Bandai Entertainment announces HARUHI EVENT

BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES HARUHI LAUNCH EVENT FOR LOS ANGELES FANS; MEET THE ASOS BRIGADE IN PERSON!

May 3, 2007 (Cypress, Ca) – Bandai Entertainment Inc. and Kadokawa Pictures USA announced today that a special event to celebrate the release of the first volume of the English language version of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya will take place on the release date of May 29th in Los Angeles at the special collectors shop Anime Jungle starting at 7pm.

On sale at the launch event will be copies of the regular and special limited edition art box DVDs as well as the first CD “Hare Hare Yukai.” Also, attendees to the event will get a FREE theatrical sized Haruhi poster, which they can get signed by the members of the ASOS Brigade: Paddy (Haruhi), Haruka (Mikuru), and Kana (Yuki) (see www.asosbrigade.com) who will make their first ever U.S. appearance to celebrate the release of Haruhi in North America.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime series is nothing short of a phenomenon in Japan and tells and is one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of 2007.

“We have been building toward this moment and it's finally here,” said Bandai Entertainment Inc President Ken Iyadomi. “This will be a great event for Los Angeles fans, please come to Anime Jungle as Haruhi invades the U.S.”

Anime Jungle is the premiere anime special collector's shop in Southern California featuring anime dvds, toys, figures, manga, and more. Anime Jungle is located in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo at 319 East 2nd Street #103, Los Angeles, Ca 90012. Phone is 213-621-1661.

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For more information on The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya please visit: www.asosbrigade.com

For more information on Anime Jungle, please visit: www.animejungle.net


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