One of the great surprises at the Lantis Festival concert event on Sunday was the reunion of the SOS Brigade's five members from the Haruhi Suzumiya anime franchise on the stage: Aya Hirano (Haruhi Suzumiya), Tomokazu Sugita (Kyon), Minori Chihara (Yuki Nagato), Yuko Goto (Mikuru Asahina), and Daisuke Ono (Itsuki Koizumi). Check out their backstage photo after the jump!
Today on May 2, KADOKAWA released the final 12th volume of Puyo's The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan, an official comedy spin-off manga to Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya light novel series. As special bonus items, the volume comes with a newly-written short story by Tanigawa, as well as illustrations by Noizi Ito and Gaku Tsugano. Hit the jump for more details.
KADOKAWA's literature information Twitter KadoBun announced today that the Haruhi Suzumiya novel series by Nagaru Tanigawa will be re-released from its Kadokawa Bunko imprint for five consecutive months from January 2019. The internationally popular sci-fi series was originally released from its light novel imprint Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko from 2003 to 2011. Hit the jump for more details.
To everyone's great surprise, "Nanafushigi Overtime" (Seven Wonders Overtime), a short story from the Haruhi Suzumiya series newly written by the original novel author Nagaru Tanigawa is confirmed to be included in Kadokawa's "The Sneaker Legend" magazine to be released in Japan on October 31, 2018. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming Sneaker Bunko 30th Anniversary Festival announced today that three main voice actresses from the Haruhi Suzumiya anime franchise: Aya Hirano (Haruhi Suzumiya), Minori Chiara (Yuki Nagato), and Yuko Goto (Mikuru Asahina) will join a special stage event n November 4, 2018. Hit the jump for more details.
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.