Let us compare the way the characters from Haruhi look across the various different medias that have appeared so far.
From the left to right:
Cancelled manga, current manga, novel illustrations, anime, cosplay porn movie
For once I think the anime has the best art of them all. The original cancelled manga has horrible art that looks nothing similar to the rest of the images. The current manga art is fairly similar to the novel illustration art. The haruhi and Yuki in the cosplay porn looks passable if not somewhat old but the other characters are a horrific travesty.
p/s Sorry, Alkan, but this is an hijacking from Impz because he found such a uber cute website….The tsuruya is way too cute T_T