Creators > Nagaru Tanigawa
Nagaru Tanigawa (Tanigawa Nagaru), born 1970, is the inventor and main writer of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya series. He grew up in Nishinomiya, between Kobe and Osaka, and is part of the Hyōgo Prefecture, in the Kansai region (Kansai-chihō) of Japan. Numerous landmarks in Nishinomiya, including the high school, feature in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime. The light novel series has also mentioned the Hanshin Tigers (based in real life Nishinomiya). As a native of Hyōgo, Tanigawa speaks the Kansai-ben dialect, but the series is written in the Tokyo dialect instead. Tanigawa is a graduate of the law school at Kwansei Gakuin University. He won the grand prize at eighth annual Sneaker Awards for the Haruhi Suzumiya series. Though all of Tanigawa's light novel series have been on hiatus for several years, he started working on a manga series titled Kagerou Meikyū; the first bound volume was released on in August 2009.