Released on June 15th, 2011 (the same day as the common editions of The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya (First/Final)) The Observation of Haruhi Suzumiya: Official Fanbook is just like it says, an official fanbook for the novels.
This book was being worked on during the production of The Astonishment of Haruhi Suzumiya (First/Final) on sale 2011/5/25 (First Press Limited Edition) and 6/15 (Common Edition).
For readers new to the Haruhi Suzumiya series, we have started this book with Chapter 1’s Character Introduction. In addition, Chapter 2 (Each Volume Explained) provides a good introduction to the story’s world. Also included, for readers who have been with us from the start are three chapters to enjoy. Chapter 3 is a Question and Answer Session with Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Itou; Chapter 4 is a Reprinted Manuscript written by Nagaru Tanigawa that is an inquiry entitled A Study in August originally published in The Sneaker magazine; and Chapter 5 is a Roundtable Discussion featuring Tanigawa, Itou, and two editors.
We hope that this book brings a small, but new enjoyment to those who love the Haruhi Suzumiya series.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Character Introductions/Profiles
Chapter 2: Story Outlines
Chapter 3: Q&A
(50 Questions/50 Answers each from Nagaru Tanigawa/Noizi Itou)
Chpater 4: Reprinted Manuscript (A Study in August)
(A scientific inquiry into Endless Eight written by Tanigawa himself.)
Chapter 5: Roundtable Discussion
(With Tanigawa, Itou, two editors from The Sneaker and a moderator)
Chapter 6: Supplementary Information
Descriptions, dates, and basic information for other Haruhi-related media.
Since putting the images for the character profiles would increase the file size dramatically, I had to design the profiles to be text rather than images. I’ve included all but the three pictures beside “history” for a few characters since I couldn’t fit that in. For those who would like to see the profiles as they were originally designed, I have left them below with no alterations.
I hope you all enjoy the fanbook. It was a pleasure to translate and something I’m proud to say was 100% ultimatemegax translation. Big thanks goes to Lloydwaver for helping edit and TMSIDR for formatting help. (I cannot express how much I hate that timeline. That timeline took up a good 1/4 of this duration) Please enjoy! It’s not clear whether Yen Press/Hatchette Book Group/Little, Brown Inc. have the rights to this, but if asked, I will take this down.