The Lantis Festival,officially titled the “20th Anniversary Lantis Matsuri 2019 A・R・I・G・A・T・O ANISONG”, kicked off last Friday, June 21, at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba. And on the third day, five familiar faces reunited for the first time in 12 years. They are Aya Hirano (Haruhi Suzumiya), Tomokazu Sugita (Kyon), Minori Chihara (Yuki Nagato), Yuko Goto (Mikuru Asahina), and Daisuke Ono (Itsuki Koizumi), who make up the S.O.S. Brigade from the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise. In fact, Aya Hirano herself tweeted this photo of the gang back together:
All five seiyuu wore T-shirts featuring their characters from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya TV anime. But it wasn’t just Aya Hirano who tweeted a pic of them together, because Minori Chihara also released a picture of her own:
The last time all five of them were together for a performance as the S.O.S. brigade was over 12 years ago, during the “The Extravaganza of Haruhi Suzumiya” event in Omiya Sonic City in Saitama Prefecture. It was held March 18, 2007, and yes, they danced the “Hare Hare Yukai” for the last time together during that day. Well, until now of course.
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