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Summer of Haruhi Suzumiya Set
By Chris Beveridge
May 07, 2010
Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
© Bandai Entertainment
"The Summer of Haruhi Suzumiya" a cooperative promotion between Bandai Entertainment, Crunchyroll, and Yen Press will occur May 21st at the Viz Cinema at the premiere of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya theatrical feature. Cristina Vee, “Haruhi” of Bandai’s ASOS Brigade.com, will be performing several of the Haruhi songs in English and Japanese prior to the film and she’ll be autographing and giving away the theatrical poster from the film. After the movie, attendees will be treated to a Haruhi manga and novel giveaway courtesy of Yen Press and Crunchyroll will raffle off 10 three month memberships and five one-year anime memberships to lucky theater goers.
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 mid-June 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.