So How's The Haruhi Suzumiya Movie Doing?

Pretty darn good. In its debut week, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya hit the box office top 10.

Depending on which chart you look at, the film, the first Haruhi Suzumiya animated feature, hung around in the top ten. Animated by Uji-based Kyoto Animation, the film is based on the fourth Haruhi Suzumiya light novel created by Nagaru Tanigawa and the very kind Noizi Ito.

Playing in 24 cinemas across Japan, the film took a per-screen average of US$23,617 during its second week. The film has earned a total of US$2.74 million in its first nine days. According to website Anime News Network, the first Macross animated film earned US$$2.62 million in its first nine days, playing on 30 screens.

Meanwhile, Avatar continues to dominate the Japanese box office with a per-screen average of $US8,800 and a total Japanese gross of $US121 million

The Haruhi Suzumiya animated series burst on the scene in 2006-2007, propelled in part by a super catchy opening sequence and vigorous licensing from the light novel's publisher Kadokawa.

Haruhi Suzumiya has seen her likeness in video game form for PS2, PSP, Wii and DS titles.

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya was released in Japan on February 6. Watch the trailer here.

Japanese Box Office, February 13-14: Haruhi Adds $US567K [ANN]


    Not a bad anime but the whole showing in non-chronological order and the second season being episodes that are chronologically inter-mingled with the first season kind of put me off. I figured I'd wait till season 2 is over and then watch them in order. Might check out this movie too.

      Im pretty sure the second season is finished, got all my subbed versions from afk. wasnt as great as the first season, but only because of the endless eight arc.
      will definiately be watching the movie as soon as it becomes available

      If the series had been shown in chronological order, the story would've climaxed at episode 4, with absolutely no character development.

      Being told in the order it was introduced each character, built their individual characteristics, then their interconnected relationships and opened up so many questions for the viewer. Most of these were answered in the final episode (chronologically ep. 4). To do it any other way would be horrible.

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