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About to start the second season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

From what I hear the third season got burned due to a bunch of issues inside the animation studio, but the manga is still being produced and isn't ending anytime soon.

If this is the case, where does season two leave off to the manga?

If I were to switch over where would I start otherwise?
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Haruhi is based off an LN series, not a manga.

>From what I hear the third season got burned due to a bunch of issues inside the animation studio
This is false. And no, it's not Aya Hirano's fault, either.
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Lurk more.
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>>102054053
Ah, my bad, so essentially it's all not connected and there's no real "conclusion" to the series?
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It's an adaptation of an LN series, not a manga. The manga started after the anime and is shit. Watch the second season, then Disappearance, and you can start on the novels after that.
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>>102054473
Thank you, sorry for what I stirred up, not really on /a/ often and am still somewhat new to all this.
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>>102054357
There is no conclusion but you won't feel like you are lacking one. The story never delved deep enough to warrant much conclusion. The final movie is incredible, easily the best part of the franchise. It wraps together a ton of plot lines from both seasons nicely and is a great way to end.

The reason people are upset is not because of a lack of conclusion, it's just because what we got was great and there's still a lot of room for more great.
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>>102054473
>second season
>endless 8
would you be that cruel to recommend OP to watch all of endless 8?
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>>102055053
Get out, casual.
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>>102055106
lurk more faggot
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>>102054856
I tend to stray from anime since I get rather attached so I slightly fear "finishing" this one.

I just recently got myself to finish Samurai Champloo after god knows how long. I had 5 episodes left but I couldn't bring myself to get to the end until one random day. Luckily that anime drew to a pretty solid end that left me wanting more or some sort of ova.

But I somehow kept from dying inside a little.
It's bad.

I never really took to anime when I was younger except for the Miyazaki movies. Especially Spirited Away.

Like I went through withdrawal-esque symptoms there...

None the less yeah... will this leave me all upset by the ending? Or is it solid enough for me to just quickly put on some american show and not think about it for a few days?
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>>102055053
you folks an your endless eight stuff, watch some or dont, i just get tired of people using it to bash or scare new friends
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>>102055106
>Casual
>Implying literally anything important happens in endless 8
No, you can seriously fucking skip the entire thing, nothing of value happens
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>>102055262
It rally depends in what are you looking for.
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>>102055290
>you can seriously fucking skip the entire thing
>implying
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>>102055262
Haruhi is extremely arc based. When one arc finishes the majority of plot lines are summed up. Everything introduced in the show is concluded.

You'll get that feeling of wanting more, but you'll get that with anything you enjoy. You wont get that feeling of "this isn't the whole thing" though.
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>>102055350
I'll probably be all good then.
I might take a pause midway into "season 2" and watch Bakemonogatari to add to the suspense and make it easier when it finishes up.

>>102055288
I like you.
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>>102055337
I can't thing of a single thing gained from that fucking arc
I mean spoilers OP, don't read thisIf he'd said something like "summer romance" or something, or kissed Haruhi, it've been neat, but nothing. But I guess they can't just have Kyon kiss her every time there's a problem, but still, the homework ending was a giant fuck you
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>>102055496
Thank you for the first spoiler mark. Saved me.
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>>102055496
It's the tension.
The point of each episode of E8 is to build to those last thirty seconds as Haruhi exits the cafe.
Of course, that tension is ruined now because everyone knows it's just 8 episodes of the same shit, but it's still worth it.
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>>102055555
Nice quints
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>>102055555
>55555
Also, sure thing OP, I'd hate to have a show spoiled for me, it's not often someone can go into an older well known series without having something ruined.
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>>102053957
Season 3 got burned due to Aya Hirano being a slut.
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>>102055053
Yes, he should watch all of the Endless 8, just as those who came before him.
It's one of the things the anime does better than the LNs; it gives the film more weight and manages to be an interesting experience on its own.
If you can't handle it you probably shouldn't be here.
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>>102055496
It characterizes Yuki for her actions in the film.
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>>102056783
Exactly. What these casuals dont realize is that it was to allow the viewer to sympathize with Yuki instead of just wondering why she did what she did.
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>>102056783
>>102056938
They didn't have to fucking make 8 full episodes of basically the same thing. Who the fuck thought that was a good idea?
Not to mention that they ALWAYS point out Nagato's boredom in her scenes. People would have got the fucking point.
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>>102058346
But the fact that it is eight entire episodes long is what makes it good. The length pushes the characterization further than would by possible by simply pointing out how Yuki was feeling, because the viewer gets a taste of that feeling themselves. It's was an incredibly risky venture for Kyoani, and I think they executed it very well based on people's reactions.
Also, there's the rumor that the episodes themselves served as an audition for who would go on to direct the film, since almost all of them are done by different people.
I'd say the Endless 8 is one of the most interesting experiments to happen in this medium in years.
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>>102053957
if you're about to start the 2nd season skip the first 7 episodes to save yourself 2.5h of your life you'll never get back.

the first 8 episodes are literally the same episode over and over again from different camera angles. Time loop!
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>>102055496
how many of your own days pass you by



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