Christmas Eve is approaching and the SOS Brigade is planning a team dinner party to kick off the winter break. Kyon’s main concern is for his wallet, which he knows Haruhi will use to cover all the expenses. Things have been relatively normal lately – well, as normal as they can be with Haruhi around.
But the next morning, with one week until Christmas Eve, Kyon wakes up to find himself in another universe. A universe where he doesn’t sit behind Haruhi in class, where people who shouldn’t be there exist, and more importantly, a universe with no SOS Brigade. Asahina and Yuki treat him as a stranger, the club room looks just the way it was when Haruhi first commandeered it and Koizumi’s entire classroom has vanished.
Kyon must make a choice: stay in this Haruhi-free world or attempt to return to his own reality.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya blends holiday classics It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol to give us this forth delightful installment of the SOS Brigade’s adventures. There are some ties back to earlier parts of the Brigade’s journeys, new revelations about beloved characters, and the same delightful storytelling fans have come to expect from creator Nagaru Tanigawa.
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