AAA Anime to Exclusively Distribute Haruhi Character CD Vol.#2


April 25, 2007 (Cypress, Ca) – Bandai Entertainment Inc. announced today that AAA Anime will exclusively distribute the Haruhi Character CD Vol. 2: Yuki Nagato in North America.

“Since its announcement, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has generated an extraordinary amount of buzz throughout the anime fanbase. We are happy to be a part of what is sure to be the biggest title of 2007,” said AAA Anime Founder and President Richard Tong.

The Haruhi Character CD for Yuki Nagato took Japan's stores by storm with many being sold out on it's first day of release and reaching a peak of #13 on the Oricon Chart. (Oricon is considered the equivalent of the American Billboard Charts). The Character Yuki Nagato has proven herself to be an all time fan favorite being consecutively voted in among the top 100 characters of all time (Source: Animage Magazine).

The CD is set to release on July 3rd, 2007 to coincide with the release of the 2nd volume of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The 2nd volume of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya will come in both Standard and Limited Edition forms. With the Standard Edition featuring: Textless Opening and Ending, TV Broadcast Previews, Nekoman Gallery, Making of Haruhi Suzumiya Clips, and The Adventures of the ASOS Brigade. The Limited Edition will feature, including the items previously listed, a Haruhi Cosplay Armband, Bouken Desho Desho CD, Iron-on, Double Sided Pencil board, and a bonus DVD containing the original broadcast order of the television series (subtitle only).

“We are pleased to have AAA Anime exclusively distribute the Character CD #2: Yuki Nagato to our fans here in the U.S., these character CDs have proven to be very successful in Japan and the rest of Asia and will undoubtedly cross over here in the States with equal or greater strength, said Ken Iyadomi President and CEO of Bandai Entertainment, Inc.

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