Tsuruya-san is a anime/manga character in the The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya franchise
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A cheerful, fanged high school student.


Little is known of Tsuruya-san's past; in fact, her first name has never been revealed. She was introduced as a friend and classmate of Mikuru's, brought in to play a small role in Haruhi's movie and to take a spot on the SOS Brigade's baseball team. In the light novels it is eventually implied that her wealthy family is a supporter of Itsuki Koizumi's Agency, and she may even be aware of some of the SOS Brigade's oddities, although she has never confirmed this.


Eternally cheerful and given to easy laughter, Tsuruya-san generally comes across as something of a free spirit. She has a funny speech pattern (perhaps due to her one fang-like tooth), frequently injecting the terms "megas" and "nyoro" into her sentences, and also has a minor lisp. The daughter of an extremely wealthy family, she is very generous with the SOS Brigade. In The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Tsuruya's alter-self is extremely protective of Mikuru, even to a violent degree, although in the normal reality of the series she is less close to Mikuru (and less prone to violence).

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Churuya-san (c) Utsura Uraraka
Churuya-san (c) Utsura Uraraka
Tsuruya-san was developed into a popular meme on the image board 2chan, where she devolved into the SD character "Churuya-san." There she obsessively seeks smoked cheese and usually ends the comics by saying "Nyoro~n."  Starting originally as an Internet-based fan comic strip, Churuya-san became popular enough to be published officially, and Churuya-san is now joining Haruhi-chan for an SD spinoff anime based on the adventures of the two.

Many people have taken the first known Churuya-san comic (seen left) and made their own parodies, sometimes with new drawings and sometimes just replacing the words. These are probably not comics made by the original creator, Utsura Uraraka. A number of other parodies have appeared, often involving characters from other anime and manga.
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Name: Tsuruya-san
Name: 鶴屋さん
Romanji: Tsuruyasan
Gender: Female
1st manga book: Haruhi Suzumiya #1
1st anime episode: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #1
1st anime movie:
Aliases Fang-tan
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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Kyon wakes up one morning and suddenly finds himself in a world where the SOS Brigade doesn't exist. Haruhi is gone, and neither Mikuru or ...

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