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Little, Brown Gets Haruhi Light Novels

by atlantiza
Apr 17, 2008 5:33 PM | 45 Comments
According to Publishers Weekly, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will publish the original, light novel version of the Haruhi Suzumiya series. The first novel will be released in April 2009 for about $9 for a paperback version and $17 for a hardback version.

Source: ANN

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it is great news since Im reading the novel right now (I prefer reading it in a book form)
but, a year... I guess Im just going to keep reading from the net, but Im still going to buy the book

Apr 28, 2008 8:35 PM by xxjanism

SCORE.

Apr 21, 2008 9:22 AM by LolitaDecay

A professional release? Holy shit, am I pleased with this.

Apr 20, 2008 6:02 AM by usagiko

hells yeah... After watching the anime, I sooo wanted to read the light novels but was distressed to find out that it was being distributed in the states.
Even though i'll be a year, at least it'll happen..
You better bet i'm getting the hard cover version

Apr 19, 2008 1:32 AM by Tekky99

Ignore the fact my iPod is being weird. XD

Apr 18, 2008 7:55 PM by YoshikoHatake

YEN Press is releasing the manga in october. I went to their booth and got a poster too.

Apr 18, 2008 7:54 PM by YoshikoHatake

Leon-Gun said:
Requal said:
whoisfriend said:
Requal said:
I've read the first book.

It's on the same level as Pooh-bear.


Could've been the translation wasn't that good.

That aside... ZOMG AWESOME!

I've been waiting for the novels for FOREVER. I'm glad it's finally coming here. Although, a year is an awfully long wait...


No, it wasn't the translation -__-.

It's just a book about nothing.
And since when SHnY had a general direction?


Actually there is some character and plot development from time to time, but I agree there is really few throughout the first 9 novels. And that may be why it's great : when you come across a minor develomment, you're like "Wow, THAT is awesome". But what makes Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuutsu really outstanding are the silly dialogues and references about pop culture, as well as the way the author creates his sentences, it's just incredible. The general plot is not really the main point of this title.

Apr 18, 2008 2:09 PM by Jacut

Where are you guys getting children from? It just says young readers, which is pretty much the main audience of light novels in Japan, anyway. But young readers doesn't mean children... it means like anywhere from teens to early adulthood I think. Don't take the phrase so literally! xD

Apr 18, 2008 1:41 PM by atlantiza

That children's book thing worries me but otherwise I'm looking forward to it. I just hope they're easy accessible. I can never find any light novels here.

Apr 18, 2008 12:36 PM by Niacinamide

A must-have for me. I love the novels.

Apr 18, 2008 9:04 AM by Dawlight

Requal said:
whoisfriend said:
Requal said:
I've read the first book.

It's on the same level as Pooh-bear.


Could've been the translation wasn't that good.

That aside... ZOMG AWESOME!

I've been waiting for the novels for FOREVER. I'm glad it's finally coming here. Although, a year is an awfully long wait...


No, it wasn't the translation -__-.

It's just a book about nothing.
And since when SHnY had a general direction?

Apr 18, 2008 7:49 AM by Leon-Gun

I'd buy it IF they don't totally screw over the translation and Americanize it.
Ahh well if they do screw it over all i have to do is learn Japanese and read the originals.

Apr 18, 2008 7:12 AM by CookedCelery

Best news ever. I'll definitely buy it.

Apr 18, 2008 7:01 AM by Colonel_Mustard

Chances are, they are going to be edited for American readers... its what happens to anime right? the English dubs being with totally different experiences and major story diversion from the Japanese with Eng subs versions... I won't get my hopes up for this series, but if it gets positive feedback on MAL... I'd buy the most expensive version of the series, because I like Haruhi and reading, and the Haruhi Suzumiya storyline....

That said am I to believe this news is not about the Haruhi Suzumiya series being translated and its about some books to do with Haruhi Suzumiya... Thats would be a shame for me, and the guy who makes money from sales of the books, cause they just lost a customer...

Apr 18, 2008 6:42 AM by LonerGoth

lindork said:
Now THIS is awesome news.

Apr 18, 2008 6:29 AM by Neko-Hoshishima

SWEETTTTTTTTT im gonna grab myself a hard back

Apr 18, 2008 3:13 AM by Corpse69

Even though I've already read the first 9 volumes of Haruhi, I enjoy it enough to buy these hardback light novels. I just hope they don't Americanize the translations. ^_^

Apr 18, 2008 1:21 AM by Master10K

This is great news. I totally intend to get these when they're finally out.

Apr 18, 2008 12:37 AM by Numi

children books ey? looks like Haru-ism took another great step

Apr 18, 2008 12:22 AM by Vin-nii

great news, i really want to read the books but one year from now i am probably able to read them in japanese.

Apr 18, 2008 12:13 AM by Krayt