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Coming to Anime Expo 2007...!!!
Official Anime Expo Press Release:
May 25, 2007 (Anaheim, CA) -- Anime Expo® 2007, Bandai Entertainment Inc.,
and Kadokawa Pictures USA announced today that the "Melancholy of Haruhi
Suzumiya" will be celebrated at this year¹s Anime Expo® convention, held at
the Long Beach Convention Center June 29 to July 2, 2007, with the "SOS Brigade
The SOS Brigade is a reference to the school club formed by Haruhi Suzumiya,
the eccentric lead character of this series, which has been nothing short of
a phenomenon in Japan and is making its North American debut on DVD on May
Aya Hirano (Haruhi), Yuko Goto (Mikuru), and Minori Chihara (Yuki), renowned
worldwide for their performances in both the Haruhi television series and
the character soundtracks will be attending as Official Guests of Honor at
this year¹s Anime Expo®.
In addition to appearing on panels and having autograph sessions, the three
voice leads, will also be performing in a live concert on Saturday June 30th
2007 at 4:30 pm at the Long Beach Arena, next to the convention center.
They will be performing such hit songs as "Bouken Desho Desho?" and "Hare
Hare Yukai." Winner of Bandai Entertainment Inc Haruhi Dance Contest will
be allowed to come up on stage and perform the infamous dance with the voice
actresses, live on stage. The concert will be free for Anime Expo®
"We are excited to be working with Anime Expo® and Kadokawa Pictures USA to
bring the voice talents who have made Haruhi so successful in Japan for
their first appearance in North America," said Ken Iyadomi, President of
Bandai Entertainment. "Please join us as the SOS Brigade Invasion
Aya Hirano, Yuko Goto and Minori Chihara join Tetsuro Araki, Eisaku Inoue,
Masaru Kitao, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and ORESKABAND as Anime Expo® 2007
Official Guests of Honor.
Born October 8, 1987 in the Aichi Prefecture. Aya Hirano has risen from
relative obscurity to become the hottest young voice actress in Japan.
Highly regarded and extremely well known for her role as the title
character Haruhi Suzumiya in "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya." Derived
from the popular series of light novels "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"
has become a cultural phenomenon in Japan.
Aya Hirano¹s career was further cemented with the release of the "Bouken
Desho Desho" CD Single, featuring her vocals which subsequently sold out of
Japanese stores upon its first day for release. She has since gone on to
win the first annual seiyu awards for "Best Newcomer" for her role as the
character Haruhi Suzumiya.