Ok, before I get too into the rest of this series, does this chick ever find...

Isaac Roberts
Isaac Roberts

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.

Brody Lee
Brody Lee

Oh fucking kek
I recommend suicide

Joshua Johnson
Joshua Johnson

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.

Grayson Adams
Grayson Adams

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.

Joshua Sanchez
Joshua Sanchez

She didn't really have any powers at the end, Kyon turned out to really be god and could bend reality to his wants

Chase Clark
Chase Clark

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.

Ian Hill
Ian Hill

This is the central frustration that the plot revolves around.

Carson Anderson
Carson Anderson

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.

Jonathan Hughes
Jonathan Hughes

Well holy shit, he actually wrote a book two years ago, too bad no one really gives a shit anymore.

Isaac White
Isaac White

I want to fuck the bunny

Michael Rogers
Michael Rogers

the anime studio got angry with him.

The fuck kind of rubbish are you spouting

Colton Wood
Colton Wood

What? proper fuck?

Daniel Russell
Daniel Russell

Yeah, Kyon tells her everything on the show at one point and she thinks he's fucking with her.

Jaxson Martin
Jaxson Martin

2016
now watching tmohs

but yeah, haruhi is an insufferable cunt she makes my dick hard though. The series is fairly decent overall.

Easton Gomez
Easton Gomez

If she did find out though would her mind be able to cope with it all?

William Sullivan
William Sullivan

She doesn't.
I love her all the same and she's worth everything.

Adam Walker
Adam Walker

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?

Daniel Allen
Daniel Allen

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.

Julian Peterson
Julian Peterson

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.

Chase Perez
Chase Perez

how popular Haruhi is

*Was

Thomas Evans
Thomas Evans

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.

Wyatt Cooper
Wyatt Cooper

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.

Christian Cruz
Christian Cruz

So, broadcast or chronological?

Blake Kelly
Blake Kelly

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.

Levi Garcia
Levi Garcia

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.

Chase Sanders
Chase Sanders

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.

Julian Hall
Julian Hall

Broadcast only works for s1. If you're going to watch everything go chronological.

Isaiah Martin
Isaiah Martin

Oh, whoops, sorry. Posted the wrong bunny

Jackson Allen
Jackson Allen

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.

Blake Wood
Blake Wood

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.

Landon Myers
Landon Myers

Literally nothing happens.

Asher James
Asher James

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

Julian Foster
Julian Foster

FUCK YOU

YOU RUINED EVERYTHING

William Smith
William Smith

what

Carson Rivera
Carson Rivera

I want to marry the bunny

Christopher Taylor
Christopher Taylor

Would Haruhi be a good mom? I know that she likes kids and can cook really well

Jaxson Roberts
Jaxson Roberts

kek
Kill yourself.

Carson Wilson
Carson Wilson

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.

Xavier Wilson
Xavier Wilson

Nope, drop it
Its overrated shit

Carter Murphy
Carter Murphy

she does find out during the movie actually

Elijah Johnson
Elijah Johnson

It wasn't overrated back in '06. It just seems like it is now because its been surpassed

Jonathan Howard
Jonathan Howard

You are probably right, I watched it around 2013 after all

Jason Wilson
Jason Wilson

implying it's been surpassed

Jose Perry
Jose Perry

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.

Austin Foster
Austin Foster

You've got a good eye.

Jonathan Thomas
Jonathan Thomas

I don't care for those older designs with the eyes so far apart

Elijah Bell
Elijah Bell

The story has been done and redone, but in Haruhi it's well written and executed.
Also, Disappearance.

Jack Powell
Jack Powell

What show surpasses Haruhi?

Michael Turner
Michael Turner

It's worth the watch but if that's the payoff you're expecting it's not what you're going to get.

Jason Wright
Jason Wright

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.

Juan Rodriguez
Juan Rodriguez

Tanigawa seriously believes human have a limit of how many words than can write and he think he's reached his.

Hudson Ramirez
Hudson Ramirez

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.

Adam Barnes
Adam Barnes

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.

David Brown
David Brown

that's the worst excuse for writer's block i ever heard.

Joseph Cooper
Joseph Cooper

Does he just not sign for things? This has to be blackmail of some kind, nobody this retarded can be real

Ryan Stewart
Ryan Stewart

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

Landon Long
Landon Long

This is just a meme based on something he said taken out of context, he said he was writing the sequel 4 years ago

Jaxson Green
Jaxson Green

Go keep watching, it's truly the best pachinko franchise out there.

Kayden Carter
Kayden Carter

4 years ago
I suppose he's said nothing since then

John Clark
John Clark

good guess
he released a short story 2 or 3 years ago but that's all

Austin Cox
Austin Cox

mfw Haruhism
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.

Jose Rogers
Jose Rogers

cpu space

Eli Foster
Eli Foster

Watch the movie for the good old days

Hunter Kelly
Hunter Kelly

Maybe he has some type of Haruhi rainmeter going on at all times.

Nolan Garcia
Nolan Garcia

best pachinko franchise
Not Kaiji or FotnS

Tyler Parker
Tyler Parker

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.

Colton Martinez
Colton Martinez

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.

Gabriel Roberts
Gabriel Roberts

The bunny suit is a gift to all mankind.

James Brooks
James Brooks

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.

Lincoln Evans
Lincoln Evans

Haven't seen a Haruhi thread in a while. Did we ever find out what her butt smells like?

Samuel Morgan
Samuel Morgan

Yeah, smells like peaches. Or was that her general smell? Not sure been a while

Gabriel Harris
Gabriel Harris

I want to be the bunny

Ethan White
Ethan White

Why would you want that?

Caleb Young
Caleb Young

the series died when the main voice actress was outed as a slut

Asher Garcia
Asher Garcia

Who cares? She played a slut.

Oliver Johnson
Oliver Johnson

Haruhi only has her eyes on Kyon. There's little things all over the series.

Leo Campbell
Leo Campbell

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.

Julian Long
Julian Long

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.

James Thomas
James Thomas

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.

Jacob Mitchell
Jacob Mitchell

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.

Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster

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.

Logan Thompson
Logan Thompson

she's 14

Juan Adams
Juan Adams

16 at the start of the books, 17 in the latest books

Benjamin Cook
Benjamin Cook

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.

Anthony Hill
Anthony Hill

That's kinda old by Sup Forums standards, just sayin'.

Dominic Smith
Dominic Smith

Then go read the novels dumbass

Nicholas Robinson
Nicholas Robinson

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?

Christian Martin
Christian Martin

Eat shit and die please.

Lincoln Garcia
Lincoln Garcia

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.

Austin Foster
Austin Foster

"John Smith"?

Hudson Scott
Hudson Scott

In the last LN volume it's implied she learns about it at some point between high school and college.

Asher Lee
Asher Lee

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.

Henry Peterson
Henry Peterson

I think you don't understand what this is about.

Brody Cox
Brody Cox

I've seen the first season, chronologically, I still don't remember any John Smith.

Ryder Miller
Ryder Miller

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?

Jayden Lee
Jayden Lee

So what is it about anyway? The crushed hopes and dreams of a child?

Jordan Brooks
Jordan Brooks

That's why I said S2. But yeah, my bad for assuming you were new to the series.

Christopher Gomez
Christopher Gomez

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.

Christopher Ortiz
Christopher Ortiz

She's not, but even if she was I don't see the issue.

Camden Bailey
Camden Bailey

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.

Nathan Baker
Nathan Baker

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.

Lucas Gray
Lucas Gray

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.

Jacob Williams
Jacob Williams

After disappearance it's mostly chronological though. But yeah, there's no clear order in the part that was adapted.

William Baker
William Baker

After disappearance it's mostly chronological though.
Not until volume 6. Live Alive, Sagittarius, and Endless Eight were published in book format after Disappearance.

Dominic Wilson
Dominic Wilson

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.

Asher Barnes
Asher Barnes

It had nothing to do with the network, tripfag.

Lincoln Turner
Lincoln Turner

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.

Christopher Scott
Christopher Scott

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

Logan Thomas
Logan Thomas

Ok

Ian Turner
Ian Turner

No matter how you may struggle through the series, the movie makes it all worth it.

Gavin Collins
Gavin Collins

wanting spoilers
You're the worst kind of person.

Lincoln Lee
Lincoln Lee

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.

Liam Torres
Liam Torres

She saw kyon after the time travel to the future, and then saw the other kyon.
I don't follow

Brody Cruz
Brody Cruz

has seen literally nothing
What the fuck are you doing in this thread you fucking faggot?

Owen Wood
Owen Wood

does this chick ever find out anything about her powers
If she does, then the story is over.

Ryan Butler
Ryan Butler

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.

Isaac Garcia
Isaac Garcia

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.

Easton Cruz
Easton Cruz

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.

Charles Jones
Charles Jones

It's 2016, you can stream 1080p.

Nathaniel Hughes
Nathaniel Hughes

doesn't understand the difference between resolution and bitrate

Daniel Gray
Daniel Gray

Resolution is meaningless if the bitrate is shit.

Carson Moore
Carson Moore

I cried so fucking much when they released this image.

Nathan Sanchez
Nathan Sanchez

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.

Thomas Richardson
Thomas Richardson

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.

Jason Price
Jason Price

streaming
mobileposter

Lurk for 2 years before posting.

Ryder Edwards
Ryder Edwards

Yeah, but rarely it appears as she knows something is off but decides to play along.

Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis

you will never return to your early days of anime where you enjoyed everything
Having experience is a curse

Owen Howard
Owen Howard

Fuck off.

Chase Miller
Chase Miller

relax dude, it's just an image board

Caleb Myers
Caleb Myers

proto-moe
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.

Kevin Ward
Kevin Ward

Fuck off.

Robert Allen
Robert Allen

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.

Alexander White
Alexander White

Two years ago? But the last volume came out in 2011.

Anthony Martin
Anthony Martin

I think he meant the short story back in July 2013.

Christopher Wilson
Christopher Wilson

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.

Austin Murphy
Austin Murphy

Ms. Suzumiya
You're watching the dub, aren't you?

Samuel Roberts
Samuel Roberts

He didn't talk to her about John Smith tho.

Parker White
Parker White

Yes.

Jordan Bennett
Jordan Bennett

You're about to get massively shit on, but it's one of the best English dubs ever for an anime series.

Connor Evans
Connor Evans

streaming
dub

Jace Harris
Jace Harris

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.

Eli Robinson
Eli Robinson

people unironically streaming and watching the dub
Just get out of Sup Forums already.

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