Haruhi author Nagaru Tanigawa has finally started work on the long anticipated but hugely delayed (as below) “Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyougaku / The Shock of Haruhi Suzumiya” light novel, the first in many years.


Previous announcements relating to the title, once due in 2007, always turned out to be lengthy delays, to the point that the once popular series appeared to have been abandoned, but this seems not to be the case now, as in a recent edition of The Sneaker he is described as being in the process of readying the novel.


Whilst it seems for all intents and purposes the Haruhi franchise is finished after having been driven into ground, it will be interesting to see whether Tanigawa manages a worthy continuation after so long a hiatus.

There is of course the intriguing possibility that he long ago succumbed to writer’s block or totally lost interest in the series, and only now is finally having his arm twisted into finishing it, a possibility which does not bode well for the quality of future installments…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:31 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go Tanigawa! Don't let KyoAni kill the franchise

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    Comment by Celestz
    13:48 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was waiting for this and still am.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:35 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Endless night butchered the haruhi so bad that the writer decide : "Fuck this! i must repair my work anyway i can!! Damn you troll!! My greatest artwork is ruined!!"

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    Comment by Roosta
    15:52 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its ok I can still wait another 5 year for more Haruhi novels.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Has anyone noticed that in this picutre haruhi seemes to be outranking Mikuru in the chest department?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're right, Haruhi's breasts should be smaller. It's cute when Haruhi is being jealous of Mikurus breasts.

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    12:01 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As disturbing as that is, it took me an awkward moment of staring to figure out Haruhi had a fudge bar, and wasn't brandishing Mikuru's butt plug.

    Of course NOW, I can't unsee.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I call bullshit until I see a release date.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:26 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kyon has always been the slider.

    You people...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kyon is not a slider. If he was, that would ruin all the previous character development for him as a normal person coming to grasps with a world he didn't know existed.

    The slider is the person who calls Kyon in the ninth book in the Alpha timeline. Sasaki calls him in the beta timeline instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:37 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Kyon is not a slider. If he was, that would ruin all the previous character development for him as a normal person coming to grasps with a world he didn’t know existed."

    Isn't the whole definition of a Slider someone who's otherwise normal but ended up in other worlds, whether or not they knew about said worlds?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:37 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A Slider is a person who moves across and around parallel dimensions, worlds and spaces as such.

    Kyon has entered a closed space with Koizumi

    Kyon woke up in a closed space with Haruhi

    Kyon entered Tanabata 3 years ago with Mikuru(Young)

    Kyon spent some time in an alternate world with Nagato(Alternative)

    If these experiences have yet to make him a slider, I don't know what else can you call a Slider.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:27 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon who posted at 13:10 here.

    The closed spaces aren't exactly parallel worlds. They are creations of Haruhi's mind and exist within the same dimension as everything else. The only special thing about them is that only the espers can enter them.

    "Kyon entered Tanabata 3 years ago with Mikuru(Young)"

    Time traveling is not the same as entering a parallel demension.

    "Kyon spent some time in an alternate world with Nagato(Alternative)"
    This was not a alternate world, but rather the same world. Nagato simply overwrote everyone's memories and abilities.

    There was a well written arguement for Kyon's normalcy on baka tsuki. It's 5 A.M. and i'm too tired to look now, but I suggest you read it.

    Also, if Kyon was a slider and had entered the world from a different one, wouldn't everyone know he wasn't from their world. Nagato at least would know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So then who's Slider-tan? Kyonko?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:25 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kyon's god and Haruhi is just his proxy.

    Kyon drew the image on the schoolgrounds on Tanabata, he resized the logo Haruhi drew, giving it its powers in the first place, and the Endless Eight loop was only because he never made his homework.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:00 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But, like said previously, that completey ruins the point of his character, and of Kyon's relationship with Haruhi.

    The whole relationship those two have not only shows Kyon accepting the weirdness around him and making friends with people. No, Taniguchi and Kunikida don't count. Lyon never shares anything with them, but he gradually opens up to everyone in the brigade and Tsuruya. The thing between Hauhi and Kyon is also about Haruhi growing up and accepting the normal things around her. She's got a pretty damn giant crush oh Kyon, and he is relatively normal. If Kyon had secret powers or anything, both his ad Haruhi's character and relationship would be cheapened.

    Kyon doesn't need any additional powers. He has the power of snark in addition to the whole "controlling everything Haruhi does and making the brigade kind of center around him" thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:31 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uhm, but didn't he finished his homework in one of the endless eight episodes? But, I agree with the rest of your comment D:

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:07 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, after he had done his homework the loop ended.
    I seriously doubt hanging around Kyon's house would make Haruhi's summer vacation "perfect".

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess Endless Eight has made a lot of people read the novels to find out about the stupid solution and see how things will be going on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    waiting to read

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I only love the slut Nagato Yuki in this series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://www.gooork.com [www.gooork.com] for the newest haruhi novel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.gooork.com [www.gooork.com] you're welcome ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:06 26/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ran out of money did ya?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 02/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    well instead of doing a light novel i hope he just does a freaking BOOK and ends it all in about 300-400 pages. if you're going to end a story like this end it epic-ly......... and with lots of answers

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:48 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    haruhi suzumiya series should be done by highly intelligent and super handsome/beautiful man/woman
    and the voice actors and everyone involved should be handsome/beautiful.with this,it will be super hyper great strong anime cause I like this SOS Brigade anime.


    .I AM A7X.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:12 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    so it takes a endless 8 to make the author shat bricks and write again?

    i smell conspiracy. it must be kadokawa and kyoani's plot from the beginning.

    they knew the nagaru abandoned the work but uses endless 8 to scare him back to writing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Nice Troll kadokawa...
    sigh ..."Blessed thy who expect nothing, because thy ne´er get dessapointed"

    anyway, hope for moar books...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:32 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The endless 12, the endless 16, and the endless 24 would be the new series. the 1st year 12 eps, 2nd year 16 eps with 4 specials and the 3rd year 24 eps. As before it would be one ep played over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. Only the camera angle on the scanned image photographs would be different......................

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:15 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The last sentence is an unfair characterization of E8. The one thing KyoAni did do right was draw new art and record dialogue with different styles.

    Of course, they got bored halfway through and were unable to come up with 8 interesting directorial takes, but still... it's what Kadokawa gave them to work with.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm, It's just me, or Haruhi breast are bigger than Mikuru's?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    she's GOD, duh...

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    Comment by andvari78
    06:09 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Until a certain feline someone casts Forever Zero.
    Or they find a shapeshifting loli familiar who needs a master STAT.

    Oh well... they get moar money, we get moar trolling.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    HOLY SHIT!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and nobody with half a brain cares about haruhi

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go watch your shitty anime then and stop posting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:59 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you do, why post.

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    Comment by Bla7e
    07:10 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anons trolling at each other ... ... just PRICELESS! xD Do please continue xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:55 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    a guy with a fake name think he is better! xD PRICELESS~

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:44 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Find it always funny how otaku nerds keep bashing Endless Eight when it at worst was an interesting concept, and at best was the directed embodiment of what Yuki Nagato must have went through.

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    Comment by nocturne
    09:21 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are many good works involving repeated scenarios (not necessarily time loops, but effectively the same thing, especially when it comes to the sort of pitfalls one might encounter if presented incorrectly). Blind Chance, Lola rennt, 12:01 PM, Groundhog Day, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, etc. Endless Eight isn't one of them.

    It's not an interesting concept because it's been done to death, and then put in its own time loop and done to death again. "Directed embodiment of what Yuki Nagato must have went through" is a useless string of vapid words that doesn't mean much the more you think about it. You can depict the events of the Endless Eight time loop any way you want and it'll be a "directed embodiment of what Yuki Nagato must have went through." Was it a good way of presenting it? No.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone who actually speaks sense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Sense and internet? c'mon... what's wrong with you....

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    Comment by Kaisos
    09:23 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed here. E8 was the worst idea I've ever seen in anime.

    At least we're through it now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:57 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    said a hypocrite, VERY CONVINCING... NOT!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was experimental at best.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    For eight fucking episodes, not even showing any of the deviations like the other part-time jobs. Always the fucking swimming pool, the festival with goldfish catching, fireworks, running around in frog costumes at 35°C, cicada hunting, the meeting where the loop is revealed, batting center, star watching and that fucking teasing scene where Kyon can stop everything, but doesn't because it isn't the eight episode yet.

    There are series that wrap their complete story up in 13 episodes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    there's an obvious message in the concept of endless eight, especially pertinent to otaku, it's just that most of them don't want to hear it...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:07 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you trying to tell people who like something to stop liking that something?

    'Otaku always do otaku things, so they should stop being otaku and be more socially involved.' - ?

    If this is the 'message' that you 'assume' is in Endless Eight, then you dont know the reality of life yet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    waste 8 :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's not that, it's about how otaku grow complacent in their life and only want their expectations to be fulfilled. it's not that "people should stop watching anime" or "otaku need to go outside", they get caught too much in the fandom and can't accept anything unless it fits within a narrow and comfortable definition of reality. they become stubborn and unrepentent and eventually that leads to a neverending cycle. this was also addressed in the genshiken OVA in the episode which has madarame trying to buy clothes, although that was much more succinct and optimistic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:56 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Endless Eight is a social commentary? Yeah, sure, and waste 5 episodes to get over the message. There are better ways to do that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:01 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, at worst it was a waste of what could have been seven episodes of original content. It was an interesting idea and I don't rage over it like others, but it was the biggest waste of resources I've ever seen in anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So you haven't seen Naruto's filler arcs?

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    Comment by Aozaki Aoko
    09:00 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didnt even think of this. Good job ! b(≧ ω ≦ )

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