The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Manga Review Blurb

November 28, 2008


Somehow I doubt there are too many anime/manga fans out there that don’t somewhat know the plot summary of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya but…just in case…real quick.

Plot Summary

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is about a high school boy named Kyon (you see the series from his perspective) who as a kid (like most children) loved stories of aliens, ghosts, villains, etc…. And like all children when he grew up he was a bit disappointed to realize that such things do not actually exist. He has long since abandoned such childish fancies and contents himself with a normal life. But in high school he encounters an energetic, beautiful, and angry young girl named Haruhi Suzumiya who still has not given up on experiencing the paranormal in her lifetime! She announces to the class thath she has no interest in ordinary humans and that all aliens, espers, and futuremen should come and see her. Kyon accidentally befriends her and is forced to start a club with her, the SOS Brigade!

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Yen+Plus Magazine (Manga Anthology)

October 21, 2008

So I generally don’t do magazines that are manga anthologies, I tried the Shojo Beat magazine for the first year it was released, but it just didn’t take with me. There were too few stories I was anxiously reading out of their total lineup, it didn’t seem worth the money to pay for a manga magazine so I let my subscription run out. Heck I even sold the magazines from the first 12 months for about $20 on eBay, so I made some of my money back. I decided it was best just to buy the manga of the series I wanted because it would be cheaper (in the end) and manga takes up less space and is more durable then the magazines. Plus I’m someone who wants to have EVERYTHING, so if I’m going to be involved in a manga anthology I need to have every volume from the beginning, I SIMPLY cannot just hop in at any point in time and feel satisfied! So I had assumed I’d never try a manga anthology again…until Yen+Plus

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