New Type brings exclusive new details on the new Haruhi season, with the most notable development probably a new look Haruhi. The long haired Haruhi is the “vanished Haruhi”. See below for the first look at an early copy of New Type (not out yet).
Things still seems a little vague, but the production staff are talking about this being more than just a second series, and about wanting to create a new “Haruhi”. There is also talk of “new animation”, and a new character is visible in the character details. 2ch is in melt down over this, so I’m sure more details will emerge soon.