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Posted 5/28/14
Hello everyone, I just discovered this series and to be honest I just don't know where to start: the novels, the manga, the anime? I usually purchase stuff on my kindle but Yen Press has the latest manga volumes but not the first ones. They do have the novels...
So any info and/or help?
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Posted 5/28/14 , edited 5/28/14
Well, I assume most got into the series through the show. I know I did.

But! Starting with the novels definitely makes everything in the show kind of make more sense. The show aired in an order that tended to cater to those who already knew about the source material (which was the novels and not the manga). So you can totally go into the show first if you'd like, and even rearrange it in chronological order to do so, but if you're equally interested in jumping into any of the three mediums, I'd say read the light novels first. At least The Melancholy.

The first anime series, if I'm remembering right, pulls material from the first three or four light novels, but the bulk of the actual story in it is from the very first novel. The second anime series is largely from the second and fifth novels. And the film is from the fourth. I think I liked the film the most, but it'd help not jumping in right at that point.
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Posted 5/28/14
Thanks for your answer! I appreciated it and you solved many of my doubts!
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Posted 5/28/14 , edited 5/28/14
No problem! Joined the group just to answer that and I'm happy I could be of help. :3
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