A mock religion, created to express worship of the anime character Haruhi Suzumiya
, of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu
In the series, it is revealed to main protagonist Kyon
(a schoolmate of Haruhi's) that Haruhi is essentially God, but is as of yet unaware of her powers. She has the ability to change things in the world that she wishes were different; only her innate common sense, as well as Kyon's constant bickering with her, serve to keep her wild fantasies in check.
Followers of Haruhiism are called haruhiists
. This term is used affecionately amongst fellow fans. The term haruhite
is supposedly more derogatory, in the vein of Narutard
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu/Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi) is the first of a series of 9 light novels penned by Nagaru Tanigawa. It was adapted by Kyoto Animation into anime form. A second season of the show was announced this year on 7/7/07 (the Tanabata
, another anime produced by KyoAni, frequently references Haruhi.