Endless Summer Episode IV: A New Haruhi

Something was wrong.

That’s what my gut was telling me. For the last three summers, SCCSAV has gathered for a fortnight-long Haruhi marathon. Yet this year, it seemed there was no one to take up the mantle of organising it all. I bravely said “yeah whatever I’ll do it”, and here we are! Endless Summer 2013. Part Four.

For those who aren’t familiar with Endless Summer, here’s how it works. Over two weeks from August 17th we watch two episodes of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya per day, during which participants chat in a Skype call. Why the 17th? Because the infamous Endless Eight arc takes place over the same time period. We finish on the 31st with a viewing of the movie The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya.

The episode order will be as in the original viewings, devised by Bitmap. The episode numbers listed below in brackets are the chronological order, as was used in the 2009 rebroadcast (and on the [Delicio.us] files). As the first series was broadcast out of order, we mix things up as an homage.

17th: The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00 (25) / The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya I (20)
18th: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya I (1) / The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya II (2)
19th: The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya II (21) / The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya (7)
20th: Endless Eight I (12) / Endless Eight II (13)
21st: Endless Eight III (14) / Endless Eight IV (15)
22nd: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya III (3) / The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya III (22)
23rd: Remote Island Syndrome (Part I) (10) / Mystérique Sign (9)
24th: The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya IV (23) / Remote Island Syndrome (Part II) (11)
25th: Someday in the Rain (28) / The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya IV (4)
26th: The Day of Sagittarius (27) / The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya V (24)
27th: Endless Eight V (16) / Endless Eight VI (17)
28th: Endless Eight VII (18) / Endless Eight VIII (19)
29th: Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody (8) / Live Alive (26)
30th: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya V (5) / The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya VI (6)
31st: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (movie)

Notionally we begin at 8 PM US Eastern time (7 PM Central, 5 PM Pacific etc.), but we’re never too strict with when we actually begin watching. You don’t have to watch every day, so don’t feel bad if you can’t make it! If you want to participate, the best way to contact me is via Twitter @processr, via Skype at pro.cessr or by leaving a comment on this post. You’ll need to let me know of your Skype username so I can add you into the group chat.

Each session should last between one and two hours, allowing generously for time spent chatting before and after episodes. The exception to this is Disappearance, as it’s a whopping two-and-a-half hours long. If there’s demand for it, we’ll start earlier on the 31st to accommodate the runtime. That should be everything you need to know! These sessions are a great way to get acquainted with a great many anibloggers, and especially the people in SCCSAV – in fact it’s how I got in with the crowd a couple of years ago. A fun time will be had by all!

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