Haruhi's Day of Sagittarius III Game Offered on iPhone
posted on by Egan Loo
Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: The Day of Sagittarius III, the game first described in the Haruhi Suzumiya light novels and later seen in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime series, is now available in English for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch mobile devices. Kadokawa Shoten Publishing, the company which released Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito's original light novels in Japan, began offering the space combat game on Apple's App Store on Tuesday.
The official description of the game simply requotes the character Haruhi's first lines in English and Japanese:
"First off, I'm not interested in ordinary people. But if any of you were aliens, time-travelers or espers, please come see me. That is all."
The game forms a major plot point for episode 13 ("The Day of Sagitarius") of the first Haruhi Suzumiya television series. In the story, Haruhi is an eccentric, assertive girl who creates her own school club for her strange antics. The school's Computer Research Society members programmed this game and challenges Haruhi's club at their game to regain the computer Haruhi took from them.
Little, Brown Young Readers is publishing the third Haruhi Suzumiya light novel volume in North America this July. Bandai Entertainment released the initial run of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime series in North America, and it posted a video promoting "the second season DVDs" last month. Yen Press is publishing both Gaku Tsugano's main manga adaptation and Puyo's The Melancholy of Suzumiya-Haruhi-Chan (Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yūutsu) "official gag manga." The anime film adaptation of the fourth light novel, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, film opened in Japan just this month.
Thanks you Bob "Ashyukun" Babcock for the news tip.
Images © Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.
© 2006 Nagaru Tanigawa, Noizi Ito/member of SOS
Update: More background information added.
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