Haruhi Fans: Play The Day of Sagittarius on Your iPhone

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 20, 2010 in Animation, Tech, Videogames

HaruhiThe eleventh episode of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya features a a real-time strategy PC game coded by the team called The Day of Sagittarius. Well now hardcore Haruhi fans can now enjoy a real world version of this fictional game on the iPhone (available on iTunes), and much to my surprise the interface seems to be in English: Read more…

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Americanized

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 1, 2010 in Animation

At long last Bandai is bringing out The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The dubbing here is pretty professional, but I’ve got to admit that I always get a little bit let down when I hear the voice acting go from Japanese to English. However i do have to say that I’ve been impressed with the fanservice friendly low budget videos that Bandai has been putting out to push the show to American otaku: Read more…

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Our Favorite Toys from 2009

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 1, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections

O-No! Sushi

Fanboys love their toys! And 2009 has been a great year for collectors of both high and low art, so we’ve put together our favorites from this year with an eye on unique twists on old themes. For example shown above O-No! Sushi by Andrew Bell is an urban toy reaction from a vegetarian to sushi. Read more…

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Strange Sgt. Frog Commercials

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 28, 2009 in Animation, Japanese TV

To celebrate the latest Sgt. Frog publications Kadokawa has been putting out these very surrealistic commercials on YouTube. Although the frog themed water bottle looks quite cool: Read more…

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Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko’s Advert is Super Kawaii!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 25, 2009 in Animation, Comic Books

The video above is a promotional spot for the 20th anniversary of Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko which is the light novel label for Kadokawa Shoten (who published the Haruhi Suzumiya series). The celebrate the anniversary Kadokawa Shoten has put together a nicely designed website: Read more…

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How to Get that Haruhi Hairstyle

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 3, 2009 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

Suzumiya Haruhi Cosplay Wig

You go to anime con after anime con and you always see the same thing: Many cosplay artists try so hard to pull off the Suzumiya Haruhi look and so many fail. The sailor outfit part is pretty easy, but the secret to Haruhi success is that her hair has to look just right with the bow perfectly in place. By the way bows are a hard fashion accessory to pull off, the last time I saw it done well was when Madonna was doing it in the mid-80s. But fret not! As of August of this year for a small budget anybody can now purchase an authentic Suzumiya Haruhi Cosplay Wig for about $30.

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Suzumiya Haruhi Animated with Lucky Star Characters

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 21, 2009 in Animation

This amazing fan made video from Japan recreates the opening titles to The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi using the cast of Lucky Star. I’m quite blown away by the quality of this!

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Haruhi Suzumiya-chan: DVD Promo

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 21, 2009 in Animation

This promo for the upcoming The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-chan looks like it contains a few scenes that haven’t been seen before. Volume 1 goes on sale on Friday May 29th for 5040 yen. The first run will include a special soundtrack CD and other otaku goodies.

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Trailer for the Upcoming Haruhi Suzumiya Nintendo DS Game

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 19, 2009 in Animation, Videogames

Here’s the latest trailer for Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokuretsu (also known as The Series of Haruhi Suzumiya) which is being produced by Sega for the Nintendo DS and due for release on March 26, 2009. Here are some screenshots from the game: Read more…

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It’s Haruhi Suzumiya on the Wii! What More Could an Anime Fanboy Want?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 31, 2008 in Animation, Videogames

You’ll have to wait until January 22nd, but in the meantime here’s the trailer for the Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekidou (the DX Pack) dance game for the Wii. Anime fanboys and fangurls will be able to hop along with Haruhi Suzumiya — the official website is here (in Japanese) and you can purchase the game here. I can really see this game being a real hit with the cosplay crowd at anime conventions! Read more…

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