The Observation of Haruhi Suzumiya

OFFICIAL FANBOOK The Observation of Haruhi Suzumiya (Official Fan Book Suzumiya Haruhi No Kansoku / Official Fan Book 涼宮ハルヒの観測) 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.

ISBN-10: 4044748500
ISBN-13: 978-4044748500


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:

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.

  1. The Melancholy
  2. The Sigh
  3. The Boredom
  4. The Disappearance
  5. The Rampage
  6. The Wavering
  7. The Intrigues
  8. The Indignation
  9. The Dissociation
  10. 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.