The Indignation of Haruhi Suzumiya

Author: Nagaru Tanigawa

Illustrator: Noizi Ito

Everyone know that a bored Haruhi is a bad thing. So in the absence of exciting occurrences, Koizumi has stirred up a small storm to keep her entertained. In short, he’s manipulated the student council into demanding “literary club activities” to be completed . . . or the club will be disbanded and the SOS brigade will lose their meeting room. Of course, Haruhi throws herself into the challenge with aplomb, demanding that all the brigade members write stories for a student publication, and even dragging auxiliaries like Tsuruya and Taniguchi into the fracas. Naturally, poor Kyon gets stuck with a nearly insurmountable challenge–this time, writing a love story!

How should I say this? I love all of the Haruhi Suzumiya stories–they’re bursting with great characters, crazy antics, and a generally pleasant, readable tone. The Indignation of Haruhi Suzumiya is the eighth volume in the series, and to be honest, in an anime it would probably feel like filler material. All the crazy time traveling and alternate realities and such have basically settled down as Haruhi has stabilized, such that the two short stories in this volume are much more just slice-of-life, everyday sorts of events. I love it! Seriously, all the flashiness of the earlier volumes is fun and all, but the character development seen in these stories is a refreshing change of pace. I truly, deeply enjoyed The Indignation of Haruhi Suzumiya.

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