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Haruhi's Day of Sagittarius III Game Offered on iPhone

posted on by Egan Loo
Game 1st seen in Haruhi Suzumiya light novels, anime is now in U.S. App Store

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."

「ただの人間には興味ありません! この中に宇宙人、未来人、超能力者がいたら、あたしのところに来なさい。以上!」

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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