First New Haruhi in 4 Years = “Worst Possible News”


The remaining Haruhi fans have been less than delighted to find the “first new Haruhi imagery in 4 years,” coming from Kyoto Animation themselves, is in fact to be part of the PR campaign for a pachinko machine – not the glorious 3rd season return many were hoping for.

As part of the “HaruhiHunting” publicity campaign for the upcoming “Fever – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” pachinko machine, fans are expected to hunt down (in various locations, both physical and virtual) and snap 707 “fragments” in order to unlock the release of some exclusive new Haruhi imagery.

This new imagery is being hailed (by promoters at any rate) as the first new imagery to be officially published in the 4 years since the movie, and is produced by no less than KyoAni themselves.

The vexing question of what happens with respect to Haruhi’s seiyuu seems to have been left in abeyance for now, as only music and imagery features so far.

As to whether all this means some anime resurrection of the franchise is any closer, if the fan response is anything to go by it seems more likely the franchise is now completely dead, as pachinko has a (considering Evangelion and the like continue to spawn machines, not altogether deserved) reputation as being a lucrative franchise graveyard.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:39 01/06/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    cut the bullshit and give us a new season who cares if hirano is a whore I thought it was all about 2d not 3d

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:20 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    She's doing voice work weekly now too with Fairy Tail back on the air.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    23:16 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, that was a thread of hope for us I guess in terms of her ability to be a seiyuu still. There is no problem if she wants to expand her career to other facets. Well... no problem to reasonable individuals, maybe not Otaku. It's ridiculous, we get that she didn't reach a popularity level that she may have hoped for and we get that it also was a risk that backfired on her existing career, but that still never changed that she was a good voice actress and is still welcome to do the characters that deservedly got her recognized.

    She got that lead roll earlier, I think as long as she doesn't stop, she'll continue to grow and be a better actor. If Hayden Christensen can still get work after Star Wars and prove he is actually a relatively good actor against our expectations, she can do the same.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's deserved, most of what happened to her, but I hope she can work her way back up.

    And maybe I'm wrong and she may actually...

    2013Gatchaman Crowds (Paiman)
    Jewelpet Happiness (Garnet, Nobara Kitajima)
    Recorder and Randsell Mi♪ (Sayo)
    Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited (Kaoru Akashi)
    2014Fairy Tail (Lucy Heartfilia)
    Space Dandy (Maker in episode 13)
    Witch Craft Works (Weekend)

    Though keep in mind the only major role after 2012 is Fairy Tail which she snagged prior to the scandal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    She was the leader of the band.

    Anyway, hopefully she finds success in another career. It's understandable, but still sad what happened to her. If the Japanese entertainment industry was larger or more forgiving then perhaps she'd have the opportunity to work her way up, but as it is her reputation as a troublemaker will keep her nixed from any major future jobs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was never proven that she harassed the bassist, that was mostly just speculation. I think she probably did ask him, but that the issue has been blown out of proportion, just like the rest. Adult people have sex. Get over it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:42 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find it hilarious how people care so much about what Aya Hirano has done in her personal life. About 95 percent of famous people have done something questionable in their career, people accept it and move on. In Japan some people take it so badly, it's like she insulted their mother or something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:34 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    she exploited her coworkers House, how can this simple thing not get through to so many of you

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's many good things to say about Otaku tolerance, but one of the worst traits is that they're so desperate for sex they believe there's nothing wrong with sexual harassment.

    The fourth band member had been harassed for sex by her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS. It's not Hayden Christensen's fault the writing for the prologues were shit (well, the lava fight was ok).

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    Comment by caiooa
    09:25 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    rolf. People are forgetting "endless eight"? Those insane otaku are exactly who buyed their products. Now, withouth won't sell even close to those numbers.
    Just look at what they are doing now. A collab for a pachinko.

    Comment by Anonymous

    PPS. It was a well-deserved scandal that could've seen criminal persecution of Aya Hirano. Would any of you even side with a man who has banged all three band members and is pressuring the fourth one? That's basically the corrupt idol managers, who are no better than pimps.
    Furthermore, she had fights PR agency and the business and her fans in general. Those were far more understandable in some cases, and there should be more second chances in this worl, and it is understandable that there is a lot of pressure); but destroying her career is a natural consequence of lack of stability and burning all her bridges.

    There are Seiyu out there with the ability to mock her voice well enough that can replace her, with the stability and impulse control not to break everything.

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    Comment by Riiku
    01:11 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You said it. I would watch new Haruhi even if Hirano voiced her while being banged in both holes at the same time, sucking dick while Haruhi is not on screen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 01/06/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    just let the series die... even the author of the light novel pretty much gave up on it. No new volume since 2011... seriously.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not unreasonable to want an ending to a much beloved series. Just do one final season to bookend it so people can move on. So many anime shows are left unfinished these days, even ones that sell well. Stuff like Magical Index needs a new season too, despite shifting well over 15k copies a volume, more than an average show does.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    And the gap between volume 9 and volumes 10/11 was longer than this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:13 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    But we have yet to see Haruhi becoming literally crazy in full colour. One finishing season to end it once and for good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:56 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    am I the only one who thought of Breaking Bad with how the title looks

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    22:13 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Which is why they made the title look like that.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    23:17 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's a good point, I wonder if Breaking Bad is known over there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:07 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haruhi discovered she was God and decided to make Meth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:56 03/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Discovered she was a God, a totally useless god who be raped for LON, Kamitenshi, Bernkastel, Chakravatin, Ajimu, EGDemonbane, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:03 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Kyon-kun, denwa...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haruhi? who is that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've lost faith in Kyoto animation, the question is will anyone even bother looking for it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:58 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I instantly lost faith in KyoAni when they made Free.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japs and their horrible Engrish...

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    Comment by Wierd Guy
    05:18 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    And your horrible at japanese, don't blame them

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know nothing, don't you? They learnt English using Japanese pronunciations, educate yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:27 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    We just need some Magipoka season 2 imagry now. Still waiting...

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    Comment by Drax DriloX
    05:48 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I propose Hanakawa Kana to be the new Haruhi seiyuu..

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Firstly, it's "Hanazawa"
    Secondly, hmm... I don't think her voice fits Haruhi's personality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)


    Sakurai Harumi (Yurippe) would work, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    No... Just no. She's used in EVERYTHING and it's annoying. She would make an extremely poor Haruhi.

    Maybe Mikuru

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    Comment by Spigot
    11:41 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    RIP Haruhi you were always my favorite female sociopath

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:24 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    anyone knows the name of the song?

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    Comment by jojok
    02:39 03/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is amazing!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:01 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, well...That's perfectly in line with their governments plans. Take away the small man's freedom and turn them into gamblers. Either way, they'll bleed them of their money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:16 03/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Prism Nana all over again? ffs... cut the crap. Make the fucking anime, dumbasses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:08 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    HIS still had fans after Endless Eight, hardcore peeps much . . .

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    If we had over 9000 episodes of Goku making a fucking energy ball that fails in the end anyway why not 8 episodes of endless eight?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:49 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's called just watch the first and last endless 8 episodes and pretend the others don't exist and it's not so bad :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one said anything about actually watching it. Ignoring it won't redeem the fact that it happened in the first place. The 6 useless eps on 2 BDs in the $300 BD box will always remind those fans of that.

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    20:47 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Watching all eight episodes was easier than watching an episode of Bleach.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:50 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have to admit that website has cool graphics

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:09 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    707 fragments? O.o

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:45 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-on season 3. Sumire and Nao needs to get animated! >_<

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:19 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sure that after four years, all that controversy about the seiyuu and silliness associated should be forgotten by now.

    I want more of Kyon, and Nagato. It's been far too long.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:08 02/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Humankind must be perished!

    Comment by Anonymous

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    DREAM ON shitty fucking scum moetard DREAM ON asshole, aya hirano is DEAD and forever tainted, dream on moetard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    i bet 13:50 was Hirano's biggest fantard

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:25 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)


    Actually I bet its the same person, the mannerisms are the same. I see at least 5 comments that have been downvoted that strongly suggest its the same guy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:33 01/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    13:50, didnt your girl tell u that i was the one who tainted her countless time?

    Comment by Anonymous

    I will gouge out your eye balls and skull fuck you!

    Comment by Anonymous

    funking haruhi-miku-touhou fanboy butthurting retards...



    Comment by Anonymous

    It was kind of the moetards who actually made a big deal about the hirano stuff all seiyuu stalking and such.. I know, responding to a troll but still.

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