Aya Hirano Records Narration for Haruhi Pachinko Game Promo
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Voice actress Aya Hirano revealed on her blog on Monday that she has recorded some narration for the "Haruhi Hunting" promotional video. Hirano had noted last year on her blog that she revisited a character she hadn't played in a while, and that blog post was referring to the narration she did as Haruhi for the promotional video.
The promotional video will be the first new Haruhi Suzumiya footage in about four years, and pachinko game maker Sankyo is using the video to mark its release of the Fever Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu (Fever: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) pachinko game. Kyoto Animation produced the video, just as it did with the earlier television anime and anime film inspired by Nagaru Tanigawa's popular light novel series. Haruhi herself and all the members of the SOS Brigade appear in the video, which uses the "Lost my music" song first heard during the television anime's school cultural festival scenes.
The new footage was made for the game's "Haruhi Hunting" campaign. 707 different photo frames have been printed and scattered throughout convenience store and outdoor advertising, magazines, websites, and elsewhere all over Japan. As people take snapshots of all 707 photo frames and upload them to the campaign's website, the new footage will be gradually unveiled.