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'Nice Boat' Video Posted Instead of Haruhi-chan Debut (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
46-second montage of boats and sunsets reads, "It was not finished."

The Kadokawa Anime Channel on the YouTube video-sharing website has posted a short, 46-second boat-and-sunset montage instead of the announced premiere of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-chan (Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yūutsu) anime series. On the video is the simple message: "Dekiagarimasen deshita." ("It was not finished.")

The official website for the anime adaptations of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-chan (Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yūutsu) and Nyorōn Churuya-san parody manga had announced that their first episodes would begin streaming on February 13 at "about 10:00 p.m." Japan time ("about" 8:00 a.m. ET). The original announcement had also said that the streaming would be subject "to the whim of the SOS Brigade Leader."

Puyo has been drawing The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-chan manga as the "official gag manga" of Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito's The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya light novels for both Monthly Shōnen Ace and The Sneaker magazines from Kadokawa Shoten since July 2007. Although it does not make direct references, the boat montage recalls the "Nice Boat" video that had aired instead of the final episode of the School Days television anime series in September 2007. The School Days finale had been preempted by "due to certain circumstances" — specifically, a real-life crime earlier that week.

Source: Moon Phase Comments

Update: Image and background information added.

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