Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Visual Novel Teased

Revealed last december, Namco Bandai has released a trinity of trailers for their new game, The Reminiscences of Haruhi Suzumiya. Set during Disappearance’s alternate reality, the player controls Kyon, making important decisions that effect the Haruhi universe with many “what if?” scenarios. The game itself is a visual novel, a genre unique to japan that lets you control what the player says and thinks through a interface not unlike a Bioware epic. This allows for a multitude of different endings, begging for mutiple playthroughs.
The downside to this however, is that the game will most likely never see a realease outside of Japan, and unless a fan translation comes along, the only option for us is to import the game overseas, and enrol in Japanese classes. Not for the faint of heart, I’m sure you can agree.
Such a shame too, because the game boasts quite a unique game save sharing facility between PSP and PS3 versions, so that diehard haruhi maniacs can continue woooing their favourite Haruhi girl, even on the loo.


Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya out on DVD/Blu-Ray

A little late this one, I know. But, Just a shout out to anybody with a understanding of japanese, February’s hit movie, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya has recently been released on DVD and Blu-ray in the land of the rising sun, cleverly coinciding with the holidays, and the time frame the film is set in. Luckily, people who need an English dub or subtitles to enjoy the film need not wait so long, As Bandai and Manga Entertainment have announced that DVD’s and Blu-Rays will be shipping worldwide soon. If you are fluent enough, or good at dabbling with softsub files, then the film is yours to import via just about every online store that stocks Japanese language films, Amazon.jp included.