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Haruhi Suzumiya Light Novel Series Has 20 Million Copies in Print Worldwide

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Kadokawa's Sneaker Bunko imprint is listing that Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito's Haruhi Suzumiya light novel franchise has more than 20 million copies in print worldwide. Kadokawa had announced in June 2014 that the light novel franchise had 18 million copies in print worldwide.

Tanigawa and Ito published 11 novels for the series between 2003-2011. The Little, Brown Books for Young Readers imprint released the entire series in 10 volumes between 2009-2013.

The first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime series premiered in 2006 in a non-linear order, and was rebroadcast in 2009 with new episodes and a new chronological order.

Bandai Entertainment previously held the license to both series, and Funimation rereleased the anime last year. Kyoto Animation animated the show's first and second seasons. Crunchyroll previously streamed both series in 2010 and 2011. Crunchyroll re-added the series in October.

The series also spawned The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya film in 2010. Bandai Entertainment also released the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America in 2011.

[Via Yaraon!, LN News]

Update: Extra text removed. Thanks, Sky Madison Lisette

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