Currently in the process of reading part of my collection of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya". For anyone who hasn't seen this anime or read the manga, I highly suggest it!! With that said, it is a wild manga that I wasn't expecting from the simple covers and first introduction into the anime when I watched it for the first round. I instantly fell in love and decided to buy them all to read. "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" is an extremely entertains manga about a group of high school intro kids, or should I say a brigade of them, a small brigade that is. It literally all revolves around Haruhi the entire manga. Kyon isn't one of the main characters and the manga is his narrative, more or less, of the meeting and life with Haruhi and the rest of the brigade. Haruhi wants to have a life with time travelers, Espers, and Aliens in it. With that said, Haruhi does always seem to get what she truly wants deep down, or maybe I should say solemnly believes exists. Meanwhile the other characters try to juggle the life of Haruhi as she seems to have a godlike sort of power of imagination and beliefs. This puts the brigade members in a lot of weird and normally unexplainable situations, all while keeping it a secret from Haruhi in order to attempt to keep the world from turning into chaos and destruction from the simple ideas and beliefs of Miss Haruhi!! The manga, is personally, better than the anime as it gets better depth and a deeper and richer story of what is really happening. Although the anime is as well amazing. As much as I will and have said this about almost every anime or manga, "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" is a terrific and extremely out there manga and one to be reckoned with in the supernatural everyday school lifestyle genres. I definitely suggest to everyone to read the manga if you haven't and even if you've seen the anime it's still a must as it does not follow the anime exactly which makes it for a great combo watch n read!! Anime is life!! Manga 4 ever!!