Tag: The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan

FUNimation Announces New Licenses at Otakon

FUNimation announced several new licenses acquisitions during the company’s panel at Otakon.

The company has acquired the license for:

  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (both the 2006 and 2009 series)
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya
  • Nyorōn Churuya-san
  • Lucky Star and its OVA
  • the Strike Witches film
  • Steins;Gate Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu

In addition, FUNimation also acquired the home video rights for the following anime:

  • D-Frag!
  • BlazBlue Alter Memory
  • Riddle Story of Devil
  • Freezing Vibration
  • Unbreakable Machine-Doll

FUNimation has also acquired the home entertainment, digital, and broadcast rights to the Black Butler – Book of Murder OVA series.

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: March 25-31, 2012

Here are the top ten selling manga series in North America for the week of March 25-31, 2012, according to the New York Times.

1. Spice and Wolf Volume 6 by Isuna Hasekura and Keito Koume
2. Pokémon Black and White Volume 6 by Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto
3. Pandora Hearts Volume 9 by Jun Mochizuki
4. Is This a Zombie? Volume 1 by Shinichi Kimura and Sacchi
5. Naruto Volume 55 by Masashi Kishimoto
6. The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan Volume 5 by Nagaru Tanigawa and Puyo
7. Sailor Moon Volume 4 by Naoko Takeuchi
8. A Bride’s Story* by Kaoru Mori
9. Bunny Drop Volume 5 by Yumi Unita
10. Bamboo Blade Volume 12 by Masahiro Totsuka and Aguri Igarashi

*Note: The New York Times did not specify which volume of A Bride’s Story made the list. Yen Press released the third volume of the series on March 27, 2012.

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: November 20-26, 2011

Here are the top ten selling manga for the week of New York Times Manga Best Seller List, November 20-26, 2011 according to the New York Times:

1. Sailor Moon Vol. 2 by Naoko Takeuchi
2. Warriors: Beyond the Code Vol. 2 by Erin Hunter
3. Codename: Sailor V Vol. 2 by Naoko Takeuchi
4. Negima Magister Negi Magi Vol. 32 by Ken Akamatsu
5. The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan Vol. 4 by Nagaru Tanigawa and Puyo
6. Ninja Girls Vol. 8 by Hosana Tanaka
7. Pokémon Black and White Vol. 4 by Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto
8. Omamori Himari Vol. 5 by Milan Matra
9. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Vol. 10 by Nagaru Tanigawa and Gaku Tsugano
10. Black Bird Vol. 11 by Kanoko Sakurakoji