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Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

Alternative Titles

English: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
Synonyms: The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya, Suzumiya Haruhi no Syoshitsu, Haruhi Movie
Japanese: 涼宮ハルヒの消失

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 6, 2010
Duration: 2 hr. 42 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.891 (scored by 103027 users)
Ranked: #162
Popularity: #120
Members: 165,099
Favorites: 4,559
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Synopsis

It is mid-December, and SOS Brigade chief Haruhi Suzumiya announces that the Brigade is going to hold a Christmas party in their clubroom, with Japanese hotpot for dinner. The brigade members Kyon, Yuki Nagato, Mikuru Asahina and Itsuki Koizumi start preparing everything for the party, such as costumes and decorations. But a couple of days later, Kyon arrives at school only to find that Haruhi is missing. Not only that, but Mikuru claims she has never known Kyon before, Koizumi is also missing, and Yuki has become the sole member of the literature club. The SOS Brigade seems to have never existed, nor has Haruhi Suzumiya. No one in the school has ever heard about her... except for Kyon.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Suzumiya Haruhi Series
Prequel: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (2009)
Alternative version: Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu

Characters & Voice Actors

Kyon
Kyon
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Nagato, Yuki
Nagato, Yuki
Main
Chihara, Minori
Japanese
Chihara, Minori
Kyon's Sister
Kyon's Sister
Supporting
Aoki, Sayaka
Japanese
Aoki, Sayaka
Shamisen
Shamisen
Supporting
 

Staff

Hatta, Hideaki
Producer
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Storyboard
Takao, Noriko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation



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May 25, 2015
zacoist
There are aspects of our everyday lives that are simply outside of our control, whether for better or for worse. It may be a difficult fact to swallow, and to compensate, we complain, we groan, we lament, but at the end of the day, we accept that there is nothing we can do. And that's okay. The good things in life are balanced by the bad things, after all (or at least, that's how it's supposed to work). But what happens when the scale tips over; when we are thrusted into a utopia where these struggles are lifted from our shoulders? Do we bask in read more
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Apr 9, 2010
Archaeon
To say that the Suzumiya Haruhi franchise has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for fans of the show would be an understatement. The first season hit the anime world like a storm, and huge numbers of people immediately swore their devotion to Haruhi and the SOS Brigade. The second season though, sorely tested the patience of many fans with the lesson in tedium known as "Endless Eight", and many were left wondering where it all went wrong. The ups and downs of the franchise are well documented and commented upon, and while Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (2009) had some great moments, the lacklustre read more
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Jan 6, 2014
StillSwingin007
I’ve always had mixed feelings about the show where the esper, the alien, the time traveler, and the normal highschool student all gathered together to entertain that certain ecstatic girl. However, as time passed by, it ended up being one of my favourite guilty pleasures. How could I forget the super fun misadventures of the SOS Brigade? Kyon’s snarky attitude? Haruhi’s one of a kind personality? And, most of all, Mikuru’s tea?

The series, though arguably mediocre, had some very fun moments. So where does this movie, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, stand?

Story/Presentation: I’m going to skip over the synopsis, since you can already read read more
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Apr 10, 2010
AzureHakua
Assuming that a standard episode is about 20 minutes long, many would ask, “Couldn’t they just have taken out some “Endless Eight” episodes and add this movie into the 2009 Haruhi season?” However, with The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya being 2 hours and 40 minutes, it would not be possible to fit it into a 14 episode season without condensing the majority of the plot and the monologues of Kyon.

First and foremost, this movie is indeed a sequel to both of the previous two seasons of Haruhi. Watching this movie without seeing both seasons is not suggested. For those who have seen both seasons, I read more
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Recommendations

Okay, so that person you're in deep, denial-y love with suddenly disappears! What do you do!? Risk screwing everything over in a crazy attempt to get them back? Or (snrk) just accept a world without them? Questions both asked and answered by these two absolutely wonderful movies, both of which provide some good closure to their respective preceding TV series. 
reportRecommended by Noellage
Both movies center around the theme: "You don't know what you have until it's gone." 
reportRecommended by Aichiro
This movie deals intricately with witty character interaction, good character development, and extremely similar elements of time-travel. The animation and art are both great, and the music will really pull you into the show. There are tense moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and there will be light-hearted moments where you can laugh. Either way, if you watch either, be prepared for one heck of a ride!

Important note:The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is only a movie you can only fully appreciate if you have watched the previous two seasons adapted before it. 
reportRecommended by ShadowOfThePast
The Haruhi movie and the Higurashi OVA are of similar lengths (150-160 mins,) yet require the viewing of two prior seasons to understand the stories.

Each presents a "what if?" scenario where a primary character (Kyon and Rika) end up in an unknown world, one that is similar to their own but differs in the lack of the supernatural elements that were the basis of the original storylines.  
reportRecommended by deadleeserious
Time travels, drama and love story. 
reportRecommended by Dixy
Both movies show off Kyoto Animation's full potential. Both movies also benefit from a generous run time, wonderful visuals and animation and of course that little bit of Kyoani magic that fans have come to love. 
reportRecommended by SeibaaHomu

Opening Theme

"Bouken Desho Desho? (冒険でしょでしょ?)" by Aya Hirano

Ending Theme

"Yasashii Boukyaku (優しい忘却)" by Minori Chihara

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