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Lesson 2 – Katakana (Na ~ Mo)

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Overview Lesson 2 Katakana Table あけましておめでとうございます! Or, Happy new year! Today, we will look at the next three columns of the Katakana table. Katakana (Fifth column) Katakana (Sixth column) Note that ヘ is exactly the same in Katakana as in Hiragana. That makes it easier to remember, doesn’t it? Katakana (Seventh column) Additional Sounds Now, let’s take a look at the additional sounds...

The Tempo Loss Bishop Exchange of Haruhi Suzumiya (Preface)

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Contents Next Chapter About the Author Sō Sagara: Born in 1986, living in Tokyo. He has written The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat, Is it a Crime to be Threatened by my Student?, Loli-feratu The Loner, as well as worked as original creator and scriptwriter for Qualidea Code. Foreword The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya debuted in 2003. At that time, I was a second-year student in...

Haruhi Cast Interviews

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Questions Please give a comment about the 15th anniversary of the Haruhi Suzumiya series. What do you like most about the series? Any scenes or lines from the series that left a lasting impression? Tell us about the relationship between the character you voice for and Kyon. Aya Hirano (Voicing Haruhi Suzumiya) It’s been 15 years already since the shock of meeting Haruhi for the first time, and...

Lesson 1 – Katakana (A ~ To), Long Vowels, Double Consonants

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Overview Lesson 1 Katakana Table Hello, everyone, and hope you have a great Christmas! Today, we will look at the Katakana table. Katakana is another kind of alphabet, like Hiragana. The letters are mainly used for loan words like クリスマス (Christmas) and sound effects like コンコン (Knocking sound). Each letter in the Katakana table corresponds to a letter in the Hiragana table, so they have the same...

Seven Wonders Overtime (Afterword)

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I deeply apologize for the long silence. This is Nagaru Tanigawa. By the way, the preface of a chapter in Kokon Chomonjū titled ‘Monstrosities’ uses an excerpt from a poem by the famous Bai Juyi: “Such men and not their homes are wretched”. Speaking in simple terms, in means, “When a calamity befalls someone, it is not the fault of the house they are living in, but it caused directly by that...

Seven Wonders Overtime (Full Text)

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Today, a tense atmosphere was floating in the Literary Club Room, which was a rare occurrence. The only sounds seeping through the closed window from the outside world were the shouts of the baseball team, whose bark was worse than their bite; the noise of the wind ensemble’s trombone practice, which betrayed the players’ sore lack of skill; as well as the slight warbling of birds and the...

Lesson 5 – Hiragana (Ra ~ N)

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Overview Lesson 5 Hiragana Chart Hello everyone! Today, we will be going through the final lesson of the Hiragana table. This should be a pretty quick lesson, so hang in there, we’re about to reach the end! Hiragana – Eighth column The eighth column is associated with the ‘r’ sound, so the first letter, ら, is read as ‘rah’, and so on. Take note that there...

Seven Wonders Overtime (Part 8)

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Seven wonders overtime – Part 8 Prev Chapter Contents Afterword Thanks to the cacophony caused by the opening and closing of the door as well as Haruhi’s mouth, “Hanyuu?!” Asahina-san returned from dreamland with a jolt. After hurriedly trying to stand up in a fluster, she mumbled a greeting. “Ah, ah, Suzumiya-san, good morning!” “Morning, Mikuru-chan!” Haruhi seemed to be in a good mood...

Lesson 4 – Hiragana (Ma ~ Yo), Diphthongs

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Overview Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all been keeping up thus far. In this lesson, we will be going through the 7th and 8th columns of the Hiragana chart, as well as diphthongs that can be produced. Hiragana – Seventh Column The seventh column is associated with the ‘m’ sound, so the the first letter, ま, is read as ‘mah’, and so on. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Hiragana...

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