Kyon's a student of North High School in Nishinomiya. He's dragged along by classmate, Haruhi Suzumiya, seeking supernatural phenomena & figures. With Kyon's reluctant help, Haruhi establishes a club to investigate mysterious events. Haruhi later recruits 3 additional members: Yuki Nagato, Mikuru Asahina, & Itsuki Koizumi. These members soon reveal themselves (to Kyon) to be the types of extraordinary characters that Haruhi's seeking. They've been sent by their organizations to observe Haruhi (who is unaware that she possesses destructive reality warping powers) & to prevent these powers from being unleashed. This leaves Kyon the task of maintaining the illusion of a normal life for Haruhi.