2 Spin offs of the "Suzumiya Haruhi" series to be animated!!
Looks like KyoAni has decided to pick up two popular spin off titles of the "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" series and turn it into an anime. The first is based off of "涼宮ハルヒちゃんの憂鬱/Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuutsu", which features a "mini"-Haruhi and a the rest of the SOS brigade with added personalities quarks like the fact that Nagato Yuki is now an game obsessed otaku...sweet. (Although the pic I found suggests that the story might be set in the world that "涼宮ハルヒの消失/Haruhi Suzumiya's Dissapearence" took place in. FYI: Its the 4th of the Haruhi novels, look it up)
The other is "にょろーん ちゅるやさん/Nyoron Churuya-san" (Churuya-san is the SD variant of Tsuruya-san obviously)
There is still no information on air dates whatsoever to my knowledge but it looks like it'll be sometime in '09. Rumors are going around that the two series are being made to "buy time" till the "new" Suzumiya Haruhi series is set into action. Some links and a pic to prove the two new series:
Kadokawa Anime Channel@YouTube