Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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Synonyms: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Japanese: 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱
English: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
French: La Mélancolie de Haruhi Suzumiya
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Type: TV
Episodes: 14
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2006 to Jul 3, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.831 (scored by 470415470,415 users)
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Ranked: #8802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #174
Members: 899,136
Favorites: 15,145

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If a survey were conducted to see if people believed in aliens, time travelers, or maybe espers, most would say they do not; average high school student Kyon considers himself among the non-believers. However, on his first day of school, he meets a girl who soon turns his world upside down.

During class introductions, the beautiful Haruhi Suzumiya boldly announces her boredom with "normal" people and her intention of meeting supernatural beings. Dumbfounded, Kyon learns of her frustration with the lack of paranormal-focused clubs at their school and unwittingly inspires her to start her own club. She creates the Spreading Fun all Over the World with Haruhi Suzumiya Brigade, otherwise known as the SOS Brigade.

Following the SOS Brigade's founding, Haruhi manages to recruit Kyon and three other members: quiet bookworm Yuki Nagato, shy upperclassman Mikuru Asahina, and perpetually positive Itsuki Koizumi. Despite their normal appearance, the new members of the SOS Brigade each carry their own secrets related to Haruhi. Caught up in the mystery surrounding the eccentric club leader, Kyon is whisked away on a series of misadventures by Haruhi and the SOS Brigade, each one bringing him closer to the truth about who and what she is.

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The episodes for this series were intentionally not broadcast in chronological order. Hence why at the end of episodes, the next announced episode number did not always match. Usually, Haruhi would announce it only to be corrected by Kyon. This leaves two different options of viewing: chronological order or broadcast order.

For the broadcast order/comparison between the two:

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Koi no Mikuru Densetsu (恋のミクル伝説)" by Yuko Goto as Mikuru Asahina (eps 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 (eps 14)


Aug 7, 2023
Well, Haruhi was certainly a ride.

The premise is super interesting. What started out as a normal regular run-of-the-mill high school comedy turned out to be much much more complicated when you learn that everyone aside from Kyon is not human (do we learn if Haruhi is human or not? idk)

they deliver tho. I liked this show. There is some really nice comedy and the last 3 episodes before 11 was good. The last 3 episodes, though I know it was for the story, were kinda boring.

But I can't wait for the sequels and how they build off of this!

Asahina was very much a charm this ...
May 16, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This covers the two series, and I suppose the franchise in general (I just watched the two series)

The title of this review should be:

This is a really weird anime, but the weirdest thing about it isn't what happens in the plot itself (which don't get me wrong, it is weird), but the relationship with it's audience. Why? Because it's only enjoyable if, and only if, you're the target audience. What is the target audience? Teenagers that are weirdos/who doesn't fit really well in... well, school.

Let me elaborate on this. This anime is somewhat reassuring for people ...
Jul 13, 2022
To start off, I'd like to say that this is my first review written here, so I'm sorry if it's not the best written thing in the world, but I'll try hard to dont cite any spoilers.

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu is a highly acclaimed anime in the community and was a fever in the 2000s (something I still don't understand why. I believe it may be because of the aesthetics, which was successful at the time). This popularity led me to the interest of this work, after all, what can be so interesting in another school anime, until then, generic?

One thing I must admit, Suzumiya ...

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