Light Novel: Hariyama-san
Set in the city of Tokorozawa, Saitama prefecture, Hariyama-san
is a series of light novels
written by Ryohgo Narita of Durarara!!
fame. It is a collection of almost completely unrelated short stories, where the only commonality between them is the passing appearance or mention of Hariyama-san, a man no one can bring themselves to hate(or one of his family members). The books feature stories from all sorts of genres, including Urban Legends
, axe murderers hiding under the bed
, Magical Girls crashing through ceilings
, an isolated island where everyone is a destined hero, and where people suddenly vanish. The final chapter of each volume blends together the stories from earlier in the book, with Hariyama-san and his family playing a much larger role.
The series is part of Narita's Verse
of light novels, which includes Vamp
, and Etsusa Bridge
. Also nothing to do with the Pokémon