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Japanese and South Korean social media app Line has released a new series of stamps, based on The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Users of the apps will be able to send various images of the series’ characters, drawn by Noizi Ito – the artist of the light novels- herself.
Users on Line can purchase this stamp collection of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya where they will be able to attach it to messages and send to friends who also use the app. The collection itself costs ¥200 (~$2 USD) and contains 40 stamps. Line itself is one of East Asia’s most popular social media apps, with over 400 million users.
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.
To find out more information about the Line app, visit their website: http://line.me/en/
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