Chukei has scheduled April releases for My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute and Brush Up on Middle School English and Learn English Grammar with "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya." The two books instruct with text from the Oreimo and Haruhi light novels, with pictures like the Noizi Ito illustrated Yuki Nagato poster on the back of the Haruhi book. Check out the sort of sentences that you'll be diagramming after the jump.
Shokotan has been doing a bit of promo work lately. She cosplays at Haruhi Suzumiya for docomo's anime store, and she's in a new ad campaign for instant noodles. In the actual commercials, she's just a hungry office lady, but in the promo events, the ever enthusiastic Bruce Lee fan is wearing a Chinese dress and showcasing her nunchaku skills. Get a look after the jump.
Amazon has begun listing a November 19th date for Yen Press' release of light novel collection The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya, the finale of the series as it currently stands. The English localized edition will package the two Japanese books in one hardcover for $18.00 More after the jump.
Record company Lantis has launched a new "Who What Records" label to produce "new styles of anime music to meet the demand today." The project is kicking off with Genzai no anisong no domannaka wo PUNK ni shite mitara kō natta (This is what happened when you put PUNK right in the middle of today's anisongs), and a "Red" album featuring 15 cover songs. Get a look after the jump.
In their latest live painting video, drawing tablet makers Wacom have posted a demonstration of Noizi Ito, best known for illustrating the Haruhi Suzumiya and Shakugan no Shana novels in addition to her eroge game work, using their Cintiq 24HD touch pen tablet. Get a look after the jump.
Japanese site MyNavi ran a semi-scientific poll of readers, asking which anime/manga school uniform they'd prefer to wear. Interestingly, there was definitely a proclivity toward the classics. And given that many of the polled probably wore uniforms at some point themselves, aesthetics were tempered with some practicality. See what they picked after the jump.
In a new Biglobe poll, over seven thousand Japanese anime fans named which female characters attract the most unhealthy fanboy obsession. There's an evident recency bias at work, so while Madoka Magica has a strong showing, along with the obvious K-On! and Haruhi, Aquarion EVOL is also well represented. Check out the list after the jump.
Following up on our first report all the way back in April of last year, Bandai Namco has posted a new trailer for the Nendoroid Generations PSP game that was originally slated for release last year. Hit the jump for the new trailer and the expanded cast of characters
One of three apps inspired by Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya light novel and anime series, Haruhi's AniPoke allows users to interact with Haruhi Suzumiya in a limited verbal manner via voice recordings and changing facial expressions.
More after the jump.
On June 5, the Haruhi-negai campaign page has announced "Something will happen on the day of Tanabata (July 7)." The campaign had said they were going to have a big Haruhi-related announcement when there were 15,498 wishes made on the page, and have reached the number yesterday. Considering the page is a part of Haruhiism, a special commemoration site of the recently published "The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya" novels, the announcement is likely to be a novel-related...?
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).
If you're tired of banging up your Nendoroid figures by literally banging them against one another in mock battle, Namco Bandai is working on a game just for you. Nendoroid Generation puts Good Smile Company's popular line of toys in the halls of Nendo High School, where the diminutive dolls will both fight… and dance!