Nagaru Tanigawa Time Travel Thought Piece translation

In the October 2009 edition of “The Sneaker” magazine, Haruhi Suzumiya author Nagaru Tanigawa wrote a piece called “A Study in August” which related to the time loop arc known as “Endless Eight” which was ongoing in the 2009 anime edition of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. It was later re-printed in the Haruhi novel fanbook in June 2011. Here is a translation of that piece.

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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Interviews – Author-General Manager-Scriptwriter Discussion

This is the last in a batch of interviews from The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya guidebook that I’ll be posting. Some of these were previously posted in 2011/2012 and I’ve gone back and edited them. This long interview is the final piece, and one that was previously translated. Credit goes to Yumeka for translating parts of the middle of this piece along with comments on the rest Please enjoy hearing about the first impressions from the three people who played the most important roles in the movie’s creative process!

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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Interviews – Director Roundtable

This is the fourth in a batch of interviews from The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya guidebook that I’ll be posting. Some of these were previously posted in 2011/2012 and I’ve gone back and edited them. This roundtable is the first of two previously translated group pieces to provide details on how the visuals of the film were imagined. Please enjoy reading (again) about how directors Tatsuya Ishihara (General Manager), Yasuhiro Takemoto (Director), and Noriko Takao (Unit Director) came to conceive how to depict the original novel in animated form!

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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Interviews – Illustrator Noizi Ito

This is the third in a batch of interviews from The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya guidebook that I’ll be posting. Some of these were previously posted in 2011/2012 and I’ve gone back and edited them. This short interview is the first of three previously translated pieces with some edits for readability. Please enjoy hearing from the original designer of the Haruhi characters, Noizi Ito!

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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Interviews – Chief Animation Director Dialogue

This is the second in a batch of interviews from The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya guidebook that I’ll be posting. Some of these were previously posted in 2011/2012 and I’ve gone back and edited them. This dialogue is the second of two newly translated pieces to provide more behind the scenes information regarding the animation process. Please enjoy hearing from the two major chief animation directors of the film, Shoko Ikeda and Futoshi Nishiya!

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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Interviews – Sound Director Youta Tsuruoka

This is the first in a batch of interviews from The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya guidebook that I’ll be posting. Some of these were previously posted in 2011/2012 and I’ve gone back and edited them. This short interview is the first of two newly translated pieces to warm up to the series. Please enjoy hearing about the voice cast’s director in the booth, Youta Tsuruoka!

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Haruhi Suzumiya re-viewing, Sigh, again?

Welcome back to week 11 of our Haruhi Suzumiya re-viewing! For the first time since July 19th, we finally get a week without a single Endless Eight episode! The bad news: we’re in Sigh territory. Since AT-X is airing the series throughout the summer, Yumeka, Goggen, and I thought it’d be fun to re-watch the series alongside the Japanese fans. This week, the station aired Sigh II and Sigh III, so that’s what we’ll be covering this week. As always, we watch the episodes and write our impressions separately. Any overlap in thought is pure coincidence unless we’ve developed mind-sharing powers in the past week. (Yumeka – Haruhi, Goggen – Mio, ultimatemegax – Koizumi) Continue reading

Haruhi Suzumiya re-viewing: End, Sigh…

Beginning on June 21 of this year, AT-X has been re-airing the Haruhi Suzumiya TV anime weekly in two-episode chunks. Along with their schedule, Yumeka, Goggen, and myself have been re-veiwing the series and offering our thoughts on the week’s episodes. This week, we finish the longest (to-date) anime arc. As usual, any thoughts that are shared between us are coincidence. We each write our own thoughts separately. (Yumeka-Haruhi, Goggen-Mio, ultimatemegax-Koizumi) Continue reading

Haruhi Suzumiya Re-viewing: Just Never

To play along with AT-X, a cable station in Japan that is currently re-airing the Haruhi Suzumiya anime, Yumeka, Goggen, and I are watching the same episodes aired that week and blogging our thoughts on a re-watch of the episode. This week, we break through the middle part of the dreaded Endless Eight arc. As always, each of us watch/write our thoughts on the episodes separately, so any matching thoughts are coincidental. (Yumeka-Haruhi/-chan, Goggen-Mio, ultimatemegax-Koizumi) Continue reading

Haruhi Suzumiya re-viewing: Lone Island solved/Endless

Welcome back to the 6th week of our Haruhi Suzumiya re-viewing. As usual, Yumeka (from Mainichi Anime Yume) and K-On! superfan Goggen are re-viewing the Haruhi Suzumiya TV anime with me as we follow the cable station AT-X’s broadcast this summer. This week, we solve one mystery, and begin another. (Wait, didn’t we do that last week?) As always, each of us watches the episodes separately and writes our own impressions/thoughts without seeing what the other two have written. (Yumeka-Haruhi, Goggen-Mio, ultimatemegax-Koizumi) Continue reading