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Old 2006-04-14, 03:32   Link #1
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All about Haruhi Suzumiya (涼宮ハルヒ) 2006 Edition

This is a list of the commonly asked questions regarding the religion that is Suzumiya Haruhi (also known as Haruhiism). This list is not designed to be exhaustive; it is here to cover the basics of Suzumiya Haruhi and the SOS団 without 'spoiling' too much of the plot or premise of the series.

This FAQ is divided up into sections; the first is for general Suzumiya Haruhi information, the second details information regarding the plot of the series, and contains spoilers, and the third is for frequent questions regarding the either the anime in general or specific parts of the anime.

While I have made an effort to hide or avoid any spoilers in this document, it is possible (even for me) to make mistakes, and thus I do not guarantee that this FAQ will not reveal information you might consider "spoily".

You have been warned.


The Suzumiya Haruhi and SOS団 FAQ - Revision One


Section One - General Suzumiya Haruhi Information
  • What/Who is Suzumiya Haruhi?

    Suzumiya Haruhi (涼宮ハルヒ) is a novel, serialised in a seinen (青年?)magazine. Suzumiya Haruhi is also a main character in this series. This information is provided by NeoSam in the Suzumiya Haruhi thread. Finally, Suzumiya Haruhi is also on object of worship or idolism for the religion/cult movement known as Haruhiism.
  • What is the SOS団 (SOS Brigade)?

    The SOS団 is a high-school club, formed by Suzumiya Haruhi, which participates in "unknown activities". SOS団 stands for Sekai wo Ooini moriagerutame no Suzumiya haruhi no 団 (dan); this translates roughly to Suzumiya Haruhi's Brigade for Saving the World by Overloading it with Fun. The members of the SOS団 include Suzumiya Haruhi, Kyon, Asahina Mikuru, Nagato Yuki and Koizumi Itsuki.
  • What versions of Suzumiya Haruhi exist?

    Suzumiya Haruhi, as previously mentioned, exists as a serialised novel. More recently, the story of the SOS団 has been adapted as both an anime and a manga; one of which is likely to be the reason you're here.
  • Why can I find TWO manga?

    There was a brief incident involving an earlier manga adaptation of Suzumiya Haruhi, but it has been dusted away under the rug of time and is not to be spoken of again. Once more volumes of the manga are released, the problem of some people finding two manga should dissipate.
  • What is Suzumiya Huruhi no Yuustsu, then?

    This is both the title of the anime and the name of the first volume of Suzumiya Haruhi. It translates roughly to The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, and can be written as 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 .

Section Two - Specific Suzumiya Haruhi Information - May Contain Spoilers
  • What is Kyon's real name?

    We are never told Kyon's full name. In fact, we don't even find out he's called Kyon until episode two of the anime. Of course, this lack of a complete name has caused some speculation and discussion as to who, or what, Kyon is. If you have a theory you want to share, you can post it in the Future Episode Synopses/Series Predictions thread.

  • Is Suzumiya Haruhi serious about aliens, espers, etc?

    Yes, she is.

  • What's up with the official website,

    This is the hompage of the SOS団 as it is described in the novels. It may be of interest to note that the images are drawn by Hirano Aya herself (Suzumiya's seiyuu).

  • What's the deal with the anime? I watched the first episode and it looks like a joke!

    Well, it's supposed to. The first episode of the anime covers an amateur movie that the SOS団 makes in volume two of the novels. Rather brilliantly, I might add.

  • Did the cat really talk?

    Well, Nagato tells us it was ventriloquism...

  • Then the Mikuru Beam...


  • So, how would a talking cat and the like be possible?

    Well, since a good film budget probably isn't the likely explanation...
    Spoiler for serious spoiler!:

Section Three - Specific Anime Information

- Alternative Episode Viewing Order

Episode "1" : ? (14?)
Episode "2" : 1st episode
Episode "3" : 2nd episode
Episode "4" : 7th episode
Episode "5" : 3rd episode
Episode "6" : 9th episode
Episode "7" : 8th episode


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Old 2006-04-25, 16:15   Link #2
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Originally Posted by iamandragon
Ugg...I think I got the orders of the novels all wrong...can someone tell me the order of the volumes?
I'm just going to type up a timeline here just for the heck of it (since Moon Phase conveniently created one as well).
Suzumiya Haruhi series

第一巻: 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 (6/6/2003)
Volume 1: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (Suzumiya Haruhi's Melancholy)

第二巻: 涼宮ハルヒの溜息 (9/30/2003)
Volume 2: Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki (Suzumiya Haruhi's Sigh)

第三巻: 涼宮ハルヒの退屈 (12/27/2003)
Volume 3: Suzumiya Haruhi no Taikutsu (Suzumiya Haruhi's Boredom)

第四巻: 涼宮ハルヒの消失 (7/31/2004)
Volume 4: Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu (Suzumiya Haruhi's Evanescence)

第五巻: 涼宮ハルヒの暴走 (9/30/2004)
Volume 5: Suzumiya Haruhi no Bousou (Suzumiya Haruhi's Overdrive)

第六巻: 涼宮ハルヒの動揺 (3/31/2005)
Volume 6: Suzumiya Haruhi no Douyou (Suzumiya Haruhi's Agitation)

第七巻: 涼宮ハルヒの陰謀 (8/31/2005)
Volume 7: Suzumiya Haruhi no Inbou (Suzumiya Haruhi's Conspiracy)

第八巻: 涼宮ハルヒの憤慨 (5/1/2006)
Volume 7: Suzumiya Haruhi no Fungai (Suzumiya Haruhi's Resentment)

------------Story Timeline
(titles in italic are stories that span the entire volume)

April ~ May
+ 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱, vol.1](Episode 2, 3, 5 (1, 2, 3))

+ 涼宮ハルヒの退屈 (Suzumiya Haruhi no Taikutsu) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの退屈, vol.3] (Episode 4 (7))

- 笹の葉ラプソディ (Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの退屈, vol.3]
- ミステリックサイン (Mysterious Sign) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの退屈, vol.3]
- 孤島症候群 (Lone Island Syndrome) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの退屈, vol.3]

- エンドレスエイト (Endless Eight) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの暴走, vol.5]

- 涼宮ハルヒの溜息 (Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの溜息, vol.2]
- ライブアライブ (Live A Live) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの動揺, vol.6]
- 朝比奈ミクルの冒険 Episode 00 (Asahina Mikuru no Bouken Episode 00) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの動揺, vol.6] (Episode 1 (0))
- 射手座の日 (The Day of Sagittarius) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの暴走, vol.5]

+ 涼宮ハルヒの消失 (Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの消失, vol.4]
+ ヒトメボレLOVER (Charmed at First Sight LOVER) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの動揺, vol.6]
+ 雪山症候群 (Snow Mountain Syndrome) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの暴走, vol.5]
+ 猫はどこに行った? (Where Did The Cat Go?) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの動揺, vol.6]

+ 朝比奈みくるの憂鬱 (Asahina Mikuru no Yuutsu) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの動揺, vol.6]

+ 涼宮ハルヒの陰謀 (Suzumiya Haruhi no Inbou) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの陰謀, vol.7]

+ 編集長★一直線! (Editor In Chief ★ Straight Ahead!) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの憤慨, vol.8]
+ ワンダリング・シャドウ (Wandering Shadow) [From: 涼宮ハルヒの憤慨, vol.8]

+ 涼宮ハルヒ劇場 (Suzumiya Haruhi Theater) [From: The Sneaker 2004 August issue, not yet compiled]
+ 帰ってきた涼宮ハルヒ劇場 (The Return of Suzumiya Haruhi Theater) [To be published: The Sneaker 2006 June issue]

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Old 2006-04-26, 09:18   Link #3
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Tanigawa Nagaru (谷川流)

Tanigawa Nagaru (谷川流) : Author of the light seinen novel Suzumiya Haruhi.

Gender: Male
Year of birth: 1970

His works until now are light seinen(young men's) novels.

His works for now are:


Suzumiya Haruhi (涼宮ハルヒ)

Covers of volumes: in this post.

Seinen novel
Serialized in: The Sneaker
Published under the label Sneaker Bunko.

* Novel is still ongoing.


Dengeki!! Aegis 5 (電撃!! イージス5)

Covers of volumes:

Seinen novel
Serialized in: Dengeki Moeoh
Published under the label Dengeki Bunko.

* 2 volumes and finished.


The Despairing Ones - The Closed World (絶望系 閉じられた世界)

Cover of volume:

Seinen novel
Published under the label Dengeki Bunko.


The Guardian of my World (ボクのセカイをまもるヒト)

Cover of volumes:

Seinen novel
Serialized in: Dengeki Maoh
Published under the label Dengeki Bunko.

* Novel is still ongoing.


Escape from the School! (学校を出よう!)

Cover of volumes:

Seinen novel
Published under the label Dengeki Bunko.



Magazines and labels:

The Sneaker: a seinen novel magazine (serializes light novels for young men).

Sneaker Bunko: light novels published under this label are aimed at male audience.

Dengeki Moeoh: a seinen manga magazine (serializes mostly moe~ manga and few moe~ novels).

Dengeki Maoh: a new seinen manga magazine.

Dengeki Bunko: novels and other stuff(fan books, artbooks) that are published under this label are aimed at young men (more accurately: male otakus).


Source: Wikipedia, Baka-Tsuki, MediaWorks, Kadokawa

Illustrator's works will be posted soon. (Illustrator of Suzumiya Haruhi: Itou Noiji)

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Old 2006-05-12, 12:30   Link #4
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To novel readers, especially those reading the translated wiki project, here's a spoiler-free chronological timeline to guide you on what you need to read without missing anything. Bold indicates major plot development worth reading in order to understand what happens next.

Originally Posted by spoiler-free timeline
Volume 1
Volume 3 - The Boredom of Suzumiya Haruhi
Volume 3 - Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody (ties in with volume 4)
Volume 3 - Mysterique Sign
Volume 5 - Endless Eight
Volume 3 - Lone Island Syndrome
Volume 2
Volume 6 - LIVE ALIVE
Volume 6 - Asahina Mikuru's Adventure Episode 00
Volume 5 - The Day of Sagittarius
Volume 4
Volume 6 - Charmed at First Sight LOVER
Volume 5 - Snow Mountain Syndrome (lose sequel to Lone Island Syndrome)
Volume 6 - Where Did the Cat Go? (lose sequel to Lone Island Syndrome)
Volume 6 - The Melancholy of Asahina Mikuru (ties in with volume 7)
Volume 7
Volume 8 - Editor in Chief★Straight Ahead!
Volume 8 - Wandering Shadow
Volume 9
More detailed timeline found below.

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Old 2006-07-11, 11:24   Link #5
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The second volume of the light novel The Guardian of my World (ボクのセカイをまもるヒト) by Tanigawa Nagaru got out on June 2006.

Here its cover:

Seinen light novel
Serialized in: Dengeki Maoh
Published under the label Dengeki Bunko.

All of Tanigawa Nagaru's works (the author of Suzumiya Haruhi light novel) can be seen in this post (the third post of this thread).
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Detailed timeline:

Spoiler for Timeline - HUGE SPOILERS TO VOL 9!:

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Detailed timeline continued from above.

Spoiler for Timeline part 2 - HUGE SPOILER TO VOL 9!:

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