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.
At last summer's Otakon, FUNimation announced that they'd picked up the license to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya as well as gag spin-off Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya. This season, they're simulcasting the new spin-off The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan. Well, now it looks like Haruhi herself (or some proxy) is placing personal ads from FUNi's neighborhood on Craigslist. More after the jump.
Suzumiya Haruhi (Aya Hirano) and Sergeant Keroro (Kumiko Watanabe) lend their voices to a promo for the 20th anniversary of Shōnen Ace, a manga magazine known for its anime tie-ins as well as original manga that is often violent like Deadman Wonderland and Future Diary or comedies like My Ordinary Life.
FUNimation had lots of news to announce at this weekend's Otakon, including their plans for a new release of Cowboy Bebop, lots of home video rights to titles they streamed, and Kadokawa licenses including a number of rescues and the Steins;Gate movie. Get the details after the jump.
Amazon Japan is now listing a new The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya season 1 set for August 29th release. This will feature the 14-episode run in broadcast order, a soundtrack CD, new Kyoto Animation cover art and new video remastering work for 22,680yen. Check it out after the jump.
KADOKAWA's brand company Kadokawa Shoten has started offering 40 Haruhi Suzumiya-themed stamps on the smartphone communication app Line via its Stamp Shop since yesterday June 5. The set includes newly-drawn illustrations by Noizi Ito, the original illustrator of Nagaru Tanigawa's novel series. Check the details after the jump.
haruhi.com has been updated and the Haruhi Hunt is underway. 707smartphone-interactive mystery illustrations are hidden around Japan in outdoor locations, convenience stores and websites. These will unlock Kyoto Animation's first Haruhi anime since 2010's Disappearance. However, don't get your expectations get too over-inflated because this anime will just be promoting a Sankyo pachinko machine. Get a look after the jump.