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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


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
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Score: 8.151 (scored by 198332 users)
Ranked: #3672
Popularity: #24
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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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More Episodes Episodes

Episodes  14 / 14
Aired  Apr 3, 2006 to Jul 3, 2006
Status  Finished Airing

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

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


Hatta, Yoko
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
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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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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May 12, 2013
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is an anime that needs no introduction. If you’re the least bit familiar with the anime medium, chances are you’ve heard of this series. Though it may be a bit late to write a review for this anime, I’ve yet to see someone who shares my stance on it and has expressed it in a comprehensive and coherent manner, so I thought I’d throw in my own two cents. This review may contain some minor spoilers, though I have tried to keep them to a minimum.

This is a controversial series to say the least. Just from a cursory glance at read more
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Jul 11, 2009
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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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.
For whatever reason, this didn't hit me until I watched the first episode of Tomodachi's second season but there's a SUPER OBVIOUS linking factor to be found between these two:

- Crazy bitches/galpals in a small school clubroom.
- One crazy bitch/galpal bullying the other in a "friendly" way.
- The male lead quickly becoming indifferent to the chaos surrounding himself; going with the flow due to being smart enough to know that it's pointless to either resist or intervene. (Instead, it's OBVIOUSLY better to commentate to the viewers with his internalized thoughts about what's going on.)

I suppose the whole love triangle thing is worth noting, as well... although it's only REALLY a love-tri in Tomodachi since the situation is far more competitive and up in the air compared to what's offered by Haruhi.

...oh, and the losers of the love-tri, according to the first girl rule, both have HUGE TITTIES!!!!! Fan-service. YES.

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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