The Shock of Suzumiya Haruhi: Delayed Another Year


The latest and increasingly unawaited novel in the Haruhi series, 涼宮ハルヒの / Suzumiya Haurhi no Kyougaku (The Shock of Suzumiya Haruhi), by 谷川流 / Nagaru Tanigawa,  looks to have  been delayed yet another year, the second time it has been delayed.

It now looks as if three years will elapse before any new release in the formerly popular series…

Reports indicate that the leaked schedule of light novel releases published in Sneaker magazine fails to make any mention of the title, which can be taken as a tacit admission of delay. Previously the sequel was set for a mid-2007 release, but this was postponed a year.

This means it is likely the series will go three years without a novel release, which should leave no-one in any doubt as to the oblivion facing the series, especially if the anime rerun proves to be mere eventful marketing rather than the dramatic coup Kadokawa is likely hoping for.

Just what the author is thinking is anyone’s guess.

Probably nobody will remember Haruhi by 2010, having forgotten it in a haze of of Mio-induced delirium

Via New Akiba.

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    Comment by FoolyDooly
    05:30 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think how Haruhi end is like this.

    This is true ending.

    no ending.

    Comment by fedback
    06:22 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that would be sad..., the only thing i am hoping now os that the 10º novel will be the last one, dont give me more shit please

    Comment by halotoo
    12:24 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How is this for an ending,Haruhi was in coma and Kyon was her childhood friend. So practically all was just a wierd dream.(Boy that would suck)

    Comment by fedback
    15:10 02/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no, please not....i read more than 1000 pages per week, i dont want that shit please.....

    Comment by aldwin30
    05:52 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shit I don't want to read books from people that don't even have the sympathy of giving me an update of what's really going on.....
    Yeah Haruhi's awesome not because of Haruhi's looks but because of the drug-fueled story......
    But it's creators are simply insane....
    Maybe they want to make a story about their insanity?

    Comment by fedback
    05:16 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG...OMG... bitches.... TT... when i saw the notice title i though, "oh, so this bastards will delay the 2º season again"...but no..... it was worse.

    FUCK!!!!!!!! o shit, the 9º novel ends in such a cliff hanger and the 10º will be ready on 2010!!!, fuck fuck,ok...i think is time to let it go, no more haruhi for me....fuck ... i even printed the novel ... ok thats it, sorry for my shitty english...fuck.

    thanks u

    Comment by Cerenado
    05:14 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol 'nuff said.

    Comment by aldwin30
    05:55 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How can you be sick of a story that has Billion's of possibilities because of the prospect of the character being GOD!!!!???!!!
    How many stories can you develop when you're main heroine can create and destroy anything??
    Virtually limitless

    Comment by aldwin30
    05:56 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    your* sorry for the typo

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    Comment by Kaisos
    08:38 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one is listening. Again.

    Comment by Supakitsune
    08:50 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The expected occurence of Haruhi Suzumiya.

    *goes back to waiting for Toaru Kagaku no Railgun*

    Comment by Sydneian
    09:02 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    haruhi is a good watch, but its seriously overated, over-hyped and the so called marketing has been 'over-done'....... just give it a rest......

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:45 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    artifact, i will never forget haruhi, not in the face of my beloved second strike witches season. i will not forget haruhi even through all these fantastic (not) articles about moeblob shitfest k-on, and through all the reporting of taiga nopan, haruhi and her lackeys will always still be number one in my ronrey little heart.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's time for another Duke Nukem Forever joke. The prospect of Duke Nukem Forever coming out is better than 2nd season of Haruhi, so sad...

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    Comment by Jin Saotome
    04:54 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sons of bitches, they need to release this piece of crap already so they can move on to something else... say... Little Busters or Full Metal Panic.

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    Comment by Jin Saotome
    04:56 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, it's the book being delayed, I'm an idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, the author has churned out 9 fucking books for you people. He is having a hard time getting back into it. He's probably sick to death of Haruhi Suzumiya. So he can't come up with something as captivating as what has been done in the past. So he delays it to work it to perfection and get out a novel that he actually feels good about putting out.

    In other words. Do you want a good book or do you want shit that not even the author likes?

    Plus, you know, he can write whatever the hell he likes whenever the hell he likes. There should be no such obligation if the man wants to go on a damn break after writing so many stories in the series. Hell, I think his break is well deserved. The only problem is that HE went on his break when all of YOU learned about the series from the anime, so you think he is being lazy. Well learn to wait and stop being little kids about it.

    Comment by fedback
    05:21 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well, you are right, after thousands of pages the autor may be, JUST GIVE IT AN END BITCH, stop trying to gain million of yens or whatever fucking currency u get, and move on, make another book, another history, i be happy to read it if it gets an english version, but if you are going to do such a cliff hanger and then delay it... you are just being a bitch.

    i hope kadokawa is the one not letting him finish the serie, maybe for more merchandise or something... i hope, just for the sake of the author.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    > haze of of Mio-induced delirium

    Dude, do you read what you write before posting?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He can take as long as he wants, but one warning: he's reaaaally pushing it... Given how some otakus become ultra obsessed I would be careful of going out.

    I for one, just want a good novel. If he delayed it because the final draft looked like shit, then by all means he has to do whatever it takes to make it decent. I don't want shit on time if I can have good stuff in a late date.

    Comment by fedback
    05:24 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    jajjaj, u are right the poor man is in danger XP... but, does otakus really read the novel??, i though they just see the anime ( most of them).

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    Comment by Muzaffar
    01:42 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    who's haruhi anymore?? pfft.

    well.. i could never forget yuki...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:09 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even if it is released, it will never make up for or live up to the hype it's gained over the past 3 years.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    03:41 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder what will happen first, Naruto, Bleach, or One Piece ending...or a new haruhi light novel being released...

    God I pray its Naruto XD

    Comment by halotoo
    12:09 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let see

    Naruto will be hokage
    Luffy will be Pirate king
    And Ichigo will be either Itchy or strawberry pantsu

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're probably trying to ease the extreme popularity of Haruhi, too much of it can pose a threat to the 2D industry as a whole; who knows, maybe Kadokawa and the author care about the other animation/manga and novel publishing companies out there struggling to keep themselves alive than greed with more Haruhi sequels and spin-offs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:43 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another theory would be that they don't know where to go from the first season of the anime or the 9th novel in terms of storyline and plot, didn't the author mention that he was running out of ideas?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't the anime directly based on the light novels? Why would the author have to come up with new ideas to continue that?

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    02:54 02/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and why Kadokawa announces new Haruhi and takes it back?It'll be saying,"...ooops,we lied."Liars always go to hell and back.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:01 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We always can read the fakes novels of Haruhi xD
    Like the novel 10 titled "The Fuck of Haruhi Suzumiya" currently in emule xD or "The Absolution of Nagato Yuki" or "Kyon name:Path to the Apocalypse"(my favorite xD )

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 07/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Come on Tanigawa, seriously. I know an artist needs time for his works, but this... Oh well, but I expect it to be REALLY, REALLY good!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:30 25/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am STILL gonna be a Suzumiya fan. :[ Even without a conclusion, it's still amazingly done.

    Comment by flood
    22:41 04/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A YEEEEEAAAAARRRRRRRR?!!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!! MY EXPECTATIONS!!!!!!!!! NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! T_T
    I'm broken...........................

    Comment by haruki
    13:56 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    so when is my turn??

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kadokawa did it again. Haruhi 2nd is only an april mop joke after all.
    They don't care what fans want.

    Comment by Gitami
    10:17 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tanigawa is spending his off time writing a Tsukihime like story. Contains full service blood related imouto-tits maid.

    Probably churning ideas for Haruhi, just hope it doesn't end up like 12Kingdoms with hiatus oblivion.

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    Comment by Tommy
    10:30 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Until Haruhi season 2 coming almost every fan will be converted into K-On fans. Goodbye harushi we will miss you.

    Gonna hate kadokawa for milking the series till death!

    Comment by halotoo
    12:35 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I fill sorry for the fan,again.But considering us Berserk and Guyver fan has to put up to you guy are rather lucky.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:06 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He likely never expected Haruhi to be so popular, got caught up in it all, and wrote himself into a corner, like an idiot.

    I don't really care all that much about Haruhi, but I cannot stand watching/reading something, and never given a resolution. Even if it's a bad end, I'll take it, just let me move on dammit.

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    Comment by Kaisos
    13:14 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Vol. 9 really doesn't show the signs of being written into a corner. Though you never know, Tanigawa has said that he has no clue what he's doing.

    And Haruhi was popular for years before the anime even existed. It was just never popular ENOUGH to really subsume into the collective otaku unconscious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:04 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't understand. When the novel's 6/07 release date was canceled, it was considered to have an unannounced release date. How does 'still not announced' = postponed?

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    Comment by Kaisos
    13:12 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's just Artefact trying to rile up the Haruhi fanbase again.

    You're perfectly right. It is "still not announced".

    Most of your fellow commentors don't read the articles, just the title.

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    01:26 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wasn't shocked about this probably irritated by its annoyance.Ladies and gentlemen,Haruhi is now dead.Now,we can all smell the daisies while listening to the music of Mio's band and get our lives back....,selling souls to the goddesses is bad thing.

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    Comment by Kaisos
    01:55 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why the fuck is K-ON so popular? It isn't even that good.

    Haruhi at least had likeable male characters and a plot outside LOOK AT CUTE GIRLS DO CUTE THINGS LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Er yeah... maybe I should try watching it again, but I could never get past the first 10 minutes of the first episode.

    I guess there are people who like their anime to be only moe eye candy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:56 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't have guessed it was Naruko. Now we need more doujins.

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    Comment by linkinstreet
    20:24 30/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually, he is still writing. Just that there is no compilation of the works that is produced in sneakers.
    Considering that the first book was compiled after they finished publishing the series in a weird sequence in Sneakers (the anime followed this weird sequence), I don't really found this suprising.

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    Comment by Kageryu
    20:12 30/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll remember, I'll always remember.

    After all, saying "Suzumiya Haruhi is mai waifu" isn't just something you can throw around, those words come with an oath, an oath not so easily broken.

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    Comment by Tate
    20:01 30/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    assholes. lol.

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