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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu

Alternative Titles

English: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Japanese: 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱


Type: TV
Episodes: 14
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2006 to Jul 3, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Kyon, your typical high school student, has long given up his belief in the supernatural. However, upon meeting Haruhi Suzumiya, he quickly finds out that it is the supernatural that she is interested in—aliens, time travelers, and espers among other things. When Haruhi laments about the lack of intriguing clubs around school, Kyon inspires Haruhi to form her own club. As a result, the SOS Brigade is formed, a club which specializes in all that is the supernatural.

Much to his chagrin, Kyon, along with the silent bookworm, Yuki Nagato, the shy and timid Mikuru Asahina, and the perpetually smiling Itsuki Koizumi, are recruited as members. The story follows the crazy adventures that these four endure under their whimsical leader, Haruhi. The story is based on the light novels by Nagaru Tanigawa.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Hatta, Yoko
Hatta, Yoko
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(14/14)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00
Asahina Mikuru no Bouken Episode 00 (朝比奈ミクルの冒険 Episode00)
Apr 3, 2006
2 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part One
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu I (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱I)
Apr 10, 2006
3 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Two
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu II (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱II)
Apr 17, 2006
4 The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya
Suzumiya Haruhi no Taikutsu (涼宮ハルヒの退屈)
Apr 24, 2006
5 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Three
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu III (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱III)
May 1, 2006

Opening Theme

#1: "Koi no Mikuru Densetsu (恋のミクル伝説)" by Yuko Goto as Mikuru Asahina (ep 1)
#2: "Bouken Desho Desho? (冒険でしょでしょ?)" by Aya Hirano (eps 2-9, 11-13)

Ending Theme

#1: "Hare Hare Yukai (ハレ晴レユカイ)" by Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara, and Yuko Goto (eps 1-13)
#2: "Bouken Desho Desho? (冒険でしょでしょ?)" by Aya Hirano (ep 14)

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Yesterday, 4:26 AM
Hi everyone!

First and foremost, I would like to start off by informing you that this is my first review. I have lurked on here for quite a while before I felt confident enough to have a go at writing a review. So I encourage you to leave feedbacks/constructive criticisms regarding my writing style. Please also keep in mind that English is not my first language so feedbacks regarding that are also greatly appreciated.

I asked for a few of my friends' opinions on the series before I gave it the green light. General consensus amongst them was that the first half was very good whereas the read more
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Oct 29, 2015
Okay, so, if YOU are a GIRL, and you're currently thinking of watching this show, for, I don't know, to see if there are any interesting MALE characters worth noting in this show, OR, simply just for the fun if it, then I'd highly advise you NOT TO. Because you will be HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED. Because of both mentioned reasons earlier. I will further explain after the next paragraph below.

But if you are a GUY and you wanna get some fanservice just for the fun of it, then this is... *sighs* the right show for you. Yes, I am sighing, because I am a girl, and read more
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Apr 27, 2015
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya really only falls flat on the character that bitches her way to success and continuously cleans her superiority complexion. Allow me to elaborate.

I mean, normally those kinds of characters are just a means for comedy and we just see them scoffed off for fun. But, actually seeing one have their way was a bit strange and made the anime feel awkward since she was literally a god and had to be pleased or else she could destroy the world she lived in; unintentionally that is.

Just Haruhi alone is almost worse than the Endless Eight was; only because she started out read more
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Nov 15, 2015
All ye infidels who doth worship the pretender god Madoka beware! Haruhi is the one true God of anime, and those who dare say otherwise shall incur Her divine wrath! Oh man, the Haruhi Suzumiya series is one of those programmes that I loved the shit out of in my late middle school/early high school years and still adore to this very day. Equal parts awesome concept, gut-bustingly hilarious English dub, and equally hilarious comedy, Haruhi is one of the few programmes where I'll gladly jump aboard the bandwagon and praise it.

Alack, it's also one of those franchises that's becoming increasingly ignored over the read more
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The leading male and narrator, Kyon and Oreki Houtarou, are made from the same mold. Average, not standing out, and does not want to take initiative whatsoever in school activities. And guess what, they are getting pushed around by girl of course, The ultimate reason why any straight man go out of their comfort zone.

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