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The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya

by Andrew Lee

Staff Writer

Released in English last month, “The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya” is the 10th in the (currently) 11-volume “Haruhi Suzumiya” series of light-novels, written by Nagaru Tanigawa and illustrated by Noizi Ito.

The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya, Nagaru Tanigawa, LITTLE, BROWN

Those who are hearing about Haruhi for the first time have some catching up to do, but this series — about a high school girl who unknowingly has the power to create or destroy the universe based on her emotions — is a global phenomenon, with hugely popular manga and anime adaptations.

In this episode, Haruhi and the SOS Brigade learn that a new member to their club may be able to bring together the parallel timelines that begun in the previous book — and save the world in the process.