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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
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Duration: 2 hr. 42 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.731 (scored by 178,119 users)
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Ranked: #442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #181
Members: 320,728
Favorites: 8,514


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. 
report Recommended by Loogs
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. 
report Recommended by ShadowOfThePast
Both are phenomenal movies that handle a beautiful romance that explores the themes of loss as well as stretches the bonds of a relationship through time and space. Haruhi is a bit more introspective and downtrodden, while Kimi no Na wa is a more upbeat movie. 
report Recommended by Rockmandash12
Both movies center around the theme: "You don't know what you have until it's gone." 
report Recommended by Aichiro
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.  
report Recommended by deadleeserious
Time travels, drama and love story. 
report Recommended by Dixy
Both movies are sequels to their respective series. In both movies, something happens and the protagonist is teleported into a familiar yet different world in which the protagonist doesn't exist. Both protagonists then proceed to make sense of why they are brought here and seek ways to return to their original world. 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
They're both pretty much the serious sides of comedy anime. 
report Recommended by HidamariSeashore
Both tackle on the concept of time travel 
report Recommended by stephenalbertv
Both are movies in which depict the event after the TV series. The concept of both movies are pretty similar IMO, in which our dandere took a central role here in the relations with the male protagonist, and the male protagonist decision was also similar. It's just that End of Evangelion has some actions and also depicts what happened on Shinji mouth, while The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya showed us more to the what happened on the given lifeline and how the protagonist act on that lifeline. 
report Recommended by You
Warning, this recommendation contains spoilers. In both: - Main protagonists have to save the world and solve a mystery regarding a girl. - Bloody fights/magic/sci-fi. - There is a plot involving elements of time travel/time warp.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Movies that act as companion pieces to the TV series they derive from. Using some form of time-travel as its container, these movies explore the choices made by loved ones when choosing one person over the other. There's a weighed sacrifice for their decisions, something the person with the time-travel advantage openly acknowledges, allowing for moments of self-reflection as they mull over their actions. And because of this constant causality, even in a slice-of-life setting, these movies feel like significant turning points to the TV series material it's attached to. They're equally smothered in this pensive atmosphere, occasionally taking a deep breath of fresh air  read more 
report Recommended by ZephSilver
To be honest they're both kinda wack, but that's what makes both of these anime so unique. Both anime take a normal guy, the protagonist, and put him with a bunch of crazy people! The animation in both anime is very crisp, and the mood is light. Plot and character development aren't major in either anime, but character interaction is. The stories both flow, and the voice actors do great jobs. Mostly comedy but also some romance and a tiny little bit of action. They're both really unique and spontaneous based anime, so if you watch for comedy then you're sure to enjoy! 
report Recommended by KurozenChaos
Both have the same scenrio of losing somebody important and efecting the course though out the movie.  
report Recommended by Vivify
-Drama -Supernatural -Damn feels -Same setting -Both mc are rude, but on the other hand also gentle -Similar animation my OP: When I watched Suzumiya I got the same feeling as with watching After story. I thought that everyone got enough screen time and the pacing is really good and both got some surprising elements + fanservice?, that you wouldn't expect. I'm 100% sure, that you are going to like the Suzumiya haruhi series if you liked the Clannad series. And vice versa. 
report Recommended by Duatizer
Shifting focus from a multiple character cast to maily two characters? Check. A further exploration of their personal experiences and the consequences of said experiences? Check. A further exploration of the connection these two characters have and how it affects their own lives & the existence of those around them? Check. Gorgeous visuals and quality fluid animation? Check. Fantastic cinematography and great directing? Check. A sequel that offers closure, yet leaves enough open for a possible future sequel? Check. Cute girls suffering? Check (let's be real, we can't deny it's true). Beautiful soundtrack? Check. [Sort of spoiler] Time-travel done right with a proper explanation of its rules and how it functions? Check. 
report Recommended by Sjo
Both include the main character missing, when in the prequels they she was present. Also, both include the secondary main character as the main character helping to return the mcs, and in the process having grieving moments. SPOILER: Both include alternate timelines 
report Recommended by Mayoisk
The beginning is equally impacting, both movies are dramatic and feature great character development. 
report Recommended by M4DMAX
Both films take advantage of what their series did not do, as well as present interesting topics, both look good and remain and both have a great soundtrack. 
report Recommended by Parax_5
Both sequel that elevate their franchise to a higher status. Both are also adapted by KyoAni and focuses on the main characters and their struggles during the entire show. 
report Recommended by JustCasual
Episode 7 from Konosuba is like this Movie. In the previous episodes Kazuma wants to get rid of from his party, because he thinks they are dumb and stupid, but he realizes, that he likes them and he wants to go back to them. 
report Recommended by Kellem
They both time travel in a high school setting. Both the future version of one of the characters comes back to help the main character with their decisions and how his of her choices will influence the future. In my Opinion Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu is less focussed on drama/romance, but very similar in the subject of time travel.  
report Recommended by DaliSV
They differ in story yes, but what similarities these two anime do share is that they are much more plot focused and dramatic than their predecessors. The sudden change in tone is very evident in both anime and will surely change your opinion on them, more than likely for the better.  
report Recommended by ZachM
I don't know how many people will agree with me here, but here I go These two movies really gave off a similar feeling while watching them and after finishing them. They both involve, people losing memories, and they both involve an energetic female lead. To watch both of these you would have had to have seen a large portion of the show they're attached to.  
report Recommended by ZachM
Very similar with Styles aliens similar female characteristics angel beats being little more emotional. 
report Recommended by coke
The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi appears to have been influenced by Kimagure Orange Road in various ways, including its main plot line. Both involve similar plot elements, including espers, time travellers, parallel universes, a sort-of-tsundere female lead, and a high school setting. The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi has a similar plot to the last few episodes of the Kimagure Orange Road TV series: *SPOILER* In both, the protagonist somehow goes back in time to when they were kids, but by doing so this causes serious ramifications for the future, a future where the existence of his loved one is endangered, so the protagonist must try to fix  read more 
report Recommended by Jagged_85
The protagonists of these entries are similar; both are cynical, double as the narrator for their respective series and their real names are left a mystery. Each finds himself dissatisfied with his life, and only learns to appreciate the imperfections in his life after he lives in a world without them for a time. Both protagonists have an internal conflict that ends with an important decision pertaining which world they prefer. Both entries involve a lot of inner monologue, and not to mention time travel. Tatami Galaxy is more upbeat and fast-paced, while Disappearance is slower and more gloomy.  
report Recommended by MoeKaiser
Time travel, aliens, sci-fi, do you really need more informations? Go watch it. 
report Recommended by raykable
A lot of the team worked on both anime. Not to mention some jokes revolving around the fact that Haruhi and Konata are voiced by the same voice actress 
report Recommended by ACBlackJ0ck
Besides having very similar characters (Holo=Haruhi, Lawrence=Kyon), they have a similar feel and have both happy and very sad moments. 
report Recommended by PoweredByRamen
both are hard to understand due to some crazy plot twists and they both are mysterious. 
report Recommended by RinaKawaiSan
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. 
report Recommended by SeibaaHomu
Imagine somebody comes up with an idea to create Evangelion without robots or angels set in school? Not impressed? Ok, now add a deeper psychological and phylosophycal layer? Ok, how about that: make a deeper investigation of sublime emotional relationship between Shinji and Rei? Of course one can't simply put Shinji or Rei in their work, so... here we go. Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu is exactly that sort of masterpiece. 
report Recommended by Mizukami999
Yeah, The Disappearance of Haruhi is, so far, the best film produced by Kyoani. The sense of growth of the two individual main characters is present for both, and Kyon is arguably a better protagonist than Mochizou. Try it out and compare. Though, before watching the Haruhi movie, you need to watch the TV anime first, but for Tamako Love Story the prequel isn't a must-watch to watch the movie. 
report Recommended by MotherOfUltra
Both main characters tend to think out loud. In both films, the past and the present have a supernatural connection. 
report Recommended by arsonal
Look at it as a legit excuse to supply fans with who happen to be more popular than the actual heroine. What do you do when the secondary heroine, according to fan-based feedback, is more popular than the story based first heroine? Well, you made a sequel full of her. But this two aren't just a story-bended complete fanfare. They are great because they stay true to the real story of the original creator (check the novel), and also supply fans with limitless appearance of more popular, less annoying secondary heroine. Thank your god. For a less okay example of how to supply fans with a lot of  read more 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Surprisingly, no one noticed the striking similarities between both films. One can seriously say that the author of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya may have received some inspiration from Tenchi Forever. Both... +Are based in popular franchises. (Duh!) +Escapes the usual trappings of anime movies based on popular franchises. They're not the standard cash-in films. Actually providing more than just "A fun romp with our favorite characters in a largely ineffectual story!". +Are about the disappearance of a central character and how people close to them are affected by their absence. +Have a more mature and somber tone than the series it originates from. More slower paced, whilst introspective  read more 
report Recommended by KrazyKobun
Haruhi Suzumiya(second season specifically) and higurashi both deal with repeating time and i found the atmosphere of clubs, brigade leader to be similar. 
report Recommended by Morocks33