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The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya (Haruhi Suzumiya #2)

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The bestselling series that took the world by storm continues with this hilarious and sly second book. As the SOS Brigade prepares for the upcoming cultural festival, eccentric high school student and oblivious god Haruhi decides to make a movie. The star-the beautiful and reluctant Mikuru.
Hardcover, 201 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Yen Press (first published 2003)
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Sydney   LaForest
First let me say that I loved the first book. I've read it like 5 times and I was so excited to get the next one... yet after reading I'm not so excited anymore. The book had potential to be good. Haruhi's antics never fail to amuse, and I love the characters, but lately Kyon's dry sarcasm has been getting a little whiny. No one is forcing you to be in the SOS Brigade. If you can't stand what Haruhi does, LEAVE! Honestly....
No, the main problem with this book is that the whole thing is basicall
Sep 02, 2010 Malia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While it didn't suck, I can't recommend it. I was wondering how they could sucessfully stretch such a weak plot for 200 pages and yeah...they couldn't. I still like Kyon (though I'm starting to think he really just needs to grow a pair) and Nagato (always saving everyone and not making a big fuss about it) but I'm officially tired of Asahina and Koizumi. Probably because Kyon wasted so many pages obsessing over Asahina and hating on Koizumi. I get it, he's like 17 but SHUT UP ALREADY! I think I' ...more
Jul 22, 2015 Kenchiin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: light-novel
That was so short :(
Oct 05, 2009 Josh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: light-novel
The first book was interesting enough, but this one was just...really bland. I'm amazed this series spawned such a phenomenon. This has to be a translation thing.

I enjoyed the pop culture references, though I think the translation team could have presented them better. I'm assuming they may not have gotten them all either.

Though this book is really short, it felt like it took ages to read. I just wasn't that interested. I think this is where I'll leave the series.
Oct 07, 2013 Christina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: db, 2013, nbrc-ttr
There wasn't much of a plot in this one. It was mostly the SOS brigade shooting a movie and Haruhi causing crazy things to happen. I kind of want to stop reading the series because everything I've read so far was covered in the anime, but I read someone's review and they said that everything comes together as you get closer to the end of the series. Hmm. We'll see if I get that far. This series won't be a priority.
Sean O'Hara
May 25, 2011 Sean O'Hara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, the SOS Brigade is back, and this time Haruhi decides they should make a film for the school's cultural festival. The fact that she knows nothing about film-making doesn't deter her in the least -- that's what her favorite buttmonkey, Kyon, is for. She tells him what to shoot, and he damn well better shoot it, or else. As for what he shoots -- no surprise, it involves Mikuru in a variety of absurd costumes.

The film's plot (to the extent it has one, which it doesn't really) centers on a battl
Jun 08, 2013 Charles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The making of a movie where everything come to life

This is the second book in the Haruhi Suzumiya series. This book is very hard to describe. The best way I can put is "second verse same as the first", but that really doesn't do it justice. This book is basically in essence the same as the previous book when the main character, Kyon is bossed around and bullied by the other main character, Haruhi, while the side characters all do their own weird alien, time traveler and esper things. Then it rai
Aug 14, 2014 Alex rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: light-novels
Certainly less compelling than the rather-smart original, this is however an entertaining sequel that's not scared to both have fun with the premise and to throw a few ideas around of its own. The major problem with the book lies in how good the central premise is but how, ultimately, not a great deal is done with it. The eternally bored Haruhi decides to shoot a motion picture and because, for some reason, she is prone to altering the world around her according to her whims, strange events occu ...more
Years ago I tried to read this second book in the Haruhi Suzumiya series, but at the time I couldn't finish it. I thought it was dull because nothing happened, it is basically the efforts of the SOS Brigade to make a movie following the unreasonable orders of Haruhi. This time I knew what it was about and I was prepared to just read about the interactions of the characters (I was inspired by the movie, which was SO GOOD!). Mind you I was surprised by how much I liked it this time; compared to th ...more
Josef Hare
Jul 07, 2015 Josef Hare rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whilst definitely the weakest novel in the Suzumiya series, I have to say that I still really enjoyed Sigh. The plot was far too thin to be spread over two hundred pages, all in all very little actually happened, but I didn't really mind that much.
This is a reread of the series for me, and I remember when I first read this entry I gave it a two star review, but now that I've read all of the other ones and have become so attached to the characters I find myself simply not caring about the lack of
Feather Mista
Secuela graciosa pero que no está al nivel de la primera parte, quizás porque se pierde bastante del factor sorpresa.
Lástima que sólo se editó en España y nunca salió la versión argentina corregida, porque claramente iba a ser una mejora con respecto a esta traducción hecha a las apuradas.
Jun 15, 2008 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Hm, not as good as the first one, but still pretty good. I would recommend reading this before watching the episode. When I watched the episode, I was a bit confused about what was happening.
Ringo Proschwitz
this is not the edition i possess because i couldn't find it
May 15, 2016 Adrian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The anime series was fantastic (especially the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie), so I had to start reading the light novels. While this light novel only dealt with the making of the film for the cultural festival, Kyon's narration makes it worth the read. The last two chapters are particularly interesting considering we get to see Kyon clash with Haruhi a bit. The anime did a better job building up Kyon's irritation and outburst, but the book has more of his sarcastic narration which I lo ...more
Minh Nhân Nguyễn
3 sao

Cuốn này sử dụng mô tuýp giống như cuốn 1, tức là phần đầu thì chậm rãi, nhẹ nhàng, hài hước, đến lúc cuối mới nảy sinh vấn đề cần giải quyết. Có điều cuốn 1 có lợi thế là các nhân vật đều mới, chỉ cần giới thiệu từng nhân vật với những đặc điểm khác thường và hé lộ ra bí mật của họ là đã thấy thú vị rồi. Còn ở cuốn 2 này thì các nhân vật đều đã quen thuộc, không còn gây tò mò nữa, cũng không có nhân vật mới nổi bật nào xuất hiện. Thay vào đó thì tác giả tập trung khai thác ở lợi thế 'quen
Kate Farron
Jul 15, 2016 Kate Farron rated it it was ok
I instantly bought this after reading Melancholy, and can I just say? I'm thoroughly disapointed. Melancholy was great: it had humour, suspense, brilliance, it was just really good! Sigh takes a turn for the worse, definitely. Kyon's just babbling about Asahina all the time - we got it, she's cute. Keep your pants on. For heaven's sake for the hundredth time we know your a pervert who's only there because Asahina looks likes a waitress, give it a rest already!

Haruhi also wasn't as entertaining.
As fun as Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was, The Sigh of Harushi Suzumiya seems to fall short of the feeling of fun and excitement that was prevalent in the first book. In some ways that's not surprising since (from my understanding), Tanigawa never originally anticipated in creating a sequel, and this book in some ways feels a bit light in content and plump in filler. After all, how can one top a (potentially) world ending cataclysmic event that occurred in Melancholy?

Compared to that, the 'cri
May 30, 2011 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in a series of 12+ about a strange group of friends and their club.
Set in Japan, Haruhi Suzumiya is a kind of crazy high school girl who dreams of meeting aliens, time travelers, espers, etc. Unbeknownst to her, she has some god-like abilities and has subconsciously drawn these very people to her. She starts a club, and recruits 4 members. Yuki Nagato- a silent and emotionless alien. Mikuru Asahina- a time traveler from the future. Itsuki Koizumi- an esper from a secret o
Apr 26, 2011 Chibineko rated it liked it
While I read & liked the first volume, I'll admit that this one was a little tedious at times to read.

I just couldn't help but feel that Haruhi was a little too obnoxious of a character in this book & didn't really see a huge amount of growth as a character. The first novel established her as a quirky character who might have been a little irritating, but more importantly was someone who made the effort to live her life as she wanted it. I couldn't help but like that about her & I fe
Theresa ♫
Jul 21, 2012 Theresa ♫ rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fellow humans in search for those who HAVEN'T seen the anime before reading this book.
Alright, before I start this review, I just want to mention that

I watched all of Season 2, episodes 10-14 anime for The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya. And I don't USUALLY recommend for my fellow review readers to just watch the TV-version of the books that I recommend (because USUALLY the books are better, right?)
I mean have you SEEN the Toilet Twilight movie? And New Moon was rated 4 out of 10 stars on IMDB. (Which...isn't that awesome of a movie.)
I mean shirtless
Nathanael Booth
I really should have knocked this one out in a couple of days (certainly not as many as ten!). It has only five chapters and moves pretty well. It’s—well, it’s Haruhi Suzumiya, which means that it’s a juvenile novel (more irritatingly so here than in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, what with reminding the audience who everyone is every page or so)—but it’s also surprisingly smart. As a matter of fact, it occurred to me that Haruhi finds herself in a similar predicament to that of Binx Bolling ...more
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Manoel Elpidio
Jul 26, 2014 Manoel Elpidio rated it did not like it
Shelves: light-novels
Unlike the first volume of the series, The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya faces several problems in its narrative, making this the weakest release in the series, in both an individual and collective way. For the former, the main issue here is the overall plot: the attempt to narrate the making of a film isn't exciting at all, especially when readers have just come from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya , in which fast-paced action ruled during the second half of the novel. Moreover, it fails in this a ...more
The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya is the second volume in the series following the lives of the members of the SOS Brigade and their extraordinary adventures.

In this volume, Haruhi vows to make a student film for the school's cultural festival, with all the parts filled by SOS Brigade members and friends. However, to everyone except Haruhi's annoyance and dismay, when filming begins, her powers and unconsciously manifested which could lead to the rewriting of reality itself.

Tanigawa provides both li
Jun 22, 2015 Julia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Much like it's predecessor The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya follows Haruhi and the SOS Brigade through completely random events.

I'll be completely honest: this book put me in a reading slump.

The reason behind this book was the extended plot. It was actually painful reading this book. The only reason I was able to get through was partly because of Kyon's narrating (at least, where he's not swooning over Asahina [which, admittedly, the swooning happens quite often]).

Jun 12, 2010 Sam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya
Author: Nagaru Tanigawa

It is the mid fall for Kyon’s freshmen year, as a member of the S.O.S brigade. Knowing the threat to the world, Kyon was force to company to the stubborn, reckless, and selfish brigade leader; Haruhi Suzumiya. In their first culture festival, the S.O.S brigade announced to produce their first movie. While the whole idea sounds original, and interesting. God knows Kyon’s life will be in danger in this extremely low budget movie
Nagaru Tani
First off, I love Haruhi. Sure, I mean that character specifically, but also the series and the other characters that come with it.

That said, this book is far less compelling than the first book or the first season of the anime. THere are some nice moments and some interesting hints at the world of the series, but overall it falls pretty flat. I do find the hints that the book is a far more philosophical look at the world and the way we perceive it in the postmodern age incredibly intriguing, ho
D.M. Dutcher
Feb 11, 2013 D.M. Dutcher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ironically, I liked it more than the first book because there was some sense of mystery to it. This book covers the "00" episode in the anime, where Haruhi decides to make a film for the student festival. Unlike the first book, which has absolutely zero surprises if you've seen the anime, this one expanded upon and explained it.

It can be a bit tedious at times. Haruhi is mostly annoying without the vulnerability in the first book. Kyon actively dislikes her, preferring Asahina to her. Asahina is
Reseña completa en mi blog:

En esta novela, tanto en orden de publicación como en orden cronológico, vemos el conflicto entre los integrantes del club. Todos hacen lo que Haruhi manda, pero Kyon comienza a cansarse, hasta el extremo de llegar al enfrentamiento. Mientras los demás agachan la cabeza, el alza la bandera de la autodeterminación, de los límites de lo que es justo, lógico y respetable... y al hacerlo no hace más que causar el enojo de Suzumiya, l
Cortney Jean
So far the biggest issue I have with this series is it takes soooo longggg for the actual supernatural plot to develop. The fantastical elements of the story are the best part yet both volumes have suffered from such slow development I almost gave up. While the conclusion of the first volume was worth it, the second volume just wasn't interesting (besides some THEORIES about the source of Haruhi's powers, nothing concrete). I've heard the story gets much better later on but I don't know if I can ...more
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Nagaru Tanigawa (谷川 流 Tanigawa Nagaru)

Nagaru Tanigawa is a graduate of the Kwansei Gakuin University School of Law. In 2003, he won Kadokawa's Grand Prize for Literary World for his work on the Haruhi Suzumiya series.
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