Funimation Brings Back Hare Hare Yukai For "Haruhi" Contest

For Haruhi’s 10th anniversary, and its first release on Blu-ray in North America, anime distributor Funimation is doing some time travelling

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. 

 

Before trying it yourself, get a refresher...

Remember about a decade ago how the ending song dance from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was everywhere? From flash mobbers in Akihabara to video game champions to even prison inmates, everyone was doing the Hare Hare Yukai dance, and it wasn’t uncommon to see cosplayers at pretty much every anime convention going through the routine.

 

Whether you still remember every move or never learned it before, we want to see your dance! Submit a video of you in the link at the bottom of the blog post or your friends dancing some or all of the Hare Hare Yukai, and we’ll compile the entries into a special tribute video—plus, we’ll choose one stellar entry to win a HUGE Haruhi prize pack!

 

How huge are we talking? For a girl like Haruhi, it’s got to be larger than life—we’ll be giving away THE 8 foot x 16 foot high banner of Haruhi herself, featuring art from character designer Noizi Ito, that adorned the Funimation booth at conventions—this is totally one-of-a-kind and these banners are almost never available to fans, so it’s definitely way bigger and more special than a poster.

 

Check out more prizes and the form of submitting videos on Funimation's blog. 

 

Funimation's new release of the anime is out September 13th.

 


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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