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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu


Alternative Titles

English: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Synonyms: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
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
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.061 (scored by 253,132 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4662
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #44
Members: 427,362
Favorites: 12,793
8.06
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Episodes: /14

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]

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

Suzumiya, Haruhi
Suzumiya, Haruhi
Main
Hirano, Aya
Japanese
Hirano, Aya
Kyon
Kyon
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Nagato, Yuki
Nagato, Yuki
Main
Chihara, Minori
Japanese
Chihara, Minori
Asahina, Mikuru
Asahina, Mikuru
Main
Gotou, Yuuko
Japanese
Gotou, Yuuko

Staff

Hatta, Yoko
Hatta, Yoko
Producer
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit 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)

Edit 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)




More reviewsReviews

TheLlama
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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Xinil
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 read more
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Sii_Kei
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. read more
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Notshane
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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