News 2009 Haruhi TV Run's 8th Episode Listed as New Episode (Update 2)
posted on 2009-05-17 14:47 EDT
The broadcast schedule for the TV Wakayama station lists the eighth episode of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime's ongoing "renewed airing" as "Sasa no Ha Rhapsody" ("Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody") on May 24. This would be the next story chronologically in Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito's original science-fiction comedy light novels, but this story was not animated during the anime's first airing in 2006. This schedule is the first written indication of a new episode that was not animated during the anime's first airing.
The Yahoo! TV Japan website had listed the 2009 airing's first episode on Sendai Television (OX) as "Asahina Mikuru no Bōken Episode 00" ("Mikuru Asahina's Adventure Episode 00"). This was also the first episode during the 2006 airing, but not the first story chronologically in the original light novels. However, OX — like the other stations — actually aired the episode "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya I" ("Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu I") as the first episode this year. That was the first episode chronologically in the original light novels, but the second episode to air during the first 2006 airing.
Source: Moon Phase Comments
Update: More background information added.
Update 2: TV Wakayama's schedule no longer lists the episode title. TV Wakayama told the Gigazine website that it was instructed not to post the episode title — but since the title was "somehow" posted anyways, the station has deleted that information. Thanks, Aeria.
Image © 2006 Nagaru Tanigawa / Noizi Ito / member of SOS
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