The flagging hopes of Haruhi fans have been jolted into overly optimistic paroxysms of ecstacy with the news that light novel rag The Sneaker will be publishing part of the new Haruhi novel, Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyougaku / 涼宮ハルヒの驚愕 (The Shock of Suzumiya Haruhi), in its next issue.
The rag promises a “partial advance printing” of the novel in its pages:
Presumably this is intended as a sop to the remaining fans, lest they start to think the novel will never come.
The June issue goes on sale at the end of April, logically enough.
Those not taken up in the excitement of the moment could be forgiven for noticing that any hint as to the final publication date is conspicuously absent – with Kadokawa, who knows when it might be and what further travails might be in store?