Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Film Announced for 2010 (Update 2)
posted on 2009-10-08 12:25 EDT by Egan Loo
The final episode of the "renewed" airing of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime series ended on Friday with a teaser of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Shōshitsu) film. The film will open in Japanese theaters in the spring of 2010. More details will be provided on the anime franchise's official homepage at a later date.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is the title of the fourth volume in Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito's original Haruhi Suzumiya light novel series about an eccentric, assertive girl who creates her own school club for her strange antics. The main story in this volume has yet to be animated. The first indications of animation plans for this light novel volume came in December 18, 2007, when the anime's official website "disappeared" with a cryptic announcement of a new Haruhi Suzumiya project; December 18 is a reference to the pivotal date in the fourth volume. That 2007 announcement was also the first public indication that Yutaka Yamamoto (director of first and 12th Haruhi Suzumiya episodes, Lucky Star, Kannagi) was not going to direct the production of new Haruhi Suzumiya animation.
Bandai Entertainment released the initial run of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime series in North America. Little, Brown Young Readers is publishing the second light novel volume this week, and Yen Press will ship the fourth volume in Gaku Tsugano's manga adaptation later this month.
Images © 2009 Nagaru Tanigawa, Noizi Ito/member of SOS
Update: More background information added.
Update: The schedule of the Cinecitta movie theater in Kawasaki, Japan lists the film's opening on February 6.
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