Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Light Novel Series Gets Sequel
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Yūsaku Igarashi launched the Nogizaka Asuka no Himitsu light novel, a sequel his Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu light novels, in the 60th issue of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko Magazine on Saturday. ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint will publish the novel on April 10.
The series centers on Haruka's daughter, who aims to be an expert in Akihabara culture. The story follows her relationship with a male "casual." Though it is a sequel, Igarashi stated that the novel can be read as a standalone story. The novels' original illustrator Shaa is listed as the illustrator on the new novel.
In the story of the original novel series, Yūto Ayase is an ordinary boy in an private high school with the usual cliques. Haruka, the school's most unattainable girl, is so idolized in the school for both her beauty and smarts that her classmates nickname her Nuit Étoile (The Silver Star of the Night) and Lumière du Clavier (The Shining Princess on the Piano). However, in the school's library, Yūto stumbles across her and her darkest secret — she is a diehard fan of anime, manga, and otaku culture.
Igarashi published the original 16-volume novel series from 2004 to 2012. The novels received two television anime adaptations in 2008 and 2009, and an original video anime in 2012. Both television anime are available streaming on Crunchyroll. The novels also inspired a four-volume manga series by Yasuhiro Miyama.