For a change, figure sales/release timing isn't as bewildering as the changes in Haruhi Suzumiya's hair style. Pre-orders have launched for 1/4th scale The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan figure of the spin-off's take on Yuki Nagato, dressed in a Santa bunny girl outfit. And, with Good Smile Company distributing, it's actually scheduled to ship in December!
The SOS Brigade is coming back to Japanese screens in April. Sadly, it's not for a new series -- but NHK Premium will be re-running the entire 28-episode anime with one episode each Friday night! Hit the jump to find out more.
Kyoto Animation has revealed some new interior illustrations for its upcoming massive Haruhi Suzumiya Blu-ray collection... but not all fans are pleased with the art style. Are the girls of the SOS Brigade still looking great ten years later, or is the art a deal-breaker? Decide for yourself after the jump!
Haruhi Suzumiya and her SOS Brigade have been busy this year with 10th anniversary Japanese and American anime collections, new art by the original novel illustrator Noizi Ito and a new pachislot machine Sankyo. This machine will have expected favorites like "God knows..." and "Hare Hare Yukai," but it will also have new music and a video has offered a sample of its "Sixth Sense Adventure."
Kadokawa is confirmed to release "Suzumiya Haruhi no Taisei -Super Blu-ray Box- First Production Limited Edition" at the price of 29,160 yen (about 282 US dollars) on December 18, 2016. The 11-disc set will include the 2010 film The Disappearance and two spin-off series that were not included in the previous box sets. Hit the jump for more details.
For Haruhi’s 10th anniversary, and its first release on Blu-ray in North America, anime distributor Funimation is doing some time travelling and bringing back the "Hare Hare Yukai" dance moves. Fans who break out the old number have a chance to win prizes including a figure, books, and a huge banner of the goddess herself. Get a refresher after the jump.
Puyo's The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato-chan manga wrapped up, with the 10th and final volume planned for next February. So, maybe the author of that spin-off and The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan cutesy comedy has some more time on his hand, because he's been Tweeting more about games and anime lately. Like with other manga artists, they've become quite taken with Overwatch and decided to share their take on its characters.
It has been officially confirmed that a monthly serialization of Puyo's Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoshitsu/The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan manga finally ended in the newest September 2016 issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace. The spin-off manga of Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya light novel series had been serialized since 2009. Hit the jump for more details.
Get ready to practice your Hare Hare Yukai dance, because Haruhi is coming back with a special 10-year anniversary DVD and Blu-ray release. It's already been 10 years! Can you believe it? Hit the jump for a rush of nostalgia!
It was ten years ago this month that anime watchers first met Haruhi Suzumiya and her band of aliens, time travelers, and espers Now, to celebrate, Lantis has helped the SOS Brigade become YouTubers. Their rookie effort and associated site help kick off the anniversary plans with "The Complete Soundtrack of Haruhi Suzumiya." More after the jump.
If you were watching anime on April 2, 2006, you might have been a bit confused. What on earth was going on in "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00?" Time traveler girls? An alien magician? Weird Akihabara shop commercial interludes? It was an unconventional introduction to the perfect storm otaku phenomenon that was The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime. Today, fans took to Twitter to mark the 10th anniversary.
It's probably not terribly surprising that chuunibyou arch-mage Megumin the KonoSuba anime has been one of this season's hit characters. Among her many admirers are some industry pros. Check out their tributes after the jump.