Having waited a couple years, put up with incessant trolling and numerous false starts, before finally getting a second season of Haruhi, only to have it air with a random schedule, should we be surprised that KyoAni and co. (I don’t even know if the enemy is KyoAni or Kadokawa at this point) have decided to emphasize the "endless" in "Endless Eight?
After sitting through an episode in which absolutely nothing new occurred, I decided to go back to the Baka-Tsuki translation to see if KyoAni was just being really faithful to the original. And lo-and-behold, I did not find reference to a 15,499th repetition of the end of summer. In fact, the story was resolved at the 15,498th repetition – which was what everyone was expecting to see this episode.
So will we get a conclusion in the next episode? I’m an optimist, so I’m going to say yes. But who the $%@# knows. If it is indeed another repeat, I think KyoAni should just go the whole hog and air Endless Eight for the rest of the season, so they can achieve the "it’s funny, oh it’s not funny anymore, hey it’s funny again" level.
Anyway, some random thoughts, just because:
- If they’re just going back in time, is Haruhi generating new bikinis for each repetition? Or does she just have a large collection of them to choose from? Same with Mikuru.
- The judge from Canada gives a 10.0 for Koizumi’s 360 twisting dive into the pool.
- Kyon’s "excellent!" was indeed excellent. So was Koizumi’s "I love you" line.
Besides that, I’ve got nothing.