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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu  
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From Yen Press:

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…


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Associated Names
La Mélancolie de Haruhi - Brigade S.O.S. (French)
Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi

Groups Scanlating
Eternal Bunny Love
Imperial Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.5 by Calculuswhiz (708d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Calculuswhiz (708d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Calculuswhiz (708d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 2, Chap 9 (anime ending, but anime storyline continues)

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (263 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 27th 2015, 5:10pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Ace (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (20 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #849 increased(+275)
Monthly Pos #1729 increased(+288)
3 Month Pos #2449 increased(+470)
6 Month Pos #2931 decreased(-211)

List Stats
On 968 reading lists
On 693 wish lists
On 109 completed lists
On 107 unfinished lists
On 200 custom lists

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Forum Posts
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Manga to End Next Month 822 days, 18 hours, 59 minutes ago
Manga VS Novel 967 days, 8 hours, 9 minutes ago
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu romance?? 1425 days, 5 hours, 57 minutes ago
Suzumiya Haruhi Movie 2127 days, 20 hours, 39 minutes ago
Favorite SOS Brigade member!!!!!! 2303 days, 7 hours, 58 minutes ago

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Too Much Bashing?   
Rating: N/A
by Seijurou
December 31st, 2011, 10:04pm
I have noticed that quite a few people say that they hate the manga version.

This is one of the first titles I have read, and while that was some time ago, I do not remember it being that terrible.

Sometimes events happen too quickly, but as a person who has yet to try the novel or anime versions, I can tell you that the manga stands well on its own.
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uh, mistake?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by asrodeia
April 22nd, 2010, 12:32pm
isn't it Yuuutsu? 憂鬱=ゆううつ= Yuuutsu. Right?
Also, I will use this as an excuse to complain about the font color when you highlight spoilers, It's too light to read.

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2010, 12:36pm
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Will the real Kyon, please stand up.   
Rating: N/A
by Badkarma
April 4th, 2010, 8:40pm
You know, I can't stand people who judge an alternative work against what the original provided for us. For example, the people who don't accept the Evangelion manga because it's not the same as the anime. Or, people who don't accept the (first) Full Metal Alchemist anime because it doesn't EXACTLY follow the manga. I just don't get these people. Why would you want to see the same characters do the same thing? Just accept the ADAPTATION as a different medium and move on. You should be happy you get to see the characters you love do something different, so long as they act as you think they should act in those altered situations.


Note: This spoiler has nothing to do with the Haruhi series. Rather it is an example from 'Full Metal Panic!' of a charcter acting out of character. If you have seen up to episode three of the anime AND read volume one of the FMP! novel, then you can read this in confidence that nothing will be spoiled.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
A perfect example of a character acting as they normally wouldn't is in the 'Full Metal Panic!' anime. In episode two of the anime, Sosuke is tracking someone in a cafe who, to him, appears to be a terrorist bent on killing Kaname (Kaname is also in the cafe). The man he is tracking is sitting at on a bar stool and has a briefcase at his feet. Being overly paranoid, Sosuke believes the briefcase is a bomb. And yet, when the man gets up to exit the cafe, it's Kaname who first notices that the "terrorist" left his briefcase behind. ...what the hell? The anime was the first adaptation of FMP! that I was exposed to... but even then, this tripped my 'this is obvious bullshit' radar immediatly. I mean, Sosuke was tracking the guy and EVEN MADE NOTE OF HIS BRIEFCASE! Wouldn't you think that'd be the FIRST thing he noticed!? ... ... ...


I'm sorry you had to deal with my random FMP! rant, but this really is one of the best "character acting out of character" examples I've got...(obviously, things happen differently in the novel).


...I hate this manga. I don't hate it because it's plot deviates from the light novels. I hate it because Kyon doesn't act like Kyon.

Let me explain. To the Haruhi series, Kyon is the genre breaker. This series is billed as "Comedy, Romance, School Life, and Shounen" (plus more and shounen isn't really a genre, but we'll stick to these). As the main character, Kyon simply does not fit these genres. He breaks them. With his sarcastic demeanor and passive take on the absurd abnormalities around him, he makes these genres new and fresh. Why do you think the Haruhi series is so damn popular? All the other characters are more than interesting, but Kyon is the only true genre breaker; the one that adds something we don't normally see.

And yet this manga changes Kyon into a stereotypical Shounen character. After I read the first three chapters, it almost made me want to puke. It wasn't because the story was different, like I said, I welcome an alternate take on things. However, if a character doesn't act like I think they should in this alternate reality, it'll piss me off.

Now, maybe I'm being short-sighted. I'll try to re-read volume one and see if I can accept this alternate story. If someone can throw me a bone and tell me if Kyon starts to act like Kyon again, that'd be great. In the meantime, I will not rate this manga, as I feel my opinion of it may be slightly bias. And as I said, there's nothing worse than those who judge something based on the expectations of the original work.

... Last updated on January 12th, 2012, 11:41pm
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Rating: N/A
by xhui
February 23rd, 2010, 5:37am
can't shake off the annoying feeling i get from the main character, something like the the dog barks the loudest get what she want. this is the only reason stop me from reading this manga. I guess it just not for me
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Vastly Inferior Adaptation   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
October 14th, 2008, 5:16pm
The original novel series is excellent, and the anime adaptation is also very high quality, but the manga is simply lacking in comparison. It fails to flesh out the characters as well, the pacing is off, and generally the small deviations from the plot only serve to hinder this incarnation. I cannot honestly say I would recommend this even to the most hardcore fans of the series. I strongly encourage potential readers to pick up an alternative variation, so that you don't receive an incorrect impression on which to judge the entire franchise.

... Last updated on October 14th, 2008, 5:17pm
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Haruhi is GOD   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kitty_me
May 8th, 2008, 4:25pm
love this series. started reading it after watching the anime. reading it from Kyon's point of view is hilarious!

damn brilliant plot. and i love every character they have in here.
BEWARE: read with caution. cause this might hurt your brain thinking.
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this is pretty cool   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by TaDa_Baka
February 6th, 2008, 7:46pm
i watched the anime first, didn't understand anything thought it so weird and quit. Tried the manga today, pretty cool, I'll watch the anime and see. Maybe 2 years ago I was not otaku enough lol
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The Melancholy...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ratyz
August 31st, 2007, 4:37pm
So much heard and glimpsed about this that it got me watching. Behind the humor and compulsiveness, the title indeed doesn't stray away. Philosophically entertaining and a first for my perspective.

If the show was that good, how much more would be its source?
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by canucks
February 21st, 2007, 3:24pm
Bow down and worship, you insolent fools. Haruhi is by far the most captivating character yet to appear in decades. The novel was terrific, and anime was brilliantly directed. Hopefully the manga does not become a picture book version of the novels and show some creativity.
Good artwork though.
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Great Anime - Great Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Clerono
September 28th, 2006, 5:34pm
I devoted my life to this since I saw the anime, is just too nice to be true. Watch it and read the manga, you can't miss this.
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