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The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. v.9, / original story, Nagaru Tanigawa ; manga, Gaku Tsugano ; character design, Noizi Ito.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2011.

Physical Description:
173 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
Translated from the Japanese.


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TAN V.9 Manga Adult Manga
TAN V.9 Manga Teen Manga

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Following the clues in the clubroom, Kyon travels back in time to a familiar place...the same time and place he came with Asahina last summer! Kyon again meets with the elder Asahina, but she has no idea what's caused the future to go awry - erm, to go normal. Stoic Nagato is not surprised to find future Kyon at her door (for the second time that night) and prepares a program that will repair the rift. But the decision to administer it or not lies with Kyon...

Author Notes

Nagaru Tanigawa is a Japanese author best known for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya for which he won the grand prize at the eighth annual Sneaker Awards. Tanigawa is currently working on the tenth novel about Haruhi Suzumiya and the S.O.S. Brigade.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

"Why was I dragged into this bizarre mess?" Kyon, a dry-witted sad sack of a high school student narrates this off-kilter but fun novel, published in Japan in 2003. The teenager's existence is thrown into turmoil when a new student, Haruhi, appears in his homeroom and makes a startling introduction: "I have no interest in ordinary humans. If there are any aliens, time travelers, sliders, or espers here, come join me." Though she initially rebuffs him (and the rest of the student body), Haruhi eventually decides that forming a club with Kyon-the SOS Brigade, dedicated to "searching for the mysteries of the world"-is the best way to break through the dullness that surrounds her. The story begins sluggishly, but takes off as the true identities of the other club members-an alien, a time traveler, an esper (psychic)-are revealed. Each is gravely concerned that Haruhi, unknowingly, has the power to destroy the world on a whim. Readers may be occasionally weirded out-Haruhi repeatedly force-strips a club member-but those who get into Kyon's woe-is-me narration will be entertained. Ages 15-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Horn Book Review

When eccentric and volatile classmate Haruhi launches a school club dedicated to finding aliens and other extraordinary individuals, narrator Kyon doesn't know what to think. But Kyon is astounded when members of Haruhi's club turn out to be paranormal. This imaginative fantasy, originally published in Japan, delivers head-scratching surprises and some risque scenes, as well as a few manga-style illustrations. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.