Haruhi S2 cancelled, new Haruhi in the works

As quoted off Canned Dogs:

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu new animation

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The reason why they cancelled 2nd season and started “Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu new animation” instead was because they felt that they couldn’t just do a 2nd season and that they wanted to do a completely new “Haruhi” again. They’re still deciding on the concept for the new anime and how it’ll be like and having meetings for how the story will go.

It’s still probably going to be about disappearance, with those character designs that are shown.

What? Wow, that was interesting.

Checking out the picture on zepy’s blog reveals a long haired Haruhi (yay!!), a much amicable Kyon looking at Yuki with a Santa hat on her head, and Santarina Mikuru getting glomped by Haruhi. Looks pretty interesting, but I wonder if it’s a promo stunt again, since I don’t really see much changes.

Perhaps they decided that adapting 100% from the source material is a bit of hassle and maybe they’re taking the basic storyline, but changing it to a more conventional one? Just my conjecture at this point.

Anyways, long hair Haruhi looks 35% hotter to me. I sure hope we see that in the new work. I’m such a sucker for long hair.

61 Comments

  1. Nozila Said,

    June 6, 2008 @ 11:24 pm

    OMG~~

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 6, 2008 @ 11:27 pm

    Wow, that’s gotta be a record for fastest comment ever. I just clicked the “Publish” button, and comment notification pops up like 15 seconds later.

  3. suguru Said,

    June 6, 2008 @ 11:38 pm

    The plot of Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi does have Haruhi with long hair in a sort-of alternate world, so this sounds like a continuance of the first season to me…but I can’t read kanji, so hell if I know…just hoping we get to see this soon, it’s been a long wait :)

  4. Kabitzin Said,

    June 6, 2008 @ 11:56 pm

    At first I was all like lolwut, but I bet this will end up just being some lame promo thing. That or they are just talking about what source material they want to use.

  5. Azu Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 12:07 am

    NO! They should be making a genderbend Haruhi!

  6. Setsukyie Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 12:09 am

    I almost had a heart attack when I saw ‘Haruhis S2 cancelled’ in your post title..
    Phew~

    I don’t know about the ‘new’ Haruhi thing, but if it’s Haruhi, it has has to be good.
    YES! A long-haired version Haruhi looks better than the short-haired one.
    But will she keep that hair in the upcoming anime…

    Why don’t just they release the details already.
    There have been too many of this stuff already.
    Yet, they still want to tease us…
    It’s killing me…

  7. Kaisos Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 12:32 am

    I give up.

    That’s it. I quit.

    No more. I can’t take any more of this shit.

  8. zqube Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 12:49 am

    I need to see my Nagato! They can’t just scrap the disapearence plot. If they skim through it I will be angry also. Is it so bad to copy what they did before but with a differnt plot?

  9. Sigue Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 1:08 am

    Well, if you look at the plot of Disappearance, it is sort of a “new” Haruhi. With long hair. In a uniform greatly resembling the one in that picture. Hmmmmm.

  10. Kinny Riddle Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 1:12 am

    Kaisos, for the last friggin time in every place I see you complaining about this, either put up with it or move on.

    If you’re interested in it, you WILL return, regardless of how Kyo-Ani wishes to torment us. I am intrigued by the new tidbits released, but you don’t see me getting stressed out.

    In fact, I am willing to bet for your return to interest in this series. With Kurogane here as our witness, if you do return once this series is 100% confirmed to be on the go, I will post a picture of my room on Danny Choo’s blog for all to laugh at.

  11. Kaisos Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 1:14 am

    Of course I will, and that only proves what a sad, sick, masochist of a human being I am, willing to put up with this crap.

    I’m not intrigued with any new tidbits, personally, because I ALREADY KNOW THE DAMN STORY.

    All I really want is new content and I’m just scared we’re never going to see it.

  12. EvilDevil Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 1:25 am

    they like to torment us… they better stop teasing…

  13. Ryggim Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 1:25 am

    You and me both Kuro ^^ I love Girls with Long Hair.

  14. LDC Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 1:26 am

    Lol wut?
    Is this a jock?
    I hope at least the new charcters from the novels will be in…

    I REALLY hope they know what they’re doing…

  15. Knowngni Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 1:29 am

    Love the long hair. hope they keep it. Someone should make a Hongfire club for Long Haired Anime girls

  16. Kaisos Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 1:29 am

    >>I REALLY hope they know what they’re doing…

    No, I don’t think they do.

  17. totali Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 1:30 am

    “a new kind of haruhi” probably consists of haruhi being a guy…..and kyon being a girl. :)

  18. Kaisos Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 1:32 am

    >>“a new kind of haruhi” probably consists of haruhi being a guy…..and kyon being a girl. :)

    No. No no no. Seitenkan should stay with the fanbase where it belongs. I do not want to see it animated.

  19. Myssa Rei Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 1:33 am

    Totali: Ha ha, you just had to be the one to bring up a reference to the Seitenkan movement, huh? :D

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  21. Kuruno Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 2:24 am

    @suguru : you don’t need to read kanjis to understand. You should already understand when seeing the pics right?

    @Setsukyie : teasing is part of the ad campaign dude. if you want details, rea- no wait this will be spoiling :D

    @Kaisos : they do know what they are doing. It’s KyoAni, not Gonzo ._.

    Hope they DO make the genderbend in a possible 3rd season of Haruhi since there will be no “Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu 2″
    btw, can someone remind me the title of that “new anime”? “Suzumiya Haruhi no sh…”?

  22. Shin Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 2:36 am

    Not sure what to make of long hair Haruhi at this point щ(゚Д゚щ)

  23. wildarmsheero Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 2:37 am

    Well to me it sounds like they’re treating the production of this show less like a second season of the first series, and more like its own, self-contained series. If that’s the case, I don’t see why they’re making a fuss, since there’s little difference between the two.

  24. Kaisos Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 2:44 am

    >>Well to me it sounds like they’re treating the production of this show less like a second season of the first series, and more like its own, self-contained series.

    Which could mean anything, really. What bothers me is that the novels aren’t as self-contained as that. There is an ongoing plot, and what would this change in attitude do to it?

    At worst, it means that KyoAni will make up their own plot, and, regardless of how good their animation is, they’re terrible writers.

  25. lametastic Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 2:50 am

    I think MAYBE (I repeat, MAYBE) there are 2 reasons they’re still working on how to make the new season is:

    1) They still haven’t come up with new gimmicks for this series, like the OP and ED. Also, I think they can’t repeat the nonlinear order for this series without spoiling the end of the story or making things TOO complicated. Maybe they’re considering if they should do something with Kyonko, too…

    2) They don’t know which stories they can adapt. Almost everybody knows that If they want do to Vanishment, they must do Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody. But if they want to give Vanishment a proper ending (and don’t make things too confusing at the begining of a posible 3rd season), I think they should also do the introduction to book 7… But they can’t do that without doing Snow Mountain Syndrome. There’s some stuff between those, like The Melancholy of Asahina Mikuru… But then you introduce a new plot development… erm, I think you get my point.

    I mean, this is just speculation, since I have no idea what they’re actually doing. I think it’s more probable that this is all just a stunt and / or a lame excuse to delay the new season… :p

  26. Zeroblade Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 3:03 am

    Long hair Haruhi actually looks hot now.

  27. Avisch Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 6:08 am

    Not a huge Haruhi fan. But I still find this interesting.

    And yeah it probably will be the “Disappearance” (what other reason would they have Ryoko character art).

  28. Kenaii Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 7:26 am

    Please, do not do that. You almost gave me an heart attack with that opening statement “Haruhi S2 cancelled”. *breaths out*

  29. Haesslich Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 9:29 am

    … oh crap. That long-haired Haruhi is CHILD-Haruhi. Which makes everyone who went love-love on it lolicons.

  30. Kaisos Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 10:02 am

    >>… oh crap. That long-haired Haruhi is CHILD-Haruhi. Which makes everyone who went love-love on it lolicons.

    Er, no, that’s Alternate Haruhi. She attends Kouyouen Academy, hence the uniform.

  31. Punktaku Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 10:48 am

    Long hair Haruhi is awesome

  32. Ithekro Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 12:02 pm

    Loli Haruhi is loli. Alternate Haruhi is a healthy girl. (Kyon you smart, but stupid man)

  33. yanipheonu Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 12:46 pm

    Awwwww… I was kinda looking forward to the Disapperance plotline. Oh well, they might still put it in.

    Kinda weird though. I mean, you could release the same freaking type of episode of Haruhi as season 1 and people would watch no matter how boring or non-sensical it got.

  34. haruhime Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 1:46 pm

    i thought they did this cuz of dissaperance’s plot

  35. quigonkenny Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 2:37 pm

    Oh, God, are people all getting worried about that “Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2 Cancelled” crap again? All that means is that it won’t be called “Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”. While I imagine there might be a bit more variance from the “Holy Texts” for this season, for the reasons noted above, I think they’re smart enough to realize what a mistake adding a ton of “filler” story would be. Not that they aren’t above making it look that way to get a little more talk going on about it… ^_^

    I think to anyone who has read the novels (and looking at the names of the previous commenters, there’s a fair amount of Baka-Tsuki folk here), those pictures are fairly obviously of Disappearance (or Vanishment, or whatever KadoUSA decides to romanize it as). The Santa outfit is probably the only thing that could not be from Disappearance. “Haruhi Suzumiya New Animation” is just an evasive way of saying it’ll be “Disappearance (or something similar) of Haruhi Suzumiya”.

    Everybody calm down with the doom and gloom. We finally seem to be getting some concrete info (or at least something beyond one ambiguous picture of Yuki), and I fully expect the Volume 10 novel announcement (which I know is what the B-T folk are especially looking for) to follow shortly after said info.

    Of course, they may still string us on a little bit before that happens. Take the time to enjoy the wonderful season of anime we’re in right now.

    Kukuku.

  36. Ithekro Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 4:28 pm

    Long hair means more for that ponytail everyone wanted back.

    And yes, calming down would be good until we have more information (like a translation, and maybe the other pages of text not show clearly?) It is clear that Kyoto likes playing mind games that work in series. That is part of the fun, though the novelty may be wearing off.

    (The surprise would be if it had started broadcasting, and no one knew….)

    Probably a Fall or Winter series, depending on what they are doing for Clannad After Story. If not, then 2009…or 2010…heh heh.

  37. quigonkenny Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 4:36 pm

    Ithekro said:
    “Probably a Fall or Winter series, depending on what they are doing for Clannad After Story. If not, then 2009…or 2010…heh heh.”

    I call Winter, to tie in to the season Volume 4 occurs in (although the exact dates will probably be a bit off). This also makes sense going back to the original “New Animation” announcement a ways back (with the Yuki reaching up pic), as the copyright stated there was “2008-2009″, and a Winter schedule might just include both.

  38. Peanutbutter003 Said,

    June 7, 2008 @ 9:45 pm

    I dun care how. I dun care what.

    I just want my goddamned Haruhi, Yuki and Mikuru NOWWWW!!!….

    *ahhh….the wait*

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  40. Ryggim Said,

    June 8, 2008 @ 12:32 am

    This news shocked me together with the news that there would be an Episode 24 for Clannad. And it looks like my prayers were answered YES, it’s based of the Spin off of Clannad where the main heroine is Tomoyo! WOOHOOOO! Kuro I know you’re happy about this too ^^

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  44. ZeroRyoko1974 Said,

    June 10, 2008 @ 4:15 am

    Yeah, Kyoto animation has such a long track record of creating original storylines. It will be complete crap if they don’t go buy the novel. From what I can see of the pics, it doesn’t seem like it is not disarpearnce of haruhi. Kyoto needs to stop gaving hand jobs to key, and get to work on Haruhi season 2

  45. Kaisos Said,

    June 10, 2008 @ 4:25 am

    @ZeroRyoko:

    I wouldn’t mind a certain ‘handjob from Key’ called Little Busters over more Haruhi, but that’s just me.

    But if we’re going to get more Haruhi, I’d like a release date, ya know?

  46. HandSome "OTAKU" Said,

    June 10, 2008 @ 8:48 am

    Haruhi For me was something.. If there would really comes for S2.. It would be good for every ones.. but.. New Anime with Suzumiya-San is VERY good too.. Aww man.. She’s so hot… wkwkwkwkwk..

  47. Theru Said,

    June 11, 2008 @ 3:24 am

    It looks like Disappearance to me, save for the fact that Kyon and Taniguchi have both mysteriously grown bangs. What!? Forget Mikuru-boobage, KyoAni, you are aware that some of us are only watching this show because of all the pretty foreheads the menfolk have on ‘em, right?

    …just kidding. But still, I really liked Kyon’s first-series design for all its plainness.

  48. SenorDelgato Said,

    June 12, 2008 @ 9:28 am

    This is either a joke or a way to be tricky for the producers. They gave us the hint with the disapearance of the site and the fact that we see the video where Haruhi is drawing the signs in here middle school.
    Its definetly going to be a sequal and it is kinda like a New Haruhi like Sigue said.

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  50. xXkakashiXx Said,

    June 25, 2008 @ 6:06 am

    hey i REALY hope they make a nother series.! i dont like the fact there re making it…. but since i saw the pictures. then it will prolly be good :P
    damn haruhi IS hotter XD
    i think she looks the same as before she cut her hair yah know ?

  51. sinnish Said,

    July 15, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

    i dont like the long haired haruhi the short hair from the first season is the best look

  52. carlos Said,

    August 12, 2008 @ 6:29 am

    hello well that long hair haruih is haruih from Suzumiya Haruhi no Shōshitsu the 4th book its not a new you should read the novels

  53. RamenPizza Said,

    September 5, 2008 @ 6:06 am

    lol Nozila, that was pretty damn fast. As for the blog…I’m hoping whatever they do with Haruhi…is good. I hope that season 2 is as great as the first. TMoHS is one of my all time favorites, so I’m sure whatever they do will be fine by me.

  54. kimmimaru Said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 2:38 am

    its not a new haruhi to put it simple its a what if haruhi yea its from the 4th novel.(spoiler) plot basically mikuru brings kyon to the past of wat happned 3 years ago he meets haruhi in middle school haruhi tries to send a message to alliens and wat not to come to earth kyon says his name is john smith yada yada yada skipping to the long haired haruhi which is wat haruhi looked like when kyon went back in time and talked to haruhi. haruhi now goes to a diffrent school with a diffrent uniform as u can see in the picture and everyone (meaning the brigade members) forget about all thier expiriences except kyon. kyon then tries to figure out a way to get back to his present time and in doing so makes an attempt to talk to haruhi which is now attending the rich school that is mentioned in the story that is down that giant hill they climb. O and koizame goes to the same school as haruhi and they are close freinds and thats all im saying cause im tired of typing
    -_-

  55. kimmimaru Said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 2:45 am

    its not a new haruhi to put it simple its a what if haruhi yea its from the 4th novel.(spoiler) plot basically mikuru brings kyon to the past of wat happned 3 years ago he meets haruhi in middle school haruhi tries to send a message to alliens and wat not to come to earth kyon says his name is john smith yada yada yada skipping to the long haired haruhi which is wat haruhi looked like when kyon went back in time and talked to haruhi. haruhi now goes to a diffrent school with a diffrent uniform as u can see in the picture and everyone (meaning the brigade members) forget about all thier expiriences except kyon. kyon then tries to figure out a way to get back to his present time and in doing so makes an attempt to talk to haruhi which is now attending the rich school that is mentioned in the story that is down that giant hill they climb. O and koizame goes to the same school as haruhi and they are close freinds and thats all im saying cause im tired of typing.

  56. o.o Said,

    October 2, 2008 @ 4:35 am

    lol haruhi in 1st season had both long hair and short hair
    in the first episode she had long hair until kyon talked to her about her hairstyles
    but yea.. its gay that they would make us wait for the 2nd season, then completely cancel it and start a new thing
    im not totally against this “new haruhi” thing but it sucks that they’d just cancel this and make a totally new one..
    its already been 2 years since season 1, these people are way overdue for a new thing.

  57. Lightning Daerkness Said,

    November 29, 2008 @ 10:47 am

    that is sucks that they cancelled. i hope what ever they are doing include the original characters or else they will even more sucks.

  58. Some Guy Said,

    November 29, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

    Is this new type of Haruhi show bad news or good news?

  59. animelover901 Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 4:02 am

    lol i just wanna see some haruhi cause mayhem

  60. SaintMassacre Said,

    February 5, 2009 @ 12:12 pm

    I’m just happy that after the long wait, we no no longer have just a picture of Yuki and a Vanishing Page! It’s FINALLY coming out! And what’s better? The light novels are coming out in America! They start in April, and I plan to buy every single one of them, as well as the manga and DVDs. I’ve already started collecting figures (Asakura sits on my shelf, ready to kill my mp3 player as we speak.) and I’m going to go insane come April!

  61. TsukiYume Said,

    March 16, 2009 @ 6:06 am

    the new season should be about the disappearance still…. the translations for the light novels can be found on wikipedia… baka tsuki translations! (:

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