English: The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya
Synonyms: Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuutsu
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 13, 2009 to May 8, 2009
5 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.731 (scored by 29007 users)
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SynopsisA parody series featuring the entire cast of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya in a smaller form factor. Among the changes are: Yuki plays eroge, Haruhi is even more obnoxiuous and loud, Mikuru is even more emotional and Koizumi harbors a deep love for Kyon. Kyon, on the other hand, is generally the same as ever.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu
Spin-off: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Characters & Voice Actors
In the never-ending wait for a real second season of Haruhi, Kadokawa decided to present us with this short web series called the Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya. And to be fair and honest, these series of short mini-episodes was more enjoyable that I would have ever expected. Here is a short and fast review with its ups and downs
+ Nice and funny situations ensured in every episode
+ Many overused themes in animes but taken to the extreme for extra lols
- Could have been a little longer in length per episode but thats just me wanting more
- Those wanting actual substance should go look somewhere else
+ Rich in color
+ Nice blend of chibi and normal character animations, making some scenes even funnier
+ Chibi forms look very cute
- Obvious ploy to save animation budget (lol)
- The first couple of episode look downright bad
+ All the original voice cast is present
+ Some nice selection of background music
- Haruhi sounds like Konata 80% of the time (although its obvious because of the chibi)
+ All the characters that made the original series a hit return with their quirks turned up to MAXIMUM
+ A lot of forgotten side characters are given many great moments to shine
- Haruhi is WAAAAY more docile and calm than her original version (good for those who didn't like that about her original version)
Enjoyment: For a small series that runs for approx 5 minutes per episode. I have greatly enjoyed watching this. It really was a great way to kill time when I had nothing else to watch.
Overall: If you were a fan of the original series then I would highly recommend you check this out. They are short in length so its something simple to watch and they are a perfect watch when you want to just flat out kill some time and have a nice and light anime break. In the wait for a real second season, this will surely be a great way to kill some of the anxiety. read more
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: February 14, 2014. Review #79: The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya.
This is about A comical spin-off of the popular "Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" anime series that originally aired back in 2006 involving all the major characters in more child-like forms of their animated selves going through various spoofs of previous plot line; like Nagato and the dreaded laptop with a twist. face offs with the rack of costumes that were stuffed in the corner of the club room. and dodge ball tournaments on a sugar rush.
Yeah, it’s a random spin-off. and this spin-off is awesome. Well, for the most part. During the first 4 episodes, there was some CGI animation, but afterwards… Kyoto Animation went back to the 2D Animation while staying true to the chibi designs that distinguishes the Main series of Haruhi Suzumiya. Haruhi-chan is a Kyoto Animation production. It is indeed a spinoff of the series and this is not a TV anime, it is a web series. As far as web series go, the animation is quite good and for it being made in the same year as another web anime known as Hetalia. Haruhi-chan does look impressive for being an Original Net Anime, assuming ONA’s have lower budgets than TV Anime and OVA’s. Despite the first 4 episodes being CGI-animated, it looks great.
The music compliments the spin-off and I don’t have much to say about it since it’s not heavily important in this spin-off
Like the series, The Japanese cast and English Dub cast do not disappoint and both casts do step it up by making the comedy work. I already said enough about both casts when I reviewed the series.
When it comes to characters, everyone is in chibi form and this helps to differentiate from the main series. Since this is a spin-off, I can tell you that you may want to give character development a pass since this is a spinoff that puts heavy emphasis on humor and laughs. Everyone is over the top and even Yuki Nagato is funny in this one. If you liked the characters in the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise. Chances are, you’ll like this spin-off just as much.
If you got an hour and a half, The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya does not disappoint as a spinoff. It’s just as fun as the main series but it is more funnier than the main series. Like the series, this is a great one to watch with classmates if you are in high school or college.
The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya was available by Bandai Entertainment and it was released alongside Nyoron Churuya-san, but unfortunately it is out of print.
With all that said, The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya is a fun spinoff to the popular Haruhi Suzumiya franchise. The animation is good for an ONA, character development and plot get a pass, but it is a fun series because of how funny it is. It is an awesome spinoff.
I give The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya an 8.9 out of 10. it is VERY GOOD!
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Both are Chibi. Lucky Star is only Chibi in specific scenario's, though. They are also both about a group of teens going through comedic scenario's.
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu's like a hybrid of Lucky Star and Suzumiya Haruhi
It's both funny & cute and have the same personalities. The Genres are both slice of life and comedy, although i have to say Haruhi ONA was much more fun to watch.
Both are incredibly adorable shows about absolutely nothing, but that's where their charm lies. Whilst Lucky Star is more about the everyday lives of the characters, Haruhi-Chan is about random/impossible side adventures that the cast from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu get up to. If you're looking for a good laugh then check out both.
Same comedy style, same Seiyū for the heroine, same animation studio.
Conclusion: Aya Hirano (Seiyū) = Izumi Konata (Lucky Star) = Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu)
Opening Theme"Ima made no Arasuji（いままでのあらすじ）" by SOS Dan
Ending Theme"Atogaki no You na Mono （あとがきのようなもの）" by SOS Dan
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