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.
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.
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.
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.
>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.
>Did I just waste... my life watching the same fucking episode with different outfits and slightly changed dialog
Welcome to anime!
and a few of them look pretty damn good too
>watching Harhui for the first time
>mfw realizing all the doujins in store for me
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.
>Endless 8 existed to help you realize the living hell which Yuki was trapped in
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.
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.
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.
C'mon guys! It was a good experience looking at the same thing for 8 chapters!
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.
>Haruhi gets Mikuru drunk so she'll act sexy and go along with whatever she says
>liking that Haruhi was going to basically rape her in an unconscious state
That is not kawaii at all, sir!
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.
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.
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.
>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
I almost had an aneurysm
You're right. Wrong year.
I watched it whatever year it aired, I was trying to go from memory.
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.
It was fucking awful, wasn't it?
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.
>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
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.
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.
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.
>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.
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.
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.
I'll throw in another laughing fat man then
Welp anon, you just convinced me to go back and watch endless eight instead of skipping it
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.
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?