New Poll: A Tale of Two Haruhis – Fujioka Haruhi Vs. Suzumiya Haruhi!


Okay, I think I used the word “Haruhi” enough in the title to get your attention.

This Spring Anime season has been pretty darn good. At the top of the heap (for me) are two anime starring girls named “Haruhi.” There’s The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Ouran Host Club.

The eternally raging debate in my mind at the moment: which Haruhi is the better of the two? Certainly they both have their good points. Let’s do some analysis, AoMM style:


Okay, I think I used the word “Haruhi” enough in the title to get your attention.

This Spring Anime season has been pretty darn good. At the top of the heap (for me) are two anime starring girls named “Haruhi.” There’s The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Ouran Host Club.

The eternally raging debate in my mind at the moment: which Haruhi is the better of the two? Certainly they both have their good points. Let’s do some analysis, AoMM style:


Suzumiya Haruhi is an archetype tsunderekko. Sure, she’s manipulative and bossy and when she gets bored the world ends, but that smile at the end of the day (almost) makes it worthwhile.

Fujioka Haruhi, on the other hand, is a nerd (+ points for me, I dunno about you). She’s pretty laid back considering he’s surrounded by hawt guys all the time. I’d label her as the kakkoii-type.
Edge: Fujioka


Suzumiya Haruhi has countless hairstyles, and she changes it everyday. Or at least she used to. I’m partial to the buns; it’s too bad she doesn’t wear those anymore…

Fujioka Haruhi has two hairstyles: short and long. Short looks infinitely better, but still not as cute as Suzumiya.
Edge: Suzumiya


Haruhi Vs Haruhi 02.jpg
Edge: Suzumiya


Suzumiya Haruhi: Hair flip, dancing.

Fujioka Haruhi: Poorness, ability to attract female race, instant coffee making skills, underdog.
Edge: Fujioka

Wow, it’s pretty much a tie (okay, so I tried skewing things to make for a better poll). Who do you think is the better Haruhi? Suzumiya or Fujioka? Vote, and be heard!

181 replies on “New Poll: A Tale of Two Haruhis – Fujioka Haruhi Vs. Suzumiya Haruhi!”

So close, but I have to go for Haruhi S since her personality is more original (Haruhi F. reminds me of Tohru from Fububa aka Fruits Basket)and she reminds me of one of my best friends, only she isn’t as violent to my Mikuru-like friend. Well,at least she’s never stripped her down and literally forced her into a bunny suit.

It’s kind of interesting to see everyone’s thoughts on these two. Most people dont like Haruhi S. though, it sadly seems.

I like both Haruhi’s!! BUt i must admit, I look forward to all the screen time of Suzumiya more because she never fails to make anything more exciting, whereas Fujioka is a bit on the boring side. I mean, she’s so sensible and unspontaneous that if you take away the members of the host club, you get a big snore. Take away the other members of the SOS club and I’m sure Suzumiya will still have some way of making things more interesting.

So for me, Suzumiya wins! Yatta!



is it just me or that there’s a tendency here that females like Haruhi.F more, while the males prefer Haruhi.S

It all depends on the original point of your selection.
If you want to have a sensible friends who can acts as a buffer, then Haruhi.F is the choice.
However, Suzumiya is the perfect choice if you don’t want to be bored. She is so unexpected and her actions can be both nuisance and joy at the same time.
Accidentally the only negative points that anti-suzumiya gang have got is that Suzumiya “molests” Mikuru. Those seems to fail to recognise the suzumiya presented on the episodes on the Island and in the last 2 episodes where she shows her more mature and sensitive side.

In other words…
Suzumiya all the way!!!!!!

Ozaka > Haruhi F. > Haruhi S.

I like the way suzumiya looks for aliens and stuff but the way fujioka acts is funnier, like kyon, they make the anime funny with their thinking and talking.

I liked both of them so much and I think they’re both too cute!
But i’d prefer suzumiya cause I never liked the short hair thing…

if i were to choose which one of them to be my best friend, i would choose Fujioka.

i really annoyed with the character of Suzumiya which ignores everybody around her at all, except to some extend.. Kyon. She’s really bossy and loud, i would not like to be with this kind of people.

on other side, yes, Fujioka seems to be the boring-kind of people. but her sensibility and sarcasm suites me well 😛 Her character reminds me of San Chai in Meteor Garden and Tsukushi in Hana Yori Dango

so i vote for Fujioka

Okay, Haruhi Suzumiya is way better. Fujioka Haruhi is well….boring plus she’s way better looking and she’s funnier and I could go on for hours of her awesomeness!! So Haruhi’s the bestest!!

Ouran is better!
Ouran has cool hot boys!
Ouran is way funnier! and everyone here mostly votes for her too!

theres no contest at all in my view
Suzumiya takes it all.

she’s much cuter and good looking.

she puts her friend (and ocasionally herself) into some very nice costumes which are verry pleasing to the eye

she seems to have a very bright and happy personality, and for once is not the normal “ordinairy shy girl” which seems to dominate many animes

You haters that simply attack Haruhi S with half thought out thoughts and reasons while letting your emotions cloud your feelings just goes to show how stupid and lack of thought you gave to any of this.

Ouran is simply a parody reverse harem show with ALL the standard stereotypes, including Haruhi F, that has been done thousands of times before in anime, manga, video games, etc.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is a well thought out genre and stereotype breaking ride through story telling, fandoms, psychology, art, etc with equally genre and stereotype breaking characters.

It doesn’t mean that it isn’t good. but the lack of creativity hurts it when comparing it to the stereotype breaking called The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Haruhi F is also a simple character with simple depth while Haruhi S is a paradox stuck in a puzzle falling in a warp.

By any story telling perspective, Haruhi S is far better.

If u realised simple minded people watch anime more than deep headed people (i’m opne of those deep headed) usually people would judge characteristics or look which we did or simply the plot/storyline.
The Melachony of Suzumiya Haruhi is deep and twisted filled with many complicating but yet a tempting storyline, while Ouran kept it simple amazingly with one of a kind comedy strcutre to it which The Melachony of Suzumiya Haruhi didn’t have, and also Ouran had a deeper meaning to the story while The Melachony of Suzumiya Haruhi had nothing to it really but psychology and supernatural matter to it which didn’t really appeal much to the heart not even close to what Ouran High gave.
Seriously which would you choose to be beside you in real life, a bossy twisted bored girl > Haruhi.S or
a cute and down to earth normal girl > Haruhi.F
i would choose Haruhi.F! wacthing Haruhi.S bored the hell out of me so i just focused on the storyline of The Melachony of Suzumiya Haruhi, but Haruhi.F attracted me so i focused both on her and the storyline of Ouran.

out of all the manga i’ve read and anime i’ve watched, Haruhi.F has one of a kind personality which i have never seen out of a girl in any anime/manga, while Haruhi.S had an average personality that i have seen many times in anime and manga. so yea Haruhi F wins in my opinion.

o yeah! 62% for Fujioka Haruhi. totally better then . . . the other one. Totally a OHSHC fan. And btw, Haruhi is good when being “just the good girl”. And plus, smarts is really what counts!

Fujioka Haruhi bar none! The most original female anime lead. If you say no tnen you’ve not seen OHSHC entirely. There’s no other herione like her. On the other hand there’s
Suzumiya-she’s the Hot, mean, smart girl that plays 2nd or 3rd lead in other animes only this time she’s the lead.
Surrounded by not normal HS students but by selected people because she’s god, and Kyon the masochist :] Noone volunteerly hangs around these type girls unless they hormonally-raging boys. Think about it everyone is on a mission, but Kyon.
With that said I really enjoyed the show, for the concept of a different type of ‘god’ than the usual ‘goddess’ of love and sunshine. Remember if you ever have to choose your ‘god’ never vote for a sixteen-year-old female. She’ll wipe us all out existence as soon as she’s bored/depresses, lol.

Fujioka Haruhi, in my opinion, is better. I agree with aukele, that there is no other anime female lead character with the same personality as fujioka haruhi, which, i might have to admit is pretty dull. Regardless, I love the fact about Haruhi that she’s like not afraid of anything (besides thunder of course), and that she managed to get into a private school as a guy! woohoo! unintentionally at that!

The Debate Lives On!

Fujioka Haruhi-Cute and smart she lives in vain of the Host club,until she figures out without them she wouldn’t have any friends or someone to trust(not to mention reject) all the time.She has the cutest eyes that make her look really good in everything she is forced to wear,and in the case of Tamaki, instantly love her (and by insantly, I mean so fast you don’t realise until later.)With her “Damn Rich Bastards” phrase and love of ootoro, she is super cute in every way.No wonder why the guys all adore her…!

Suzumiya Haruhi-Considered pushy,bitchy and selfish.I thinks thats wrong.Everyone assumes what was on the outside layer of her feelings.Throughout the anime you can see little bits of care in her eyes everytime she is posed a question from Kyon that really gets to her,or when she fell down the cliff and landed on Kyon,I instantly saw her eyes full of worry.She is a ‘natural beauty’ and a crazy fun and wierd person,but she only acts that way because she doesn’t want to be bored.Overall,I can see what Kyon admires in her and I sympathize with Kyon.How she figured out she was just one small person in a whole world of people,how she wanted an exciting life, It made me realize I thought the same way too O_o. Even though she may seem like a hentai,she is just begging to be hugged.

My Opinion:Tie.Definatly a tie.

Obviously Fujioka Haruhi, she’s soo cute, blunt in a funny way, and really sharp. She detects the slightest clues that the host club friends of her give.

Suzumiya Haruhi is alright, but a lil too bossy and mean for me. I’ve seen some episodes from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. It was a lil boring, and I loved Ouran High School Host Club way better.

So, Fujioka Haruhi wins. =)

The portrait of god as a young girl was more interesting to me. Ironically, even though they were Espers, Aliens, Time Travelers and God, I found The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya’s characters to be more realistic.

Honestly, they’re much too different to compare. Different genre anime, omega different supporting cast (Homo side characters[Ouran], Kyon& a bunch of weirdos[Suzumiya], Creation theme[lol, r u srs?] as opposed Ouran which is a pure comedy. Ouran actually makes you laugh whereas Suzumiya makes you go moe over Yuki.

Fujioka o3o Do i need a reason?

Most girls like Fujioka more than Suzumiya because they can relate to her more and she’s more down to earth.

Most guys like Suzumiya because they like girls with big tits in bunny girl outfits.

>>ChocoBits Daioh

This guys speaks the truth! I don’t know Fujioka, so I’ll go for Suzumiya, she’s really an incredible character that I can totally relate with.

Everyone just jugdes them by what they see at first glance, but you should take some time to watch and analize Suzumiya’s character. She’s not just “Oh, I’m bored, I’ll go and destroy the Earth” as you say.

I think that Fujioka Haruhi is more prettier than the other one (that i had never see before…) .


I watched Ouran last year and I am down-right in love with it, I would pick Haruhi F. right away, but then again, that would be if I hadn’t watched Suzumiya Haruhi a little while ago~

I watched it and as a Yuri fan I wouldn’t say Haru’s ‘torture’ for Mikuru would be anything bad, I laughed at those parts. But then I also laughed at how Fujioka would verbally abuse Tamaki sending him into his reject corner.

But In characters wise, Fuijioka is boring, dead-pan, although there are sometimes shes not, its the majority of the series she is.

Suzumiya~ Now she’s just a character who keeps going and going and going, from random Alien hunting downtown to substituting a singer for a school band. She’s a lot more spunkier and fun the Fujioka, so I have to say my vote goes to Suzumiya~ FTW~!

Definitely Haruhi Suzumiya… she’s the more interesting character, and I think she’s much cuter.
The other Haruhi can be a bit boring.

Haruhi Suzumiya!
I love her bubbly personality, and I just find the storyline of the show she is in much better anyway. Although i do like both, i found it very easy to pick which haruhi i prefer.I think another thing is I like the style Haruhi Suzumiya is drawn in better and the show seems better animated. But this is just my opinion 🙂

Haruhi Suzumiya.
Even after watching OHSHC, I liked The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya better. Aaaand even if Suzumiya appeared to be a selfish, insensitive person(I cannot call my God a female dog.) in the beginning, she did eventually mature towards the end of the series. Though both Haruhis shouldn’t be compared against each other, they’re both cool in their own unique ways. Although Realisticly F. Haruhi would be a better person to be around with, buuuut this is a poll and I liked Haruhi Suzumiya better… XD sides, everyone is tittled to their own opinion, like, I can’t wait for Haruhi S. 2nd Season 😀

Looks like alot of people are basing this off looks……sad.

Seinen vs. Shoujo artwork. It almost always causes guys to choose Seinen and girls to choose Shoujo…….

There should be no contest characterwise. Haruhi S wins out overall.

Haruhi S is nearly totally independent (“nearly” is because Kyon can change her actions). She has the willpower to ignore everything in her way to achieve her goal (except on rare occasions Kyon). She’ll ignore rules, laws, morals, and everything society places on itself just so that she can be entertained. She won’t respect the opinions of others and will cross the “you have freedom but only up to the front of my nose” line without hesitation; how much more independent can you get?

Haruhi F has a sort of independence too, but she is bound to the Host Club. Being lured by food doesn’t help her case either…..

Both are utterly ignorant when it comes to sex appeal. Haruhi doesn’t dress up or force Mikuru to dress up because she wants people to look at her; she wants to dress up to attract attention for her club or whatever she has planned (Computers…..>_>). Dressing up Mikuru as the maid in the clubroom probably isn’t for sex appeal either. The events of Episode 14 happens partly because Haruhi S was jealous of Kyon’s apparent relationship with Mikuru. Haruhi S isn’t perverted or a molester, she just doesn’t understand (or at least misinterprets it) sex appeal.

Haruhi F is the same. She admits it within the first volume (manga), where she explains why she wears such ambigious clothing. She’s totally indifferent to gender rules. With a cross-dressing dad and his similiar country inn owner buddy, I don’ t blame her…..

The trump card lies in the character development. Even out of an anime based on only the first volume in the series (out of nine or ten), Haruhi S has substantial character development. She starts off as a queer outsider, and then we find out she’s actually quite talkative to those she opens up to (atm it’s ONLY Kyon). She matures from a rash and reckless person (forming the club), to someone willing to tie themselves down to the boring life of a day to day club. Her jealousy of Kyon’s interactions with Mikuru and Yuki is shown and ultimately becomes a factor in Episode 14’s finale.

Haruhi F on the other hand has almost no character development. The ones that develop are the boys around her. She learns bits about them every time, but it doesn’t change who she is……ever. The boys are the ones that start liking her and changing their personalities, but she herself does not.

Anyhow, who can really argue that Suzumiya isn’t unique? What kind of anime or manga would ever have a main character who would normally be placed as comidy relief? Seriously, any character like Suzumiya would normally be placed as a side character that bumbles around in their schemes (like getting rich or something). Or, if the comidy relief was actually the main character, it would normally be a guy (like Kankichi Ryotsu).

tis tricky, i like both animes motto motto much, but haruhi f’s character was overshadowed by all the other charaters in ouran (that are so much more lovable) so i didnt really think that she was anythinbg special..just another ‘i’m diff from girls’ sort. whereas haruhi s is a character i never would have imagined. the fact that she gets bored so easily annoys me a bit but i get more annoyed by the fact that all the guys in the host club like haruhi f…dunno why and its not jealousy its just i dont see wat they like so much. so HARUHI S!!!

as main characters haruhi s cos shes special..even though not my fave in the anime. haruhi f does not carry tghe aspects of a good main character. its like watching a film where the main actor cant act and is outshined by his/her supporting cast

Both Haruhi’s have one distinct similarity. Their characteristics are way beyond different from other animes. Each series are short and addictive. But it all depends on the person. fujioka is cute and appealing. Suzumiya is hot and weird. I like Fujioka better, but after seeing everybody’s comments. Overall, it is a tie.

SuzuHaru is annoying, FujiHaru is amazing. FujiHaru isn’t the typical Shoujo manga lead. She is not too cheesy or aggressive, she’s laidback, sensitive and waaaaay prettier even with short hair. SuzuHaru is blah. She’s too aggressive, bossy and too Shoujo manga stereotype. She is in brutal words, a b*tch.

Suzumiya-san all the way

Suzumiya is voiced by Aya Hirano who, as haruhi is the first seiyu who does a better job singing in the show itself to surpass Priss

But setting aside the V.O. (which i did while reading the first 8 books), Haruhi Suzumiya is probably the most original character *ever*. Many of her quirks are common enough, but she is the character ever to be god and not know it (unless Kyon is actually god).

The reason I liked Ouran so much was because of the portrayal of the rich. As I attend the best non-boarding high school in the US I have a different perspective then most, and find what others very humorous. (of course there is a large difference between high schools in tokyo and chicago in general)

Like Haruhi, Haruhi also has little concern of sexuality as was stated when she said it doesn’t matter if others are male or female.

Both of them take advantage of their looks (although kami-sama is the only one who does it out their own desires)

Haruhi Fujioka

As much as I admit her character is a bit cliche and that the host club kind of revolves around her and she’s like… perfect in every way and flawless. I still love her ^^

Haruhi Fujioka!!!!!!!!!!…. owns u all… .__.



try chopping off Haruhi S. ‘ hair… she’s not a pretty lil thing anymore

haruhi F is definitely the girl who goes with the flow.. independent, smart, witty, courageous, beautiful….. hahaha i can go on a list of forever!!!


nd for that jealous girl….haruhi has everything (except money) and i dun think it impossible for all host club members to just love her

omg haruhi is just so cute!!!!

contrary to what others say about her character being cliche… i beg to differ


i’m sick of the typical heroines that are :

depressed damsel

ahh… and the otherzz……

she’s the most original anime character i have come upon

she’s just great

not the typical girl girl attitude

she’s a package

and if it happened that i’m a man… i would definitely marry her


wahh…… u can’t get bored of her

she’s very endearing
and her obliviousness to the other member’s feelings is just adorable!!!!

i’m practically worshipping her!!!!!!

i’ve watched Haruhi S. and i’m disgusted with her… period

i wouldn’t mind if Yuki is the main character though.. but oh well.. its just wistful thinking…

Haruhi Fujioka

Looks: 1000/10
Attitude: 1000/10
Character: 1000/10
X- Factor: 1000/10
Intelligence: 1000/10
COmmon Sense: 1000/10


and as far as i see in this poll… it’s obvious that HARUHI FUJIOKA IS WINNING!!!!!





I hate both, actually. In fact, both ARE stereotypes. Fujioka is the typical “poor person in a rich place with a hefty debt to settle”, while Suzumiya is nothing more than a loon who wants a world which revolves around her, and only her.

But if I were to choose between the two, I’d choose the Haruhi who is more HUMAN than GOD. I’d choose the Haruhi who still somehow cares about the people surrounding her, rather than look for some supernatural beings or whatever. I’d choose the Haruhi who doesn’t flaunt her assets, albeit unwillingly. I’d choose the Haruhi who chooses to be simple rather than be way too vulgar.


Suzumiya is a BLAST! It’s hard to be Suzumiya, not to mention she’s perfect in everything she does. And she IS a GOD.

OURAN – something stupid and sensless filled with flat-chest-jokes and simple nonsence. I couldn’t even watch it. Most jokes are lame, storyline is flat and cliche, etc… Plus – heroes of OHSHC do not look alive.

Suzumiya does.
Suzumiya wins!

I really admire Suzumiya! She’s definitely the coolest of the two of them. She’s always doing whatever she wants to do, without caring about what others might think of her. (Although I’m pretty sure I would have hated her if she went to my school.) BUT…
I’m still voting for Fujioka. Not that she’s my fav character in Ouran – I think all the guys in the Host Club comes before her. But I like the show much better, and her laid-back and simple personality is kind of cute!

I read through aaaall the comments and it is obvious that Haruhi Fujioka wins BIG time. She got more than half of the votes!!! – 61 while Suzumiya only got 27 XDD


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