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Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu) is the general name for a series of light novels written by Nagaru Tanigawa and illustrated by Noizi Ito, and subsequently adapted into an anime, manga, video games and even a movie.

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Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya follows the high school life of Haruhi Suzumiya, a young and very active high school girl, and those who are caught up in her unusual antics. While Haruhi is the central character to the plot, the story is told from the point of view of Kyon, one of Haruhi's classmates.

As the story progresses Kyon and Haruhi meet many new people including the time traveler Mikuru Asahina, the alien Yuki Nagato, and the esper Itsuki Koizumi, all of whom attend North High. Mikuru, Yuki, and Itsuki were all sent to monitor and observe Haruhi since she has the unconscious ability to destroy the universe and make a new one. Their mission is to keep her from getting bored, since Haruhi will create a new universe from scratch if the old one fails to remain interesting. However, they must hide Haruhi's powers from her for unexplained reasons. These three join Haruhi and Kyon to form a school club called the SOS Brigade. The entire series consists of the SOS Brigade's attempts to keep Haruhi entertained while hiding and dealing with supernatural phenomena.

Tanigawa grew up in Nishinomiya, between Kobe and Osaka. The series has mentioned the Hanshin Tigers (based in real life Nishinomiya). Numerous landmarks in Nishinomiya, including the high school and areas of nearby Kobe and Osaka, feature in anime. Lists of examples can be found here, here, here and here. According to the manga, the series takes place in Kobe.

AnimeEdit

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Haruhi Suzumiya opening credits

Light NovelsEdit

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Suzumiya Haruhi on the cover of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

MangaEdit

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Manga volume 1

Main CharactersEdit

ParodiesEdit

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