Epic fail, my dear local TV station.

Haruhi Suzumiya

First it was ADV failing, and now it’s my local TV station. Why can’t they spell the “Haruhi” in the “The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi” correctly? It’s like the easiest word to not screw up in the whole line apart from “the” and “of”. Sigh…

And for my fellow Malaysians, yes, Haruhi is coming to TV near you. Tune in to ntv7 at 12:15am tonight. I still wonder if they will be following the broadcast order or the chronological order.


  1. JamesC Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 1:58 pm

    Even more hilarious, they could’ve just C&P’d it from the series synopsis… man, where’s the oversight?

  2. Hidoshi Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 2:27 pm

    Shit, I thought I had a hard time /saying/ her name, but this is just a massive failure. IT’S IN THE BODY COPY YOU FUCKS!

  3. xXMikotoNakadaiXx Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 2:46 pm

    Oh shit, I think just I died a little inside… and the outside.

  4. clazy Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

    haha, wow that’s pretty cool. Haruhi on the television. is it the japanese version or american dub version? is that american dub finished yet? i haven’t seen asos in a while and heard a dub of hare hare yukai that was pretty lulz…the lyrics are a spoiler if you put the pieces together…maybe.

  5. FlameStrike Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 3:05 pm

    Wow Haruki? wtf. is K anywhere near H?

  6. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

    Don’t worry, it’s in Japanese with Malay subtitles. Also, screwed up aspect ratio too, if you watch it on 4:3.

  7. Hidoshi Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 3:16 pm

    >Wow Haruki? wtf. is K anywhere near H?

    It’s only a J between H and K. ^^

  8. Fat Cat Lim Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 3:31 pm

    I’m curious as to how the hell they’re going to translate Nagato’s techno gobbledegook in Episode 5. XD

  9. Kotarou Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

    Biggest. Fail. Ever.

    First it was long winded advertisements, and then was the takeover by Media Prima, and I hoped NTV7 would get better…

    This is too hilarious. =3

  10. Ray Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 5:12 pm

    Lol. NT7 making that mistake isn’t suprising >O
    But still..Huruki o.O”

  11. Xstacy02 Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 6:56 pm

    But still, ntv7 is the FIRST non-Japanese TV station to play it. Even Animax Asia has yet to air Haruhi (or should I say, ‘Huruki’). Malaysia BOLEH!! Guess I’ll wait for Arts Central to play it on midnight, but I don’t see that coming too soon…
    Just one query though, will they censor the part where Mikuru’s boobs got grabbed by the computer society president?

  12. hayate Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

    Yeeeah, that’s some pretty horrible error there.

    *ponders on actually watching just for the heck of it since he hasn’t watched a show on the local stations for ages*

  13. Jazzu Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 9:13 pm

    I can’t wait to watch it anyway!~
    *lives in Singapore*

  14. Naddie Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

    I’m interested to see how they handle the series, but ugh catching a show at 12.15am? Not my best time to watch *anything*. Oh well, I guess they don’t want li’l kids to see the groping and whatnot.

  15. Kinny Riddle Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 9:58 pm

    LMAO, Huruki.

    Quite surprised that it’s a Malaysian station that would air this before Animax in Asia. Though Animax Hong Kong was quick to pick up Death Note and is showing Fate/stay night as well.

    Now that I think about it, I’ve yet to see a Kyo-Ani title on Animax, especially after they signed a deal with GONZO to show their stuff.

  16. hitoshura Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 11:10 pm

    they sure will censor the groping. lol

    afterall. we are weakminded bastards who squeeze tits of any girl we see just because we watched it from anime and kill someone because we played a game on it.



  17. Naddie Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 12:28 am

    …Am watching it.

    But is it just me or did they just totally rip the subs from a.f.k’s fansubs? x_X Because I just watched afk’s fansubs before watching ntv7 and it’s so similar it’s not funny. Plus the mis-timing… well I’m sure those who haven’t watched the show before won’t get the appeal of the show since they won’t be able to understand any freaking thing.

    I think I’m gonna go to sleep after all. u_u;

  18. Naddie Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 12:32 am

    Oh by the way I said they were ripping afk’s subs because of one particular line where Kyon was narrating Mikuru on to “steal back the business from the new Wal-Mart that just opened”. (The scene where Mikuru was running around the shopping center in the bunny-suit to promote business.)

    Hello? Would Malaysians even know what Wal-Mart is? (A supermarket akin to Tesco.) If the subs had been localized, it’d be more like “ambik balik bisnes dari Giant yang baru bukak tu” or something :P

    Yeah okay I’m done criticizing x); I don’t know if I could do even better, lol.

  19. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 2:44 am

    …. I’m fucking pissed off now. I missed the airing thanks to TNB’s nicely timed blackout at 8pm and their “awesome” speed of fixing it only at 2am. Har har har.

    So they started with Asahina Mikuru no Bouken eh…. broadcast order then.

  20. Avisch Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 3:12 am

    That’s major fail. That fails more than me, when I got interested in Nanoha without watching the first 2 series.

    And a question do the Japanese DVDs of Haruhi have the broadcast order or the chronological order? Because I noticed that my store had the North American release DVDs and I saw that the episodes were in chronological order….which I thought was boring……

  21. david Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 3:21 am

    wonder if they gonna butcher for broadcast inUS. wut they air it on, adultswim?bleehhh stick to the dvds hopefully

  22. Likkun Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 5:13 am

    Different show, doesn’t count. Some cheap rip off we never heard about. XD

    But seriously, it better never broadcast for us in the U.S., Adult Swim especially. I’d most likely pull a Higurashi by sticking a knife in the wall and ramming myself into it. So airing it on TV in the U.S. may benefit some people in that sense.

  23. randomshinichi Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 8:56 am

    I wouldn’t expect anything more out of a Malaysian corporation, actually. Oh well, at least some more people will tune in to Haruhiism. The Singaporeans at my school have been raving about it for some time already.

  24. zenical Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 11:26 am

    well at least your country is airing that! it hasn’t even reached here. gosh. btw im linking you. hope that’s fine xD

  25. GeminiGeek Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

    NTV7 is spreading Hurukiism instead of Haruhiism.


  26. Tien Guan Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

    don’t get it why they play that anime midnight? lol

  27. xXMikotoNakadaiXx Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

    Everytime I read the title… It reminds me of a bad fanfiction every single time. :/

  28. zenical Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 2:17 pm

    mayb they show it at midnight because they want children to learn the stuff in it =X

  29. ninghua Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

    It is the end. It is the begining of the end. Can’t we be “boleh” in other things, like selling Proton, than to just infect the masses even more

    Mark my words. After Mat Rempits, a new generation is going to strain our hospitals with their Hare Hare Yukai dance.

  30. randomshinichi Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 9:36 pm

    Yay! Thanks for the link!

  31. Xstacy02 Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 10:30 pm

    At least ugly otakus doing their stupid hare hare yukai dance don’t rape girls right in front of their boyfriends…
    anyway, in response to the earlier queries as to why anime is shown at midnight, i can offer two reasons:

    a.) the only ones who watch anime are otakus, i.e. they are willing to watch whatever anime shown on TV simply because it’s anime, and at whatever timing, no matter how late night/early morning it is. Furthermore, since few watch anime, TV stations prefer to put them at timeslots that will not hurt their TV ad revenue, which means very late at night. Probably the slot just before Late Show with David Letterman in ntv7’s case. (Letterman has been around since 1998 on this channel, ever since its inception! I personally prefer Jay Leno though…)

    b.) japanese TV stations do broadcast anime at late hours, like 1 or 2am. Usually, these animes are the types that WE watch, not the ones broadcast at usual daytime slots, like those kiddie cartoons (I shall not name them here; you know them. Anyway, yes, there are anime shown in daytime in Japan like Blood+ and Gundam Seed at 6pm in Japan(TBS / Mainichi Housou) but that’s a different story.) The timing in Malaysia (ntv7) and Singapore (Arts Central) is not too bad, really. And given the fact that anime viewers comprise mainly teenagers who can stay up the whole night, 12am is considered ‘early’, I must say.
    P.S. Maybe ntv7 copied the timing from Arts Central? After all, Arts Central started the trend of late night anime…(Animax doesn’t count,
    it’s 24/7 after all)

  32. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 11:19 pm

    Well, the anime they’re airing on the midnight slot are basically targeted to an older audience. Even in Japan, Haruhi was aired around midnight last I remember, so it’s not surprising ntv7 is putting it on the midnight slot.

    They are still testing the market for anime anyways, and it’s actually a positive step from them to bring such titles in, considering most of the other shows they usually air are targeted for kids.

    I say it’s a good choice by ntv7, plus on an economic standpoint, the cost for midnight airing slot is less than a prime time one comparing on the ad revenue potential. Even in Japan, most anime are aired on late slots to save on the airtime costs.

  33. lanie-emon Said,

    June 24, 2007 @ 12:24 pm

    Uh, I don’t know if I should cheer or groan xD. Well, now we can see bunch of teenagers doing the Hare hare Yukai dance. And it would be considered an In- thing by the cool crowd. And the otaku who claim to know it would be called losers, sigh.

  34. david Said,

    June 24, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

    lool i just bought august’s otakuusa(dunno why, cuz we r in june), front cover says: “NEW ANIME: solid state society, the melancholy of HARUCHI Suzumiya” LMAO! wtf no one can get it rite!

  35. Xstacy02 Said,

    June 24, 2007 @ 4:13 pm

    In response to Kurogane>>
    Yup, indeed these anime are meant for older audience. (I just don’t understand why late night ntv7 anime is categorised under ‘Kids@7’ slot… )
    However, at least in Japan, some of the anime are paid programming, i.e. the production committee PAYS the channels to play the anime, which means the TV channel gets paid to air the show, rather than the other way round.

  36. HolyCow Said,

    June 26, 2007 @ 10:30 pm

    WTF The Melancholy Huruki Suzumiya… That is frigging epic… -.-

    At least it’s in Japanese Audio and not butchered by the stupid BM dubs… Did you watch Nanoha when it was shown in BM? Ugh, I can swear the 4 girls are done by the same person O.o

    I just hope they don’t mutilate the subs or anything… I wonder how are they going to translate the IDSE? Entiti Data Bijak Berintergrasi? LOL

  37. Xstacy02 Said,

    June 27, 2007 @ 2:37 am

    or SOS-dan for that matter? At least the English fansub managed to fit their translated name into the SOS acronym:)

  38. Jin Said,

    June 28, 2007 @ 12:28 pm

    LoL, first you guy complain no anime in Malaysia TV and then BM sub and what now?

    A wrong word? Get a life and support your favourite anime. Now NTV7 is airing it. Stop distribute the fansub and ask your friends to watch it.

    Comparing a lincensed anime aired on TV with a ripped Fansub, Malaysia ACG ppl are really one loser.

    Atleast NTV7 or whoever sponsor the series pay to KyoAni and supporting the anime industry. What u guy doing here? condemn the thing? i Bet you didn’t even buy the Original DVD for Haruhi.

    If you want to complain, atleast write a thanks you email to NTV7 like i do, and tell them what the improvement plan u have in mind.

  39. boyak_angol Said,

    June 28, 2007 @ 4:53 pm

    yo..1st time i comment here..huhu… anyway, did you guys ever notice the different between the one that shown on ntv7 & the one that been subbed by afk? especially on the extra scene that i’ve noticed..
    like the scene when mikuru walking in front of the school & scene where mikuru was cooking in koizumi’s houses while kyon’s imouto sitting on the chair…
    did anyone?
    sory for my poor english..huhu… :p

  40. read005 Said,

    July 1, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

    1st time..i think..

    there’s no different on ntv7 and the fansub..the ntv7 just censored some of the scene..i wish that they improve the sub and the timing..i getting dizzy reading their sub that are too fast or some word that they not translate in some scene..

    but overall..good job ntv7..

  41. Nekonrn Said,

    July 2, 2007 @ 10:21 am

    ROFL! This is really funny, how the heck did they missed the proper spelling when it’s right there in the synopsis? While the translation suks and ripped off from a.f.k, at least NTV7 is still bringing more anime into the country, especially for those who does not have Astro or broadband, although I think that almost everyone have Astro by now =x

  42. Flame Said,

    September 30, 2007 @ 10:23 pm

    By the way, I called NTV7 to point it out, a good half day *before* the broadcast of “Asahina Mikuru no Bouken”
    Looks like those bastards over there never bothered to change the stuff.
    Then it was all full of badly timed subtitles.
    And guess what?
    When they saw the credits of “Asahina Mikuru no Bouken” rolling, they just assumed the show ended, and displayed the “Sari kata oleh : (subtitles by:)” and then everything after that was not subtitled at all.
    Also, screwed aspect ratio. Everyone looked as if they did more than just take some slimline.

  43. cbjkelvin Said,

    February 2, 2008 @ 2:32 pm

    That is something bothering me… Does NTV7 obtain the license to broadcasting The Melancholy of Suzumiya haruhi? The official site & fansite have no such news. You can’t say that they simply forgot this, cause Taiwan & Korea are broadcasting, and this is a great news from overseas. So that could only mean NTV7 is illegally broadcasting the animation?

  44. Khanh Nguyen Said,

    November 1, 2008 @ 9:51 pm

    Do you know the website which has Music Station subtitle English on Animax? I really want to watch but I can’t understand Japanese. Thank you.

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