Ok, before I get too into the rest of this series, does this chick ever find out anything about her powers, or at least that the people around her aren't normal? Because if not, I don't think I can take much more of this.
Ok, before I get too into the rest of this series, does this chick ever find...
Oh fucking kek
I recommend suicide
No, and the story ends in the middle because the author of the books couldn't finish them and the anime studio got angry with him.
It's still a good watch (especially the first season and the film), but don't expect a satisfying ending.
Maybe one day the anime will be finished.
It's just, I feel like I just want to punch through the screen, grab Haruhi by the collar, and tell her something of the truth. I hate keeping secrets from people, and watching this makes me feel like I'm doing just that, somehow.
She didn't really have any powers at the end, Kyon turned out to really be god and could bend reality to his wants
The whole premise is to prevent her from finding out the truth. I think someone even told her once, but she refused to believe it. She wants unnatural stuff to exist, but deep down she knows that shit isn't real, but she is god and therefore it exist. Don't bother, story is never going to finish, it's one of those light novels where the author just stops for some reason once it gets an anime and becomes popular.
This is the central frustration that the plot revolves around.
I already know that's just a fan theory, and it makes no sense to me.
Thing is, I see a bit of myself in Ms. Suzumiya, I want my world to be interesting. I understand her. Seeing her surrounded by her dreams, but unable to touch them, that just kinda kills me inside.
Well holy shit, he actually wrote a book two years ago, too bad no one really gives a shit anymore.
I want to fuck the bunny
the anime studio got angry with him.
The fuck kind of rubbish are you spouting
What? proper fuck?
Yeah, Kyon tells her everything on the show at one point and she thinks he's fucking with her.
now watching tmohs
but yeah, haruhi is an insufferable cunt
she makes my dick hard though. The series is fairly decent overall.
If she did find out though would her mind be able to cope with it all?
I love her all the same and she's worth everything.
cope with it? sure. Doesn't mean shit wouldn't end terribly. You see how much of a tyrant she is with the limited power she has, imagine what she'd do with the power of a God?
Ok, well to me, it's just frustration.
And not only that, I feel on a meta-level it's teaching the Japanese teens who watch this to be afraid of the truth; that the truth can hurt; that the truth can destroy.
It is my firm conviction that in the long run, only the wicked are hurt by the truth; only the evil are destroyed by it. Ignorance is a chain which keeps people in bondage. Only the truth is liberating, and the only liberation is truth. Shit like this teaches people that there are reasons to keep the truths of our world a secret, that if the national security apparatus classifies something, there must be a good reason for it, and we should shut our mouths. That runs counter to everything I believe in.
the story ends in the middle because the author of the books couldn't finish them
For real? with how popular Haruhi is I thought he was going to milk it forever.
how popular Haruhi is
He's still working on it as of 2013, when the latest short story was pubblished.
The series hasn't ended, some anons just can't wrap their heads around the idea of an author taking five years to write a book.
This happens to all authors once they make it big, they slow down to a snail's pace because one of the major motivations to write (making a living) is no longer an issue.
So, broadcast or chronological?
Chronological, but with the "S2" episodes fitted in chronologically (in other words, don't watch the new episodes after S1), and then watch the movie.
Your chances are:
1.- Watch in in the order the stuff is supposed to happen, straight and simple.
2.- Watch it in some random bullshit order used for the original broadcast because the executives thought it would make them kewl and edgy.
Seriously, always chronological for all series. Anybody who says broadcast is a special snowflake wannabe, a sheep, or ignorant.
If you really want to pretend to live ten years in the past, watrch the broadcast. Have fun not experiencing how the novels were originally written and missing some of the best episodes and a whole movie.
Broadcast only works for s1. If you're going to watch everything go chronological.
Oh, whoops, sorry. Posted the wrong bunny
Broadcast. Can rewatch chronological later.
missing some of the best episodes and a whole movie.
How do you even manage to do that? Movie comes last in any case.
It's just one of those things I've never gotten around to. Especially since I didn't get into anime until well after it aired.
Literally nothing happens.
I like this theory better where Kyon and Suzumiya are both god. God wanted to have fun being both, so he made it reality. Hence why Kyon never questions to much his place in all this
YOU RUINED EVERYTHING
I want to marry the bunny
Would Haruhi be a good mom? I know that she likes kids and can cook really well
Skip to the endless eight arc. It explains everything but it does start out really slow. Its all important, trust me you wont regret it. All your questions and more get answered.
Nope, drop it
Its overrated shit
she does find out during the movie actually
It wasn't overrated back in '06. It just seems like it is now because its been surpassed
You are probably right, I watched it around 2013 after all
implying it's been surpassed
Yep, that'll do it.
It's still an excellent example of its genre; but really what it introduced in terms of animation has become the norm, and the story has been done to death. Although it still has a special something which I still think is worth a S3 or sequel. Shame it will never happen.
You've got a good eye.
I don't care for those older designs with the eyes so far apart
The story has been done and redone, but in Haruhi it's well written and executed.
What show surpasses Haruhi?
It's worth the watch but if that's the payoff you're expecting it's not what you're going to get.
I marathoned through endless 8, it wasn't that bad. But I'd imagine waiting a week for each episode would be painful in the original run.
Also, long hair Haruhi is best Haruhi.
Tanigawa seriously believes human have a limit of how many words than can write and he think he's reached his.
I watched it chronologically (mostly because I downloaded a torrent that was like that and I didn't know better) but there are benefits to watching it in broadcast order. I can't speak for Haruhi because, like I said, I watched it chronologically, but I watched Jinrui in the "messed up" order and I get why they did it. Sometimes stories are have more impact when told backwards, and sometimes telling a story chronologically will result in it having its climax early or whatever and then have a boring end.
Well then, having completed the first season, I might have to put off completing it until the eventual day when there is some actual resolution to the story.
Like I said, I just don't like masquerade stories, unless at the end either the secret being kept is eliminated, or revealed. I just can't keep watching Haruhi get deprived of the one thing she wants in life by a bunch of people afraid to tell the truth and led by the definition of a beta male.
that's the worst excuse for writer's block i ever heard.
Does he just not sign for things? This has to be blackmail of some kind, nobody this retarded can be real
The point is that she shouldn't learn about it because that'd be too easy. She loves supernatural but has to accept it doesn't exist in her world, while Kyon loves his normal life but has to accept the bits of supernatural he has to take part in. Haruhi learning about her powers doesn't make for anything interesting in the story, and it's heavily implied she knows at some level but choses to ignore it
This is just a meme based on something he said taken out of context, he said he was writing the sequel 4 years ago
Go keep watching, it's truly the best pachinko franchise out there.
4 years ago
I suppose he's said nothing since then
he released a short story 2 or 3 years ago but that's all
mfw I spent so much precious time/cpu space/real money hoarding haruhi shit
mfw endless 8
mfw Haruhi movie is still rotting in my backlog
Not really proud of those days. But I only have myself to blame.
Watch the movie for the good old days
Maybe he has some type of Haruhi rainmeter going on at all times.
best pachinko franchise
Not Kaiji or FotnS
Has to accept that it doesn't exist
But we already know it does! Why does she have to accept a lie?
I didn't say it had to happen right away, I was suggesting it would be a good way to close the story. But sadly, it looks like it's become a milk cow that's escaped the dairy farm.
Season 1 chronolical is pretty damn boring though. They did broadcast order because it was more exciting, like in Starship Troopers where they started off with bugs killing everybody and then cut to the boring set-up.
The bunny suit is a gift to all mankind.
Because there's no supernatural in real life and it'd be way too convenient to go "you want supernatural? Oh yeah it exists and you're God have fun". That's the point of the Melancholy arc too, she chose the real world. Anyway, she learns about supernatural at the end of the story, we know that because of a flash forward, but it's not the focus.
Haven't seen a Haruhi thread in a while. Did we ever find out
what her butt smells like?
Yeah, smells like peaches. Or was that her general smell? Not sure been a while
I want to be the bunny
Why would you want that?
the series died when the main voice actress was outed as a slut
Who cares? She played a slut.
Haruhi only has her eyes on Kyon. There's little things all over the series.
I don't get why Japan cares about this shit. I guess I see the logic with the whole idol purity thing but a fucking voice actor? She isn't the character and the character isn't her. She gets paid to read words into a microphone while pretending to be feeling certain things.
I hope you realize the "they won't do another season because they can't use the slutseiyuu" is just a meme. She voiced Haruhi in the Yuki spin off.
Because there's no supernatural in real life
But this isn't real life, it's an anime, and in that anime's universe, supernatural shit exists. It's as plain as the fact that three dimensions exist in our world.
it'd be way too convenient to go "you want supernatural? Oh yeah it exists and you're God have fun"
See, I think of it from an entirely different angle. She wants to experience the bizzarre because to her it's fun. Is it really so fun when an idle thought of yours can endanger the whole universe? Who was it who said, "Even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time?" If we establish that she's already chosen reality, now the burden becomes keeping that reality intact. She couldn't actually make much use of her powers, because she would know that would risk unraveling the delicate fabric of the universe. And she may get good grades, but I doubt that she knows enough theoretical physics to be able to put that universe back together again.
Hey anons, just another user from a few months in the future here. Just wanted to let you guys know that you shouldn't waste your time getting hyped for this, nothing happens.
Here's the problem. If Haruhi realizes she's God, she'll have fun for a little while. But because she's precocious as all hell, she'll very quickly become bored with her new powers, and, realizing that there's literally nothing interesting left in the universe, and then probably restart the world in order to force herself to forget about the fact that she's god. Haruhi is constantly searching for the new and exciting, so if suddenly nothing became new or exciting, she would instantly wish for a new world.
16 at the start of the books, 17 in the latest books
Wouldn't overcoming that though make for a great finale? Hell, I'm precocious, but I still think we live in an interesting universe. If the point of the Melancholy arc was her accepting "the real world", then perhaps the next stage is her embracing it. Bam, classical bilingdusroman right there, with a sci-fi/fantasy Japanese twist.
That's kinda old by Sup Forums standards, just sayin'.
Then go read the novels dumbass
Someone said they're still not done?
Ok, at least tell me this, does Haruhi, in any of the canon published so far, get to have anything she would consider unusual happen to her? Does she get any joy from the atypical? Does she get to do things that others don't get to do? Just once?
Eat shit and die please.
She saw kyon after the time travel to the future, and then saw the other kyon. She didn't freak out so obviously she knows.
Kyon appeared on her bedroom like it was nothing and she didn't freak out, even in her highschool years, she knows.
The plot twist is going to be that she knew he was john smith from the very beginning.
In the last LN volume it's implied she learns about it at some point between high school and college.
I guess you haven't seen the anime or read the books/manga. Watch the first episode of season 2 (It's called bamboo leaf rhapsody if you get lost with whatever order), it's okay, you don't need to previously watch anything and it's a very good episode to get hooked onto watching this.
I think you don't understand what this is about.
I've seen the first season, chronologically, I still don't remember any John Smith.
I bet you're one of those faggots who suggests reading The Chronicles of Narnia in chronological order.
Whether or not the original story was set up in chronological order, the series producers designed the episodes of the anime to be watched in a particular order, and that order is broadcast order. "Episode 4" is literally the climax of the series; everything after that is falling action.
So ask yourself: do you want a series that builds and climaxes on the last episode you watch or the 4th episode you watch?
So what is it about anyway? The crushed hopes and dreams of a child?
That's why I said S2. But yeah, my bad for assuming you were new to the series.
Usually airing shows out of order is a way for the networks to kill them. It's never done for a good reason. There are network politics in Japan all the same as there are in the US.
She's not, but even if she was I don't see the issue.
This is an irrelevant argument in this case; Haruhi S1 was designed to be broadcast in the order it was. The entire series, broadcast non-chronologically, is a setup for Episode 4 to be the climax.
Have fun not experiencing how the novels were originally written
But that's wrong, you stupid nigger.
The novels were written out of order. Not the same as broadcast order, but also not the same as chronological order. Stop lying to the newfags.
Designed to be broadcast in the order that it was
I thought the whole out-of-order broadcast thing was a stunt/screw-up by the network that aired it. Watching it, it's pretty clear that the chronological order was intended, at least for S1.
After disappearance it's mostly chronological though. But yeah, there's no clear order in the part that was adapted.
After disappearance it's mostly chronological though.
Not until volume 6. Live Alive, Sagittarius, and Endless Eight were published in book format after Disappearance.
You're streaming Haruhi.
OP, sit down, we need to have a talk.
Haruhi was probably the best-animated show of 2006. Yeah, it doesn't look special now, but it was on the cutting edge of excellence back then. It deserves to be watched in as high-bitrate a format as possible. And you're sitting there watching it through a low-bitrate stream. You're a disgrace and should kill yourself.
It had nothing to do with the network, tripfag.
I keep thinking disappearance is the 5th volume for some reason. And even then some of the stories are a bit fuzzy as to where they should be chronologically.
was this the proto-moe slice of life shit that started the cancer produced today? actually don't answer that, knowing its a Kyoani show I answered my own question
No matter how you may struggle through the series, the movie makes it all worth it.
You're the worst kind of person.
This argument is shit for the only reason that matters: Broadcast order puts Someday in The Rain in a place that breaks it. Someday in The Rain needs to be the last episode (and after Endless Eight) because of its critical role as setup for the Film. Outside of the context of the film, broadcast order is okay. But the reason they showed the series in chrono before premiering the film is because of how EE and SiTR (the most important episode in the series bar none) setup the film.
She saw kyon after the time travel to the future, and then saw the other kyon.
I don't follow
has seen literally nothing
What the fuck are you doing in this thread you fucking faggot?
does this chick ever find out anything about her powers
If she does, then the story is over.
Kyon travels to the future and Haruhi finds him, she comments on how young he looks and then kyon of the future calls for her.
Haruhi (from the future) spoke with kyon (from the past) and after that kyon (from the future) called her.
This is a spoiler of course, but S3 is never going to happen so it doesn't matter.
Ehhhh, I haven't read the books, but it seems like a running joke that Haruhi doesn't notice the wacky shit that's going on even when it's right under her nose. It's implied in the series several times that she's reading his mind but doesn't notice.
It's 2016, you can stream 1080p.
doesn't understand the difference between resolution and bitrate
Resolution is meaningless if the bitrate is shit.
I cried so fucking much when they released this image.
Seems like Nagato has changed the most with this style. She's much more doe-eyed and generally softer. Her expression is sort of curious when before it was always totally flat.
Reading that part again and you're right, she's surprised. Oh well, there goes my theory unless she's pretending to be clueless about it.
Lurk for 2 years before posting.
Yeah, but rarely it appears as she knows something is off but decides to play along.
you will never return to your early days of anime where you enjoyed everything
Having experience is a curse
relax dude, it's just an image board
Given that Haruhi herself explicitly describes one of the brigade members as moe, and considers that an important attribute, it's clear that the moe asthetic in anime had already long since taken off by the time the first episode aired.
In the books, Kyon serves as the narrator, and his dialogue isn't shown- only what he is thinking. The anime handles that well, often obscuring his face when speaking. He censors himself, but it's never indicated to what extent.
He's also clearly narrating in the past tense ("I had no idea..."), but from exactly how far in the future is unclear. So whether we're reading Kyon's thoughts in real time with a few embellishments, or Kyon telling the story years later, is ambiguous.
Two years ago? But the last volume came out in 2011.
I think he meant the short story back in July 2013.
And the way it's handled in the show, it's obviously intended to leave the viewer guessing about whether or not she's reading his mind. It's a pretty genius directorial choice, really.
You're watching the dub, aren't you?
He didn't talk to her about John Smith tho.
You're about to get massively shit on, but it's one of the best English dubs ever for an anime series.
Confession time, Sup Forums. There's one scenario in which I always watch the dub. If I hear the dub is decent, and it's a show that's heavy in verbal comedy, I watch the dub. The Haruhi dub does a great job of translating and delivering the verbal jokes, and because of that it's more funny to me in my native language. If a joke is purely verbal and I'm watching subs then I have to get everything from the subs, meaning a ton of the delivery is lost. Verbal comedy just works better in a language the viewer actually speaks. Unless the dub did a really bad job with the jokes, I'd rather watch a comedy in English.
people unironically streaming and watching the dub
Just get out of Sup Forums already.