The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa.
The story of a precocious girl in search of mystery and adventure. And the poor boy who she has dragged along with her.


TITLE: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
AKA: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu, 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱
AUTHOR: Nagaru Tanigawa
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): April 1, 2009
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PUBLISHER (Japan): Kadokawa Shoten
RELEASE DATE (Japan): June 6, 2003
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 11 (finished. Last volume was released May 2011)
ANIME SERIES: 24 Episodes + net episodes + a film (adapts vols.1-4 with material from vols.5&6)

From the back cover:

Haruhi holds the fate of the universe in her hands . . . lucky for you she doesn’t know it!

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 behind Haruhi in homeroom and the only boy Haruhi has ever opened up to. His fate is now tied to hers.

Meet the S.O.S. 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 the universe. Seriously.

The phenomenon that took Japan by storm – with more than 4.5 million copies sold – is now available in the first-ever English edition.