A flyer has been distributed on Day 0 of AnimeJapan 2015 revealing that the upcoming anime adaptation of Nagaru Tanigawa and Puyo’s The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan (The Vanishing of Nagato Yuki-Chan) manga will be airing from April 3rd for a total of 16 episodes. The flyer has also revealed that there will be an additional OVA based on the series.

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The official website of the anime has revealed the details and covers about the first upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of the anime. The first volume will release on June 26th with the Blu-ray costing ¥6,980 (~ $60 USD) and the DVD costing ¥5,980 (~ $50 USD),  and both releases will contain:

  • The first two episodes of the anime
  • A three way case with an illustrated drawn by series illustrator Puyo
  • A special soundtrack with a summarised edition of the radio show and a new original audio drama
  • A special digital jacket
  • An 8 page booklet
  • A special postcard
  • Videos of the anime’s Commercials, promotional videos, the OP, ED and a special greeting from the advanced screening (on the 22nd)
  • Audio Commentary from the staff and cast

Here is the BD cover:

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And the DVD cover:

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Here is the latest magazine visual of the anime that released in the recent issue of Newtype magazine:

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The anime’s website has also revealed the first character design sheet of the anime’s main characters. The sheet showcases various expressions of the characters that may appear in the upcoming series. The first and newly released sheet is a gag sheet, showing all the comedic expressions:

  • Yuki Nagato

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  • Kyon

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  • Ryouko Asakura

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  • Tsuruya

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  • Mikuru Asahina

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  • Haruhi Suzumiya

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  • Itsuki Koizumi

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The main character designs were earlier revealed for the main cast, which includes the voice actors and actresses from the original The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya returning to reprise their roles.

  • Minori Chihara (Chiaki Minami from Minami-ke) will reprise her role as Yuki Nagato

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  • Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki Sakata from Gintama) will be back as Kyon

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  • Natsuko Kuwatani (Yue Ayase from Mahou Sensei Negima!) as Ryouko Asakura

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  • Yuki Matsuoka (Orihime Inoue from Bleach) will be back as Tsuruya

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  • Yuko Goto (Hiro from Hidamari Sketch) voicing as Mikuru Asahina

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  • Aya Hirano (Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail) returns to voice Haruhi Suzumiya

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  • Daisuke Ono (Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler) will voice Itsuki Koizumi

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The supporting cast characters did not have their designs updated;

  • Minoru Shiraishi (Minoru Shiraishi [Himeself] from Lucky☆Star) returns as Taniguchi

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  • Megumi Matsumoto (Haruka Nanase in Free!) as Kunikida

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In addition to this, The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan was featured in the latest issue of Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace magazine which revealed many new staff members that will be production the anime series, they include:

The issue revealed many new staff members that will be production the anime series, they include:

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The previously revealed staff:

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Here is the first commercial for the anime:

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A new visual was also revealed in the February issue of NewType last monthMarch issue of NyanType and the April issue of NyanType:

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The anime adaptation of the spin-off manga was made late last year. Anime store Docomo was revealed to be streaming the upcoming series, as well as the two other spin-off shows in the Haruhi franchise, The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya and Nyoron Churuya-san.

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan is a spin-off manga in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya franchise, where it stars the eponymous character Yuki Nagato. The series takes place in the alternate universe established in The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. The series is written and drawn by Puyo, which started in February 2010. To date, the series has a total of 5 volumes with the 6th volume releasing on December 26th this year.

There is very little information regarding the anime announcement of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, including whether or no Kyoto Animation will produce it. Two other spin-off manga were also produced into anime: The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya and Nyoron Churuya-san.

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan synopsis from Haruhichan:

Yuki Nagato, the shy president of the literature club, has never been very sure of herself around other people. But around Kyon, the only boy in the tiny, three-person club, Yuki finds herself faltering even more than usual. For Kyon, and for her precious club, Yuki must find her confidence and let her true personality shine! Enjoy taking a fresh look at your favorite characters in this brand-new story set in the world of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya!

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The upcoming anime adaptation of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan will be airing from April 4th on Tokyo MX and AT-X during the Spring 2015 anime season for a total of 16 episodes. The first Blu-ray and DVD volume will release on June 26. More information about the anime will be revealed at AnimeJapan.

You can visit the anime’s website here: http://www.yukichan-anime.com/
And follow them on Twitter: @yukichan_anime

Source – Anime News Network, The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan Anime Website