Next Haruhi Suzumiya Novel to Bundle Kyon Short Story
posted on by Egan Loo
The publisher Kadokawa Shoten has confirmed that the limited first edition of Nagaru Tanigawa's next Haruhi Suzumiya light novel, Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyōgaku (The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya), will ship on May 25 with a special booklet containing a short story by Tanigawa. In addition to the short story, the booklet's 64 color pages will feature illustration work by novel artist Noizi Ito, contributions by artists Gaku Tsugano (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya manga) and Puyo (The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan), and a behind-the-scenes account by the original editor of the light novel series.
According to Monday's final issue of Kadokawa Shoten's The Sneaker magazine, the booklet's short story is called "Rainy Day," and it is set during the protagonist Kyon's time in middle school. Tanigawa had personally written the "Someday in the Rain" episode of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya television anime series.
Due to its 600-page length, Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyōgaku will actually ship in two volumes in Japan; the limited first edition will shrink-wrap both volumes along with the special booklet. Kadokawa Shoten announced that Kyōgaku will have a worldwide simultaneous release, but it is not shipping on May 25 in all 13 countries that currently have the light novel series in print. It will ship on that day in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Korea.
[Via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō]
Image © Nagaru Tanigawa, Noizi Ito/Kadokawa Shoten
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