A new anime blu-ray box set of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has been listed on Amazon Japan. The product page has recently been updated with two new never before seen visuals from Kyoto Animation.
Here are the two new images of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya:
The Blu-ray set will contain all 14 episodes from the first anime season. It will also include a second disc with the anime’s soundtrack. The box will have a special design illustrated by Kyoto Animation and will feature a digital remaster of the original series. It will appear in the order that was first shown. The Blu-ray will cost ¥22,680 (~ $226.80 USD).
In addition to these new images, the official Haruhi Sankyo Fever Pachinko website has opened. The site released new promotional images for the pachinko machine and has also revealed that there will be a Haruhi app coming soon.
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.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya blu-ray box set will release on Amazon Japan on August 29 and for ¥22,680 (~ $226.80 USD). Additionally, the Haruhi Hunting campaign is still running. With all the recent news about the franchise recently, you would think that it is all leading to something big…