The first one, by Makoto Mizuno, ran from May to December 2004 and was considerably different from the light novels in its one published volume, having little input from the original author.
The second series, illustrated by Gaku Tsugano, ran from November 2005 to September 2013. Though with a younger target audience than the original novels. On April 17, 2008 Yen Press announced that they had acquired the license for the North American release of the first four volumes of the second manga series, promising the manga would not be censored.
The third adaptation, was an official parody four-panelcomic strip titled The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya by Puyo started serialization in Shōnen Ace on July 26, 2007 and in The Sneaker on August 30, 2007. Yen Press licensed the Haruhi-chan manga series for an English release in North America and released the first volume on October 26, 2010.
Another manga, The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan(長門有希ちゃんの消失,Nagato Yuki-chan no Shōshitsu?), also by Puyo, started serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace in July 2009. It is set in the alternate timeline established in the fourth light novel, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, where Yuki Nagato is a shy schoolgirl as opposed to an alien. The series has also been licensed in North America by Yen Press.
A dōjinshi of note is the four-panel parody manga Nyorōn Churuya-san by Eretto (Utsura Uraraka). Starring a super deformed, smoked cheese-loving version of Tsuruya this manga was published in three volumes (released on August 2006, February 2007, and October 2007) before beginning serialization in the magazine Comp Ace in November 2008.
01. "Suzumiya Haruhi and the SOS Dan enliven the World!"
02. "Welcome to Nagato's World"
03. "A Trip through the City"
04. "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody "
05. "Let's play baseball! "
Chapter 1 tells the story of how Kyon insipired Haruhi to create the SOS Brigade. Chapter 2 is about Nagato telling Kyon about her true identity and Haruhi getting a computer for the Brigade. Chapter 3 is about Kyon going with Mikuru to the city to look for strange beings, and Mikuru tells him her true identity and that Haruhi can destroy the world. Chapter 4 is about Kyon going back in time to meet a younger Haruhi, and lets her come to North High. Chapter 5 is about the Brigade playing baseball.
A high school freshman known only as Kyon encounters a strange individual named Haruhi Suzumiya. Having been somewhat influenced by Kyon, Haruhi decides to set up the SOS Brigade, recruiting Yuki Nagato as a member. Kyon soon learns from Yuki that she is an alien in charge of monitoring Haruhi, who has god-like abilities to subconsciously affect the world. Another alien in Kyon's class, Ryoko Asakura, attempts to kill him to try and get a reaction from Haruhi, but Yuki stops her. Later, Haruhi recruits Mikuru Asahina, using her to blackmail a computer out of the computer club. As a transfer student named Itsuki Koizumi joins the club, Mikuru reveals to Kyon that she is a time traveller sent to monitor Haruhi, whilst Itsuki reveals himself to be an esper who reveres Haruhi as a god.
Kyon meets an older Mikuru, who gives him some advice concerning a future dilemma. Later, Itsuki takes Kyon to a closed space, a realm subconsciously created by Haruhi, where he fights a large blue giant. As Haruhi becomes increasingly bored, she ends up pulling Kyon and herself inside one of these closed spaces. Using advice he had received from Yuki and the Future Mikuru, Kyon manages to break free from the closed space by kissing Haruhi.
Haruhi enters the SOS Brigade into a baseball tournament, with the gang needing to use their unique powers to prevent Haruhi from becoming upset and creating closed space. Later, Mikuru invites Kyon to go shopping with her whilst trying to keep it a secret from Haruhi. On Tanabata, Mikuru takes Kyon three years into the past where he helps a young Haruhi draw weird lines inside a schoolyard, influencing her desire to seek out aliens, time travellers and espers.
The SOS Brigade are tasked with seeking out the computer club president, who had gone missing due to a weird symbol on Haruhi's website. As Kyon visits his grandparents on holiday, he encounters a similar experience.
22. "A Perspective on Life from Shamisen the Stray"
23. "Get in the Ring"
24. "The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya I"
25. "The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya II"
As an activity-packed Summer incites a lot of deja-vu within Kyon, he soon learns that they have been repeating the last two weeks of Summer thousands of times due to Haruhi's desire to not let Summer end. Meanwhile, a cat named Shamisen makes observances on humans. During a sports festival at school, Haruhi's powers cause the teams to keep switching places, leaving the SOS Brigade to try and figure out what she desires. As the school festival approaches, Haruhi decides to make her own film.
As the production on the SOS Brigade's movie continues, Haruhi's desire for an amazing effects causes real lasers and other bizarre effects to come into reality. Furthermore, Haruhi's shabby treatment of Mikuru enrages Kyon to the point that he almost hits her. Despite this, Kyon manages to put a stop to the crazy phenomenon by subtly reminding Haruhi that her movie is a work of fiction. The movie soon goes on show at the school culture festival, where Haruhi acts as a stand-in for a band's performance.
In a last-ditch attempt to recover their stolen equipment, the Computer Research Society challenges the SOS Brigade to a space battle simulation game. The SOS Brigade start off at an advantage due to both their inexperience and the computer club's cheating, but with Nagato's help they manage to win. Later, Kyon wakes up one day to find his whole world has changed. Haruhi and Itsuki are missing, Ryoko has returned, Mikuru and Tsuruya have no memory of him, and Yuki is a normal, shy human being.
42. "Parallel Sidestory I: A Sudden Cinderella Story"
43. "Parallel Sidestory II: Mikurion Dollar Baby"
Kyon finds a message from the original Yuki, telling him to gather a set of keys. As he starts to get used to the new world, getting to know the new Yuki, he learns from Taniguchi that Haruhi had been at a different school the entire time. By introducing himself as "John Smith", the alias he used when he travelled back in time to assist the young Haruhi, Kyon manages to get Haruhi to believe his story. With her help, they manage to gather all the members of the SOS Brigade in the classroom, providing the keys necessary to activate a program from the original Yuki, offering him a way to fix things.
48. "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya: Epilogue"
49. "Parallel Sidestory III: Message From Meiji, All Clear"
Travelling back to the Tanabata of three years ago, Kyon teams up with future Mikuru and goes to see Yuki. There, Yuki explains that the culprit is none other than herself who, after accumulating a lot of stress over the years, used Haruhi's powers to rewrite history. Receiving an antidote to reverse the effects of Yuki's alteration, Kyon returns to the point right after everything changed to confront Yuki. Just then, he is suddenly stabbed by Ryoko but is rescued by future counterparts of Yuki, Mikuru and himself. Returning to his normal timeline, Kyon assures Yuki that if the Data Overmind do anything to harm her, he will reveal his hidden alias to Haruhi and use her powers to stop them.
Kyon receives a phone call from his middle school classmate, Nakagawa, who has allegedly gained feelings for Yuki and asks him to hook them up. Later, the SOS Brigade go on a ski trip to celebrate New Year's, but find themselves caught up in a snowstorm. They eventually wind up in a strange mansion where the very concept of time is all over the place. Furthermore, they learn Yuki has been disconnected from the Data Over, and yet it is not believed to be Haruhi's doing.
After confessing to Itsuki about how he has yet to go back in time and rescue himself, Kyon is curiously approached by a lustful Mikuru, although this turns out to be a fake. After discovering the others had similar visions, Yuki suddenly comes down with a fever. It is there that Kyon and Itsuki discover a strange door complete with a puzzle. With help from Yuki, Kyon and Itsuki manage to solve the puzzle and return to reality, where they decide to hold another murder mystery.
60. "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya ~Another Day~"
61. "The Melancholy of Mikuru Asahina I"
62. "The Melancholy of Mikuru Asahina II"
63. "Editor in Chief ☆ Full Speed Ahead! I"
64. "Editor in Chief ☆ Full Speed Ahead! II"
Deciding not to put it off any longer, Kyon assembles Mikuru and Yuki together and travels back in time in order to rescue himself from Ryoko and put the timeline back on track. Later, Mikuru asks Kyon out to help her buy some tea leaves.
After months of squatting in the Literature Club’s clubroom, the SOS Brigade puts pen to paper and starts writing some literature of their own! The Brigade has just one week to create a literature newsletter if they want to keep the Lit Club’s space from being reallocated by the student council. As each member prepares his or her contribution, Supreme Editor in Chief Haruhi keeps a watchful eye on her team, especially as Kyon’s assigned romance story unfolds!
Guided only by a series of notes that direct him to do the most inexplicable things—“Buy a small turtle and throw it into the lake”?—Kyon and the Mikuru from eight days in the future complete these assigned tasks, hoping that things will become clear as the SOS Brigade’s adventures for that week continue.
As a member of the SOS Brigade, Kyon has had his fair share of close encounters (of the bizarre kind). But as Mikuru the Elder’s scavenger hunt sends Kyon and “Michiru” into trouble, Kyon realizes that the scope of his friends’ supernatural connections are far beyond what even he could ever have imagined—and far more dangerous…
Spring is in full bloom and all the members of the SOS Brigade have moved up a grade. While Haruhi appears to be energetically searching for new Brigade members, Koizumi says that her mental state is unstable. Could it be because of a meeting with one of Kyon's old friends over Spring Break?! The new Dissociation arc begins!
By Brigade leader's order, the group heads out on their first "Search for Mysterious Occurrences" patrol of the new school year! Strangely, Kyon is the first to arrive. Before anyone else gets there, he's reunited with Sasaki. But why is she flanked by the culprit who led the kidnapping of Mikuru and another mysterious girl whose presence is weird?!
A new school year means fresh blood for the SOS Brigade! But not just anyone can join this elite group of alien-, time traveler-, and esper-hunters! As Haruhi puts the new recruits through their paces in one timeline, the veteran members visit the ailing Yuki in the other. Yuki reveals that her illness may be the work of other humanoid interfaces like herself, but when Kyon rushes to confront them, he runs into a familiar face he had hoped he would never see again...!
After Haruhi's rigorous selection process, a new member has been selected for the SOS Brigade! But Kyon feels uneasy around Yasumi Watahashi, not only because of the girl's odd behavior, but also because he knows the peculiar-and sometimes threatening-types that tend to congregate around Haruhi Suzumiya...
When Kyon arrives at school, it seems like another average day-until he realizes Sasaki has wrapped North High in a closed space. Led to the SOS Brigade clubroom by Sasaki and Tachibana, Kyon knocks (just in case) and is surprised to find not a costumed Asahina, but instead a girl he's never seen before...and a very familiar face!
"Mikuru the Sheep Debuts in a Chaotic First Dream of the Year"
"Mori-san Makes a Shocking First Appearance"
"Kyon and Koizumi Become Hosts"
"An Infinity Lion Comes Calling"
"Trying Out Mail-Order Shopping"
If you thought the SOS Brigade's adventures couldn't get any more outrageous...you've never met Haruhi-chan! Nagato has gone otaku! Asakura is her pint-size prisoner/plaything! Mikuru's so cute she turns into a sheep! You'll find plenty of gags and guffaws as Haruhi dives into the world of four-panel and short comics!!
"Tsuruya-san vs Mecha Mori-san & The Masked Mustache"
"Hooray for Hiking"
"Tanabata with a Special Guest"
"Can't Have a Deserted Island Without Swimsuits"
"Can't Have Moongazing Without Bunnies"
"Learning the Basics of Being a Maid"
"The Quiz Show is On"
"The SOS Brigade wants to Make a Syndicated Drama"
"A Day with Achakura-san"
It's another crazy-exciting day for Haruhi-chan and the SOS Brigade! Haruhi-chan never runs out of ideas for fun new activities with the SOS Brigade (attendance mandatory). It's a busy time for everyone: going to the beach, taking scenic hikes...moongazing in sexy bunny-girl outfits?! What will Haruhi think of next?! You'll find plenty of gags and guffaws as Haruhi dives into the world of four-panel and short comics!!
Peace and quiet are overrated! Bring on the aliens, time travelers, and espers!! Kyon and company are given a brief moment to relax as reality shifts and Haruhi-chan suddenly disappears! But it's not long before the fearless leader of the SOS Brigade is back in action with a head full of all-new outrageous ideas! Whether it's making friends with demons, holding eating contests, or organizing questionable Setsubun festivities, you'll find plenty of gags and guffaws as Haruhi dives into the world of four-panel and short comics!!
You just can't rein in the fun when Haruhi-chan's involved!! Normally April Fool's Day is a time for good-natured pranks, but with Haruhi's power, any trick she pulls could threaten reality as we know it! While Koizumi struggles to organize the SOS Brigade to prepare for her antics, Haruhi is busy thinking up ways to recruit new members! Given the supernatural crowd already gathered in the clubroom, who knows what type of person Haruhi will summon to the SOS Brigade next?! If anyone shows up at all!! You'll find plenty of gags and guffaws as Haruhi dives into the world of four-panel and short comics!!
Say Haruhiiiiiii! As if he doesn't have enough to deal with during the day, Kyon's dreams are becoming a regular haunt for his SOS friends! Once again, lucky(?) omens hawk, eggplant, and Mount Fuji (played respectively by Tsuruya, Nagato, and Koizumi) make an appearance, but their promises of fortune never seems to play out for Kyon. All he ever gets is more of Haruhi-chan's antics! You'll find plenty of gags and guffaws as Haruhi dives into the world of four-panel and short comics!!
"Climbing The Steps of Adulthood on Children's Day: Part 1"
"Climbing The Steps of Adulthood on Children's Day: Part 2"
No matter the time of year, it's always open season for silliness with Haruhi-chan and the SOS Brigade! Hunting down aliens, espers, and time travelers is a full-time job. Whether she's making her first visit to a shrine on New Year's, hanging out at the beach over the summer, or revamping Christmas with a new look for Santa, Haruhi-chan is forever seeking new ways to overload the world with fun! You'll find plenty of gags and guffaws as Haruhi dives into the world of four-panel and short comics!!
"It's Christmas, and Yet - The Great Game Of Life"
"Everybody's New Years"
"Things Get RPGish"
"Mikuru-sensei and Her Kindergarteners"
"Late Night With Radio Suzumiya"
"The Disappearance of Kimidori-san"
What fate does the future hold for Kyon and Haruhi?! Koizumi and his fellows from the Agency are constantly cooking up ways to gently (*ahem*) encourage romantic feelings between Kyon and Haruhi, but Koizumi's holiday board game tests the very limit of Haruhi and Kyon's acting abilities! Thankfully there's plenty of other holiday fun to be had, including the many fine offerings of autumn and the dawn of a new year (spent dodging Koizumi's machinations)!! You'll find plenty of gags and guffaws as Haruhi dives into the world of four-panel and short comics!!
"The Long-Awaited Appearance of the Sasaki Brigade?"
"Barbecue and Hand-to-Hand Combat"
"Certification for Life in our Difficult Modern Society"
"Adult Mikuru Enjoys Summer"
"Celebrating the Completion of the Endless Eight"
"A Change of Costume"
"The Legendary Covert Ops"
"The First New Year's Dream in Quite a While"
"Extortion on Valentine's and Setsubun"
"The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan, Part One: The End"
"Soccer out of Boredom"
"Considering Special Abilities"
"I Want to Make a Zombie Show"
"I Want to Make a Superhero Show"
Is it too much to ask for a little peace and quiet around here? I mean, it's cool that my old pal Sasaki showed up out of the blue, but now Mori-san's blackmailing Tachibana, Fujiwara's being a general pain in the butt, and Kuyou's clinging to Kimidori-san-who's a cat for some reason. Amid the chaos, the SOS Brigade's final line of defense and the individual most responsible for my own sense of well being, Nagato, is downright...cheerful? More characters, more gags, and more narration from Kyon in this volume!
"The Regular October Secret Meeting Featuring Tachibana"
"Touring The Power Spots of North High"
"House Party at Nagato's"
"First Secret Meeting Jitters"
"The Intrigues of Koizumi Itsuki-kun: "Training""
"The Intrigues of Koizumi Itsuki-kun: "Catch""
"The Intrigues of Koizumi Itsuki-kun: "Desert Island""
"The Intrigues of Koizumi Itsuki-kun: "Secret Ops with Kyon""
It's a shock that there's a freshman willing to take on Haruhi's Brigade Entrance Examination! But it's just as much a delight to finally have someone willing to fight against the tyranny of the straight man... Or so one would hope. With Yasumi Watahashi now on the scene, Kyon's straight man game is soaring to new heights, Asahina is going crazy, and Haruhi is acting more like a Brigade Chief than ever before! And what of the feline-ified Kuyoh at Nagato's house--when Kyon faces off with her, what could his fate possibly be!?
Between the SOS Brigade, the Sasaki Brigade, the Nagato household, and the members of the Agency, the tenth volume of the comedic misadventures of Haruhi and friends is more crowded than ever. Between dream interpretation, high school hijinks, and popularity contests, it's everything you would expect from Haruhi--and less, and more, and--well, you know. Long live Haruhi!
Yuki Nagato, the shy president of the literature club, has never been very sure of herself around other people. But around Kyon, the only boy in the tiny, three-person club, Yuki finds herself faltering even more than usual. For Kyon, and for her precious club, Yuki must find her confidence and let her true personality shine! Enjoy taking a fresh look at your favorite characters in this brand-new story set in the world of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya!
The casual, quiet literature club meetings are forever changed when Kyon and Yuki encounter a Kouyouen student collapsed in the street! The girl had been up all night trying to contact supernatural beings, but her chance meeting with these two North High students seems an equally good opportunity to break up the monotony of everyday life. Will Yuki make her voice and her feelings heard over the overwhelming presence of the new honorary lit club member—Haruhi Suzumiya?!
Bit by bit, Yuki gains confidence in herself and is able to relax around Kyon. But now that Yuki has taken her first steps in expressing her feelings, mother-hen Asakura worries that her little girl (?) might start pushing things too quickly. Asakura won't stand for any indecorous romancing on her watch. And she will be watching...
When Yuki is grazed by a car on her way home from school, her minor injuries belie the drastic change that has taken place within her: the "Yuki Nagato" after the accident is not the same person as the Yuki from before. The new Yuki has all of the same memories, but they feel as if they were lived by someone else. How will Yuki's fellow club members react to their new friend? And how will Yuki respond to the lingering impressions of her feelings for Kyon...?
Yuki-that is, the "Yuki Nagato" from before her accident-has recovered. Before she awakens, however, she is able to meet the Yuki who had taken her place while she slept. Her other self found the courage to tell Kyon her feelings directly. Now that she's back to normal, is it time for this Yuki to do the same...?
When he joins the organization committee for the joint Kouyouen-North High festival, Kyon is reunited with Sasaki, an old friend from middle school. Their renewed friendship draws a confession out of Sasaki that could change everything! A romantic challenger has appeared!!
With Christmas and entrance exams rapidly approaching, everyone is becoming a bit contemplative, but no two more than Yuki and Kyon. As an eventful year draws to a close, is their relationship the same as ever, or do subtle changes add up over time...?
The heart-stirring ordeals of Christmastime are over. Kyon and Yuki are more conscious of each other than ever, but even now, there's a strange distance between them. As the shrine visits of the new year end and the cold days of school start again, Yuki must make a decision!
An omnibus of three anthologies containing short stories from several different manga artists. On March 4, 2014 Yen Press announced they had acquired the license for the North American release.
The cover art is by Noizi Ito and the colour illustrations inside are by Puyo, Gaku Tsugano, Hiroaki Samura, Naru Nanao, Yasu, Miki Miyashita, Kaishuku, Jinsei Kataoka, Sekihiko Inui, TO18, Hajime Katoki, Okama, TIV and Mine Yoshizaki. There is an afterword at the end of the book that includes comments from every credited author and illustrator.
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"The Contest of Haruhi Suzumiya" (涼宮ハルヒの競演,Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyōen?)
A one off collection of nineteen short stories by fifteen different manga artists. On April 8, 2012 Yen Press announced they had acquired the license for the North American release.
The cover art is by Aya Shouoto and the colour illustrations inside are by Akiho Narimiya and Ren Hidoh. There is an afterword at the end of the book that includes comments from every credited author and illustrator.