The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya to Play in Hawaii

October 1, 2010 (Cypress, CA) – Bandai Entertainment, INC. announced today that the English subtitled theatrical film The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya will play at the Kahala Theatre, part of the Consolidated Theatres, in Honolulu, Hawaii as part of its “Spotlight Asia!” series on October 29, 2010.

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 Kahala Theatre is located in the Kahala Mall Shopping Center at 4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 3080, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96816. 808-733-62355.

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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 K-ON!, Gundam 00, Code Geass - Lelouch of the 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.

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