Sometimes you just have to accept that a show you love won’t come back. But you can still get excited when it pops back into the limelight with a flurry of recent news and events.
Or at least that’s what the US publisher is going to aim at as the target group for the novels. Source.
The novels, will launch in April 2009 with different editions targeted to anime/manga fans and to the broader YA audience. The paperback version, priced at $8.99, features a colorful step-back cover with no manga imagery. The novels will be shelved in the young adult sections of bookstores, according to Joseph Monti, Director of Paperbacks for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. They will be advertised in the Alloy and dELia*s catalogs, which target tween girls, and promoted on MySpace and Facebook as well as a dedicated website. In addition, the publisher will promote Haruhi launch parties on websites popular with teen girls, with an offer of free gifts for girls who host them.
Some people only get 15 secs of it, Haruhi on the other hand gets a couple years worth. She is even in a US commercial for Tylenol.
After reading about the rumors that Vandread might be getting the rumored sequel, I started thinking about other shows. More specifically shows that have been announced once, and then just disappeared off the face of the planet.