The 2017 Animelo Summer Live, or Animelo Summer Live THE CARD, were hosted over the weekend of August 25th. One of the first super guests at the event was Aya Hirano. When she came up onto the stage, she told the crowd that she had an announcement. As the music began for one of the most popular songs in Anime history began, the crowd began to grow louder. Hirano announced that she would be joined by the SOS Brigade to perform Hare Hare Yukai. The crowd went ballistic.
The SOS Brigade consists of (from left to right) Minori Chihara (Yuki Nagato), Aya Hirano (Haruhi Suzumiya) and Yuko Gotou (Mikuru Asahina). The three performed together the song and dance (with much enthusiasm) of Hare Hare Yukai with the animation in the background.
When the song ended, the three embraced each other, laughing and smiling. Hirano mentions to the crowd that it has been 11 years since the three performed together at Animelo Summer Live. The SOS Brigade left the stage side by side with the crowd roaring in the background.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu) is a light novel series written by Nagaru Tanigawa and illustrated by Noizi Ito. The novels began in 2003 and were originally published as short stories in Kadokawa Shoten’s The Sneaker magazine. Since then the short stories are into 11 light novel volumes, with the latest releasing in May 2011 (which was translated in November 2013).
The series of TV anime in 2006 from Kyoto Animation (K-ON!, Clannad), followed by a second season in 2009 and the film, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, in 2010. A spin-off manga titled The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (The Vanishing of Nagato Yuki-Chan), produced since 2009 by Puyo and was into a TV anime in 2015. The series celebrated its 10th anniversary last year with an OST and Blu-ray boxset.
Animelo Summer Live
Animelo Summer Live, abbreviated as Anisama (アニサマ Anisama), is the biggest annual anime songs music festival in Japan hosted by Dwango and Nippon Cultural Broadcasting. Animelo Summer Live has been held every summer since 2005.
[Animelo Summer 2017 | Opening on TV]