why are people complaining about this not being newsworthy? i think it is, and i also think it's interesting to note the similarities and differences. kyoani are such trolls that changes like the one dtshyk reported above can give clues about the elusive second season.
Ryuukishi said: Uh, reruns happen a lot in other channels. What makes Haruhi reruns especial?
cuz it's haruhi, and there was the misunderstanding about this reairing being the second season.
Ryuukishi, you are fortunate not to have been exposed to Kadokawa's nasty trolls. They'd never called this series a "reairing" (rather called it "Aratamete" meaning all over again) and shut out any other information from the media. So some TV companies designated it as a new series.
dtshyk said: Online magazine Gigazine inquired from TV Saitama about the "reairing" of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" and confirmed there will be 28 episodes. The staff of TV Saitama didn't know the order of the episodes and when the new episodes will be aired
What in the hell is happening over in Japan? Are they showing the 2nd season after the first, mixing in the 2nd season, or are they going to show the first in chronological order and broadcast order right after?
I'd guess they're showing the first season's 14 episodes, which would take 14 weeks/3 months (ouch) before finally showing the 14 new episodes from season 2.
Talk about milking your franchise...this MIGHT be worse than Square-enix milking the FFVII franchise with all its spinoff games and movies/ovas.
edit: just read the other link. I can't really say which I myself would prefer, although if the first episode that was aired was the chronological first episode (and not the weird re-ordering chronology), there still MIGHT be a chance that we'll see a few new episodes in between story arcs, since a few episodes from Season 1 were taken from later novels, such as the baseball game and the Day of Sagittarius. I still think it's unlikely though.
Season 2 is supposed to be the focused on Book 4: the Disappearance of Haruhi, right?
Well they can milk it because they know that Haruhism has spread wildly across the world and the Haruhists are willing to go through this as long as it means there is a 2nd season. I mean, I'll wait as long as it means a 2nd season and I know I'm not the only one.
I promised I'll finish my profile page "before Haruhi 2 airs". Crap. It's only about few weeks from now :P I 'll probably have to change it to "before Harhui 2 finishes airing" to give myself a little more time...
MackDaddyHart said: What in the hell is happening over in Japan? Are they showing the 2nd season after the first, mixing in the 2nd season, or are they going to show the first in chronological order and broadcast order right after?
My guess would be, since the first season's 14 episodes was split in two parts: 7 episodes of the first novel and 7 single episodes from 2 (or 3?) later ones.
Now they have produced another 14 episodes, maybe in the same manner with 7 covering the novel about the "disappearance".. and they are airing all 28 episodes in a chronological order, so it's like:
7 ep of Haruhi1 - some filler - 7 ep of Haruhi2 - some filler ? ("filler" is not correct, but they cover only short side stories)
That would mean we should wait 7 weeks and see what comes after the first arc ;)
So Sankaku was not just trolling after all. Either we will have Haruhi 2 at last in summer, or it can be mixed with the Haruhi 1 for utter madness. Having no preview in the episode makes the latter likely, but it's unlikely to begin with, so...
Hato-kun said: It would be absolute hilarious if the first episode was Season 1, and the second episode was the first episode of season 2. Then just rotate like that to piss everyone off.
That wouldn't be funny at all and I have a very loose sense of humor. I wouldn't be pissed, but frustrated because then I have to wakes 2 weeks in between each new episode. The sad thing, though, is that I would wait like the dog they want me to be because I am an idiot/haruhi addict.
dtshyk said: Personally, it's interesting to know the difference in the attitude toward this news between Japanese and non-Japanese anime fans. This news is the biggest topic of the week (or of the month) for Japanese and reported by many news websites but a good number of MAL users didn't find it even newswrothy. Maybe because MAL users are already tired of dancing with Kadokawa's trolls?
Western anime fans obviously have less patience than the Japanese ones. Also, Haruhi has a lot of haters over here.
28 episodes they say... two re-airings in a row? :)
I'm assuming re-airing is not normal in Japan for anime or something right? I wouldn't mind if the second season was thrown into the first, I read the books and it would make sense, (that's if they're doing the 'Dissapearance of Haruhi Suzumiya') if not who knows what the hell is going to happen.