The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Nagaru Tanigawa and Puyo’s The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan (The Vanishing of Nagato Yuki-Chan) manga has revealed that there will be a pre-screening event for the first episode of the series on March 22nd. Furthermore, more details about the anime will be revealed at the 2015 AnimeJapan event.
On March 22nd at Kadokawa Cinemas in Shinjuku a pre-screening of the first episode of the anime will be held, followed by a talk session with the main cast. The event will begin on the Sunday at 8:30pm JST, with doors opening at 8, and is scheduled to end at 9:45pm JST. The event will be hosted by Minoru Shiraishi, the voice of Taniguchi in the anime, and Megumi Matsumoto, the voice of Kunikida. During the talk event they will be joined by the anime’s main cast: Minori Chihara (Yuki Nagato), Tomokazu Sugita (Kyon), Natsuko Kuwatani (Ryoko Asakura), Yuko Goto (Asahina), and Yuki Matsuoka (Tsuruya).
Tickets for the event will be sold from March 7th both online and in select Lawson stores. The ticket will cost ¥3,500 (~ $30.00 USD) with an extra fee for ordering; ¥324 (~ $2.70 USD) online and ¥108 (~ $0.90 USD) in stores. There will also be a raffle that will be held from February 14th till March 1st for a chance to win the ticket to the event. Unlike with the actual ticket, it can only be bought online. The raffle is only one entry per person and costs ¥574 (~ $4.80 USD). The online tickets will be sold here: http://l-tike.com/yuki-chan/
The site also reveals that the anime will be present at AnimeJapan on March 21st. The anime will be on the Blue Stage and will be showcasing new information, images and footage of the series from 5:40pm JST till 6:15pm JST. It will also contain a talk session and will feature Minori Chihara and Tomokazu Sugita.
The recent issues of Nyantype and Newtype magazine have revealed two new magazine visuals for the The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan anime:Click on the images for the full resolution
The main cast of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan earlier revealed and features the return of the cast from previous Haruhi anime:
- Minori Chihara (Chiaki Minami from Minami-ke) will reprise her role as Yuki Nagato
- Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki Sakata from Gintama) will be back as Kyon
- Aya Hirano (Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail) returns to voice Haruhi Suzumiya
- Natsuko Kuwatani (Yue Ayase from Mahou Sensei Negima!) as Ryoko Asakura
- Daisuke Ono (Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler) will voice Itsuki Koizumi
- Yuko Goto (Hiro from Hidamari Sketch) voicing as Mikuru Asahina
- Yuki Matsuoka (Orihime Inoue from Bleach) will be back as Tsuruya
- Minoru Shiraishi (Minoru Shiraishi [Himeself] from Lucky☆Star) returns as Taniguchi
- Megumi Matsumoto (Haruka Nanase in Free!) as Kunikida
The main staff includes:
- Director: Jun’ichi Wada (Gosick and Fairy Tail Episode Director)
- Series Planner: Takeshi Yasuda (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky☆Star)
- Series Composer: Touko Machida (Lucky☆Star, Wake Up, Girls!)
- Anime Character Designer: Ikuko Ito (Asatte no Houkou, Sailor Moon SuperS)
- Art Director: Kenichi Tajiri (Daily Lives of High School Boys, Working!!)
- Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka (K-ON!, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
- Music Composer: Tatsuya Katou (Medaka Box, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya)
- Animation Studio: Satelight (Log Horizon, White Album 2)
The Opening theme of the anime was earlier revealed and will be the song Fure Fure Mirai, performed by the North High School Literature Club Girls. The group itself consists of the main female cast members of the upcoming series, which has Minori Chihara (Yuki Nagato), Aya Hirano (Haruhi Suzumiya), Natsuko Kuwatani (Ryoko Asakura), Yuko Goto (Mikuru Asahina), and Yuki Matsuoka (Tsuruya).
Aya Hirano has recently went on Twitter and revealed that the upcoming anime will be scheduled to air from April next year, during the Spring 2015 anime season.
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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). The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (The Vanishing 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 drawn by Puyo with the story by Tanigawa himself, which started in February 2010 in Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace magazine. To date, the series has a total of 7 volumes released. 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.
Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:
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!
The upcoming anime adaptation of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan will be airing this April during the Spring 2015 anime season on Tokyo MX and AT-X. More information about the anime will be revealed at AnimeJapan, and the first episode will be shown early on March 22nd.
You can visit the anime’s website here: http://www.haruhi.tv/yuki_chan/main.html
“The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan”, “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”, images and all associated brands and titles © 2014 Nagaru Tanigawa, Noizi Ito and Puyo, Satelight, and the North High Arts Club