Thursday, August 13, 2009

animu update

So by now I think it's old news that Haruhi's Endless Eight bullshit has ended. The ninth new episode contains a whole two never-before-seen minutes of animation showing the one thing they had to do so the summer would end. If you've been holding off you might as well just skip to about 18:45 and just watch from there to the end of the episode.

Since the rerun that the new episodes are in was announced to be 28 episodes, we only have a few new ones remaining. It's kind of pathetic. I wonder if they'll go ahead and extend the season. It's also been speculated that the DVD release might contain other episodes entirely, which given how KyoAni has already achieved epic troll status, I wouldn't put it past them.

By my count, the only episodes from the first season still to air are The Adventures of Asahina Mikuru Episode 00, Live Alive, The Day of Sagittarius, and Someday in the Rain. We've seen nine "new" episodes, and ten have been re-run in chronological order, ending with the Remote Island Syndrome two-parter. Including the four episodes of the original season left to air, there's 23 episodes, leaving five more new ones. All the rumored airing schedules have all been shat upon by the endless turd known as Endless Eight, so who knows what they'll animate for those last five.

Whoever came up with the idea to stretch an arc that should have been two or three episodes at the most into eight should be killed. Not just shot, like I usually say, but actually killed. It's the only way the fans can get justice.

Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood on the other hand has been quite entertaining. There's some stuff happening now that I don't remember at all from the first season, and the pacing has slowed down a great deal to a much more normal level.

Basquash continues to throw surprises. The Underworld was an interesting place for them to end up, and we learned a bit about Iceman's past. Also I think I'm beginning to see who the main antagonist is.

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