Suzumiya Haruhi Series
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Suzumiya Haruhi Series

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


Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 6, 2003 to ?
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: School School
Serialization: The Sneaker
Authors: Tanigawa, Nagaru (Story), Itou, Noizi (Art)


Score: 8.541 (scored by 1207912,079 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1192
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #455
Members: 38,326
Favorites: 1,776

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As the students of Class 1-5 introduce themselves at the beginning of their high school careers, the cynical but otherwise fairly ordinary boy known as Kyon sits down, having just finished his piece. However, when the girl sitting behind him stands up to give her speech, the words she utters dumbfound the entire class. Proclaiming that she has no interest in ordinary humans and is in search of the supernatural, Haruhi Suzumiya makes her unforgettable debut.

Doubting Haruhi's sincerity, Kyon lets his curiosity get the better of him and attempts to befriend her in spite of his classmates' warnings. Unfortunately, as the eccentric girl slowly opens up to him, Kyon realizes she is dead serious. Moreover, a conversation between the two sparks a dangerous idea in Haruhi's mind: since she is bored with the mundanity of the school's clubs, she should just create her own. With this, the SOS Brigade is born, and Kyon is quickly dragged into a life of absurdity.

Taking over the Literary Club's room, Haruhi soon enlists three new members into her organization: the stoic Yuki Nagato, the timid Mikuru Asahina, and the supposedly mysterious transfer student Itsuki Koizumi. Having thrown together this group of students, Haruhi drags the squad around on adventures in search of the exciting and supernatural, much to Kyon's chagrin. However, he soon discovers that there is more to the new recruits than meets the eye, and that which Haruhi wishes for may be much closer than she realizes...

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Suzumiya Haruhi Series placed 1st on the 2005 Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! ranking under Best Light Novel category. As of 2011, it has sold over 16.5 million copies.

The novel series has been published in English by Yen Press since April 1, 2009 and in Spanish by Editorial Ivrea since April 2010.


Asakura, Ryouko
Kyon's Sister


Jan 7, 2008
Preliminary (45/? eps)
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 ...
Aug 7, 2008
Preliminary (Unknown/? eps)
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 ...
Jan 7, 2008
Preliminary (45/? eps)
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 ...

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