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Why Kadokawa can get away with making Endless 8 so many times and still have the guts to shove more Haruhi in our asses
Unsurprisingly, Kadokawa’s newest dick manuever to further alienate the people who pay their salaries hasn’t gone down too well with all the hardcore fans. And even more unsurprisingly, the there’s no 10th Haruhi book out.
Unfortunately, calling Kadokawa dickbutts and screaming about Endless 8 until you’re blue in the face isn’t going to solve anything. Even if some actually liked it.
Dare I say it, Kadokawa is showing the traits of your typical corporation. The utter disregard for pretty much everything, the brutally honest manner of catering to the bottom line, the rumours that it was they who told KyoAni to do 6 or more episodes as cheaply as possible… It’s like a nightmare for the hardcore otaku who anticipated more annoying Haruhi goodness. I just hope they aren’t listed on the Japanese Stock Exchange or something, or worse still, it’s parent company is. Because that would pretty much affirm what I’ve been reading about.
Here’s a little background info: I’m currently thumbing through this book called The Corporation, by Joel Bakan. It’s a book about the corporation, the history and legislation that created the entity known aas the corporation, and reveals to us the sick, disturbing traits of a corporation. It’s also a documentary, and it’s on Youtube. Go watch. It’ll help.
For the impatient ones, here’s the tl;dr: The corporation has only one goal, to earn more money in order to please it’s shareholders. Anything and everything they do must be related to making a bigger profit margin. Worse still, it’s LEGAL for them to dick people over, and if they even show a shred of concern over the people and whatnot, they’d better be doing it with their own money and time, because doing it on company time is ILLEGAL and can get your CEO arrested, unless they’re doing it so that they can make a bigger profit. Sweatshops, Enron and WorldCom notwithstanding. The results? ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES. Yeah, that’s the reality of the situation.
Applying the above information (and the fact that postwar Japan is basically aping the West in terms of EVERYTHING), we can simply assume that Kadokawa has no interest in listening to us as long as this dick manuever makes them a whole lotta cash. And cruelly enough, it does, in the short term. Since people actually buy Haruhi and Kadokawa stuff.
Even sadder is this: none of our opinions count, unless we all decide to stop buying anything with a Kadokawa label or anything tangentially related to Haruhi and animé until Kadokawa fixes it’s schtick. Even doujin. Until the entire animé community in Japan and abroad decide to do so, we’re going to see more stunts like Endless 8 (and pretty much the Haruhi ad strategy until now) Kadokawa knows it’s goldmine is safe.
The corporation only speaks in terms of money. Until we realize that and speak on it’s terms, we’re not going to effect change until we learn to speak with our money, not with angry rants and veiled threats of violence. Unless you wanna hijack tanks and proceed to blow up Tokyo. That’ll be hilarious.
Sad, isn’t it?
PS: On a slightly happier note, Honey and Clover in the iTunes store. About time, Viz. About time.
PPS: Of course, seeing as the books are about a girl who has to have her way or else ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES and everyone has to pander to her no matter how annoying, stupid, or offensive her antics are, I am simply surprised as to how it has become not just the hottest IP since Macross and Gundam, but has become some sort of psuedo-religion. I mean, I know some religions have either a deity who either is too far away to care or too much of a dick to bother about people, but really, the worst of the Greek pantheon in a girl? With the combined powers of the Greek pantheon Arcueid and THE EMPRAH put together? The mind seriously boggles. Maybe Kadokawa has unwittingly adhered to the spirit of Haruhi. That would be creepy.
I know I’ve been missing out on what seems to be the hottest show since 2006. Yeah, the Army tends to do that to you.
But yeah, I just caught the latest episode of Haruhi 😛 And my comments on IRC, because Twitter is fail and IRC is easier to tab into.
At the start if the stream:
<DrmChsr0> OH SHIT ENDLESS RECURSIVE FEEDBACK LOOP
<DrmChsr0> END IT YOU BITCH
Probably 2 minutes later:
<DrmChsr0> Endless 8: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF GET ON WITH IT
Probably 5 minutes later:
<DrmChsr0> KYON SLAP HER
<Shizuka> I think we got trolled again
<DrmChsr0> SLAP HER
<DrmChsr0> KYON SLAP HER
<DrmChsr0> SLAP KOIZUMI AS WELL
<DrmChsr0> Cake? CAAAAAAAAAAAKE?
<DrmChsr0> FUCK YES CTHULHU
<DrmChsr0> LOL GAIJIN 4KOMA
<velocity7> trolling again lol
<Fuchikoma> Jesus… relax people
<fiendmaw> Haruhi 5 out
Ads after the show (Yes I watched those):
<DrmChsr0> You’ ve watched the show, now BUY OUR SHIT
<DrmChsr0> And now, FULL FRONTAL YUKI
<DrmChsr0> …Project DIVA ad 😛
<DrmChsr0> Also, what was the show after Haruhi?
<Shizuka> pandora hearts
<DrmChsr0> ’tis just an ad.
ENDLESS 8 4: SAME AS ENDLESS 8 1, 2 AND 3.
Now off to bed I’m supposed to go.
In which der hamster glimpses the new episode of Haruhi.
SON OF A BITCH.
THIS IS JAWESOME.
Also Haruhi-chan, BUT WHO CARES ABOUT THAT.
SMOKED CHEEZ FTW.
(IF anyone from Kadokawa is listening OR READING, please don’t mention anything about copyrights. It pisses people off :V)
Kyon-ko is the greatest genderswap ever and I wholeheartedly approve.
It’s a shame her breasts aren’t bigger… Otherwise it’ll be perfect.
This also means Kyon’s imouto has become Kyon-ko’s otouto and is now a very deliciously moé shota. APPROVAL!
( ^_^ )b
And now, I have a few beefs.
- Yuuki’s hair looks too feminine. Ginko’s ‘do would work a lot better.
- Ryoko should not gensderswap. It would make for EPIC ROMANCU TENSHUN. Also I have mentioned before that Ryoko gives good head. And lesbians are awesome.
LOL I R SLOWPOKE.JPG
PS: I still do not approve of Haruhiism. Though if Haruhi was a male, it makes this silly viral-marketing-turned-rogue-cult a whole lot more bearable. No I am not opposed to female representations of the Divine, I kinda like Isis and Hathor and them Egyptian goddesses.
I’ll get to the point.
First question tackles religion. No, I’m not talking about the established religions, this is not a general blog.
So, you Haruhiists, what does your religion offer to the convert? I mean, every other established religion offers at least one good thing, like peace of mind, certainty of your place in the world, changes in one’s personality, etc. So what does this religion offer, in terms of positive benefits? I’m sure with all this bashing and whatnot, one tends to forget the important things.
The second is more general, but if you’ve been following the recent drama, you’ll get the picture.
Industry supporters, I ask you this. Why should I support a company I cannot support, in good conscience, that strives to destroy not just itself, but an entire subculture, albeit unknowingly, by going for a quick profit? Surely any company worth its salt knows alienating its intended customers only merits destruction to the company.
The third, well, I forgot, so I’ll throw in something I thought of in a few minutes.
How can it be possible to appreciate Japanese animation, when you live in a world that not only shuns it, but it’s ambassadors are uncouth, arrogant individuals who care less about their image outside their social circle and tend to flamboyantly attack anyone who do not support their views on the flimsiest of arguments? And how is it possible, to be a level-headed fan of all things otaku when you not just have these asinine individuals demonstrating the worst in humanity, but also an extremely paranoid Customs that has every right to confiscate and hold materials you purchase over the Internet with your own money? I mean no disrespect for the Government and all, but, how am I to respect intellectual property if I cannot have the privilege to own the original material? It’s already bad enough I’m being encouraged to support the creators due to the asinine zealotry of people who proclaim that information and products should be free, but to incur additional frustration because I have to wait for Customs and the MDA to deem my items safe for the public? I understand the standard fluoroscoping and explosives detection and all, but I’m importing game and music CDs and DVDs, not animals, and certainly not weapons. And obviously not porn, since most porn is trash anyway. Or anything that might upset the social stability of this country. I’m only a commoner making his way through the maze called Life, not some rebel or activitist. I don’t see the need to raise a huge stink and get sued twenty ways to Pluto, I just want to abide by the law to the best of my ability. And I’m quite certain that you all up there want that too, right?
Excuse me for a moment. I do not have the mental faculties to process this line of thought, and dismissing it as “LOL JAPAN” will not help matters, so I’m gonna run around like a madman uttering choice swear words and humping the nearest tree. Because I cannot process this line of thought, logical or otherwise.
May God have mercy on my soul.
JESUS CHRIST ON A STICK UP DONALD TRUMP’S ASS WHAT THE FUCKING FUCKING FUCK IS GOING ON? DESUDESUDESUDESUDESU NYORO~N NYORO~N FUCK TRANSENDANCE TEH REI AN HERO BANE OF MY SWORD DESUDESUDESUDESU FUCK SHITTING DICKNIPPLES DIE FURFAGS DIE ONE DOES NOT A GAPING VAG000 THE SIZE OF A HALLWAY INTO A CAT IS FINE TOO MORDOR FUCK
*humps the nearest tree.