Haruhi Suzumiya's New Light Novel to Ship in 2010
posted on by Egan Loo
The June issue of Kadokawa Shoten's The Sneaker magazine is confirming on Friday that the Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint plans to publish Nagaru Tanigawa's Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyōgaku (The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya) light novel this year. This 10th Haruhi Suzumiya light novel volume will be the first new one in three years. The same issue of The Sneaker is publishing an excerpt from the volume.
In a message in The Sneaker issue, Tanigawa reports that he has completed 75% to 80% of the novel. So far, he has written 370 pages in the novel's current draft; 400 characters can be written on each page of Japanese-style composition paper.
The last volume in the series was Suzumiya Haruhi no Bunretsu, which shipped in 2007. The light novels inspired two television anime seasons, a film, two net anime series, and several manga adaptations.
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 is also releasing the second season DVDs and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya film later this year. (This anime film adaptation of the fourth light novel opened in Japan in February. ) Crunchyroll is streaming the first season now, and plans to stream the second season later this year.
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 Day of Sagittarius III game seen in the light novels and anime was actually produced and officially released for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch mobile devices in English.
[Via Kyō mo Yarareyaku]