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: 12 (Completed) Volumes in English: 11 (Completed) Note: Japan’s volume 10 and 11 (a two-parter) were combined into volume 10 for the English release. Note: Yen On began re-releasing the Haruhi series in new paperback editions with the original Japanese artwork in 2021.
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…
Anime Adaptations Season 1 — MAL Entry — 14 episodes — Aired April 2006 – July 2006 Season 2 — MAL Entry — 14 episodes — Aired May 2009 – September 2009 Crunchyroll (streaming) — Funimation (streaming) — Amazon — RightStuf 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 Amazon — RightStuf Note: Adapted volume 4 of the light novel series