Ranked #18

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


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


Score: 8.871 (scored by 113,774 users)
Ranked: #182
Popularity: #134
Members: 184,684
Favorites: 5,257
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Nagato, Yuki
Nagato, Yuki
Chihara, Minori
Chihara, Minori
Suzumiya, Haruhi
Suzumiya, Haruhi
Hirano, Aya
Hirano, Aya
Asahina, Mikuru
Asahina, Mikuru
Gotou, Yuuko
Gotou, Yuuko


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

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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Apr 9, 2010
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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Apr 10, 2010
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
I found this review Helpful
Jan 6, 2014
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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Jan 19, 2015
First off i would like to start this review by saying that found this movie very enjoyable. It was good just like the original series but possessed a different tone and threw in different elements that helped me see what was going on in the world a little deeper.

STORY 9/10:
I found the plot very interesting because they show you how the characters react to the events of Haruhi's disappearance(specifically Kyon). Within the original two seasons of the show Kyon is always complaining about all the ridiculous things that Haruhi gets him and the rest of the S.O.S Brigade into. But after she disappears and he read more
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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. 
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