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Hardback or Paperback?

Hardback - all things related to Haruhi must be durable
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Haruhi in English

Post by nicolas207 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:09 pm

Hey did you heard? The novel is comin out on April 2009. Read it off
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-04-17/little-brown-gets-haruhi-light-novels-in-english
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Re: Haruhi in English

Post by Nagato » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:19 pm

Hmm... seems legit. Let's get this on the front page.
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Post by Shamisen » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:36 am

Nagato wrote:Hmm... seems legit. Let's get this on the front page.
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See Front Page *Returns Poke* :roll:

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Re: Haruhi in English

Post by Kagami » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:19 am

i am reading this while brushing my cat

wasnt there an english translation of the novels already?

or is it that it wasnt published officially in english, just translated by Baka-tsuki?
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Post by Nagato » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:33 am

xsirhc wrote:or is it that it wasnt published officially in english, just translated by Baka-tsuki?

That be the case.
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Post by nicolas207 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:05 am

yeah, its gonna be an offical copy.
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Post by lazysunside » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:03 pm

hm time for the golden rule of the anime world. I come i see i grab it with all my heart
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Post by nicolas207 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:20 pm

if you guys are gonna buy one what ver. you gonna get? hardback or paper.
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Post by Nagato » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:28 pm

Hardback :3

Also, poll added for fun.
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Re: Haruhi in English

Post by Taiga » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:35 pm

Heh, glad to see it!

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Post by Kagami » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:40 pm

i like the flexibility of paperback
lighter too for taking to&fro uni for reading on the train (and in boring lectures)
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Post by Taiga » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:52 pm

xsirhc wrote:i like the flexibility of paperback
lighter too for taking to&fro uni for reading on the train (and in boring lectures)


I agree. hardbacks are overrated

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Post by lazysunside » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:13 pm

Hard back = Iron wall for Her Empress Kingdom
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Post by Taiga » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:09 am

And hopefully abig iron lock, too. a sort of restraining order from you =3

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Post by Joel » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:31 am

Ooh! I've been waiting for these. I can't read too much writing on a screen... hurts my eyes. I'll hopefully get the hardback version just because, if you pay more, its gotta have some sorta extra to get people to buy it... maybe.

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Post by lazysunside » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:41 pm

Her Empress will be please
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Re: Haruhi in English

Post by Nagato » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:51 am

I don't know how I feel about this :?
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Post by Taiga » Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:00 pm

Can you please explain why not? O-o

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Post by Nagato » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:43 am

Pandemonium wrote:Can you please explain why not? O-o

I know from experience with another series that sales figures are important, so I'm pretty lenient with criticism of any marketing they try to do that doesn't affect the actual material. The fact that they're still doing a version specifically targeting people who are already fans of the material rather than only releasing the version targeting young adults is more than a lot of companies who choose to go this direction will do; I get a big, wonderful hardbound edition is a bonus.
On the other hand, a large portion of Haruhi fandom (sos-dan) is already annoying enough as it is without throwing preppy suburban girls into the mix. I'm bracing myself for such exchanges as:
"Oh, you're into manga and anime. What other sort of stuff do you enjoy?"
"I don't like anime or manga, I just like Haruhi."
"I see."
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Post by Shamisen » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:39 am

Nagato wrote:
Pandemonium wrote:Can you please explain why not? O-o

I know from experience with another series that sales figures are important, so I'm pretty lenient with criticism of any marketing they try to do that doesn't affect the actual material. The fact that they're still doing a version specifically targeting people who are already fans of the material rather than only releasing the version targeting young adults is more than a lot of companies who choose to go this direction will do; I get a big, wonderful hardbound edition is a bonus.
On the other hand, a large portion of Haruhi fandom (sos-dan) is already annoying enough as it is without throwing preppy suburban girls into the mix. I'm bracing myself for such exchanges as:
"Oh, you're into manga and anime. What other sort of stuff do you enjoy?"
"I don't like anime or manga, I just like Haruhi."
"I see."


*Nods*

Hopefully these publishers are working together to be consistent.. I think Haruhi (And Lucky Star) have a broad enough appeal to get over the Promo hype...

The novels, will launch in April 2009 with different editions targeted to anime/manga fans and to the broader YA audience. The paperback version, priced at $8.99, features a colorful step-back cover with no manga imagery. The novels will be shelved in the young adult sections of bookstores, according to Joseph Monti, Director of Paperbacks for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. They will be advertised in the Alloy and dELia*s catalogs, which target tween girls, and promoted on MySpace and Facebook as well as a dedicated website. In addition, the publisher will promote Haruhi launch parties on websites popular with teen girls, with an offer of free gifts for girls who host them.

Little, Brown will also publish a hardcover edition of the novel, priced at $14.99, with the same cover as the Japanese original. Both editions will feature black-and-white spot illustrations and a color insert. “We are looking at it as two different markets, the fans who know Haruhi and the broader reading audience that doesn’t know her, that we want to introduce to her,” Hassler said.

The initial print run for the novel will be 60,000 copies, about 10,000 for the hardcover and 50,000 for the paperback, Monti said.

Yen and Little, Brown will cross-promote the properties by running an excerpt from the novel in the back of the manga and vice versa.



(Imagines AYA sounding like a valley girl and cringes)..

Let's hope they take off Nagato unlike the other series we know of.

Basically I'll say one thing, Buy something (Manga, Novel or Anime).. give them cause to continue to publish / maybe negotiate with the author and get the second Anime season going... (will not hold my breath, Blue is not my color).. /[done ranting]

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Re: Haruhi in English

Post by nicolas207 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:23 pm

well Now I know the difference of the hard cover ver and the soft ver of the books coming out next month. The hard cover use the original cover while the soft cover one use some red cover http://www.borders.com/online/store/SearchResults?keyword=haruhi+suzumiya&type=0&simple=1 saw it at borders site.
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Post by Kagami » Fri May 15, 2009 11:12 pm

2nd novel being released soon for north america. courtesy of ANN.
at the rate they are going, its going to take years to get up to date
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Re: Haruhi in English

Post by Taiga » Sat May 16, 2009 8:07 am

Depends how long it takes for the originals to carry on... we could be up to 9 in ENGLAND by the time 10 is released ¬¬;

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Post by Kagami » Sat May 16, 2009 5:10 pm

good point :banghead:
wonder why its taking so long, surely with 1-9 already released in japanese, the english equivalents could be quick to follow. Come to think of it, it is probably the same reason as to why novel 10 aint out yet, or season 2 for that matter....
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Re: Haruhi in English

Post by Taiga » Sat May 16, 2009 5:32 pm

Agony overload in progress D:

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Post by Kei » Sat May 16, 2009 5:43 pm

Kadokawa hates us. There's no other explanation.
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Re: Haruhi in English

Post by Taiga » Sat May 16, 2009 5:58 pm

I think it's the NHK that are to blame.

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Re: Haruhi in English

Post by Kei » Sat May 16, 2009 8:40 pm

HOW DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE...

I mean, NHK? That's just a nutty conspiracy theory.
Everybody knows there is no conspiracy. Now, move along... :amismiling:
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Re: Haruhi in English

Post by Taiga » Sun May 17, 2009 7:34 am

Yeah, right. and my name is REALLY Jasper Entwistle.

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