I jumped into the flames of hell and came back out alive


My dick split open, and locusts flew out! … It hap­pened ALOT.

So I held off watch­ing any new Haruhi episodes dur­ing that “rerun” back in sum­mer, in order to watch them all in a marathon (being the busy boy I am, I was “skip­ping Church” for more impor­tant mat­ters, so to say). I had already watched Bam­boo Leaf Rhap­sody one or two days after it aired. I already read the nov­els so I was­n’t in much of a hur­ry to watch the new episodes (even though I was still real­ly excit­ed). Some peo­ple already told me about how big of a train­wreck End­less Eight was, so that kind of jus­ti­fied me not being in that much of a hur­ry to watch them. Two days ago, I decid­ed to zoom through most of the new­er Haruhi episodes in one go.

I had a choice: Watch the first episode in which the time loop starts and skip to the last End­less Eight episode, or watch the whole thing in one sit­ting.

I decid­ed to be a man and watch the whole thing in one sitting.

And you know what? I’m a dum­b­ass. Watch­ing that time loop in one sit­ting would dri­ve any­one insane. I won­der why I’m not rag­ing as much as I should. In fact, I hard­ly mind that much. What the ****? It still annoyed me though. I can kind of see how Kyoto Ani­ma­tion could have been try­ing to take a more artis­tic approach with the sto­ry, but only three episodes had enough sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ences that jus­ti­fied the time loop. The rest of the episodes were pret­ty damn unnec­es­sary, they were the exact same crap with dif­fer­ent ani­ma­tion. If they were going for the tra­di­tion­al Haruhi mind­screw, three episodes was enough for that. The first episode should have been about the sum­mer activ­i­ties the SOS Brigade was tak­ing part in, the sec­ond episode show­ing the looped events, and the third episode bring­ing an end to all that nonsense.

Instead, some genius at Kyoto Ani­ma­tion thought he was being a smar­tass by mak­ing the End­less Eight sto­ry eight episodes long. Har har, I see what you did there. I don’t remem­ber this sto­ry being that long in the nov­els. In fact, it was one episode’s worth of material.


Was it worth it? Of course it was. Wait, no-…

I wish I was around to see the fan­base’s reac­tions when these episodes were being aired. I guess that the rea­son I’m more annoyed than angry is because I did­n’t sit through these episodes each week hop­ing that the time loop was com­ing to an end. Of course, that’s just retard­ed.… even though I could prob­a­bly sit through them in those cir­cum­stances, though, cringing.

Good thing the inter­net exists, because that’s the only way to go back in time (more mind­screw good­ness!) to when peo­ple were still dis­cussing these episodes as they were aired. It was inter­est­ing to see how the fan­base was split up. One side was reli­gious­ly fol­low­ing the episodes, either defend­ing them due to their “artis­tic” val­ue or cling­ing on to the lit­tle hope they had left in the series, anoth­er side dropped the series all togeth­er, and one side was just there, watch­ing and laugh­ing as Kyoto Ani­ma­tion and Kadokawa trolled the fan­base. I won­der which side I would have been on.

I admit, it was genius. In the most douchebag way possible.

One way to describe these episodes: The End­less Eight had a sat­is­fy­ing intro­duc­tion and con­clu­sion, but every­thing in the mid­dle is full of crap.

Too gdamn cute

God damn, man. Literally.

The rev­e­la­tion that Kyon doing his home­work was actu­al­ly the solu­tion to over ten thou­sand loops was your typ­i­cal Haruhi-qual­i­ty com­e­dy gold right there.

If only they were able to retain the clas­sic Haruhi-qual­i­ty ani­ma­tion. It was obvi­ous that even the ani­ma­tors were get­ting pissed at ani­mat­ing the same episode over and over again, albeit with dif­fer­ent out­fits (Haruhi did look cute in a lot of them…). It still had high-qual­i­ty ani­ma­tion, but the qual­i­ty that was in the orig­i­nal four­teen episodes just was­n’t there. Some episodes had them, some of them did­n’t. If you look at the screen­shots in my post on The Melan­choly of Haruhi Suzu­miya Part I, you can see a slight dif­fer­ence in the style. In fact, now it reminds me a bit of K‑ON!

Haruhi did look cute in a lot of them…?” I could hear that, you know. Every­one can.

kyon has his hand up his

And every­one can see you rub­bing your sweet, sweet arse Kyon-kun~ You had your hand up your ass the whole episode.

I-… I don’t remem­ber that! Do those ani­ma­tors hold a grudge against me or something…

.Maybe because you could have saved us the trou­ble of going through that hell hole if you just embraced Haruhi and-

Absolute­ly not!

7 thoughts on “I jumped into the flames of hell and came back out alive

  1. And no, the link does­n’t make up for it, because I will ride your ass like a sec­re­tary look­ing for a raise. 

    No homo.

    And yes, that quote was bla­tant­ly stolen, but I feel irony is a fun­ny thing. The fact you had to link me to this arti­cle also says a lot.

    I nev­er log on to write an arti­cle. God I’m hard-working.

  2. I will live vic­ar­i­ous­ly through your pain and nev­er actu­al­ly watch any­thing beyond Bam­boo Leaf Rhap­sody. Just gonna wait for that film of Disappearance.

  3. These Sigh of Haruhi Suzu­miya episodes are actu­al­ly pret­ty good and don’t bull­shit any­thing from the novels.

    End­less Eight is actu­al­ly decent when you chop it up your­self. The con­clu­sion is fun­nier, like it’s sup­posed to be. Bet­ter I live through this pain for you and you skip ahead to those nor­mal episodes rather than not watch­ing them at all.

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