3 hours of it...owait.

    Comment by hALOTOO
    15:01 12/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aside from Groundhog Day,their was a similar episode on X-files where a guy try to rob the bank by attaching bomb onto his body and his girlfriend had to live the same nightmare everyday.Unlike EE the ending was good.

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    Comment by Mazrim
    01:14 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At this point, it wouldn't surprise me if that happened.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Endless Eight Again! Bring It On!

    Comment by D.W.
    01:49 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope everything turns to applejuice.

    Comment by OverMaster
    01:54 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm just amazed he said they'd make *one* movie instead of eight of them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:39 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Might be a joke, or it could be that he thinks that he's Hideaki Anno reborn, though that seems kinda hard to do considering that guy isn't dead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 16/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They need to remake season 2 without the troll, AND without the shitty LS animation/K-on animation. Hell, even a change of script writers, and directors. I don't really care what people think. I personally abhorred both shows, producing Haruhi in the same mold as those two abominations as opposed to its superior first season is fucking ridiculous.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 03/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want to put a knife in his gut.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 03/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, no, not really... and if I even lived there... but if it was legal I would definitely threaten him with it.

    Because I am so enraged at the sales numbers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:27 10/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A test for real Haruhi fans I would say.
    One needs extreme madness to keep up the series.

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