Haruhi Licensed for North America

One of the smartest, most virally marketable anime ever made, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, will soon hit North American shores via Kadokawa Pictures USA and Bandai Entertainment. As I’ve mentioned before, the high-sci-fi-inspired hijinks of Haruhi and friends are purposedesigned for the age of the mashup.

The zany tone of this promo video suggests translators will stay true to the spirit of the source material — essential for a global product American fans have been incessantly dissecting almost since it premiered in Japan earlier this year. North American bloggers and remixers, even those not normally into anime, will love this.

Bonus: To hear what the series might sound like in English, check out this fandubbed trailer for episode seven.

(Via Moetron.)

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