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: 7.771 (scored by 23486 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
Yay, first reviewer for this anime! X D
Story (5/10): Unfortunately, this ONA suffers in not having a plot. While I do understand that this is more of those "one event per one episode" kind of anime, there are some glimpses of storyline riddled throughout, and I do believe that an anime should either have a good, well developed storyline, or none at all. The producers should be more consistent with what they input into this work, and not try to add anything out of the blue.
Art (9/10): The art is fantastic and clean, making the entire viewing experience that much more enjoyable. The characters all look adorable as chibi, and the art work is surprisingly pretty much consistent with its original.
Sound (3/10): Not much to say for the music as there really isn't any, excluding the beginning where Haruhi's face smashes into the screen (lol) or during any action sequence. I feel however, that the lack of music, although not nesassary, was a poor choice, as the music (and the dance) of the original has become iconic and known throughout the anime viewing world. The producers could have easily pulled off the same stunt, creating a "chibi chibi hare hare yukai" and creating a new chibi version dance for it (oh, I would give anything to see this come true).
Characters (10/10): Lucky, the producers kept true to the original character personalities! Well...mostly. Besides the fact that Kyon is now challenging Haruhi at any chance he gets, that Yuki is now a perverted videogame playing weirdo, that Asahina is now barely a foot tall, that Haruhi is being considerate, and Mikuru is now (for some reason) crying like a baby bird, no real changes (lol)! However, this is a comedy, and these "minor" changes do well to enchance the hilarity of this ONA overall.
Enjoyment (9/10): Highly enjoyment!
Overall (8/10): Good, recommendable!
Well, this ONA has kept me, my pitchfork, and my torch occupied while waiting for season 2 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and hopefully garderned back some once faithful Haruhi fans! And hopefully it will satisfy your craving of Haruhi for a while until the second one is released (which it better be, or else a certain "unnamed" animation studio will find themselves hunted down one by one by a certain doctor, and I don't mean House...he's busy).
Tip: For those of you who are just beginning this anime, please don't consider dropping it until after 5 episodes. The beginning is unfortunately slow, however, it gets much more exciting and funny around episode 3, and it starts growing on you. It's definitely worth the watch! ^^
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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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