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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 14
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2006 to Jul 3, 2006
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.171 (scored by 192016 users)
Ranked: #3322
Popularity: #23
Members: 300,813
Favorites: 10,862
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comedy mystery parody romance school school life sci-fi slice of life supernatural

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Related Anime

Adaptation: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Suzumiya Haruhi Series
Sequel: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (2009)
Spin-off: Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu, Nyoro-n Churuya-san, Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu

Characters & Voice Actors

Kyon
Kyon
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Freeman, Crispin
English
Freeman, Crispin
...
Asahina, Mikuru
Asahina, Mikuru
Main
Gotou, Yuuko
Japanese
Gotou, Yuuko
Sheh, Stephanie
English
Sheh, Stephanie
...
Koizumi, Itsuki
Koizumi, Itsuki
Main
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke
...
Nagato, Yuki
Nagato, Yuki
Main
Chihara, Minori
Japanese
Chihara, Minori
Ruff, Michelle
English
Ruff, Michelle
...

Staff

Hatta, Yoko
Producer
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Yoshioka, Shinobu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation



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Aug 16, 2008
TheLlama
Warning: This review contains some SPOILERS

I've read many reviews of this show, and they're varied - some people love it, some hate it. Personally, I love this show, and am almost surprised that some people don't. But then again, if you don't like the sheer randomness and wackiness that the show builds on, the anime won't appeal to you.

The setting is as following – a girl (Haruhi Suzumiya) has the power to change reality – a sort of God, in other words. She is unaware of this ability herself. Her wish of meeting espers, aliens and time travelers, combined with the aforementioned power, ends read more
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Feb 9, 2009
Sii_Kei
2 things before you read this review:

1) I (unfortunately) watched the series twice, both in airing and chronological order, so I can compare them.
2) This is not a praise Haruhi review, but rather a review from someone who truly dislikes and despises the show. I tried to include all reasons behind this; so even if you are a Haruhi fanatic, please try to understand why I rated it so low.

Now onto the review.
MAL is the place where I usually decide the new anime series I want to watch. Unfortunately, this sometimes proves to be disastrous - like the case of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. read more
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Jul 11, 2009
Akachi_Tem
I watched this about two years ago.Maybe I was still young and couldn't understand the "greatness" of it.Thinking back to that time even if I re-watched it I doubt it'd make any difference.So I guess I'm just one of those people who didn't like it.So I gathered up all my courage and decided to write a review about it despite all the fans that might get offended by this.

So here I go.

Story 3/10

Never made me excited.Maybe the order I watched the episodes is to be blame,although I highly doubt that's the reason.After all the order they were released was wrong they wouldn't hae done so,so read more
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Jul 31, 2007
Slacks
Haruhi plays off of everybody's favorite comedic cliche, where a straight-shooting, somewhat-dull, and mostly-normal lead character is paired up with an energetic free spirit thanks to a convenient set of circumstances. These personalities play off of each other, resulting in wild adventures with both disastrous and hilarious consequences. Are there wild adventures? Yes. Are the results sometimes disastrous and/or hilarious? Yes. Is this an excellent series that is well worth your time? No. Haruhi is nothing more than a mediocre series with illusions of grandeur.

Many of the show's aspects, such as the supernatural characters and the irregular airing order (oh how avant garde!), may appear read more
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Recommendations

Both series have clubs ,Some band playing, Gods, Fighting, and the Main characters are alike.
They have similar casts and the quirky humor is still there. Both are also slice-of-life (like) anime.
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Judged by how character setting is almost man-to-man similar, can't refuse that it will make the overall mood and tone similar too. That's how it's happening.

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.

The story of Hyouka revolve around solving mystery, not a grand one, but very well made. Well made enough to be believable, even when portrayed by 2D fictional character and produced by a studio responsible for one of the most surreal, unbelievably insane jokes show ever.

For watching these shows, you got two things to enjoy. First, how the story develop, how the string of mysteries is getting solved, and how the world around main characters reacts. And second, you get to see the development in attitude of the main character, how he sees and reacts to everything changed little by little. We don't see that in every anime. Most of character in animated series are cold-cast and do not change for the rest of the show. So if you want to see a person that is inspired to change themselves, even if they are fictional characters, look no further. You might found some inspiration of your own.
Both series are really similar with the idea of a male protagonist being pestered/bullied comically by a very strange/publicly embarrassing female protagonist that believes in the occult. Both girls make hybrid clubs which a few characters join for various reasons, and along with these people the main protagonist must figure out the story behind this strange girl in order to help her.

Both main female leads are domineering and somewhat naive gods, and both animes are slice of life.
First of all, both anime have these following themes in common: comedy, slice-of-life, supernatural, and school. The settings are the same; they are both a school and the characters are part of a club that only consist of five members: two boys and three girls. I also feel that the characters have similar personalities with some slightly differences.

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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