Giddy anime fans are causing headaches for administrators of a high school used as the setting for the popular anime "Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu" (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya).
Nishinomiya Kita Senior High School has posted a warning against trespassers on its website after fans entered its premises and scrawled graffiti on the sports ground.
The school is the alma mater of Nagaru Tanigawa, author of the original novel series. It has become a must-visit site for diehard fans of the anime in Japan and overseas.
Heroine Haruhi and her friends attend a high school that is closely modeled after Nishinomiya Kita Senior High School, which sits at the foot of the Rokko mountain range.
The school building, overlooking central Nishinomiya, and its surrounding scenery are faithfully captured in the anime.