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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Yesterday saw the official North American release of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya after months of waiting and speculation, and even once the notion by the fans that the film would probably not even receive a proper English dub. Well the fans and the soon to be fans can wait no longer, the DVD/BD release has come home, and with it the inexhaustible Haruhi herself.

Now that the fans have this final release of all the animated forms of Haruhi Suzumiya, the question we are all asking, is if the creators will be making more, or if this is it. Surely there is a broader plan here that we have yet to see, and based on the novels that have yet to be adapted or released here, there is much for the S.O.S. Brigade to do.

I for one am looking with much anticipation, and hope that this is not the last we've seen of the little loudmouth girl with unconscious supernatural powers.

Anime Syndrome

Ah yes, it is time once again for a good old fashioned rant. Of course, that goes without saying, since I haven't had a good one in a while.

What could I possibly have to rant about?

The fandom... what else?

So a while ago I was chatting with some people online, and one of them was bragging about how often he watches his anime shows. Now I am unsure if this is just flat out bragging, or if this is just this one fan's way of trying to one-up on the rest of us, but that's beside the point.

The issue was the number of times that this fan had watched his shows, and if he was telling the truth, it would have been in excess of dozens of times per series.

Holy crap that's a lot of rewatches!

I do good to get through a series once, then maybe twice if I am rewatching it with someone. but I don't think there are any shows in my collection that I can honestly say that I have watched more then 4 times all the way through.

Now when I delved further into this, I also discove…

Combo Blues

I know, I know... I have really been neglecting this blog lately, and I realize that there are a lot of fans out there that are probably going to smite me to within an inch of my life, but that's cool; I deserve it.

I guess I'll make a small mention of something that has been bothering the literal crap out of me lately, and that is the repulsive DVD-BD combo packs of anime that FUNimation has been releasing.

I know the companies out there seem to think that first we were all made of money, and then that we were too stupid to count the amount of bonus feature content included; but now they are just pushing their junk on us as a matter of par for the course, and we are just accepting this.

Over the course of this year, FUNimation has been releasing dual-format combo packs of their shows, for what ever reason I can only fail to grasp. I know it isn't for a cost effective stand-point, and it sure isn't because the fandom actually wants dual-format garbage, but more of a wa…