As of today, August 5th 2014, the total of 707 images have been found for the Haruhi Hunting campaign. And also, the Haruhi Pachinko machine has officially released in Japan.
Despite all 707 images being found, there has been a questionable method of getting the last image, namely it being forged. There has been recent discussions on image boards, such as 4chan’s /a/, on forging the last image to find out the reward of obtaining all 707 images. Through finding out the pattern of QR codes, the final image, 356, was found:
But nonetheless, all the images have been collected and put together frame by frame into a music video featuring the song Lost my Music. Here is the full video:
The Haruhi Pachinko machine from Sankyo has finally released in Japan and is available in over 46 locations across the country. Here is a video of the pachinko in action, which features new lines from Aya Hirano as Haruhi:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is a light novel series written by Nagaru Tanigawa and illustrated by Noizi Ito. The novels began in 2003 and were originally published as short stories in Kadokawa Shoten’s The Sneaker magazine. Since then the short stories have been compiled into 11 light novel volumes, with the latest releasing in May 2011 (which was translated in November 2013). There has been many manga based on the series since its release. An anime adaptation from Kyoto Animation aired in 2006 and in 2009. The series was followed by the animated film The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya in early 2010. In conjunction with the anime series, two online mini-series were also released: Nyoron Churuya-san and The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya. In December last year it was announced that an anime adaptation of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan is currently in production.
While it may appear that the campaign is over, nothing has come of it yet. So stay tuned for any other development on the campaign’s website: http://www.haruhi.com/
You can also visit the pachinko machine’s website here: http://www.sankyo-fever.co.jp/special/pvb/