Japanese anime film distributor Shochiku announced on August 16 that it’ll be screening films produced by Kyoto Animation over two cinemas in Tokyo and Kyoto from August 23 “for customers to watch many of the wonderful works produced by Kyoto Animation on the big screen.” Hit the jump to see more!
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!