The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (GN 1)
Title: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Volume: GN 1
Distributor: Yen Press
Release date: 2008-10-28
Suggested retail price: $10.99
Age rating: 16+
Kyon is your ordinary high school freshman who has long given up on his childhood dreams of encountering the fantastic and supernatural... or so he thought. From the very first day of school, his classmate - the beautiful but eccentric Haruhi Suzumiya - makes it very clear that her only desire is to meet aliens, time travelers, and psychics!
A chance conversation between the two inspires Haruhi to form the SOS Brigade, a school club created for the sole purpose of getting these supernatural beings together. The initial members consist of the mute bookworm Yuki Nagato, the timid but voluptuous Mikuru Asahina, and the polite and ever-smiling Itsuki Koizumi. But it isn't long before Kyon realizes that Haruhi's "helpless victims" are hiding some secrets...
Story by Nagaru Tanigawa and Art by Gaku Tsugano.
(added on 2008-05-10, modified on 2008-05-10)
- Reviewed by Casey Brienza (October 9, 2008)
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