This is Haruhi.
You are a connection.
We are one.

"Dammit Kyon! I told you to get my fanpage ready by last week. We're never going to attract more visitors to the Brigade like this!"

Or well, a man can dream. I don't have an energetic girl to beat me over the head in order to get me to finish this page in the real world. But what other motivation does a man need to finish a webpage, than the exciting prospects of the World Wide Web.
Haruhi's optimism about us living in the information age and eagerness to make a website is adorable, don't you think? The above illustration is really cute, It stuck in my mind since, well, it's a CRT she's using, while the anime later changed the classroom's computer to have a LCD monitor. You can't blame them, in universe it's meant to be a top of the line PC, now updated for 2006. It's a fun detail, and a embedded sign of how quickly technology was changing between 2003 and 2006. I do like the aesthetic of desk with the LCD monitor in the anime, it also gives a much stronger contrast with the older CRT monitor used in the Literature Club in Disappearance (which, in the light novel wasn't illustrated, leaving no visual contrast) But, you do miss out on Haruhi decorating the CRT with the SOS団 logo, another cute detail.

So... Er... Welcome to my small Fan Shrine... This anime is great, it really makes you feel the melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Suzmiya Haruhi Light Novels

Kanji Uncovered

Haruhi's armband

For anyone wondering what's actually written on Haruhi's iconic armband, it's the Kanji characters 団 and 長, roughly meaning Group, association, and Leader, superior respectivly.

Pronounced Danchou (だんちょう) it means the leader of a delegation. Most often it's translated to Brigade Chief, keeping with the theme of calling their club, SOS団 (SOS-Dan) the SOS-Brigade.

On a complete side note, the Japanese word for armband is 腕章, read as Wanshou (わんしょう), meaning you could call Haruhi's armband 団長の腕章, or Danchou no Wanshou.

During The Sigh Of Haruhi Suzumiya, when Haruhi supervises the creation of a film for the Culture Festival, she changes out the writing on her Armband for ... (something director) and later changes it to ... (supreme director?) (note to self, remind yourself what this was ヽ(´ー`)ノ )

The Name Of Suzumiya Haruhi

First off, Haruhi's first name, you know, Haruhi, Is spelled in Katakana, making it ハルヒ. If you've managed to find yourself onto this website I assume you already have some knowledge regarding the Japanese writing system, and you might already know it's most common for given names to be written in Kanji exclusively. Moreover, Katakana specifically is mainly associated with men, being seen as more masculine. You even see another male character's (nick)name written in it, that being Kyon, or キョン.
Maybe it was a subtle way to show her off as different, right in the title of the show; no matter Tanigawas thought process behind it, i think its a neat stylistic choice.

This of course gives us the fun task of guessing how ハルヒ could be spelled in Kanji. Someone, or some people, on the Haruhi wiki has compiled a few options. In short, 晴 (clear up, clear weather), 陽 (sunshine), 遥 (Distant) and 春 (spring) can all be read as はる in names, while 日 (sun, day), 妃 (Queen, princess) and 姫 (princess) all can be read as ひ. Mixing these can thus write out はるひ.

Haruhi's family name, すずみや/Suzumiya, is written as 涼宮. The First kanji, seen in the word 涼しい, roughly bears the meaning of cool or refreshing. The second more easily translates to Shrine or Palace, and is found in place-names such as 森ノ宮, or even 西宮. Perhaps I'm indoctrinated by my love of the show to think so, but 涼宮 is a beautiful name that simply looks pleasing in writing.

I don't know how common her surname is in Japan, but I have so far encountered one other character bearing it: 涼宮遙 (すずみや はるか (Suzumiya Haruka)) from 2003's Rumbling Hearts. Even her given name is close to Haruhi's, and also happen to be my favourite Character from the show. lists 2 other surnames with the reading すずみや, alongside 涼宮, there is also 鈴宮, replacing the first kanji with 鈴 meaning Bell, and 鈴官. Which of these are more common I couldn't tell you.

Near the end of the first chapter in The Boredom Of Haruhi Suzumiya, there is this illustration depicting the scene where Kyon tells Haruhi to give up the baseball tournament after winning the first match. Haruhi's reaction is adorable, and i wanted it as a reaction image, so I cropped it out

The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi

I'm too lazy to write something for now, but here is the Ascii art of a heart found on the title page in the Light Novel:

0100101   010   1010101
010101     0     100101
010010           101010
1010100         1010101
00101001       01001010
111010101     101001010
1001010010   0100101010
01010101010 01001000101

God Bless the pre tag

Yuki's Escape Program

One hour and 35 minutes into The Disappearence Of Suzumiya Haruhi, or --- pages into the Yen Press release of the Light Novel, all the Brigade members are once again assembled after December 18th's Timequake, setting off Yuki's pre-planed escape program. The quiet scene and never having found the printed text transcribed online, I decided to compile it myself. Enjoy.















Translation, as per the subs in the [Doki] release of the film

YUKI. N> When you read this, I will probably not be myself.

YUKI. N> If this message is displayed, you, myself, Suzumiya Haruhi, Asahina Mikuru 
and Koizumi Itsuki should be present.

YUKI. N> That is the key.
You have found the solution.

YUKI. N> This is the emergency escape program.

To activate it, press "Enter", otherwise, press another key.

Once activated, you will be given a chance to correct space-time.
However, I cannot guarantee success.
I also cannot guarantee that you will return.

YUKI. N> This program can be activated only once.
After it is executed, it will be erased.

If you do not activate it, it will also be erased.


Endless Eight

Click to read my thoughts on the Endless Eight arc

“What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.'” ― Friedrich Nietzsche



涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 released in 2003 and only got widely known in the west after it's anime airing in 2006, after what many would consider the height of personal fan pages had ended. Due to this, and some sites unfortunately going offline, you wont find all that many fan shrines or sites dedicated to the series, but if you go looking, there is still plenty of interesting stuff to go around. Another reason of course is the series relative lack of content. There's 12 LN volumes, and only 28 anime episodes, but it's also a series small in scope (but wide in depth, i might add!) so you won't see any forums and such dedicated to it, like you do with behemoths such as Dragon Ball.

Here I will try to compile a list of pages and websites relating to the Suzumiya Haruhi series. I hope this can streamline anyone's hunt for fun Haruhi websites, and help whoever is fed up with top search results going to wikis and social media sites.

Nishinomiya: The Model Town For Haruhi

It's a well well known fact that many locations seen throughout the Haruhi anime were directly modelled after the Japanese city of Nishinomiya (西宮市). It's hard to do the comparison justice without travelling to Nishinomiya yourself to take pictures, something I unfortunately don't have the means to. Thankfully, there are a good deals of blog posts and articles comparing locations online, some of which I have compiled here.

Stalking Haruhi Suzumiya A page on the now defunct wiki compiling . Seeing a direct comparison is... and shows how these places where directly adapted... The coordinates also helps it function as a guide to anyone wanting to visit...

Location Hunt - Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu Even more images showing the real world equivalent of locations in the show, only without any screenshots for comparrison

Dedicated Websites A small, simple, yet pleasantly designed and charming website dedicated entirely to the Haruhi series.