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Haruhi Suzumiya Light Novel Series Has 20 Million Copies in Print Worldwide




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Halko



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:18 am Reply with quote
And it will never get a new volume.
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XerneasYveltal



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:31 am Reply with quote
Halko wrote:
And it will never get a new volume.


The LNs are on a long hiatus, or so I may have heard.

Meanwhile, the manga apparently came to an end.
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HueyLion



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:46 am Reply with quote
Halko wrote:
And it will never get a new volume.


Good...I hope not to see that high horse annoying brat of a Girl Haruhi again in anime.

Can't say the same about Kyon and the others
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MischievousMelody



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:04 am Reply with quote
Halko wrote:
And it will never get a new volume.


The sad truth Sad

What's worse, however, is that some of the light novels are out of print, according to RightStuf.
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Don Perron



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:15 pm Reply with quote
And yet the series is more abandoned than a haunted house ...

XerneasYveltal wrote:
Meanwhile, the manga apparently came to an end.


It's not that the manga came to an end, it's more that the manga didn't have any choice but come to an end.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:22 pm Reply with quote
Halko wrote:
And it will never get a new volume.

Sad, but we're not necessarily missing out on much. At least for me, the last two-parter novel was a horribly edited, boring mess that did bring up a number of very interesting themes but never got beyond characters contemplating their navels.
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Animegomaniac



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:39 pm Reply with quote
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And yet the series is more abandoned than a haunted house ...


Or rather a Song of Ice and Fire. On the other hand, the entire run of Haruhi Suzumiya was released in the time that GRR Martin did the last two books.

I know the problem he ran into... his original plot synopsis called for a five year time skip that just doesn't work; The TV series worked around it because everyone's aged naturally so the audience never asks "wait, how old are the Stark children again?"; They also spoiler[killed off the youngest just so they didn't have to deal with his age.]... but in the case of Haruhi Suzumiya, I imagine the last book would be "The Suicide of Haruhi Suzumiya" which ironically would happen in the previous book. and the book would be about anything but that. Unfortunately, the main work itself is mired in mind numbing world building which is also a problem of the GRR series, especially in the last two books.

Cut the clutter, rebuild the world and end the series.... or rather, end the series and then clean it up. A big old reset button is a luxury GRR doesn't have.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:26 pm Reply with quote
Animegomaniac wrote:

I know the problem he ran into... his original plot synopsis called for a five year time skip that just doesn't work; (...)

Wow, the Haruhi novels actually have an overall plot synopsis...?! Was it leaked? Is it available somewhere? It's quite shocking to me because I've been getting the impression that the author was at something of a loss where and how to continue the overall plot...
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Tuor_of_Gondolin



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:28 pm Reply with quote
pip25 wrote:
Wow, the Haruhi novels actually have an overall plot synopsis...?! Was it leaked? Is it available somewhere? It's quite shocking to me because I've been getting the impression that the author was at something of a loss where and how to continue the overall plot...

Uh... he was talking about George Martin.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:32 pm Reply with quote
Tuor_of_Gondolin wrote:

Uh... he was talking about George Martin.

Ah, I see, thanks. Smile Too bad.
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BlueAlf



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:46 pm Reply with quote
Wait. I don't get it. Why did Kadokawa made this announcement though?

Yes, it's a great achievement. But usually, these kinds of announcements are to incite more people into buying, right? Is this a sign there's a new book coming on the horizon?

Goddamit. The Haruhi Suzumiya fever was so last decade. Something about this pisses me off.


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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:13 am Reply with quote
Considering the last TMoHS LN came out in Japan in late 6/2011, I would think the creators are now just lazy. Sure there could be family/personal issues, but one would think that a lot of may have been sorted out in those almost 6.5 years.
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ralphyman



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:31 am Reply with quote
'In print' is not exactly accurate, given that I've been waiting for my light novel order for 9 months now...
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Ali07



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:24 am Reply with quote
Well, this reminds me...I've been meaning to re-read this series. I liked how the last released LN left things.
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Draconix814



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:16 am Reply with quote
The light novels will continue in 2018. The anime will also continue in 2018 or 2019. Subtle activity behind the franchise over the years is cause for suspicion.
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