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Have you guys gone and watched Nichijou/My Ordinary Life yet? I haven’t! But I recently noticed the credits for its opening song, “Hyadain no ka-ka-kata*omoi” (“Hyadain’s un-un-unrequited*love”). Maeyamada Ken’ichi, also known as Hyadain, has been one of my favorite remixers for years, and it was a big surprise to see his music featured in an anime.

From this quirky op, you can see lots of Hyadain’s musical trademarks – chiptune sensibilities, and a whole lot of backing himself up with falsetto. Check after the jump for more of his work, from cute and harmless Dragon Quest remixes to slightly risque love songs to Mega Man.

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I couldn't bear to cut this image to just the season 2 announcement part, since it would only show Yui from the waist down.

Today’s “that was inevitable” moment came when the official site for Kyoto Animation’s musical hit K-On! was updated with the above image, which confirmed a second season for the slice of life show about a high school all-girl band. Given the stellar sales of the DVDs and the show’s massive fan base (the show’s representation at Comike 77 is off the charts), this announcement falls somewhere between “We like money” and “The sun will rise tomorrow” on the surprise scale.

Fearless prediction: 8 straight episodes of the band practicing the exact same song, with mild costume changes and ad-libs.

What? No, I’m not bitter, what makes you think that?

Source: Moon Phase

Long-haired Haruhi. Mmm...In news that helps ease the worries of skeptical The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya fans, the official Japanese site for the upcoming movie has the run time listed at 150 minutes. That’s two and a half hours of pure Haruhi, which means that Kyoto Animation should be able to pack the full content of the popular novel into the movie.

Unless they take one chapter of the book and loop it 8 times, but they can’t possibly make the same mistake twice. Right?

(thanks to Japanator for helping me find this one)

Not shown: disappointed fans.

Because there has to be a sad girl in snow somewhere on this front page.

According to all-knowing Japanese news site Moon Phase, the upcoming movie version of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is set for a February 6, 2010 release in theaters. The movie is called The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya and adapts the novel of the same name, which follows the narrator Kyon as he tries to figure out why the world has turned upside-down and become frighteningly normal.

I really liked the novel, which was the fourth in the series, and I really hope that Kyoto Animation doesn’t mess this one up as badly as they messed up the Endless Eight and Sigh stories. They did a lot of damage to their fan base with the second season, and it’ll take a slam-dunk movie to restore fan faith in not just the Haruhi series, but the post-YamaKan ability of Kyoto Animation to make good anime.

We’ll find out one way or another in three months!