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: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Ranked: #8442
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Popularity: #160
Members: 861,510
Favorites: 14,681

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Synopsis

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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Background

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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Melancholy_of_Haruhi_Suzumiya_episodes

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

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


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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)
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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 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 ...
Feb 9, 2009
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. ...
Jan 19, 2007
It's not easy writing a review for such a well known and extremely successful anime. I'll do my best though.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is, I feel I can safely say, a milestone in Anime history. Much like Evangelion, Suzumiya brings new light and brilliance to something we didn't know could exist. It brings pure genius comedy and an excellent array of characters to keep you hooked.

What's so good about it you ask? Why's this anime good enough to be deemed a milestone. It's simple. Haruhiism. It's a religion named after Haruhi herself. Her character posses such a strong charisma that you can't help ...

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