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Today in Anime: Happy Birthday Haruhi Suzumiya

Today at Japanator we celebrate the patron saint of modern anime Haruhi Suzumiya, the titular character of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. She captured the hearts and minds of fans around the globe and because of her addictive personalit...

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The new Haruhi visuals have me quite worried

I'm not quite sure what to think here. I was pretty darn excited to hear that Haruhi Suzumiya was returning to television with The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan. The the fear hit. A new studio was taking over the adaptation of the spin ...

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Haruhi Suzumiya and the SOS Brigade return to TV in April

There's no hiding the fact that I am bananas for Haruhi Suzumiya and the entire SOS Brigade. It was actually one of the shows that brought me back into anime fandom heavily, during a time that my interest was really starting to drift. The i...


A Daily Dose of Music: Our Favorite Anime Endings

Well guys and gals, it's that time again! We peek into that dark and disturbing place known as the souls of your all star Japanator editors. We had a great time sharing our favorite openings with you on The Daily Dose, but that's only half ...


The appearance of Haruhi Suzumiya... coffee!

Beverage giants Asahi have just announced that as of December 20th, they will start bundling Haruhi figures with special packages of Wonda Morning Shot coffee. You'll have to be quick in picking them up (or arranging a middle-man to do it f...


Monday MADness: The Inception of Haruhi Suzumiya

I hear Disappearance is being released this week so I guess that would make it a good time to get everyone pumped up with Darkreu's awesome trailer for it. On the surface "The Inception of Haruhi Suzumiya" is clips from the movie set t...


A Look At: The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan

I like the idea of The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan. For those of you not aware, Haruhi-chan is the official Haruhi parody manga, consisting mostly of four panel comics. Each character is a slightly odder version of their standard cou...


New trailers for upcoming Haruhi game

Fans of the The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie should definitely keep their eyes on the upcoming The Reminiscences of Haruhi Suzumiya game. We got a peak at the title in December, and now have some character focused game play videos...


A look at The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #8

This volume of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya wastes no time in completely dumping the reader into the midst of the plot. However, it did become immediately apparent that to the narrator, Kyon, the entire world had changed and ...


Gaze upon the cover of the new Haruhi novel

And...it looks like the covers of every other Haruhi novel. What did you expect? Well, I suppose fans might have expected something different, considering that it's been four-odd years since the last novel was released, but it would probabl...


Watch 8 episodes of Haruhi season 2 on Crunchyroll

...because the other 6 are just the repeat installments of Endless Eight, after all. I've made that joke before, I know, but at least you don't have to cough up for the DVDs this time, since you can just stream  the ones that matter. A...


Screenshots of upcoming PS3/PSP Haruhi game now available

Namco Bandai has just released a bunch of screenshots for their upcoming title The Reminiscence of Haruhi Suzumiya, which will be available on both the PS3 and PSP. These particular screens are from the PS3 version, and both platforms will ...


Watch the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya in...Hawaii?

Hawaii, a non-continental state and my birthplace, is oft-ignored, I've found. Hawaiians have to pay extra to get stuff mailed to them, they aren't eligible for most contests, and what do they get in exchange? An endless flood of tourists t...


Minori Chihara's new music video is so pretty

I'm really digging Minori Chihara's new PV for the song "Yasashii Boukyaku." Bandai Entertainment was kind enough to post it on YouTube today for us. Lovely song, lovely photography, and from a music nerd standpoint, beautiful str...


Haruhi Fruit Juice...has Haruhi on it! How unexpected!

This summer heat wave has been brutal for me so far. I know many states probably have it worse than New York, but that doesn't mean we're not suffering here too. We're even seeing massive power outages from people using too much air conditi...


Crunchyroll bringing content to Zune Marketplace

Crunchyroll has been streaming a large portion of the recent seasons on their site pretty consistently now. Not only that, they brought an iPhone and iPad app out so you can catch your shows on the go. But what about people who aren't Apple...


AX 10: Notes from Bandai's panel

So I've got some notes from the Bandai's panel today. We were a bit late arriving to the convention -- thanks, Los Angeles, for the awesome traffic -- so we missed the first few minutes of the panel. That said, we didn't miss much. The only...


Oh hey, here's how much you'll pay for Haruhi S2 DVDs

Care to buy fourteen episodes of high-end anime? How about buying seven episodes instead? You might be surprised, but those two questions are inseparably intertwined, for the subject at hand is The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, season two....


Man travels to USA to watch Haruhi movie for viewing #100

Over the years I've heard the usual sorts of crazy things Japanese otaku do with money, like buy 9001 copies of some K-ON CD single so it charts on Oricon weekly, or spend a lot of money to pin down a film strip of Yuki's clavicles. This ti...


The Summer of Haruhi Suzumiya promotion announced

Bandai Entertainment, Crunchyroll, and Yen Press are getting together to premiere The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie on May 21st at the Viz Cinema at NEW PEOPLE, in San Francisco. Cristina Vee, who you know as “Haruhi” o...


Brilliant: Akiba store sells Yuki as 'My Wife'

At Iosys, a mobile phone shop on Akihabara's main drag, Chuo-dori, a girl that you'd normally call Yuki Nagato is being sold as "My Wife," or as we say here at Jtor, Mai Waifu. Check out AkibaBlog's picture of a just-woke-up Yuki....


The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya has been licensed

It's happened.  Bandai Entertainment has acquired the rights to the movie The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. The movie takes place after season two of the series, and will be shown subtitled by VIZ Cinema (in other words, it'll be s...


Crunchyroll gets The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Yay! It was just announced that The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is coming to all things Crunchyroll, in Americas, the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Africa. World domination would make Haruhi happy. Crunchyroll will first...


The Suzumiya Haruhi no Gensou DVD on sale now

The new release of the Suzumiya Haruhi no Gensou, an orchestrated album featuring everyone's favorite Haruhi music. You can check it out at CDJapan.co.jp.To be honest, originally we thought this was an announcement about the Disappearance o...


Well, doesn't this game look familiar?

Look at the video below. Think. Have you seen this game somewhere before? Like in a certain Anime? The opening screen in the video below kind of gives it away.That's right: The Day of Sagittarius III is an iPhone game now, and it's ready fo...


Yen Press announces K-ON and other new licenses

It's always great to hear what new titles have been licensed. Yen Press has been keeping secret about some of the stuff they'll be releasing this year, only to spill the beans on their website. Oh, Yen Press, why did you keep us waitin...


Hit up Anime Jungle in your Haruhi costume and be a star!

Everything cool happens in Los Angeles (well, if you're a nerd anyway). We have proof. According to a recent report from Anime News Network, if you happen to live there and be free this coming Monday, you're in for a Haruhi-flavored treat.I...


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