Now I understand why The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya just tortured viewers with eight nauseatingly repetitive episodes of the Endless Eight arc, at the extreme risk of alienating newcomers and infuriating fans. It’s the sort of epic trolling that provides powerful mashup material — in this case, four whole hours of material.
The first season of the show provided tons of memefuel for remixers. With Endless Eight, Kyoto Animation is betting the whole series on remix culture.
Check out this anime music video featuring clips from the arc, set to the Barenaked Ladies’ incredibly fitting tune It’s All Been Done.
You know gaming has gone mainstream when you see shades of Super Mario World on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Literally.
(By Tim Bierbaum.)