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Yen Press to license Haruhi Suzumiya Manga

by Kuronoa
Apr 17, 2008 2:14 PM | 26 Comments
Graphic Novel publisher Yen Press has announced that they will be releasing the Haruhi Suzumiya manga series starting this October with an OT (16+) rating. Each volume is going to be released in a four month cycle.

ANN link

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babykeiji said:
Why is Haruhi rated 16+ or is gonna be censored? Does it have really a *something* ?! XD


In the original source they stated
There are a few ecchi bits--it’s not necessarily overtly sexual in nature, but Haruhi is quite unrestrained when she wants something, I don’t know if you can describe it as ecchi so much as a blatant disregard for anyone else’s personal boundaries.

Maybe they are getting strict? xD If anyone read the manga tell us how bad it gets.

Apr 26, 2008 5:57 AM by Kuronoa

Goody goody :D

Apr 25, 2008 11:51 PM by Siing

Why is Haruhi rated 16+ or is gonna be censored? Does it have really a *something* ?! XD

Apr 25, 2008 10:52 PM by babykeiji

I love Yen Press! They keep getting the best stuff.

I'm suprised it took this long for all the Haruhi media to get licensed. Hmmm. :/

Apr 18, 2008 1:22 PM by Niacinamide

I'll buy it for sure ! :)

Apr 18, 2008 3:03 AM by akuma2002

Holy crap. 2009 is looking like pure Haruhi win maybe we will even get the 2nd season in that year. I can't wait for the Novels and Manga! *explodes* So the novels won't be censored either right? Like they didn't announce a rating for them or anything :X By censoring I more or less meant like toning down language or whatever...

Apr 17, 2008 6:28 PM by Flame_Haze

Xjellocross said:
Jes said:


MagicalEmi said:

From ANN:

Little, Brown Gets Haruhi Light Novels in English
The Publishers Weekly trade periodical reports that Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will publish Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya light novels in English starting in April of 2009. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is the first of the nine volumes, and the main inspiration for anime series of the same name. Little, Brown Books acquired the series from Kadokawa Shoten in a joint venture with Yen Press, who also revealed today that it will be publishing the manga version of the novels in North America. (Both companies are imprints of Hachette Book Group USA.) The first novel volume will be released in a US$8.99 trade paperback version and a US$16.99 hardcover version. 4.5 million novel copies and 1.5 million manga copies have been sold in Japan.

THIS EXCITES ME EVEN MORE.


THIS EXCITES ME TOO ARCHFOE
IF YOU BUY THE NOVELS WITH YOUR OWN MONEY ARCHFOE, WE CAN BOTH OWN THEM.

Apr 17, 2008 5:42 PM by Jes

edit nevermind

Apr 17, 2008 5:30 PM by Kuronoa

Jes said:


MagicalEmi said:

From ANN:

Little, Brown Gets Haruhi Light Novels in English
The Publishers Weekly trade periodical reports that Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will publish Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya light novels in English starting in April of 2009. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is the first of the nine volumes, and the main inspiration for anime series of the same name. Little, Brown Books acquired the series from Kadokawa Shoten in a joint venture with Yen Press, who also revealed today that it will be publishing the manga version of the novels in North America. (Both companies are imprints of Hachette Book Group USA.) The first novel volume will be released in a US$8.99 trade paperback version and a US$16.99 hardcover version. 4.5 million novel copies and 1.5 million manga copies have been sold in Japan.

THIS EXCITES ME EVEN MORE.


THIS EXCITES ME TOO ARCHFOE

Apr 17, 2008 5:09 PM by Xjellocross

fuck yeah...

I'll buy the mangas and the novels. xD

Apr 17, 2008 5:06 PM by Maora

ill buy it.

MagicalEmi said:

From ANN:

Little, Brown Gets Haruhi Light Novels in English
The Publishers Weekly trade periodical reports that Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will publish Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya light novels in English starting in April of 2009. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is the first of the nine volumes, and the main inspiration for anime series of the same name. Little, Brown Books acquired the series from Kadokawa Shoten in a joint venture with Yen Press, who also revealed today that it will be publishing the manga version of the novels in North America. (Both companies are imprints of Hachette Book Group USA.) The first novel volume will be released in a US$8.99 trade paperback version and a US$16.99 hardcover version. 4.5 million novel copies and 1.5 million manga copies have been sold in Japan.

THIS EXCITES ME EVEN MORE.

Apr 17, 2008 5:01 PM by Jes

atlantiza said:
I'd pick neither. :P -waits for the day when the novel will be released as a book-


Looks like it's here.

From ANN:

Little, Brown Gets Haruhi Light Novels in English
The Publishers Weekly trade periodical reports that Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will publish Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya light novels in English starting in April of 2009. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is the first of the nine volumes, and the main inspiration for anime series of the same name. Little, Brown Books acquired the series from Kadokawa Shoten in a joint venture with Yen Press, who also revealed today that it will be publishing the manga version of the novels in North America. (Both companies are imprints of Hachette Book Group USA.) The first novel volume will be released in a US$8.99 trade paperback version and a US$16.99 hardcover version. 4.5 million novel copies and 1.5 million manga copies have been sold in Japan.

Apr 17, 2008 4:58 PM by MagicalEmi

I'd pick neither. :P -waits for the day when the novel will be released as a book-

Apr 17, 2008 4:54 PM by atlantiza

atlantiza said:
Xjellocross said:

And that's what reading the Bakatsuki light novels are for.

But the feeling of holding a book makes it just that much better!


Of course :P
But if I was to choose between reading Bakatsuki translations and the manga to get an idea of what isn't addressed in the anime, I would pick the translations.

Apr 17, 2008 4:16 PM by Xjellocross

Xjellocross said:

And that's what reading the Bakatsuki light novels are for.

But the feeling of holding a book makes it just that much better!

Apr 17, 2008 4:14 PM by atlantiza

Friendlysoul said:
Darkreaper70 said:
Cool..but the manga version sucks..


Harsh.... It is a bit more informative with situations we have not yet seen in the anime...


And that's what reading the Bakatsuki light novels are for.

atlantiza said:
Darn I saw "Yen Press to license Haruhi Suzumiya" and thought it would be the novels. *sigh*


Yes, I would have loved this if it was the novels :\

Apr 17, 2008 3:59 PM by Xjellocross

I might buy it...

Apr 17, 2008 3:54 PM by iTom

I'm looking forward to this. I hope it will sell well enough to convince someone to license the light novels.

Apr 17, 2008 3:14 PM by ToraMinamino

I'm not up on American/English licensing of light novels, but if Seven Seas keeps the book size, I'd definitely prefer them. I have a copy of the first Haruhi novel in Japanese, and I just love the size. I don't know much about any other novels by Tokyopop, but they seem to be extremely slow in releasing the Kino no Tabi novels.

Apr 17, 2008 3:13 PM by atlantiza

You can't blame them, they only publish graphic novels. Now, if it sells well perhaps it'll convince Seven Seas, Viz or Tokyopop to license the light novels. Hopefully Seven Seas, they release in traditional Japanese book size (so tiny :D).

Apr 17, 2008 3:05 PM by Kuronoa