Project Haruhi

Video Game Sequel to “Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya” Announced

Don't you think it's been a while now since we had some real Haruhi news? I mean REAL NEWS, not like the odd fart about how some random cinema in Hawaii or California will be showing The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya months after Japan forgot about it. Since I'm not in Hawaii or California, that kind of drivel has no appeal to me whatsoever. The fact that I'm endlessly waiting on someone to give us a DVD release date for Disappearance is beginning to destroy what little interest I have remaining in the Haruhi series. Now I see on ANN that the production team behind the Disappearance movie are making a PSP and PS3 "wandering adventure" game oh-so-typically named The Reminiscence of Haruhi Suzumiya. It's set immediately after the ending of the movie, and features all the original seiyuus. Hello? What about the DVD?

This annoys me. Us English-speaking folk haven't even seen the movie yet and already there are sequels appearing on the horizon. All we know is that the Disappearance movie will be released on DVD sometime in the spring of 2011, probably AFTER the game comes out.


I guess I could go on and on about how the people controlling the Haruhi franchise have repeatedly, in my opinion, pushed the limits of the fanbase, but I know its just a waste of time. Besides, its all been said before.

So if you are a Haruhi fan, can read and speak Japanese, and have already seen The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, then you may rejoice; you will have a new game to play sometime next year. I'll be the one probably still waiting to watch the damn movie.

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Chris (aka Kagami) cares for only two things; cars and women. As an engineer, he appreciates all things mechanical, such as hot rods and giant transforming robots. He also collects various anime figurines.
  • Anonymous

    I always hate when an anime gets an video game sequel, I mean…why do we have to play you crappy made game, as most anime video games are lame cash-ins, just so we can see the next part of the story? Why can’t they just animate it? Not that at matters because we have never once gotten any of these video game sequels .

  • At least we’d eventually get a fan translation if it were PC-based or an anime.Even the Evangelion movies didn’t take as long getting to DVD as Disappearance. Part of me hopes they’re holding it back to do a simultaneous release with something else they have planned, but most of me is pretty sure this will end up like the second season of the series.

    • I have the movie subbed in english if you want it

  • Lonerwolf

    I’ve seen the movie (amongst a bunch of other people who were the first people to see it in Europe) as they screened it last weekend at the anime film festival in Edinburgh, it was so much fun and I really loved it.

  • > So if you are a Haruhi fan, can read and speak Japanese, and have already
    > seen The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, then you may rejoice; you will
    > have a new game to play sometime next year.

    So i rejoice. Can’t wait to see what they make of it.

  • this REALLY irks me…. because
    1. the game is for PS3/PSP and although I have a PS3, if they don’t licence it in north america, i’m basically screwed
    2. is this game actually a sequel, or just like an in-between kind of thing and a TV season/movie/OVA is going to come out later?
    3. if the above is true, and the game is actually a direct sequel, then…oh boy…will I be pissed…

    • The team behind the movie are working on it, but from what I glean its just filler, nothing to do with the books. We’ll see, eh? Or rather, we won’t…

    • what do you mean license it in america? PS3 doesnt have region codes on it. unless you mean translated. and im sure sooner or later someone will translate it :

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  • I have the movie (subtitled) and will upload as a torrent for anyone who wants it!