The Observation of Haruhi Suzumiya is an official fanbook published June 15th, 2011 by the Sneaker Bunko editorial staff. It includes details from all 11 Haruhi Suzumiya Light Novels as well as the official timeline for novels 1-8.
Chapter 1: Character DetailsEdit
This chapter goes into details about each of the characters introduced in the novels as well as some design information from Noizi Ito. The following characters were included:
- Haruhi Suzumiya
- Yuki Nagato
- Mikuru Asahina
- Itsuki Koizumi
- Ryoko Asakura
- Kuyou Suou
- Kyouko Tachibana
- Yasumi Watahashi
- Mori Sonou/Arakawa
- Emiri Kimidori
- Student Council President
- Kyon's Sister
- Other minor characters
Chapter 2: Story SummariesEdit
This chapter summarizes the plot from each of the novels. The last chapter only goes up to the ninth chapter of The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya (Final Part), leaving out the epilogue.
- The Melancholy
- The Sigh
- The Boredom
- The Disappearance
- The Rampage
- The Wavering
- The Intrigues
- The Indignation
- The Dissociation
- The Surprise (until Chapter 9 of (Final Part))
Chapter 3: Q&AEdit
This chapter has 50 questions and answers from Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Itou
Chapter 4: Re-printed ManuscriptEdit
This chapter reprints a manuscript written by Tanigawa for the October 2009 edition of The Sneaker which goes into the physics and philosophy behind Endless Eight. It is entitled A Study in August.
Chapter 5: Roundtable DiscussionEdit
This chapter features a roundtable discussion between Tanigawa, Ito, two editors from The Sneaker Bunko, and a moderator. The talk occurred in April 2011, before The Surprise was first released.
Chapter 6: Supplementary InformationEdit
This chapter details the additional manga, anime series, movie, and games featured from the Haruhi franchise.
The book placed 8th in its debut rank on the Oricon rankings with 19,542 sold in its first week. Through the end of July it had sold 28,375 copies.