After closing a time loop fiasco in The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (Vol. 5), our protagonist Kyon is ready to start a new year with a blank slate--no time travel, no apocalyptic worries, and maybe some actual peace and quiet with the SOS Brigade, a club comprised of his high school's most extraordinary students. Their leader is Haruhi, a bold, brash girl who doesn't realize that she's actually a powerful goddess whose moods can easily change the balance of the universe.
Just as Kyon starts to get comfortable, he gets a visit from his friend Mikuru. Except this isn't his Mikuru; it's a Mikuru from eight days in the future! Time traveling shenanigans start all over again as Kyon, guided by the future Mikuru, attempts to stop a terrible future from becoming a reality.
Praise for The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya: "Kyon is an engaging narrator and mix of SF and philosophy make it a rewarding read. Fans of the series will be happy to know that the third volume is not far behind."
Praise of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: "The definitely on and at times over-the-edge craziness, reminiscent of period Japanese monster movies, will appeal to readers who delight in mayhem and mischief at the brink of reality--in high school."
Nagaru Tanigawa is a Japanese author best known for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya for which he won the grand prize at the eighth annual Sneaker Awards. Tanigawa is currently working on the tenth novel about Haruhi Suzumiya and the S.O.S. Brigade.