In 2006, Kyoto Animation adapted the Haruhi Suzumiya light novel series as an anime. They used stories from the first, third, fifth, and sixth novels to fill 13 out of 14 episodes. Instead of using another story from the remaining ones in every novel but the first, the production committee asked Nagaru Tanigawa to contribute a script for an original episode. It was the ninth episode to be aired in 2006, but it was the final episode chronologically. For the first time translated into English, here is the original script for Someday in the Rain!
So this is the “mystery project” that I’ve been talking about over the last two months. Apologies for taking so long to get this out; it’s been very busy in RL and I didn’t have the free time to devote to this when there were other things that were of higher priority. I wanted to work on this since it’s the only thing that has been animated yet hasn’t had the written version translated. There’s a few differences between this and the actual episode, so it might be worthwhile to take a glimpse (I had the episode airing beside me to compare as I translated, so I’m 100% positive).
As the image/description states, this is a script rather than a narrative unlike anything else in the series. I’ve done my best to match the formatting as best as I can from the original that was printed in The Sneaker. I had plans to put screencaptures with the text as it went along, but while that would work with the Japanese, it would be difficult to accomplish in an English version. I couldn’t picture a workable design and this project was already overdue in my mind, so the text will just have to do.
Next on my agenda (when I get some free time as next month will be very busy) is to translate the discussion between Tanigawa and Shoji Gatoh (who wrote the script for The Day of Sagittarius for the anime, but is better known as the writer for the Full Metal Panic light novels) from the anime fanbook. It looks very interesting and I can’t wait to start working on it. I’m not going to give a timeframe, but that should be my next project.
I hope you all enjoy this script. As always, if I hear from any of the licensors, this script will be taken down.