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Is this it? Did I just waste about 192 minute of my life watching the same fucking episode with different outfits and slightly changed dialog for this? Even the predictable kiss or confession would have been better? Seeing Yuki in a two-piece once or twice wasn't worth it. I've wasted a good part of a day on these last eight episodes.

I better end up with some FUCKING closure or kissu.
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Ai rabu yuu.
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You're in luck then. I guess.
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>>135862380
>Watching Endless Eight just now
Are you new to anime or something?
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>>135862466
On episode 7 when Kyon said it, I was so fucking excited because I thought it meant he was gonna go for it on the next episode.

But no, blue balls. The Blue Balls of Haruhi Suzumiya, as a friend of mine put it.

>>135862581
I thought this show was Fruits Basket level shit for awkward seventh graders who bought How To Draw Manga books at Aaron Brothers. I'm glad/incredibly angry I was wrong.

>>135862493
Fuck.
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>Did I just waste about 192 minute of my life watching the same fucking episode with different outfits and slightly changed dialog for this?

Yes.
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I loved it.
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>>135863335
I didn't.
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Did this happen due to budget cuts?
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>>135862380
Well your time isn't worth much anyway so its fine.
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>>135866024
Well, they rerecorded all the audio and reanimated everything. If they did it because of a lack money, this wasn't a good saving tactic.
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>>135862380
Bitching about it on /a/ is just as much a waste of time. And for the record, only plebs didn't appreciate E8.

It's like you failed to notice anything at all in the episodes, despite it being hammered into your brain eight times. That's a new level of not paying attention.
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The payoff is the movie.
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Alright, you can now finish the show and watch the movie, which makes everything right.
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>>135862380
It could be worse, OP. You could've wasted 192 minutes of your time watching Avatar.
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>>135866804
Or he can just spend rest of his life on Endless Eights instead
http://haruhi.muchnothing.com/
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>>135866708
>It's like you failed to notice anything at all in the episodes, despite it being hammered into your brain eight times. That's a new level of not paying attention.
Sorry, patrician, tell me why this was so great.
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>>135866740
>>135866786
What sub group should I use for the movie?
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>>135862380
>Did I just waste... my life watching the same fucking episode with different outfits and slightly changed dialog
Welcome to anime!
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>>135866024
They fucking reanimated every goddamn episode. No two are exactly alike.

That shit is NOT cheap.
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>>135867810
[LerkMoire]
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Is endless 8 the worst thing they ever made?
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>>135868111
and a few of them look pretty damn good too
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>Kyon's such a moron that he couldn't come up with anything to say to Haruhi until "homework!" popped into his mind

Should've hit her with a chair.
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>>135868263
>>135868424
>>135868111
It's Art.
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>>135868586
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>>135868736
>watching Harhui for the first time
>mfw realizing all the doujins in store for me
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>>135862380
KYON KUN

THE FUCKING DENWA
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>>135869485
>we had to listen to imoutou's shrill fucking voice bark about the fucking denwa 16 times
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Is there a doujin of Haruhi using her body as payment to purchase the video camera?
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>>135869271
Is rokudenashi no uta ever going to finish the Tea of Sagittarius Kyonko selfcest doujinshi?
It's seriously the only doujinshi that I got genuinely got invested in the story with, it's absurd but well written.
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>>135870359
I wouldn't know nigga I'm not done with the series. Is Kyon going to fuck himself?
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>>135862380
Yes. Also note that Haruhi has slighty larger tits each time.

Kyoani finally made their masterpiece with this bullshit.
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Long hair Haruhi is best
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>Endless 8 existed to help you realize the living hell which Yuki was trapped in
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>>135870359

I thought there was yuri in that with Yuki and Haruhi? It's been a long ass time since I've read it.
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>>135870716
Haruhi basically rapes Kyonko daily, she becomes the group's Mikuru.
Yuki steps in to stop it but it's really jealousy because she wants to rape Kyonko too.
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>>135870714
I wonder what it smelled like inside Yuki's costume haha, just for laughs haha
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>>135870714
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Is Mikuru the first REAL moeblob?
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Just watch the movie and you'll get over it.
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>Actually watching endless eight
I watched the first then skimmed the other 7. I'm glad I don't watch airing anime like a fucking retard.
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>>135872254
>skipping endless eight
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>>135872306
I skimmed, didn't skip.

I watched the other 7 episodes at 3x speed.
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>>135862380
Shoulda seen /a/ when it was airing. The denial was insane. People kept saying that it'd end the next episode,or the next, or the next... They'd come up with timelines and the duration of the next plotline which should fit nicely in their schedule, and so forth. As the episodes marched on, /a/ become increasingly incredulous, wondering if they'd deign to actually animate 12 episodes of the same shit.

Good times. After the sixth episode, I personally gave into despair.
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>>135872353
You missed out.
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>>135872306
>Watching Haruhi at all
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>>135872379
I missed fucking nothing. I missed out on wasting my time I guess. I was here during the endless eight and everyone was suffering. Are you seriously saying I missed out on a slightly different same episode for 8 weeks?

Because I didn't. Best decision I ever made.
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>>135872420
Nah, you missed what was genuinely one of the most unique experiences anime has to offer. Whatever helps you sleep at night, though.
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>>135872471
It was unique for sure. That doesn't mean it was good.
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>>135872510
No, it doesn't. But it was, if you were non-ADHD enough to appreciate it.
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>>135870714
Yuki had to relive summer vacation with Haruhi because she had to keep an eye on her to make sure Haruhi didn't do anything stupid right?
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C'mon guys! It was a good experience looking at the same thing for 8 chapters!
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Retards and newfags the lot of you. Endless eight is fucking beautiful, and I pity those who cannot appreciate it.
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>>135872542
It's not that I'm ADHD. It's that I have so much anime to watch I'm not going to waste my time watching the same episode animated a little differently 8 times. You're delusional as fuck if you think it was good just because the clothes changed or it was animated 1 frame differently than the last one.
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>>135872597
>the clothes changed or it was animated 1 frame differently than the last one.

Only plebs who noticed nothing think this though.
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>>135862380
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>>135872577
It was 100% pure suffering. Everyone raged when it happened again the next week. The only beautiful thing about it was the collective mad it produced.
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>>135872615
Yes, each episode was different, but not enough to warrant 8 episodes. Maybe 3-4 at most.
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>>135872666
I disagree, but you didn't really watch it, so your opinion is moot. Although I like your trips.
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>>135872703
I saw ever frame just in 3x speed. It wasn't worth it. There is no way to justify this.
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OP here.
>Haruhi gets Mikuru drunk so she'll act sexy and go along with whatever she says
GOAT arc
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HOly fuck, this bloard is infested with plebians
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>>135872634
It's the most brilliant piece of meta-narrative I've ever seen. It takes only to understand its meaning to forever fall in love with it and with Yuki.
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>>135872740
>liking that Haruhi was going to basically rape her in an unconscious state
That is not kawaii at all, sir!
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>>135872728
How can you know if it was worth it when you don't actually know what it is you missed though? 3x speed is not even close to the same thing as the actual show, because you would miss a lot of somewhat fleeting moments.

Anyway, your priorities and your time are your own, so it's no concern of mine.
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>>135872776
I read the LNs long before it was an anime and it was dumb as fuck. Worst part about the entire animated series aside from the artsyle.
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Everyone saying,"ABLOO BLOO, YOU MISSED OUT" is just trying to convince themselves that it was worth the time that they will never, ever get back.
Cognitive dissonance is scary.
But whatever helps you sleep at night, this anime was shit throughout.
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>>135872823
>this anime was shit throughout.

Man, you were so close to having a chance of being taken seriously and you blew it. You're really terrible at this, aren't you?
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>>135871782
To even ask this fucking question astounds me.
Haruhi was old, yes. But there was the 80s and 90s before that.
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>>135872806
There was nothing there. No one has given me concrete proof that watching it in the entirety is worth it. I've seen the episodes, I've seen the differences. I understand the suffering she had to go through all those times. That doesn't make it good direction to make the same episode 8 times.
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>>135868146
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"The emperor is naked, folks!" - your autistic cousin
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>>135872913
>proof

Are you fucking retarded or are you just from a different board?
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>>135872375
I remember vaguely the first guy saying they were probably going to do eight episodes. No one believed him. We thought he was mad.
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>OH SHIT
>IT"S GONNA BE SUMMER LOVE ISN'T IT
>HARUHI WANTED TO HAVE A SUMMER LOVE
>I SHOULD WATCH THEM ALL INSTEAD OF SKIPPING THESE LAST FEW EPISODES BECAUSE I WANT IT TO BE WORTH IT
>EEEEEEEE I'M SO EXCITED
>Last episode finally comes around
>Last ten minutes, it HAS to pay off
>Fucking excited
>Homework
I almost had an aneurysm
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>>135872895
So voiced my opinion in that way so no one would want to argue with me, in hopes I wouldn't have to reply.
But here I am. I really am terrible at this, aren't I?
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S2 proves that if Yamakan made Disappearance it would have been even better.
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>>135872968
It's called being able to justify something. I watched Haruhi in 2008, no one was able to actually tell me why watching the endless 8 was some kind of master piece.
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>>135873024
Maybe because endless eight aired in 2009?
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>>135873146
shut thef fuck up
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>>135873146
You're right. Wrong year.

I watched it whatever year it aired, I was trying to go from memory.
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>>135872776
Faggot OP here.
After going on a walk early and thinking about it, it really is fucking brilliant. Time loops lose their urgency because you don't have to go through anything. There's no real frame of reference for the audience in shit like Groundhog Day. Having to watch the same episodes with purely aesthetic differences (direction, shot framing, outfits) does its damn best to create that context.

It's ultimately a really weird move that doesn't seem befitting of a TV show. It's out of place and avant garde. Did it make you feel frustrated? Angry? That you wasted your time with something pointless? Then it worked.

I probably would have killed myself if I was invested in it seasonally. Bigger dick move than the Panty and Stocking finale.

>>135872986
It was fucking awful, wasn't it?
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>>135873024
There were actually people back then who recognized it for what it was trying to do. Still, no one can prove anything to you, since liking or disliking E8 is ultimately subjective and someone else's experience and perceptions will not necessarily be true for you.

Personally, on a base level I enjoyed it because of the very deliberate cinematography and visual direction/theme. A lot of it is very experimental as well, the animators just went crazy with their creativity finding ways to animate the same thing in different ways. On a narrative level I liked it because of the variety of subtle character moments found within the episodes that aren't entirely explained, leaving the viewer curious and wondering, as well as the themes that recur throughout the episodes that hint at what's really going on underneath everything. On a real-life level, I love it because it creates genuine empathy for the characters when you're going through exactly what they are, and it makes you feel their emotions throughout, including the relief that the time loop is over.

But all of this doesn't mean you will like it or that it's worth your time. Only you can decide that.
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>>135873284
>On a narrative level I liked it because of the variety of subtle character moments found within the episodes that aren't entirely explained, leaving the viewer curious and wondering, as well as the themes that recur throughout the episodes that hint at what's really going on underneath everything
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The only ting more insane than E8 are the fans trying to justify it.
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>>135873346
build wall
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>>135873284
I would have appreciated it much more as 3-4 episodes. I completely understand where you're coming from. I understand where the anime was trying to go with endless eight. It was still too long.
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>>135873381
AND WE'RE GONNA GET MEXICO TO PAY FOR IT
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It was filler because of a change of plans in the middle of production. Why do you think Kyoani does their own properties now?
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>>135873314
It's been a while since I've watched it but there's a lot of "moments" that happen that are just left hanging for you to catch onto what's going on in them. The most obvious one is probably when Koizumi tells Kyon to tell Haruhi he loves her, hinting at Koizumi's jealousy of their relationship. Another one would be after they advertise for the shop in frog suits, Kyon has a moment where he stares at Haruhi for a few seconds bewildered, then it just cuts away. These moments aren't deep or anything, but their slight ambiguity allows for a small sense of mystery every time you see it in each of the eight loops. It keeps you guessing.

The best example I can think of is probably pic related, Kyon wants to tell Yuki something, but we never get to know what it is. You can probably make a decent guess that he's starting to catch onto her feelings, but you don't know for sure. You just get to wonder about it.

But that's actually not even the worst part of it. The worst is that Yuki never gets to know what he was going to say. She can only observe as he walks up to her and ends up saying "Nevermind" 15,000 times.

Or maybe she knows what he is going to say, but the pain is that she will never get to hear him say it. She's frustrated that he doesn't have the balls to finally come out with it and say, "Are you okay?"

It's one of those moments that works on multiple levels because it's not really explained, so you get to keep being curious about it every time it happens in the episode.

As far as the themes go, at least once per episode there's a small motif of something that reflects what Yuki is going through. You can see them in >>135868424 this post. A bug trapped in a puddle of soda, a cicada left behind by all the others that were captured in the nets and are now flying free. There's also frequent imagery of butterflies.
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>>135873284

You're insane.
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>>135873728
anti-art decadents go back to /otherwebsite/
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>>135873284
>>135873683
He gets it.
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>>135873400
Maybe, but the shorter you make it, the more the experience and impact is dampened.

Plus the title wouldn't be as fitting. It is Endless Eight after all.
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>>135862380
Heh, yeah...closure
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>>135873683
>the bug imagery
I wondered what the deal with all of that was.
Well, shit anon, that's kind of a bummer. Poor cute alien. And here I thought Koizumi was just being a little shit. This casts a new light on the scene where Kyon and Koizumi are talking at the dove shrine.
>your pic related
The subs I used had Kyon saying "you can go now" at the end of their convo too. What a pussy/asshole.
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>>135873790
No I get it. I just think 4 episodes would have been more than enough to get the point across. Endless 4 would have been nothing. It wouldn't have nearly as big as an impact.

But it would get the point across and each episode could have been done even better.
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>>135873836
To each their own I suppose.

But there is a reason it was eight episodes. Disappearance making the cut into movie form instead of being animated on TV for S2, meant that they had eight episodes to fill. They probably had some staff working on Disappearance concurrently at the same time as well, so they didn't have time to go through the LNs and find some chapters to adapt.
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Reminder that Endless Eight still sold better than your favourite anime.
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>>135862380
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>>135874704
I watched this 8 times so the hilarity of it could really sink in
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Endless Eight is art, and appreciating it is the mark of a true anime fan.
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>>135874723
I'll throw in another laughing fat man then
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>>135874782
Art is for gays and losers
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http://vocaroo.com/i/s194q3SOh2r0
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>>135874810
nice virus
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>>135873683
Welp anon, you just convinced me to go back and watch endless eight instead of skipping it
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>>135862380
You should have been there when it aired
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>>135875192
Yeah. It was awful.
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>>135874849
Sugita had a lot of fun with E8

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1QdJ6CnGWrg
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>>135862380
It was a joke, referring to how each episode of the first season was repetitive, infantile, and expensive. All due to a certain va.
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>>135876264
Yeah, fuck you
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S3 when?
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What happened to Haruhi? People used to lose their shit over that show.
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I loved it.
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>>135862380
End of episode 8 was pretty good though, I guess?

But the whole shitshow really should have just been 2, 3 episodes tops.
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>>135868424
Like half of those screens are from the last episode

Don't kid yourself, there was a noticeable decrease in quality in the mid episodes
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>>135868111
Someone really should write a script that automatically generates Endless Eight episodes.
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>>135866804
Avatar was good fuck you
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>>135879362
Only 4 are from the ending, actually

E8 had really good shots throughout all the episodes.
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>>135879379
You must be over 18 to browse 4chan.
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>>135879379
>Avatar was good
no.
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>>135873024
>>135873146
>>135873168
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>>135872986
>muh love
Haruhi was unhappy because people just followed her without questions, not because she wanted to fuck Kyon. A kiss would have been out of place.
And any activity would have worked, not just the homework, that's the point of the post-credit scene. Kyon and the others fucked up by not having the balls to propose an activity.
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>>135879961
It was still lame as fuck.

>the only way to get out of an infinite time loop is to do your homework

What is this, a fucking PSA?
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>>135881461
Endless Eight was never an important arc (it was a single iteration in the LN).
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