News Haruhi-chan, Churuya-san Streamed with English Subs
posted on 2009-02-14 04:04 EST
The Kadokawa Anime Channel on the YouTube video-sharing website has begun streaming the first five-minute episode of Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yūutsu) and the first 127-second episode of Nyoron Churuya-san — both with English subtitles.
The artist Puyo has been drawing Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya manga as the "official gag manga" of Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito's The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya light novels for both Monthly Shonen Ace and The Sneaker magazines from Kadokawa Shoten since July 2007. Kadokawa's Monthly Comp Ace magazine has been serializing Eretto's Nyoron Churuya-san manga about a super-deformed version of the Haruhi character Tsuruya since last November.
The official website for the anime adaptations of these two 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). However, only a 46-second montage of boats and sunset appeared at the appointed time with the following message in Japanese: "It was not finished." The original announcement did say that the streaming would be subject "to the whim of the SOS Brigade Leader."
Update: Background information and image added.
Image © Nagaru Tanigawa, Noizi Ito/member of SOS
© Puyo/member of SOS
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