The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – ADB

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

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]

Review

Watch this in original broadcast order; it doesn’t matter if it looks like the plot makes sense going chronologically! Do not do it! Also watch season 2 integrated into season 1. Remember you can always re-watch the first 6 episodes anyway once you’ve seen it already. Don’t spoil the payoff for yourself!

Haruhi is just a joy to watch with a thrilling plot line and funny events. It’s a classic so you should definitely watch it.

Recommended

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2

Shows from the same genre: Comedy, Mystery, Parody, School, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

Shows from the same studio: Kyoto Animation

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5 thoughts on “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – ADB

  1. I’m going to be honest, I prefer this one in chronological order. It does mean you don’t get the big climax at the end, but I like the way it then just feels like Kyon going about his life with ups and downs. That said, broadcast order does have its own charm and challenges while watching, I just found the first time I watched the show I got totally lost because I wasn’t sure what I needed to pay attention to in order to put things together. Watching a second time helped.

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    • Yeah that’s a fair enough reason honestly. I can see that a lot. Chronological does make the most logical sense.

      For me I just found myself less interested in that latter half because of the order I watched it in. It just felt really strange and less important.

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