Anime Project, the Spanish company who was trying to attract fundings with a crowdfunding model to license the first season of Suzumiya Haruhi on Blu-ray, had to face a negative of Kadokawa. The reason? The people of Kadokawa is still in the 20th century and don’t like their precious series being licensed that way. And just like that, negociations were broken. A pity. Anime Project is going to try with their second option, Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagan. One of the comments on their facebook page says bitterly: “Making deals with those Japanese guys should be an Olympic event.”
Source: Anime Project @ facebook
Biglobe loves polls. This time it was about the favorite Kyoto Animation anime, and The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi got the 5th place. The series is still strong!!
This is the ranking and the votes for each series.
1. Hyouka (516)
2. Clannad ~After Story~ (465)
3. K-On!! (387)
4. K-On! (384)
5. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (333)
6. Clannad (310)
7. Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai! (251)
8. My Ordinary Life (237)
9. Air (213)
10. Lucky Star (200 votes)
11. Kanon (165 votes)
12. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (148)
13. Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (114)
14. Sora wo Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai. (43)
I can’t believe that crap called Air was ranked better than the awesome series Kanon or Fumoffu. At least Haruhi is still in a good position. Inspecting the list, some series are just the second season, so the real winner would be Clannad, second place would be K-on, third place Hyouka and fourth place our Haruhi. That makes much better sense, don’t you think?
art by PUYO, story by Nagaru Tanigawa,
characters by Noizi Ito
November 14th, 2012 | 160 pages | 5”x 7.5″
ISBN: 978-0-316-22914-2 | $11.99 ($12.99) | Older Teen
From the Yen Press site:
No matter the time of year, it’s always open season for silliness with Haruhi-chan and the SOS Brigade!
Hunting down aliens, espers, and time travelers is a full-time job. Whether she’s making her first visit to a shrine on New Year’s, hanging out at the beach over the summer, or revamping Christmas with a new look for Santa, Haruhi-chan is forever seeking new ways to overload the world with fun!
Light Novel, volume 8 of the Haruhi Series
by Nagaru Tanigawa
November 14th, 2012 | 240 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″
Hardcover | ISBN: 978-0-316-03900-0 | $15.99 ($17.50)
Paperback | ISBN: 978-0-316-03899-7 | $8.99 ($9.99)
From the Yen Press site:
Haruhi’s escapades continue in two new short stories! In the first, “Editor in Chief,” Haruhi must save the SOS Brigade from being disbanded by the school. She has to prove that they are a legitimate literature club by publishing a collection of essays and stories. Naturally, Haruhi takes charge as editor in chief. In “Wandering Shadow,” Haruhi and the gang take on the spirit world when they investigate the haunting of a local dog walk. Will the group need to perform its first canine exorcism? Anything can happen when Haruhi is around!
Diamond Comics, the largest comic book distributor serving North America, published a list of Top 50 Manga Graphic Novels for October 2012. The list is based on total unit sales of products invoiced in October 2012. In this list, The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan Vol2 published by Yen Press is ranked 17th.
Regarding the first volume, it was ranked in position 44 in their list for July 2012.
Volume 3 is expected for January, 2013. So what do you think? it will sell better?
PVC figure of Gothic Lolita Haruhi
Release notice at animablade.com
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An impressive video of a fan-made arrangement of Hare Hare Yukai for guitar. First part of the video is the song itself, followed by some parts played slowly showing the tabs in case you want to try it yourself.