Summer of Haruhi Moves to Los Angeles

Jun 1st 2010

THE DISAPPEARNCE OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA ONE NIGHT SCREENING JUNE 24 th IN LOS ANGELES;VOICE ACTRESS STEPHANIE SHEH TO APPEAR;CRISTINA VEE TO PERFORM; GIVEAWAYS FROM BANDAI, CRUNCHYROLL, YEN PRESS

June 1, 2010 (Cypress, CA) – “The Summer of Haruhi Suzumiya” a cooperative promotion between Bandai Entertainment, Crunchyroll, and Yen Press will continue on June 24 at the Laemmle's Sunset 5 theater in Hollywood with a ONE NIGHT ONLY Los Angeles screening of the English subtitled print of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya theatrical feature.

Haruhi series English Voice actress Stephanie Sheh (Mikuru) will appear with more cast to be announced as they confirm availability. Stephanie will be autographing the theatrical poster from the film which will be given away to attending theatre goers.

Cristina Vee of Bandai's ASOS Brigade.com will be performing several of the series songs in English and Japanese prior to the film and attendees will be treated to a Haruhi manga and novel giveaway courtesy of Yen Press (while supplies last, so come early!) and Crunchyroll will raffle off 10 three month memberships and five one-year anime memberships to lucky attendees.

Special notice to Cosplayers: if you come to the theatre in a Haruhi costume, you'll get an extra prize!

Laemmle's Sunset 5 is located at 8000 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA - (323) 848-3500. http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?thid=2 Tickets will go on sale the night of June 1 st .

The film, which is based on the novel of the same name by Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito, was made by Kyoto Animation and supervised by Chief Director Tatsuya Ishihara and Director Yasuhiro Takemoto. The story follows the two seasons of the anime series phenomenon The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and tells the story of Haruhi's sudden disappearance and her friend Kyon's attempt to untangle the mystery of why she's vanished. The film opened on February 6th, 2010 in Japan with 24 prints, and earned more than 670 Million Yen (Approximately $7.5 Million US) by the end of March.

The English subtitled print of the film will be shown in Hawaii in the near future by Consolidated Theaters ( http://www.consolidatedtheatres.com ) and Artisan Gateway as part of their SPOTLIGHT ASIA FILMS Program. Hawaii dates and venues will be announced soon.

For more information on Haruhi visit:
www.bandai-ent.com or www.asosbrigade.com
yenpress.us
www.Crunchyroll.com

For more information on the Sunset 5 visit:
http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?thid=2

For more information on Consolidated Theatres visit:
http://www.consolidatedtheatres.com

About Bandai Entertainment, INC.
Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include Gundam 00, Code Geass: Lelouch of Rebellion, Lucky Star, Gurren Lagann, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, My Otome, and many more.

About Yen Press
Yen Press, founded in 2006, is the manga and graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group US. Yen Press's focus is primarily on licensed manga, but also publishes original manga publications, original comics and graphic novels, webcomics, licensed adaptations, and children's graphic novels. For additional information, go to www.yenpress.com and/or contact Jack Womack, Publicity Manager, Yen Press, (212) 364-1137; [email protected]

About Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is a leading global lifestyle and entertainment brand centered around all things Asian media and operator of the largest online community, video site and network of sites, services and devices for Japanese anime and Asian drama in the world. Content on Crunchyroll is provided by leading Asian media companies including TV TOKYO, Fuji Television, NHK Enterprises (NEP), Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (YTV), Seoul Broadcasting System(SBS), Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Shueisha, Kadokawa Pictures, Aniplex, avex entertainment, King Records, Happinet, d-rights, Bandai Channel, Toei Animation, Tai Seng and many others. Crunchyroll was founded in June 2006 and has offices in both San Francisco and Tokyo. Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator in the Japanese content business and the only video service in the world to offer hit programs Naruto Shippūden, Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee and many others within one hour of their first Japanese broadcasts. Crunchyroll is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and Licensing International Merchandisers' Association (LIMA) and is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock, Japanese entertainment giant TV TOKYO, and a group of angel investors representing some of the brightest and most successful minds and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. More information can be found at http://www.Crunchyroll.com.


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