This Time it’s Yuki Who Has Disappeared! TV Anime ‘The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan’ to Begin in 2015!

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan © 2015 Nagaru Tanigawa, Noizi Ito, Puyo / KADOKAWA / North High Arts Club
*The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan* © 2015 Nagaru Tanigawa, Noizi Ito, Puyo / KADOKAWA / North High Arts Club

The Haruhi Suzumiya series, which was first published in 2003, is big hit light novel franchise. The TV anime version followed in 2006 and created a huge movement both in Japan and overseas. A new TV anime spin-off series, The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, is due to begin in the spring of 2015 - it may even become this spring’s hottest anime!

Although it’s part of the Haruhi Suzumiya series, The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan is a little different to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. In truth, it’s a spin off to the official parody manga, The Disappearance of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya.

The original Haruhi Suzumiya series is written by Nagaru Tanigawa with character design by Noizi Ito, and the manga adaptation is written and illustrated by Puyo. Animation studio Satelight will be in charge of animation on the upcoming TV series. It is expected that Jun’ichi Wada will direct with series composition by Touko Machida and character design and overall animation direction by Ikuko Itoh.

A normal high schooler attached to the literature club at North High, Yuki Nagato is a shy girl harbouring secret feelings for fellow literature club member Kyon. With the help of her close friend Ryoko Asakura, Yuki goes to great trouble to hold a Christmas party in the club room. The characters and voice actors from the original Haruhi Suzumiya anime series are set to return, so the show is sure to become irresistible to Haruhi fans!

There will also be a special event held in the run up to the beginning of the broadcast in April. “The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Special Mini Live and Talk” will take place on March 21 at AnimeJapan 2015 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight and will feature appearances by Yuki Nagato’s voice actress, Minori Chihara, and Tomokazu Sugita who plays Kyon in the series. On the following day, March 22, there will also be an advance preview screening of episode 1 at Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are priced at 3,500 yen (including tax). In addition to Minori Chihara and Tomokazu Sugita, Minoru Shiraishi, Megumi Matsumoto, Natsuko Kuwatani, Yuko Goto and Yuki Matsuoka are also expected to appear at the screening. On top of that, all audience members will each receive a special gift scenario book (with dust jacket)!

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

Main Cast]
Yuki Nagato: Minori Chihara
Kyon: Tomokazu Sugita
Ryoko Asakura: Natsuko Kuwatani
Mikuru Asahina: Yuko Goto
Tsuruya: Yuki Matsuoka
Taniguchi: Minoru Shiraishi
Kunikida: Megumi Matsumoto
Itsuki Koizumi: Daisuke Ono
Haruhi Suzumiya: Aya Hirano

Main Staff
Planning: Takeshi Yasuda
Director: Jun’ichi Wada
Series Composition: Touko Machida
Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Ikuto Ito
Art Direction: Ken’ichi Tajiri
Backgrounds: Mukuo Studio
Color Setting: Atsushi Iwasai
Photography: T2 Studio
Editing: Takeshi Sadamatsu
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Sound Production: Rakuonsha
Music: Tatsuya Katou
Music Production: Lantis
Animation Production: Satelight
Production: North High Arts Club

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
© 2015 Nagaru Tanigawa, Noizi Ito, Puyo / KADOKAWA / North High Arts Club

Source: animeanime

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