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Suzumiya Haruhi Series (Novel)

Suzumiya Haruhi Series

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Japanese: 涼宮ハルヒシリーズ


Type: Novel
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 6, 2003 to ?
Authors: Tanigawa, Nagaru (Story), Itou, Noizi (Art)
Serialization: The Sneaker


Score: 8.721 (scored by 6212 users)
Ranked: #422
Popularity: #219
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comedy fantasy supernatural


Kyon, your typical high school student, has long given up his belief in the supernatural. However, upon meeting Haruhi Suzumiya, he quickly finds out that it is the supernatural that she is interested in; aliens, time travelers and espers among other things. When Haruhi laments about the lack of intriguing clubs around school, Kyon inspires Haruhi to form her own club. As a result, the SOS Brigade is formed, a club which specializes in all that is the supernatural.

Much to his chagrin, Kyon, along with the silent bookworm, Yuki Nagato, the shy and timid Mikuru Asahina, and the perpetually smiling Itsuki Koizumi, are recruited as members. The story follows the crazy adventures that these four endure under their whimsical leader, Haruhi.

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Related Manga

Alternative version: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Other: Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu, Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu, Kyon to Koizumi no Sainan, Ore no Class ni Haruhi wa Inai, Haruhi Comic Anthology
Adaptation: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (2009), Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Side story: Suzumiya Haruhi no Hiwa: Rainy Day, Suzumiya Haruhi Series: Atezuppo Numbers


Asahina, Mikuru
Koizumi, Itsuki
Nagato, Yuki
Suzumiya, Haruhi
 Student Council Chairman
Student Council Chairman
 Kyon's Sister
Kyon's Sister

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Aug 7, 2008
This series of novels is very compelling. I must say I was very captivated by how the plot works. It's very confusing if you don't know anything about it though; I recommend watching the anime first before trying to decipher the light novel.

Plot: Not too many loopholes. If you're a fan of the "What's Going to Happen Next" genre then I suggest you read this. The cliffhangers, although leaving you unsatisfied, will feed your desire to read about the next.

Art: Hah, the art totally rocks. The cover and front flaps basically sums the story up. The in-book art are black-and-white manga-like drawings that are high read more
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Jan 7, 2008
Read Vol. 1 - 9

Haruhi Suzumiya is a collection of Sci-fi, Comedy themed Light Novels (10 in fact) that fans of the popular anime series would read to get more depth to the story. So there’s really no need to go into detail of the story and overall premise of the Novels. As you may already know the story revolves around an omnipotent high school girl Haruhi Suzumiya, with powers (unknown to her) but told from the point of view of high school boy Kyon (real name unknown).

The anime series only scratches the surface, as it only tells one of the 4 known main stories read more
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Mar 28, 2010
~I have read volume 1 and volume two at the point of writing this~
If you really want to experience The Haruhi Suzumiya Phenomenon then this [the light novels that started it all] Is a defiant must.

Kyon is a normal High School Student.He comes to his first day of high school to experience a normal high school experience.But when his turn to introduce himself is finished,and the teacher goes on to the next one,Kyon-and the rest of the class,are speechless.

"If there are any aliens,time travelers,or espers here,come join me.That is all"

wouldn't you be speechless too?

The anime adaption of these novels only takes some of the read more
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Jan 7, 2008
Here it is, the true story of what started it all. Haruhism has taken the anime world by storm and it is all because of this light novel series. But, how did such a marvelous movement branch from this you ask? To tell you the truth, that is what I would like to know.

Now I know my statement above would lead any person to believe that I am disappointed with the origins of Haruhi, and in a sense I am, but nowhere near as harsh as I first let on. What I merely mean is that, the anime took a morsel of the story and read more
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While the general feel of the two series of novels is considerably different - Haruhi is comparatively more light-hearted and has a considerable comedic element to it whereas Hakomari is more of a dark mystery thriller kind of story - there are a few similarities that are worth noting.

Starting with the 2 main characters. Both main male characters value their normal lives, and wish to proceed through High School maintaining said normality. The appearance of the main female character signals the end of their normal lives. Both female mcs are assertive, weirdly charismatic, beautiful but unapproachable, intelligent, forceful and able to do a  read more 
Girl forms a club with reluctant boy in order to make friends. It's narration and style is very similar. 
Well I love them both to death and the character designs are both by noizi ito. Also,they both were originally a light novel.  
A girl is inspired to follow her dreams by a mysterious boy ,whose identity she does not know. While in the high school she meets the same boy who changed her life and forcefully make him joining her club. These stories are two sides of the same coin, one with paranormal and comedy, the other with slice of life. 
In both series, the protagonist is forced to join an extraordinary club. Protogonist in both stories is a Tsukkomi type, which helps to create humor in the story. 

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