The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, the first anime in the Haruhi franchise to not be produced by Kyoto Animation, is already reportedly causing widespread cases of nostalgia for Endless 8 – the infamous story arc from the second season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya TV anime.
Yuki-chan, which is based on a side story and produced by Satelight, has already drawn criticism for its shoestring budget and different character designs, but apparently the mind-numbing plot has fans yearning for better days. “Sure, Endless 8 was just the same thing over and over again,” said Zvapz5, who runs the “Haruhi Disciples” fan site, “but at least the thing they were repeating was nice to look at.”
Another user on the site using the handle Mikurubeam9 added: “I miss the discussions we used to have after each episode of Endless 8 and how they got progressively more angry and frustrated every week. I can’t even work up enough emotion to be angry at this show,” he said morosely. “Any emotion is better than no emotion.”
Incidentally, fans upset about the Yuki-chan anime attempted to burn Akiba to the ground, but witnesses said it was a small garbage fire that wasn’t nearly as impressive as the blazing inferno they had set after the original run of Endless 8.