First of all, that was the worst excuse for a trailer that I've ever seen. It looks like someone took out their camera phone and jiggled it around a poster for a few seconds. Why bother paying someone to cut parts of a movie together for two minutes when Joe Schmo can put it on Youtube for free? I guess it's nice not to have a movie entirely spoiled by the trailer, but considering how long we're still going to have to wait for this crap, it would've been nice for a bone. Ooh, Yuki's wearing glasses again! We all know why, but it's an essentially meaningless picture.
That said, this is still as poor a job of handling a popular series as I've ever seen (the good shows here that get killed by idiot execs dumping them on bad nights usually have poor ratings, and at least Family Guy and Futurama were on from year to year). I was willing to forgive the Endless Eight debacle (it made its point effectively enough, but wasted too much time and cost other real episodes), but now there still hasn't been a real season two.
The Season One Deluxe Edition added all of three new stories, with a full half of the new episodes being repeats. And while the Sighs was at least different episodes, you got the feeling that they didn't do it the first time around because it was largely unnecessary after you watched the movie that was episode 11. Seeing how that terrible movie was made wasn't all that interesting, and that included finding out why Yuki went nuts on Mikuru in that one scene, and also why Shamisen could talk. However, things finally picked up in the final couple of episodes. Kyon wanting to smack the crap out of Haruhi was the result of a surprisingly dark sequence, and the wrench that Itsuki, Yuki, and Mikuru might not be who we think they are threatened to redefine the series. But then it was over, and nothing came of anything for the moment. I guess the theme of these new episodes has been a tease, because that's all it was.
Considering how much the Disappearance was hyped beforehand, it's a huge letdown that they're not going to air it at all now, and that any real second season does not yet exist (and probably not for years now thanks to this anime crap). I guess they finally yielded to American influence, as releasing it as a movie will make them much more money than they would have on TV. This was definitely the sellout way to go. That said, it was probably going to last six episodes anyways, and I wouldn't expect the movie to be any shorter than two hours. And it will no doubt be awesome, but...
After that ridiculous February psych out that turned out to be partially true, and after some two and a half years after the first season ended, the Disappearance has now been pushed back another full year. And now that it's going into theaters instead of onto TV screens, I imagine that it will be a year from this point until a decent version of it with English subs is available (meaning once the inevitable DVD is released). So that Endless Eight mess cost us another year, and then who knows how long after that before a real season is finally aired.
I did think that maybe this might be released in the US, since all of those Miyazaki films are shown here, but if it is, it will no doubt be dubbed. Yes, I realize all animation is, but the Miyazaki films get top talent from a number of today's best actors. Do you think Tina Fey and Matt Damon will reunite as Yuki and Kyon? Or will it be Wendee Lee and her cast of B voice actors. I'm sticking with the latter.
So to sum up, not only are they selling out with this, but they're also wasting another year in the process. Thanks again guys.
Do you think Tina Fey and Matt Damon will reunite as Yuki and Kyon? Or will it be Wendee Lee and her cast of B voice actors. I'm sticking with the latter.
When the Pokemon
and Fullmetal Alchemist
movies played in theaters, they still had the same dubbing actors as the shows.
Teach your friends the truth!http://plum.cream.org/HP/poa.htm
Just to clarify, that would be the problem. While the English dub cast may be quite good in comparison to the apparently awful dubs out there, they're not nearly as good as their Japanese counterpoints. I have no idea if the movie will ever be released in the US (it's where the money is, after all), but I'm certain the dub cast would reprise their roles if it was. Which is why I will never go see this movie in a theater if it is in fact released here.
I'm not really sure that Fey and Damon would be the best choices for the leads (could be interesting though), but I just chose them because they were in Ponyo. It would be nice to see some real names come out for a Haruhi movie, or at least some real voice actors, although the best in the field may not be right for the parts. But again, it won't happen. Making this a movie just extends the wait indefinitely, and hype + long wait usually equals huge disappointment. I'm not saying the movie will be, but this is already beyond ridiculous.
Don't like it? Don't watch it.
Got over Endless Eight? Then lay up on the series. You're apparently more forgiving than the Christ himself.
Wanna complain endlessly about stuff that doesn't matter just to stroke your own ego? Go right ahead.
Wanna complain about the hype something is getting when it's literally the turning point of the novels? Go right ahead, no one's stopping you.
Wanna be a douchebag just to get attention? Apparently. You're being a dick on the internet.
Wanna resurrect a thread after two months just to get attention? Apparently. You're being a dick on the internet.
How about resurrecting a thread after 5 years - does that make ME a dick?
I watched all of 'Haruhi' ('Melancholy'/'TMOHaruhi-chanS' shorts/'Disappearance') only recently (2014, in case you haven`t noticed).
'Disappearance' is right up there with The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, IMO.
Not saying it`s humble-pie-eating time, but be interesting to know what you eventually thought of the film...
(P.S. looking forward to the release of The Disappearance Of Yuki Nagato sometime in the near future, hopefully with the - as you described `em - B voice actors.
Methinks you have been spoiled a little bit by the fact that Hollywood celebrities`ve been getting in on the act re:dubbing animation for about 15 years, now; not saying it`s a bad thing, but distinctly heard Bridget Hoffman`s voice in 2010`s Tangled, which wouldn`t`ve been possible without all the excellent work she`s done in using her 'B talent' in loads of EngDubs of anime I`ve watched, & more than a few ADR roles in live-action films, too)
"Shoot `em in the head!" *beep* that-RUN!" Undead Or Alive, 2007