about fanlistings

"A fanlisting is simply an online listing of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join." -- TFL.org

Simply enough, this is a fanlisting for Suzumiya Haruhi of the series Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu!

the series

Genres: Comedy, Philosophical, Postmodern, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural
Novel: 8 volumes (June 2003)
Manga: continuing volumes (November 2005 - present)
Anime: 14 episodes (April 2, 2006 July 2, 2006)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya follows the high school life of Haruhi Suzumiya and those who are caught up in her antics. While Haruhi is the central character to the plot, the story is told from the point of view of Kyon, one of Haruhi's classmates.

Kyon is a first year in high school who recently departed with his fantasies of espers, time travelers, and aliens behind him along with middle school. When he chooses to speak to one eccentric girl by the name of Haruhi Suzumiya on the first day of high school, he unwittingly sets off a chain of events. In turn, he is dragged into seemingly unreal situations, which required some self-convincing of being a part of. This all turns his world nearly upside down as he is drawn further into a world eerily like the fantasies he had just managed to outgrow, with Haruhi Suzumiya at the center of it all.

Searching for a group that interests her, Haruhi joins and quits every club in school finding only dissatisfaction. Kyon makes a snide remark about her actions and accidentally provides Haruhi the inspiration to create a club of her own. To help start the club, Haruhi forcefully drafts Kyon, who only stays in the club to protect (or try to protect) other helpless victims of Haruhi's "voluntary arrests". Then as the story progresses however, Kyon finds that each of these supposedly "helpless victims" has a specific reason to be there.

Except for Kyon, all the students in the club are secret agents of various organizations who are sent to observe Haruhi. They gradually explain that Haruhi has superhuman control over every aspect of the universe - an ability she is unaware of. Whenever Haruhi becomes bored or otherwise dissatisfied with reality, she unconsciously creates a new universe - one more to her liking - and attempts to switch over. This leads to the destruction of the current universe. To prevent this, the members of Haruhi's club spend most of their time trying to keep their god-like leader entertained, hold her powers in check, and maintain the illusion of a normal life. Their adventures often lead to humorous results.

The series never clarifies whether the club members gathered around Haruhi by their own free will, were drawn together by her subconscious, or were simply created out of thin air for Haruhi's amusement. The question of their origin is a motif.

-- taken from the Wikipedia.org entry.

Suzumiya Haruhi

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