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st_owly
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:15 am Reply with quote
Someone mind telling me the order they come in, please? I only have Melancholy and want to buy the rest, but don't want to read them in the wrong order...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:47 pm Reply with quote
Well, judging by the wikipedia page that conveniently seems to lack any spoiler tags, it would be:
Melancholy 6/2003
Sigh 9/2003
Boredom 12/2003
Disappearance 7/2004
Rampage 10/2004
Wavering 3/2005
Intrigues 8/2005
Indignation 5/2006
Disassociation 4/2007
Astonishment 5/2011, 5/2011 (2 parts) (<-My sister brought me this from a trip she took, alas I have about 6 words total in my japanese vocabulary)

I just finished Melancholy, which was great except for a couple of unsettling parts; the translation seemed of good quality, I felt like I could really feel Tanigawa's style. I've been wondering if it's worth getting into the series, since I hear the author originally only planned the one book. I mean, I know the anime was a huge hit (haven't seen it) but if they published 3 books in 6 months, I can't help but suspect he'd already written them when the first went to print.

I mean, maybe he only thought he'd get just try to get a stand-alone book published; I know a lot of authors have loads of idea kicking around and it's just a question of if it's profitable or not. I just don't want to get suckered into "it's Haruhi, buy it!" commercialism. If it was just a matter of whether or not someone would publish them, I'm okay with that. I don't know what people who have more knowledge on the background of this have to say.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:03 pm Reply with quote
Remember that those dates are the dates of publication in stand-alone volumes. Some, if not all, of these had appeared serialized in The Sneaker magazine beforehand. but I can't find any information in English as to what issues these were in.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:25 pm Reply with quote
DavidShallcross wrote:
Remember that those dates are the dates of publication in stand-alone volumes. Some, if not all, of these had appeared serialized in The Sneaker magazine beforehand. but I can't find any information in English as to what issues these were in.


From the official novel fanbook (with updates for the three latest novels):
Title | Publication Date | Volume Published in
The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya | The Sneaker 2003/06 edition | Boredom
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya | 2003/06 | Melancholy
Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody | The Sneaker 2003/08 edition | Boredom
Mysterique Sign | The Sneaker 2003/10 edition | Boredom
The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya | 2003/10 | Sigh
Endless Eight | The Sneaker 2003/12 edition | Rampage
Lone Island Syndrome | Newly written 2004/01 | Boredom
The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00 | The Sneaker 2004/02 edition | Wavering
The Day of Sagittarius | The Sneaker 2004/04-06 editions | Rampage
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya | 2004/08 | Disappearance
Love at First Sight | The Sneaker 2004/10 edition | Wavering
Snow Mountain Syndrome | Newly written 2004/10 | Rampage
Live a Live | The Sneaker 2004/12 edition | Wavering
The Melancholy of Mikuru Asahina | The Sneaker 2005/02 edition | Wavering
Where Did the Cat Go? | Newly written 2005/04 | Wavering
Editor in Chief ☆ Straight Ahead! | The Sneaker 2005/06-08-10-12 editions | Indignation
The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya | 2005/09 | Intrigues
Wandering Shadow | The Sneaker 2006/02-04 editions | Indignation
The Dissociation of Haruhi Suzumiya | First Chapter: The Sneaker 2007/04 Edition; Regular Release: 2007/4 | Dissociation
The Astonishment of Haruhi Suzumiya (First Part) | Fourth (First) Chapter: The Sneaker 2010/06 Edition; Regular Release 2011/05 | Astonishment
The Astonishment of Haruhi Suzumiya (Final Part) | 2011/05 | Astonishment

The Sneaker's published date was always two months prior to the date listed. That means The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya (story) was published in April 2003, whereas the first novel, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, was published in June 2003.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:54 pm Reply with quote
I didn't even realize Wavering had come out. I was planning on going out to get the new Kick-Ass tomorrow, so let's hope the nearby bookstore has a copy.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:03 pm Reply with quote
I hated the anime, but I've been reading the first novel and I'm really enjoying it. I'm hoping the rest of the novels manage to keep my interest.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:57 am Reply with quote
Just a quick question.

I want to start reading the novels after watching the anime. Both seasons and the movie. Will I be missing anything important if I start at the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya where the anime ended rather than from the start at the Melancholy?

I have watched the anime so I'd think I'd know what is going on or is it that the book is kinda different and I would need to read the whole thing to understand what is going on.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:02 pm Reply with quote
Freeza77 wrote:
I want to start reading the novels after watching the anime. Both seasons and the movie. Will I be missing anything important if I start at the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya where the anime ended rather than from the start at the Melancholy?


There is no content in the "Melancholy" novel that is not in the anime, and I do not recall anything that is significantly different.
You should be OK starting with "Disappearance."

In terms of content there is nothing in the books that is not in the anime until "Snowy Mountain Syndrome," the last story in the "Rampage" novel.
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ultimatemegax



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:13 pm Reply with quote
Freeza77 wrote:
Just a quick question.

I want to start reading the novels after watching the anime. Both seasons and the movie. Will I be missing anything important if I start at the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya where the anime ended rather than from the start at the Melancholy?

I have watched the anime so I'd think I'd know what is going on or is it that the book is kinda different and I would need to read the whole thing to understand what is going on.


The only significantly different story compared to the animation adaptations is Lone Island Syndrome. You'll better understand Haruhi's statement about drinking from Disappearance as well as see a different way the story climaxes. Every other story was adapted well from the novel source minus the sweet sake in Sigh, but best not to have minors drink on TV.

Volumes 3, 5, 6,and 8 contain short stories. As such, the first two stories in volumes 5 and 6 have been animated (Endless Eight & The Day of Sagittarius, in volume 5 and Live a Live & The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina: Episode 00 in volume 6) , so you'll want to skip over them if you are only interested in non-animated stories.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:54 am Reply with quote
Thanks for the help. :D

I shall get my hands on the Disappearance as soon as I can, though I do plan to get the earlier novels at a later date.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:01 pm Reply with quote
Wow, Intrigues is HUGE.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:44 pm Reply with quote
I want to have haruhi novel english version (I can't read japanese) for my novel collection. But if you really want to read next story, u can try some unnoficial translation.

I believe they will close the project soon, because haruhi english translation already licensed.
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