Anime Vice News

Fail for Haruhi Fans: Haruhi-chan Not Yet In Production

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan
The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan
Seriously, being a fan of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya sucks these days. First off, we've been waiting for news regarding the second season, and the biggest news we've had on it in the last few months has been that there SHOULD be news in the next issue of Newtype, due out in Japan in February. And we have no idea what kind of news it'll be...given Kadokawa's history of weird marketing techniques for Haruhi, it could be absolutely nothing useful. (On the other hand, we all hold out hope that we'll finally have info on when the show will happen and what kind of story it will follow.)


But now we have even more unhappy news. In the midst of not getting a second season came an announcement that there would be a web anime based on two Haruhi 4koma spin-offs, Nyoro~n Tsuruya-san and The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan. But we never got any dates on that either, and now Sankaku Complex reports that it's not even in production yet, meaning we may not even get it by the end of 2009.


Seriously, Kadokawa and Kyoto Animation. We love you for bringing us Haruhi. Why do you hate us so?

Void_Wizardon Jan. 18, 2009 at 2:54 p.m.
Idk what theire problem is but this high amount of failure to bring us any Haruhi shows is getting on my nerves.
Zeouterlimitson Jan. 18, 2009 at 3:53 p.m.
Is there logic behind this decision? Why wait so long?
  Surely they're in danger of losing a portion of the fanbase, especially the less fanatical fans?
giaon Jan. 18, 2009 at 4:31 p.m.
Zeo: In a way, I'd say they're probably in danger of losing a MORE fanatical portion...the less-fanatical don't care as much about the series or when it comes out or anything to begin with and will probably drop into it happily enough whenever it appears.

We'll see...
Black_Roseon Jan. 18, 2009 at 9:43 p.m.
I cannot describe the epic failure of this

Dig Deeper into The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is about a girl who unknowingly has the power to change the world as she sees fit. Add in a meddlesome psychic, an alien robot, and a ditzy time traveler, and you've got one exhausted Kyon.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (63 Posts)
Add/View Images (489 Images)
Watch Some Videos (2 Videos)
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

TOKYO GHOUL #1&2 -- Special Review

Fancy a bit of the ol' ultraviolence, my droogies?

When JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Gets Really Gross...

STARDUST CRUSADERS #15 -- Watch & Learn. Squatters, am I right?

RWBY Volume 2 #1 -- Special Review

Punk rock. Right here. Step up to it.

DRAGON BALL's Embarrassing Early Days?

#12 -- Retro Review. The monkey's even scarier!

BLUE SPRING RIDE #1 -- Special Review

She's really getting all bent up over this guy?

Naoki Urasawa's PLUTO -- Retro Review

Was it ever appropriate to trust Astro Boy to a horror mangaka?

Community Spotlight 7/27/2014

July is nearly behind us, and these super users are looking ahead to the Summer releases.

NARUTO Ch. 686 Review

Things start to get heavy, but they just wind up falling flat.

TOKYO GHOUL #1&2 -- Special Review

Fancy a bit of the ol' ultraviolence, my droogies?

When JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Gets Really Gross...

STARDUST CRUSADERS #15 -- Watch & Learn. Squatters, am I right?

RWBY Volume 2 #1 -- Special Review

Punk rock. Right here. Step up to it.

NARUTO Ch. 686 Review

Things start to get heavy, but they just wind up falling flat.

BLEACH Ch. 590 Review

Dead Girl, Dead Girl. Dead Girl, Dead Girl....SUPERSTAR!!

TERROR IN RESONANCE #1 -- Special Review

It's slow, yet it feels... rushed?

Community Spotlight 7/27/2014

July is nearly behind us, and these super users are looking ahead to the Summer releases.

DRAGON BALL's Embarrassing Early Days?

#12 -- Retro Review. The monkey's even scarier!

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel