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涼宮ハルヒの動揺 In Book 6 in the series readers take a step into a time warp in five short stories Head back to events from the previous books and previously unseen scenes and perspectives to uncover mysteries that had been left unansweredLive AliveKyon peruses the stalls at the cultural festival and visits Mikuru's noodle stall Everything seems normal for once until a surprise band shows up to performThe Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00The movie that the SOS Brigade created in The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya Book 2 is shown and the Bridage gets to see it in its final formLove at First SightKyon meets with an old friend who describes seeing a girl he's fallen in love with and it turns out to be Yuki Will this mere human have a chance with the world's most stoic robotWhere Did the Cat GoThis story takes readers back to Book 3 The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya in which the SOS Brigade finally begins the main event for the Snow Mountain retreat murder mystery The Melancholy of Mikuru AsahinaMikuru asks Kyon to accompany her to buy tea leaves but a secret motive may be involved

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  1. says:

    The sixth volume in the saga of Haruhi Suzumiya turns out to be yet another short story collection this one focusing on events from November through JanuaryLive A Live is essentially an epilogue to the second book picking up exactly where Sigh left off It's the day of the Cultural Festival and Kyon has just delivered the final cut of The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00 to the film club Not having any breasts he's not part of Haruhi's marketing strategy for the movie and his class only conducted a lame survey for the festival so he's free to enjoy the rest of the day He grabs Taniguchi and Kunikida and they head for lunch at the cafe Mikuru's class is runningAfterwards Kyon who stayed up all night editing the film decides to rest in the auditorium where various student bands are performing Just as he's dozing off he sees Haruhi and Nagato take the stage as part of an all girl rock band As though that's not a big enough shock the band turns out to be really goodOn Monday Kyon learns the whole story from Haruhi the band's lead singerguitarist broke her wrist that morning and couldn't play Haruhi overheard the band members trying to figure out what to do and on the spur of the moment she volunteered her services as a singer; she also figured that Nagato would know how to play guitar and dragged her into the band But the experience has weirded Haruhi out she's used to being the oddball and having people appreciate her for her talent is a foreign experience The story ends with a touching moment between Haruhi and KyonThe Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00 is a summary of the infamous film produced by Ultra Director Haruhi Suzumiya It's hard for me to judge this story because by the time I read it I'd watched the anime version which is just so perfect that the short story is like reading a Wikipedia summaryCharmed at First Sight LOVER despite the awful Engrish title is the best story in the book It begins just a few days after the end of Disappearance with Kyon resting at home when he receives a phone call from Nakagawa a classmate from middle school not a friend just a guy Kyon sorta knew A few months back Nakagawa saw Kyon walking with a girl and immediately fell in love Kyon naturally assumes he means Haruhi or Mikuru and is going to warn him off when he receives a shock Nakagawa's fallen for NagatoAfter some cajoling Kyon agrees to copy out a message to deliver to Yuki though he instantly regrets it when he hears the drivel Nakagawa spouts the guy feels he is in no position to take out the goddess Nagato at the moment so he asks that she wait ten years so he can go to college get a job and start his own business at which point he'll be rich enough to treat Yuki as she deservesWhen Kyon delivers the message the next day Yuki's reaction is as expected no Unfortunately for Kyon he doesn't dispose of the letter properly and Haruhi discovers it She immediately leaps to the wrong conclusion and tries to strangle him When he finally explains what's going on the other Brigade members agree that Nakagawa's reuest is ridiculous but they are nonetheless interested in him even Yuki admits that though she can't wait a decade for him she would like to meet him So that night Kyon calls Nakagawa and arranges for the Brigade to attend a football game he'll be playing the next dayBut this is the Haruhiverse so there's going on here than a simple dateWhere Did the Cat Go? is a seuel to both Remote Island Syndrome and Snow Mountain Syndrome It's New Years Eve and the gang is still at Tsuruya chan's ski chalet recovering from the encounter at the mysterious mansion from SMS Koizumi had promised to put on a new murder mystery for Haruhi but this time everyone knows from the start that it's all a gameThe whole cast from the island returns Mori Arakawa and both Tamaru brothers though all Keiichi does is lie in bed pretending to be dead while Yutaka well honestly I don't remember him doing anything And that's the problem For this grand mystery that Koizumi's supposedly been working on since summer it turns out to be too simple He gets his cohorts from the Agency to reprise their roles from the previous mystery but they don't do anything except for Arakawa and Mori answering a few uestions while serving food I know Tanigawa can write a decent mystery because he did it with RIS and he can make a game interesting as he did with Boredom and Day of Sagittarius III but here he fails on all levels It feels as though he's mentioned this party enough that he has to show it but he doesn't have his heart in itThe Melancholy of Mikuru Asahina is a much needed remedy to the flanderization poor Mikuru's gone through In the first book she was the most intriguing Brigade member after Kyon and Haruhi a time traveling secret agent who becomes infatuated with Kyon despite not being allowed to have a relationship in the past who must subject herself to Haruhi's bizarre whims as part of her mission and whose boss is her future badass self But as the series has progressed she's become little than a giant doll for Haruhi to dress up on whim She exhibits no agency of her own and acts like she's stepped out of The Perils of Pauline This is of course why Haruhi chose her the brigade needs a moe character to attract new members But even when the Ultra Leader isn't present Mikuru isn't that useful Nagato and Koizumi and even Kyon figure out what's going on long before Mikuru and when an actual danger appears such as in The Mysteriue Sign she doesn't do anythingAt this point in the series she's starting to fade into the background as nothing than a piece of eye candy that Haruhi drags everywhere This story largely fixes that by examining why Mikuru acts the way she doesThe plot begins with Mikuru asking Kyon to accompany her to the tea shop on Sunday which he interprets as a date Alas it turns out she's doing this under orders from the future and her mission is to bring Kyon to a certain street corner at a certain time where he must perform a certain action that will be important to the future Mikuru doesn't even know what that action is until after it happens at which point she's shocked to discover how important her mission was Yet she wasn't allowed to perform the action herself seems the time travelers don't want to interfere with the past directly though their definition of interfere strikes me as mighty strange Overall this is one of the weaker installments in the series It suffers from an inverse Star Trek syndrome the odd numbered stories are good Charmed is than good while the even ones are weak That's still 60% good but it's a letdown after the previous two volumes

  2. says:

    Collection of short stories and novella length pieces The Live A Live story really worksbetter in the anime because you get to actually see the band preform view spoilerFavorite story is Charmed at First Sight because it is a Nagoto story loved the resolution of why the boy fell in love with Yuki at first sightThe final story The Melancholy of Asahina Mikuru ends on a dark note with further hints that there are indeed dangerous enemies of the SOS hide spoiler

  3. says:

    Yet another short story collection The Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya manages to inject some very welcome slice of life goings on to the series and as with previous books its events take place throughout the chronology of the series as a whole not progressing the franchise until the very last inclusionLive Alive finally shows us the school's cultural festival as set up in the Sigh novel but which had never actually been realized until now Unlike many previous stories in the franchise this one has no obvious supernatural elements at play Instead it focuses entirely on Kyon wandering through his school experiencing the activities his fellow students have to offer for the festival Kyon and his normie friends visit Asahina and Tsuruya at their class's cafe for a brief moment before Kyon decides to spend a few hours passively listening to live music performed by the school's light music club hoping against hope that he may avoid an encounter with Haruhi As it turns out Haruhi and Nagato both end up performing as stand ins for a student pop band who perform after the actual light music club Later we are informed that Haruhi temporarily filled in for the absent singerguitarist the original had a throat problem Nagato fills in on guitar while Haruhi sings from a combination of her general impulsive behavior and a newly seen sympathy for another human being giving fresh character development to Haruhi without the burden of having to write a scenario wherein she threatens the fabric of existence The simplicity of this story is just fascinating a great breather from the eccentric high stakes events of previous storiesThe Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00 takes place roughly during the cultural festival as well It isn't clear whether the story is Kyon's narration as he edits the film before its premiere or if it actually occurs during the film's premiere during the festival or maybe it was specifically stated and I just forgot As it happens I have made attempts to get into the Haruhi Suzumiya anime several times before always starting with the adaptation of this story and never continuing from it Rewatching it most recently in an attempt to actually watch the anime alongside continuingfinishing the novel series I cannot imagine how I was ever dissuaded from watching the rest of the show That shit was hilarious and it is nice to see Kyon's extremely sarcastic dismissal of the film's events were just as high uality in the prose source material With the expanded nature of the prose original or that is the anime episode is a condensed version of this story we can better see the fruits of Kyon's labor as otherwise depicted during the filming in the Sigh novel Obviously the events therein suggested an incredibly absurd film and the finished product is just bananasLove at First Sight takes place in the short interval between the Disappearance novel and the Snowy Mountain Syndrome story from the Rampage book An old classmate of Kyon's from back in middle school calls our narrator up with a confession that he's fallen in love with Nagato Apparently intrigued by the proposition Nagato agrees to meet with the boy and the SOS Brigade goes to an American football game to see the kid perform where he expects to wow Nagato with his heroics on the field This volume's only explicit supernatural elements come in when Nagato seems to weave a spell to either help the kid catch the ball during a difficult play whereupon he collides with an opponent and ends up with a concussion or otherwise orchestrates the game's events with the active intention of injuring the kid it isn't uite clear but the former possibility would go along with the idea that Nagato is still stressed enough from Disappearance's events that she couldn't foresee the injury Kyon and Nagato go to visit the kid in hospital and after Nagato steps outside for a second the kid tells Kyon that he's fallen out of love with Nagato Later Nagato divulges the truth that the boy had fallen in love with the essence of the Data Overmind as flowing through Nagato as apparatus and now sees Nagato as a merely ordinary girl which Kyon figures is because she's steadily been becoming human as she gets friendlier with the SOS Brigade The highest point of the story and perhaps the book as a whole is the very end wherein Kyon in a somewhat dickish move badgers Nagato on whether or not she was disappointed with the outcome wrt the boy's lost love; her response Just a bit reflects the great strides Nagato's made throughout the series while perhaps making the reader yearn for another appearance of the bashful Nagato of Disappearance Truly Best GirlWhere Did the Cat Go? directly follows the previous book's Snowy Mountain Syndrome It essentially tells Koizumi's new murder mystery with its twist that everyone knows it is fiction The story is pretty entertaining as another little slice of life respite from the series as a whole but it isn't too memorable Tsuruya becomes of an actual character here which is a neat change but Kyon's imouto remains a non entity so it is clear we aren't going to change the status uo too soon as far as the main cast goesThe Melancholy of Mikuru Asahina finally moves the series into the new year after dancing around such temporal movement in the past few stories Fitting the advancement in time frame the story focuses on resident time traveler Asahina and her reservations concerning her occupation After misleading Kyon into thinking the two are going on a date it is revealed Asahina was sent on a mission to preserve her future to get Kyon to save the life of a young boy who is apparently integral to the fabric of established time Asahina and her organization cannot directly interfere with the events of the past apparently Asahina feels melancholic as the title suggests because she rarely gets actual details of her missions from her boss an older Asahina from further in the future though of course she doesn't know it and she sees her role in the SOS Brigade as nothing than a dress up doll Kyon comforts her as best he can fearful of revealing the truth of Asahina's job as he knows it The most significant development is the story's role as a follow up to Snowy Mountain Syndrome as well as events from way back in the Melancholy novel with Kyon's revelation that there are enemy time travelers in addition to the enemy aliens and possible enemy espers As with Snowy Mountain this has the negative effect of setting the series up to fall into the trappings of generic light novel narratives but it also makes the reader wish for a third season of the anime to adapt the eventual plot threatening to kick in

  4. says:

    At my son’s reuest when he was in middle school I threw myself down the rabbit hole of light novels The Haruhi Suzumiya series is light hearted funny and a great way to take a break from reality It follows the misadventures of Haruhi Suzumiya who is an average teenage girl with a way than average effect on the world at large Haruhi has the ability to destroy the world but she doesn’t know it There’s only one thing that stands between her and our world’s destruction her classmate KyonIn this installment number 6 Haruhi offers to lend a hand to some upperclassmen that are part of the pop club at the annual school festival and sing in an all girl band Haruhi enlists the help of her friend Nagato and the performance turns out well for the bandThis of course sends Haruhi’s mental wheels spinning and now she’s racing off on another adventure involving a seuel to a movie her club produced for the festival and starting a band to be ready to perform for the school festival next year; with Kyon being pulled along for the rideFollow along while Kyon gives us his asides comments mental fears angst and frustrations as the SOS brigade dives headlong after Haruhi in order to save the world as we know it

  5. says:

    I would've rated this around 2 stars if it hadn't for the Live Alive short story in this volume I really like how Suzumiya went YOLO at the cultural festival somehow enjoying herself And that itself proves that she is STILL a human being able to enjoy simple things in life Live Alive — is really fun to read much less like the other short stories read On the other hand much like how I can grasp Suzumiya Koizumi Nagato's characterization the same cannot be said to the other two SOS Brigade members I couldn't care less about Asahina anyway like she turned a mascot than a time travelling one I'm going to point out again Kyon is really annoying together with his hormones I'd like to give the uotation I highlighted from the novel I shrugged letting Haruhi’s overlong philosophy of romance go in one ear and out the other Sorry—if Asahina’s boyfriend turned out to be a loser I don’t care how happy she seemed I wasn’t confident I’d be able to be happy for her I might even try to interfere I don’t think anybody could blame me though — Kyon This is problematic his ideals and his hormones This statement is one in many that really ticked me off and making his personality and character really ugly

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    In Live Alive Haruhi subsitutes as the singer in the pop music club's band at the school cultural festivalThe Adventures of Asahina Mikuru Episode 00 is the movie filmed in The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya screened at the cultural festival It's a few dozen pages of Kyon sarcastically narrating the awful film MST3K styleIn Love at First Sight a former acuaintance of Kyon's suddenly calls him and declares that he has fallen in love with YukiIn Where Did the Cat Go? Koizumi has created another murder mystery to entertain Haruhi as he did in Remote Island Syndrome in The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya The clues were a bit too obvious in this one thoughThe Melancholy of Mikuru Asahina is a nice little examination of how Mikuru feels about her role in everything

  7. says:

    Original review posted on my livejournal accountWhy I Read It I fell in love with the anime series these books inspired so I decided last year in April that I wanted to read the source material I've read the previous five books and while this hasn't been my favourite series ever I'm interested enough to keep readingFor this review I'll be going over each short story and giving general thoughts and impressions with no spoilersFirst up we have Live Alive This story was actually adapted into the anime series and with good reason While it doesn't really have any of the weird supernatural happenings that are prone to occur around Haruhi it's one of the most compelling episodes mostly due to Haruhi making some of the personal growth She actually helps people and for absolutely no personal gain or for any crazy hair brained scheme she's come up with she just does it because it feels like the right thing to do something that is foreign to Haruhi which can be seen in her puzzlement at her actions at the end of the story Of all the stories in this small collection this one was easily my favouriteThe second story The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00 is absolutely ridiculous and much like the rest of this collection just a little odd end that Tanigawa included in here to fill in some tiny gaps This is the movie that the SOS Brigade made in book 2 where Asahina is some kind of time traveling magical waitress of some sort Kyon's narration is really the only saving grace of the whole thing as he can't help but throw in his sarcasm and some ire as well This was also adapted in the anime and was uite a bit funnier for it they really played up the horrible editing that went into the movie something you can't uite convey with prose bu this still turned out all right again thanks to Kyon's narrationThe next story Love At First Sight was just kind of strange I can see this working much better in the manga adaptation it hasn't been adapted into the anime but reading it in prose comes off as strange I guess the story was meant to focus on Yuki I bit which is fine by me she's a great character but it felt completely unnecessary and I didn't feel like it added a whole lot to the series It essentially just showed that Yuki DOES kind of sort of care what people think of her though her fascination with the boy who's enad with her is ambiguous is she interested because she's interested in human behaviour or is she actually just flattered that someone is interested in her even if it turns out it's for different reasons than just a normal crush? Anyway overall it fell kind of flatThe fourth story Where Did the Cat Go actually bored me to tears Back in book five the SOS brigade was brought to a mountain retreat where they were going to play a murder mystery thing like what happened in one of the stories in Sigh but we never actually get to see it This story gives us the pleasure of showing us how it went down except I just really didn't CARE I mostly sped read through this one and really couldn't have cared less about itThe last story had potential to be decent but again had me feeling indifferent Kyon's invited by Asahina to go shopping for tea leaves but then ends being on one of her time traveling missions I didn't really see the point to this story either and to be completely honest I had actually forgotten what happened in it when I came to write this review It came back to me after I had thought about it for a bit but still it's not a good sign when that kind of thing happens Final Judgment While the first story in this collection was decent everything else was pretty meh The second story was also all right but I still think it was done better in the anime which I just think was a better medium for it anyway and all the other stories felt like useless appendages This is easily my least favourite book in the series so far but it hasn't dissuaded me to keep reading the next book in the series The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya is supposed to be about some of the time traveling shenanigans that went down Disappearance so I'm looking forward to getting to THAT This collection though was very sub par and I honestly think one could skip over this completely and not really be missing out on much

  8. says:

    I keep thinking this franchise hit its high note with the very first novel and it could've been left at that Not that the stories ever since have been without merit but it does fall a bit flat as it happens with many light novel series truth be told when the authors resort to short story compilations that don't serve to advance the overall plot much but rather become episodic in nature Such is the case with the whole Summer and Winter seasons transpiring after the ending of Melancholy and before and slightly after Disappearance It does get confusing though not in the best of ways about how to time these events though thankfully this seems to be the last anthology before we attack the main plot again Except for Live Alive and in some way The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina which constitute the resolution to the moviecultural festival arc introduced in Sigh the other stories have an afterthoughtfiller feel and neither do they add to the plot or character development Still they're enjoyable for the most part even if tedious to still be reading ruminations of previous events in an episodic fashion

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    After a few very strong storylines in the Haruhi Series eg Disappearance Endless Eight Snowy Mountain Syndrome we're back to the small self contained inconseuential short stories with Wavering This isn't necessarily a terrible thing Unfortunately the novel starts off with the weakest short story yet 'Live A Live' which somehow expands what could have been two paragraphs of Sigh into about twenty five pages For context everything covered in this story is shown in the anime in two one minute scenes and the anime doesn't miss a detail in the process either This is a good example of artificially lengthening your book I have no idea what Kyon was ranting about in his head in order to prolong the Cultural Festival I was too bored to pay attention but it was something along the lines of Hey those are some big red curtains That outfit looks good on her it's just like what she wore when we were filming our movie The crowd sure is getting wild It's kinda sunny My favourite colour is blue Luckily this is the most absurd Tanigawa every gets in the Haruhi series so far so after twenty five pages you'll remember Disappearance and be willing to forgive and forget and move on'The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00 I have mixed feelings about because it is as inconseuential as it gets but it's still fun and far from irrelevant We finally get to see exactly how the movie from Sigh plays out and it's pretty fun All of it feels true to the characters you can imagine Haruhi insisting on that specific direction and Tsuruya behaving inappropriately on camera It was fun to read at times other times I just wanted it to be over'Love at First Sight' was a strange one it was nice to see of Yuki and her emotional ambiguity but the long conversations between Kyon and Nakagawa felt drawn out for no reason When the story wasn't dawdling it was uite gripping at this point the reader very much wants Yuki to come out of her shell some and this situation presents the perfect opportunity the way it all unravels into something different at the end is interesting and the ending line was uite sweet'Where Did the Cat Go?' was an attempt by Tanigawa to recreate the excitement of Boredom's Summer Island Syndrome but it doesn't really work The answer to the mystery is so absurd that you didn't really have any chance of figuring it out and it was pretty unsatisfying but seeing of Tsuruya was coolFinally 'The Melancholy of Mikuru Asahina' ends the novel and is the only short story in the whole bunch to have any conseuence whatsoever At first the events of the story seem as slice of life as you can get but they take a turn a turn that isn't really so satisfying in itself but promises exciting further developmentsOverall Wavering is one of the weakest Haruhi Novels but as a huge fan of the series it's still fun to read there are at least some attempts at dramatic narrative I think this book was thrown together because Tanigawa had some ideas that he never had the chance to write out and he wanted to realize them before the series moves on with Dissociation and Surprise but the problem with that is there's a reason why he hadn't made the time to write these stories before because these are the least interesting ones

  10. says:

    Actual Rating 25 StarsWow I didn't realize it took me a little over a month to finish this short book I guess I just wasn't really getting into it or I just found other books enticing The Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya is a short story collection of random moments in the lives of our SOS Brigade and admittedly it wasn't the best collection ever In fact I think I had set it aside for so long because the first three short stories were kind of boring There were still little elements of anticipatory suspense for some of the mysteries in two of the five stories but it DID take a little time before I got into the story far enough to become interestedThe last story in this collection The Melancholy of Mikuru Asahina was only interesting after the big climax but then it went flat again because of the nature of Asahina's character role that everything in her life is classified and she can't talk about it In essence because she can't talk about the things going on as a time traveler we as the readers cannot know why she had to be at that particular place at that particular time we only know it was important And that's allThe fourth story Where Did the Cat Go? was actually the most interesting short story in the collection if a little juvenile and predictable Though I guess the whole point was that the murder mystery set up at Snowy Mountain Lodge was supposed to be predictable I just hadn't pegged it to be kind of tacky as wellThe third story Love at First Sight was just straight out strange and I didn't know what to make of itThe first two stories were simply not memorable enough for me to draw any opinions really Hopefully the next book in the series will be exciting ? 2016 Reading Challenges • Goodreads Reading Challenge• BookLikes Reading Challenge• Bookish Resolutions Challenge• Mount TBR ChallengeThis review is also posted at Ani's Book Abyss

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