The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Vol. 1 (Manga) Paperback
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 gathering together such supernatural beings.
The initial members consist of the mute bookworm Yuki Nagato, the timid but voluptuous Miharu Asahina, and the polite and ever-smiling Itsuki Koizumi.
By the end of this first volume, Kyon quickly finds out that these seemingly 'helpless victims' of Haruhi's are actually members of secret organizations--both futuristic and alien--with the single aim of keeping watch over Haruhi Suzumiya as she is the pinnacle of some major calamity on the horizon...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
- Publication Date: 28/10/2008
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9780759529441
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Review by kpickett
Kyon is just your regular freshman in high school who is looking forward to having the most normal, average year he can. That is until Naruhi Suzumiya shows up in his class. Haruhi is a strange but attractive girl who is obsessed with the supernatural. She starts off on the right foot by introducing herself to the class and telling them that if any of them are aliens, time travelers or espers they could be her friends, everyone else need not apply. Kyon is sucked into Haruhi's world when she forces him to join her club the SOS Brigade to search out mysterious people. The adventures continue from there.This new manga which is based on the popular anime by the same name is a great adaptation. Although it follows the same storyline as the anime it moves much faster which for a distracted reader is a great advantage.