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Haruhi Season 2 Licensed

The ASOS Brigade Returns

By Chris Beveridge     January 26, 2010


Haruhi
© Bandai Entertainment

Just after midnight last night, Bandai Entertainment made a Twitter and YouTube announcement that the company has secured the release of the second season of the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya for US release. The second season ran throughout 2009, following up on the popular first season that ran back in 2006. No release plans are yet set but according to the video that you can see below, Cristina Vee will be having quite a bit of fun as Haruhi and there are plans for it to be dubbed. While the first season of the series did well, a dub of the new season wasn't guaranteed. This season has not been released on Blu-ray in Japan as of this writing as it's a DVD only release, so it's unlikely that Bandai will be able to do one with it.

Bandai is looking to be as viral as they were the first time around with this show and they've set up a few ways for fans to stay connected:

Check out the official site of the ASOS Brigade: www.asosbrigade.com

Become a fan over on Facebook: www.facebook.com/asosbrigade

And follow them on Twitter as well: www.twitter.com/asos_brigade  

 

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Hectotane 1/26/2010 7:52:50 AM

Still implying that there are people outside the hard-liner otaku-tachi circles who actually LIKE Haruhi and the people around her, are we?

Whatever.  Enjoy your annoying brat, her Evangelion rip-off show, and Kyoto Animu's beef rap with tree-brat's director.

insaneben 1/26/2010 9:58:58 AM

Oh boy! I can't wait for a "slighty-altered" retread of the first season with only two new episodes! [/sarcasm]

Seriously, unless they shoehorn in the "Haruhi-chan" and "Nyoron Churuya-san" segments into the set, I'll pass. It's nice to see that Bandai is still trying to build up hype for something, but I have to wonder if they should probably redirect their efforts towards something else, like, say, improved customer service or better quality control.

Sad Fact: In 2007, Haruhi was outsold in America by Afro Samurai, Witchblade and Karas (that's right- a quickly-forgotten Manga Entertainment DVD outsold one of Japan's hottest properties).

Calibur454 1/26/2010 11:05:59 AM

Ehh I really didn't care for the first season...

...as far as liscenses go I'm very surprised that K-on or Ah my goddess- Fighting wings have not yet been announced.

 

METR0lD 1/26/2010 3:57:02 PM

 If they go ahead with the dub, I'll probably pick it up. If only to support the idea of dubs. Though I'm still pissed at them for not doing a dub for the Lucky Star OVA. Finish what you start, or you'll burn a lot of fans.

Muenster 1/26/2010 6:29:14 PM

I greatly enjoyed the second season, but there's here's some spolier-advice synergy for you SOS brigade fans waiting for the Discs: When you get to the "Endless Eight" section of the series, you only need to watch Ep.12(Ep. 02), then any episode between 13(03) and 18(08), and then pick up at Ep. 19(Ep.09)

Think Groundhog Day, but done not as fun.

I would like to pick this up on Blu-Ray in the US if it becomes available in that format.

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