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The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Anime's Cast, Staff Unveiled

posted on by Karen Ressler
Jun'ichi Wada to direct at Satelight with returning cast

The "SOS Dan web site" at haruhi.tv "disappeared" on Thursday but is now hosting an image announcing the cast and staff of the upcoming anime The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan. The image also says the anime's official website will be open in a few days.

The page is accessible from the front page by answering the distance in light years to Vega and Altair (25 and 16, respectively), a reference to The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya novel.

Jun'ichi Wada (episode director on EUREKA SEVEN AO, Gosick) will direct and Touko Machida (Lucky Star, Inari Kon Kon) will handle series composition at Satelight (Bodacious Space Pirates, Hellsing Ultimate). Ikuko Ito (Princess Tutu, Magic User's Club!) is designing the the characters for the anime and Takeshi Yasuda, producer on the original Haruhi Suzumiya anime, is in charge of series planning.

The cast, returning from the original Haruhi Suzumiya anime includes:

Minori Chihara as Yuki Nagato
Tomokazu Sugita as Kyon
Natsuko Kuwatani as Ryoko Asakura
Yuko Goto as Mikuru Asahina
Yuki Matsuoka as Tsuruya-san
Minoru Shiraishi as Taniguchi
Megumi Matsumoto as Kunikida
Daisuke Ono as Itsuki Koizumi
Aya Hirano as Haruhi Suzumiya

One year ago on the morning of December 18, 2013, the website's top page also "disappeared" with an apparent error message: "This page cannot be displayed." Underneath the error message is the white-on-white text "The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan docomo android" with a link to the Docomo Anime Store. On Android devices on the NTT Docomo mobile service, the store site featured the following message:

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Anime Adaptation in The Works
Haruhi-chan & Churuya-san are also being distributed!

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (Nagato Yuki-chan no Shōshitsu) is Puyo's official spinoff manga based on Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya light novel series. Puyo serializes the ongoing manga in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine, and also created The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan manga series which inspired an earlier anime. Yen Press publishes both manga in North America. Yen Press describes The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan:

This spin-off of the Haruhi Suzumiya series takes place in the world of the "Disappearance" arc of the original novels, focusing on the high school life (and romance!) of a tentative and bashful Yuki Nagato quite unlike the one you've come to know and love through the usual exploits of the SOS Brigade... but no less charming!

The series will premiere in 2015.

[Via ultimatemegax]

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