Crunchyroll, Inc., announced today the acquisition of the Kadokawa Pictures blockbuster title The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya for multiple Crunchyroll platforms. More information is on the official The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya series page on Crunchyroll:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya follows the eponymous character voiced by Japanese idol superstar Aya Hirano. A classmate of hers poses: ³I thought that when I entered high school, my days of believing in aliens, time travelers and ESPers were going to be over. That is until she introduced herself. Claiming to be interested in only aliens, time travelers, and ESPers, Haruhi Suzumiya was the strangest girl I've met in a long time.²
Crunchyroll will initially release the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya & Nyoron Churuya-san on its subscription-based streaming service, followed by a release thereafter on its ad-supported free streaming platform. The second season will stream soon later this year. Additionally, Crunchyroll will also handle download sales and print-on-demand merchandise for the title. The agreement between Crunchyroll and Kadokawa spans the Americas, the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Africa.
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