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3:00 PM on 03.06.2015

The new Haruhi visuals have me quite worried

I'm not quite sure what to think here. I was pretty darn excited to hear that Haruhi Suzumiya was returning to television with The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan. The the fear hit. A new studio was taking over the adaptati...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 02.17.2015

Haruhi Suzumiya and the SOS Brigade return to TV in April

There's no hiding the fact that I am bananas for Haruhi Suzumiya and the entire SOS Brigade. It was actually one of the shows that brought me back into anime fandom heavily, during a time that my interest was really starting ...

Hiroko Yamamura

10:00 AM on 04.08.2012

A Daily Dose of Music: Our Favorite Anime Endings

Well guys and gals, it's that time again! We peek into that dark and disturbing place known as the souls of your all star Japanator editors. We had a great time sharing our favorite openings with you on The Daily Dose, but th...

Hiroko Yamamura

6:00 PM on 12.13.2011

The appearance of Haruhi Suzumiya... coffee!

Beverage giants Asahi have just announced that as of December 20th, they will start bundling Haruhi figures with special packages of Wonda Morning Shot coffee. You'll have to be quick in picking them up (or arranging a middle...

Chris Walden

10:00 AM on 09.19.2011

Monday MADness: The Inception of Haruhi Suzumiya

I hear Disappearance is being released this week so I guess that would make it a good time to get everyone pumped up with Darkreu's awesome trailer for it. On the surface "The Inception of Haruhi Suzumiya" is clips from ...

Itsa Timmy

A Look At: The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan photo
A Look At: The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan
by Tyler Jones

I like the idea of The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan. For those of you not aware, Haruhi-chan is the official Haruhi parody manga, consisting mostly of four panel comics. Each character is a slightly odder version of their standard counterpart. Haruhi is far more mischievous and constantly coming up with schemes at a rate that would put her other incarnations to shame. Yuki is obsessed with playing visual novels rather than reading literature.

I actually liked the depiction of Yuki so much that I imported the special edition of the first volume (which I can't read) back when it came out just to nab the included puchi-nendo-style figure that was included.

Today I'm taking a look at the second standalone volume, eager to read Haruhi-chan in English for the first time. Keep reading after the break to see how it is!

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1:00 PM on 05.09.2011

New trailers for upcoming Haruhi game

Fans of the The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie should definitely keep their eyes on the upcoming The Reminiscences of Haruhi Suzumiya game. We got a peak at the title in December, and now have some character focused g...

Hiroko Yamamura

A look at The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #8 photo
A look at The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #8
by Crystal White

This volume of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya wastes no time in completely dumping the reader into the midst of the plot. However, it did become immediately apparent that to the narrator, Kyon, the entire world had changed and that the friends he once knew from the SOS Brigade were definitely leading different lives. Kyon ends up in the literary club room with Nagato, and finds a bookmark with a message indicating that he only has three days in order to return the world back to the way it was. Kyon finally figures out that in this timeline, Haruhi attends a different school, and rushes there to get to her. Once Kyon assembles his friends together, a computer in the literary club room turns on with a message from an alternate-universe Nagato, telling Kyon that if he hits enter, he will have a chance to fix his world, but with no guarantees. Desperate to get his life back to the way it was, Kyon hits enter and is sent back to three years previous in order to influence the events that occur when he first meets Haruhi in an effort to restore order.

The manga also contains two "parallel" stories that have nothing to do with the main canon of the plot, one involving Nagato becoming a pop star, and another with Mikuru becoming a boxer. Both stories are incredibly short and simple and are just there for entertainment value. 

Read on to see my impressions on the manga and where I'd like to see the story go!

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8:00 PM on 03.08.2011

Gaze upon the cover of the new Haruhi novel looks like the covers of every other Haruhi novel. What did you expect? Well, I suppose fans might have expected something different, considering that it's been four-odd years since the last novel was released, but i...

Josh Tolentino

4:00 PM on 02.12.2011

Watch 8 episodes of Haruhi season 2 on Crunchyroll

...because the other 6 are just the repeat installments of Endless Eight, after all. I've made that joke before, I know, but at least you don't have to cough up for the DVDs this time, since you can just stream  the ones...

Josh Tolentino

11:00 PM on 12.20.2010

Screenshots of upcoming PS3/PSP Haruhi game now available

Namco Bandai has just released a bunch of screenshots for their upcoming title The Reminiscence of Haruhi Suzumiya, which will be available on both the PS3 and PSP. These particular screens are from the PS3 version, and both ...

Crystal White

4:30 PM on 10.04.2010

Watch the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya in...Hawaii?

Hawaii, a non-continental state and my birthplace, is oft-ignored, I've found. Hawaiians have to pay extra to get stuff mailed to them, they aren't eligible for most contests, and what do they get in exchange? An endless floo...

Josh Tolentino