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. Click here to continue reading “Haruhi Licensed for North America”…

The Melancholy of Gundam SEED Destiny

Ah, two of my favorite recent anime in one AMV: the fourth opening sequence of Gundam SEED Destiny to the tune of Bouken Desho Desho?, the opening theme from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

I swear, Kira Yamato must’ve descended from Haruhi Suzumiya. They’re both frickin’ gods. I could go on and on about these shows’ visions of posthumanity, but I won’t. I’ll just let you sit back and enjoy the video.

Bonus: The difference with Haruhi is she doesn’t know her own power. As the following AMV succinctly points out, She’s Just Oblivious. Click here to continue reading “The Melancholy of Gundam SEED Destiny”…