Kansai Walker TV, a weekly USTREAM program, will feature the up-coming "The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya" novels in their May 24 program, the day before the novels will be published in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hog Kong simultaneously. The program will be live-broadcasted from the Animate store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, on 8:00 pm May 24 (JST), 4:00 am May 24 (PDT).
The special guest is a 18-year-old Japanese idol Mao Kanjou, who is known for her Haruhi cosplay. She will read aloud a part of the novels in the program before it is officially on bookstore shelves.
Kansai Walker is a city information magazine published by Kadokawa Shoten that is the publisher
of the Haruhi novels and manga. Kansai Walker TV is the USTREAM channel of the magazine.
Animate is the largest anime/manga specialized store chain in Japan. Currently, there are 38 Animate
stores in Japan, and one in Taipei, Taiwan. Five Animate stores in Tokyo will sell the "The Surprise of
Haruhi Suzumiya" novels at midnight on May 25, sooner than any other stores.
Haruhi in the cover of Kansai Walker
Mao Kanjou in Haruhi Cosplay (form Mizuho Nagashima's blog)
Source: Walker Plus
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