Crunchyroll has announced a landmark broadcast and licensing agreement with Kadokawa regarding the forthcoming future availability of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya franchise on its streaming portal. The licensing agreement encompasses international stream availability across Americas, the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Africa.
Crunchyroll will launch the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya and Nyoron Churuya-san spin-offs on its subscription-based streaming service, followed by a release on its ad-supported free streaming platform. The second season (or extension depending on who you ask) will stream later this year.
Crunchyroll will also handle download sales and print-on-demand merchandise for the series.
A classmate of hers poses: “I thought
that when I entered high school, my days of believing in aliens, time travelers and ESPers were going to be over. That is until she introduced herself. Claiming to be interested in only aliens, time travelers, and ESPers, Haruhi Suzumiya was the strangest girl I’ve met in a long time.”