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Fun Fact: In the Haruhi Suzumiya series, it’s implied the events of the Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody arc that occured on Tanabata happened on 7/7/07. This came from Kyon’s first year in high school, which was implied to be in April 2010 in The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, when he brings this up. However, a quick look at a calendar calculator(or for any math heads, a quick thought) says that 7/7/07 was on a Saturday, and the only time July 7 was on a Monday would be 2008. Whether this was his mistake, I don’t know, but eh, it happens.
Now for what I was getting to. The Disappearance film, following the plot from Nagaru Tanigawa’s light novels more closely, has a moment referring to the “Remote Island Syndrome” story, where the SOS Brigade heads off to a villa belonging to Koizumi’s “relative” for vacation. In the anime, Kyon’s little sister comes along, and it’s just good and innocent fun. In the light novels the show originated from, Kyon’s sister stayed home, and the brigade instead went to the island to get drunk and party. In a move to prevent encouragement of underage drinking, this was left out of the anime. The murder of the villa’s owner and the mystery that followed, was, of course, left in.
Additionally, the English dub of this film is going to be released on DVD in the US in September 2011.