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The official Japanese website for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya television anime series has updated its main homepage with a picture of the character Yuki and also updated the staff list for the new animation series. The staff listings now has Tatsuya Ishihara (Air TV, Clannad, second Kanon TV) listed as "brigade chief representative" and Yasuhiro Takemoto (Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, Lucky Star) as "brigade chief assistant" (under Haruhi Suzumiya, the fictional "brigade chief" of the franchise). No cast members have been announced yet.
Last December's cryptic announcement (pictured at right) of the new animation series listed most of the same staffers, but pegged Takemoto as the director. Ishihara was the overall director of the original Haruhi Suzumiya anime series, and Takemoto storyboarded and directed episode 11. Last year's announcement was the first indication that the new anime series will adapt The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, the fourth volume in Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito's light novel series.
Source: Moon Phase
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