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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (Manga)

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu

Alternative Titles

English: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Japanese: 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱


Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 105
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 26, 2005 to Sep 26, 2013
Authors: Tanigawa, Nagaru (Story), Tsugano, Gaku (Art)
Serialization: Shounen Ace


Score: 7.771 (scored by 3810 users)
Ranked: #15902
Popularity: #458
Members: 9,078
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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. 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–keeping watch over Haruhi as she is the pinnacle of some major calamity on the horizon…

(Source: Yen Press)


Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu was published in English as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Yen Press from October 28, 2008 to November 18, 2014.

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Sep 4, 2010
I have said numerous times that Haruhi is the greatest anime/light novel series ever, so I decided to read the manga. Going in, I expected copious amounts of Adaptation Decay (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AdaptationDecay) and I was most certainly right. However, while most fans find that the re-ordering of events ruins the storyline or makes it impossible to read, that is the precise reason why I decided to read it. And not only that, but the amount of filler. And not just any kind of filler, but well-written, enjoyable filler, not like that Naruto crap that I wish never happened (except for the one with Mizuki, but I read more
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Mar 13, 2010
NOTE: I am a huge Haruhi fan,and i read the first novel before reading the first manga. And... MINER SPOILERS AHEAD

Ok.If you looked at my ratings you'd probably think "10,3,10,3,overall...3?? but Haruhi should be rated 10!!! Well i'm reviewing the manga,not the series overall.

I was stoked to buy this after reading the novel,but then was painfully dissapointed.The art is trash compared to Itoh-senseis' art.She should've just done the art for the whole manga.The way the events roll out in the manga is completely different from the manga (for example,mikuru doesn't even appear until asakura dies...WTF) Even the anime didn't screw up when the events appear.I read more
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Jun 24, 2013
It's a hard thing talking about Haruhi Suzumiya since there are just so many versions of it that I could possibly not know which is the more definitive way to go. People will probably yell at me telling me to read the light novels, but unfortunately those are not available for me to read and I have to settle with what I can get my hands on...which is quite clearly the manga. From a clearly deductive standpoint, I've heard people say that the light novels and anime are quite similar. Having watched the anime and read the manga, the events themselves were spot on exact read more
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