The reasoning behind a lack of Haruhi S3 (Updated March 2015)

In April 2006, a reasonably popular light novel franchise by the name of The (blank) of Haruhi Suzumiya began airing its anime adaptation. Little did the producers know that the anime would become one of the top selling series of all time. The franchise became huge and a second season seemed inevitable. However, fate had other ideas in store. This post will detail how the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise has yet to receive a third season after selling nearly 100,000 copies per volume on DVD in 2006 (oricon miscalculations).

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The Journey of a Side Character around Japan

For the 2009 Limited Edition releases of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kadokawa decided to include skits featuring a minor character in the show whose seijyu had become very popular. They previously featured him dressing up as his character in The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan, Oniguchi, to promote those DVDs in commercials and an autograph signing, but this would be the first time he was used in a bonus feature for the main series. Since they were going to use new footage in the BD-Box, Kadokawa decided to release the skits on a separate DVD a month before the Box hit. This was originally released on September 24th, 2010. Now, let’s go on a journey to find mysterious wonders with Taniguchi!


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