From ANN –
…retail chain has placed a life-size Haruhi Suzumiya figure on the street outside its flagship store to hawk this month’s The Bewilderment of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Tomadoi) game. Appropriately enough, the Haruhi figure is wearing an “Ultra Executive Producer” sash; in the signature surreal style of the original light novels and the anime series…this is the first time that a life-size Haruhi figure has been out in the open public…
Ray’s Take: “Your mission Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to steal the life-sized Haruhi statue, and bring it back to The Daily 3 Headquarters. This mission is of the utmost difficulty, more than you could ever imagine. Should you, or any member of your I.M. force, be caught, or killed, the secretary will disavow all knowledge of your actions. This tape, uh, I mean, DVD, will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck.”
Mission description: To Steal Haruhi.
Possible opponents: rapid bunch of drooling, moaning (and groaning) sperm-filled male Otaku firing squad with their high tech tentacles from the Engine room. And Nagato Yuki (Yui Nagato).
My preferred Mission: Stealing life-sized Hirano Aya and – [spoiler] what? I ain’t gonna tell you! [/spoiler]