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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Volume 4
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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Volume 4

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by Nagaru Tanigawa
     
 

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When the SOS Brigade receives an urgent message that the Computer Research Society's president has gone missing, Haruhi confidently promises to locate him, and the SOS Brigade is off!

Of course, they have no idea where to start...

Is the new SOS Brigade insignia that Haruhi designed to blame for all of this???

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When the SOS Brigade receives an urgent message that the Computer Research Society's president has gone missing, Haruhi confidently promises to locate him, and the SOS Brigade is off!

Of course, they have no idea where to start...

Is the new SOS Brigade insignia that Haruhi designed to blame for all of this???

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Kirkus Reviews
The welcome trend of translating popular Japanese series into English continues with this first of ten in Tanigawa's popular series. Completely normal high schooler Kyon narrates as his boredom is smashed by a strange and beautiful girl. Haruhi Suzumiya isn't interested in anyone other than "aliens, time travelers, sliders, or espers." As "ordinary humans" don't interest her, Haruhi forms a school club, the S.O.S. Brigade, with a mission to find the extraordinary, conscripting Kyon and three other club members. But Kyon discovers that, unbeknownst to Haruhi, the S.O.S. Brigade is peopled with just the aliens, time travelers and espers it seeks. Kyon's narration is beautifully physical, effectively evoking a manga aesthetic of robot fights and giant monsters. The playfulness and visual joy of the genre, however, are accompanied by slapstick, dubious-consent sexuality. Manga and anime fans will find it familiar enough, but readers unfamiliar with the genre will be less comfortable with scenes-all played for laughs-of girls unwillingly dressed in sexy outfits and groped. (Science fiction. 14-16)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759529472
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Series:
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Series, #4
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
218,862
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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