Over at the ASOS Brigade page, the unofficial site for the English version of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, a new video was posted yesterday. The latest episode in the adventures of the ASOS Brigade re-casts Haruhi, Yuki and Mikuru, but more importantly it makes mention of a DVD release of Season 2 of Haruhi. However, when they go to announce the date, the transmission suddenly suffers an interruption. It also features Cristina Vee singing an English version of Super Driver, the opening song for season 2. Personally, I much prefer the Japanese version of Super Driver, but I’ve never been a fan of re-dubbing opening themes. During the video, as part of her agreement to be Haruhi, she asks for a spot in the cast of season 2, and is met with “you’ll still need to audition,” but more than likely, she’ll be showing up somewhere, even as a bit part.
The video is entitled Episode “0.8888” probably in reference to the Endless Eight arc. Season 2 of The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi spends half the season on the Endless Eight arc, which caused an uproar in Japan because the characters were stuck in a loop for multiple episodes. The eight episode arc spanned 4 DVDs in Japan. and even with the repetitive episodes, the Endless Eight DVDs were still able to debut in the top 20 animated DVD sales.
Original Season 2 Opening “Super Driver”:
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