Haruhi Suzumiya follows the narrator and male protagonist Kyon, a cynical and incredulous student of North High School. He is dragged along by his classmate, the eponymous female protagonist Haruhi Suzumiya, an eccentric girl seeking supernatural phenomena and figures such as aliens, time travelers, and espers. With Kyon's reluctant help, Haruhi establishes a club called the "SOS Brigade" (SOS団 Esu-Ō-Esu Dan?), short for "Spreading Excitement all Over the World with Haruhi Suzumiya Brigade" (世界を大いに盛り上げるための涼宮ハルヒの団 Sekai o Ōini Moriageru Tame no Suzumiya Haruhi no Dan?), to investigate mysterious events.