Haruhi Suzumiya

Haruhi Suzumiya

Haruhi Suzumiya

English Title: Haruhi Suzumiya
Japanese Title涼宮ハルヒ – “Haruhi Suzumiya”
Author: Nagaru Tanigawa
Illustrator: Noizi Ito
Translator: Chris Pai
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Original Run: June 2003 – June 2011
English Run: April 2009 – November 2013
Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko (Kadokawa Shoten)
English Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Volumes in Japanese: 11 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 10 (Completed)
Note: Japan’s volume 10 and 11 (a two-parter) were combined into volume 10 for the English release.
Average Price Per Volume: Hardcover $20 — Paperback $14 — Kindle $7 — Nook $7

Synopsis: Welcome Japan’s hottest property and the international phenomenon known as Haruhism! Meet Haruhi — a cute, determined girl, starting high school in a city where nothing exciting happens and absolutely no one understands her. Meet Kyon — the sarcastic guy who sits in front of Haruhi in homeroom and the only boy Haruhi has ever opened up to. His fate is now tied to hers. Meet the SOS Brigade — an after-school club organized by Haruhi with a mission to seek out the extraordinary. Oh, and their second mission? Keeping Haruhi happy… because even though she doesn’t know it, Haruhi has the power to destroy our universe…

Paperback Covers

Hardcover Covers

Volume 1 – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
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Released April 1, 2009 — ISBN-13: 978-0316039017

Volume 2 – The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya
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Released October 1, 2009 — ISBN-13: 978-0316038812

Volume 3 – The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya
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Released July 1, 2010 — ISBN-13: 978-0316038867

Volume 4 – The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
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Released November 2, 2010 — ISBN-13: 978-0316038904

Volume 5 – The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya
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Released June 7, 2011 — ISBN-13: 978-0316038829

Volume 6 – The Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya
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Released November 7, 2011 — ISBN-13: 978-0316038928

Volume 7 – The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya
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Released June 19, 2012 — ISBN-13: 978-0316038959

Volume 8 – The Indignation of Haruhi Suzumiya
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Released November 20, 2012 — ISBN-13: 978-0316039000

Volume 9 – The Dissociation of Haruhi Suzumiya
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Released June 18, 2013 — ISBN-13: 978-0316038935

Volume 10 – The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya
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Released November 19, 2013 — ISBN-13: 978-0316038980

Reviews of Haruhi Suzumiya
Ani-Gamers: Vol 4
Mainichi Anime Yume: Vol 1-2
Nagareboshi Reviews: Vol 1

Illustrations Sampler

Anime Adaptations
Season 1 — MAL Entry — 14 episodes — Aired April 2006 – July 2006
Season 2 — MAL Entry — 14 episodes — Aired May 2009 – September 2009
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Note: Adapted volumes 1 to 3 of the light novel series, plus parts of 5 and 6

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya film — MAL Entry — aired February 2010
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Note: Adapted volume 4 of the light novel series

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan spinoff series — MAL Entry — 16 episodes — aired April 2015 to July 2015
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Manga Adaptations
1) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
MAL Entry — 20 volumes — Published September 2005 – September 2013
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2) The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan: The Untold Adventures of the SOS Brigade
MAL Entry — Published July 2007 – ongoing
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3) The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
MAL Entry — 10 volumes — Published July 2009 – August 2016
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4 responses to “Haruhi Suzumiya

  1. Is the English publisher really Yen Press? On the Amazon and Book Depository pages it says ‘Little, Brown Young Readers’.

    • Thanks for the detail, MegaKnogga; I’ll add it to the entry. From the information I could scrounge up, it looks like Little Brown Books for Young Readers is a division in Hachette Book Group, a major book publisher in the USA. Yen Press is a part of the Orbit division in the Hachette Book Group. Haruhi Suzumiya appears to be published officially by Little Brown Books for Young Readers (AKA Little, Brown and Company), but is still typically considered a central part of the Yen Press lineup (especially at yenpress.com). I would guess this title was simply acquired by Hachette (back in 2009) before Yen Press started focusing on multiple light novel series, but I would have to check release dates on that.

  2. Um, I know this is about 5 yrs since the English release of “The wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya” but, why is it so expensive? It’s like $100 for a new one and it just doesn’t make sense to me that you would under stock on the 6th book while have too much for all the other books.

    • Hm, it looks like the hardcover edition is selling for a high price on Amazon for some reason. Perhaps just not many copies out there for that volume?
      At least there is a paperback and Kindle version for 13 or 10 dollars, though I understand you might want to collect a full set of the hardcovers. In which case, perhaps just keep checking up on it, in case they print up another batch for it.

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