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Bandai Entertainment Adds Haruhi-chan, Churuya-san

posted on by Egan Loo
1st of 2 DVDs for Haruhi net anime this summer, with free streams now; Haruhi-chan manga in October

The North American anime distributor Bandai Entertainment has announced on Wednesday that it has licensed The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya and Nyorōn Churuya-san net anime series. The two series will ship together on two DVDs, with the first DVD shipping this summer. Bang Zoom! Entertainment will dub both net anime, as it is already doing for Bandai Entertainment's releases of the other Haruhi Suzumiya anime projects.

The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya anime series adapts Puyo's "official gag manga" of Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito 's The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya light novels. Puyo has been running the manga in both Monthly Shōnen Ace and The Sneaker magazines from Kadokawa Shoten since July of 2007. Similarly, Kadokawa's Monthly Comp Ace magazine has been serializing Eretto's Nyorōn Churuya-san manga about a super-deformed version of the Haruhi character Tsuruya since 2008.

The Kadokawa Anime Channel on the YouTube video-sharing website had premiered the two net anime series with English subtitles last year. The Crunchyroll video-streaming website has since announced that it would stream both series, along with the first television anime season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Yen Press announced this past February that it licensed the Melancholy of Suzumiya-Haruhi-Chan manga.

Image © Nagaru Tanigawa, Noizi Ito/member of SOS
© Puyo/member of SOS

Update: More background information and video added.

Update 2: Yen Press will ship the first volume of the Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan manga on October 26.

Crunchyroll began streaming both Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya and Nyorōn Churuya-san for free at 9:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday.

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