It becomes an annual tradition for Haruhi fans to celebrate the day the world changed
It becomes an annual tradition for Haruhi fans to celebrate the day the world changed. Last year, Animation of Kyotoit is The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya one day movie projections on December 18, which is when much of the film’s action takes place. Kadokawa announced last Wednesday that the screenings would happen again this year.
Both screenings will take place at the Japan Pavilion in the city of Tokorozawa Sakura. The day session will take place at 11:40 a.m., while the evening session will take place at 3:10 p.m.
The lottery for advance tickets will be open until November 27, and general sales will begin on December 3. Spectators will receive a bonus set of three movie-style cards. Regular tickets cost 2,800 yen (about US$20).
The 163-minute film is based on the fourth volume in the light novel series by Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito. In the story, it is mid-December and SOS Brigade leader Haruhi Suzumiya announces that the brigade will be having a Christmas party in their club room. Kyon Brigade members Yuki Nagato, Mikuru Asahina, and Itsuki Koizumi start preparing for the party. However, a few days later, Kyon arrives at school to find that Haruhi is missing. Not only that, but Mikuru claims that she never knew Kyon before, Koizumi also disappeared, and Yuki became the only member of the literature club…
The film was released in Japan in 2010. Funimation licensed the film in 2016. Bandai Entertainment previously released the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America in 2011.
Source: press release
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