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Light Novel Author Pens "Anti-Haruhi" Novel

posted on 2013-10-08 11:00 EDT by Lynzee Lamb
Lead character is convinced that there are no real "Haruhis"

If you're tired of waiting for Nagaru Tanigawa's next Haruhi Suzumiya light novel, or think that the "everyone-around-me-is-special" premise is getting tired, light novel author Teru Arai (Sengoku Collection scriptwriter) has penned a novel for you.

Ore no Kyōshitsu ni Haruhi wa Inai (There's no Haruhi in My Classroom) follows Yū, a guy familiar with Haruhi's famous line, "I'm not interested in ordinary people. But, if any of you are aliens, time-travelers, or espers, please come see me. That is all!" To Yū, this statement is awful, and he thinks "If that's the case, what about the ordinary people?" He rejects the Haruhi-style abnormal daily life, the boy-meets-girl stories, the high-intensity characters of Haruhi - all of it. He considers having one-on-one conversations with someone new special enough.

Yū's friend Shirakawa, however, is convinced a Haruhi DOES exist in their class, and starts calling a truant female classmate "Haruhi," because she sits in the same spot as the character in the anime. In the meantime, Yū finds himself involved with his childhood friend and others aspiring to make a name in the anime industry.

The novel is unique in that it was approved by Tanigawa himself. Tanigawa's most recent Haruhi novel was the second half of The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya released in 2011.

Source: niconico news


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