If you were following anime back in 2006, you could barely escape the ending theme to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, “Hare Hare Yukai.” The electrifying magic of the song was reignited this weekend at the 20th Anniversary Lantis Matsuri 2019 A • R • I • G • A • T • O • ANISONG, at which the Haruhi anime’s SOS Brigade voice cast members teamed up once again to perform the theme.
Those in attendance to perform on stage included Aya Hirano (Haruhi Suzumiya), Tomokazu Sugita (Kyon), Minori Chihara (Yuki Nagato), Yuko Goto (Mikuru Asahina), and Daisuke Ono (Itsuki Koizumi). This marked the first time for all five members to perform together since 2007’s The Extravaganza of Haruhi Suzumiya live concert event.
Aya Hirano and Minori Chihara both shared photos backstage after the performance.
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