Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu is a Japanese light novel series by Yusaku Igarashi, with illustrations by Shaa. The series originally started serialization in MediaWorks' now-defunct light novel magazine Dengeki hp on June 18, 2004. The first novel was released in October 2004, and as of January 2012, 15 volumes have been published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint.
A manga adaptation by Yasuhiro Miyama was serialized in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Moeoh between the October 2006 and August 2010 issues. An anime adaptation produced by Studio Barcelona aired between July and September 2008; a second anime season aired between October and December 2009. A visual novel for the PlayStation 2 was released in Japan in September 2008 and a second game for the PlayStation Portable was released for digital download in February 2010.
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu is set at the private high school Hakujo Academy in Japan and centers around the male protagonist Yuto Ayase and his classmate Haruka Nogizaka. While Yuto is rather ordinary, Haruka is very attractive, intelligent, and rich. Due to this, she is the school's most unattainable girl and is so idolized that her classmates give her the French nicknames Nuit Étoile (The Night Star) and Lumière du Clavier (The Piano's Light). One day, Yuto's good friend Nobunaga Asakura asks him to return a book to the school library, and when he goes to return it, Yuto stumbles across Haruka and her darkest secret - she is a diehard fan of anime, manga, and the otaku culture. Yuto promises to keep her secret hidden and the two become close friends. Yuto does his best to help Haruka with her secret hobby while developing his relationship with her.
Nogizaka Sunkou no Himitsu Cosplay, Hajime Mashita is a visual novel based on the series for the PlayStation 2 developed by Vridge is published by ASCII Media Works and was released on September 25, 2008 in Japan.
"The Secret of Nogizaka Haruka" popular romantic comedy novel of adventure game in the PS2! Since the hero Yu Ayase people had happen to know the secrets of idle Nogizaka Haruka perfect school pulchritude, and academic excellence, two people approaching rapidly. One day, that Haruka enters the cosplay contest invitation of friends! The support, much will aim to win!
- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Cosplay & Romance themes.