The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2 – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2
Synonyms: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (2009), Endless Eight, The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya
Japanese: 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱

 

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 14
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 22, 2009 to Sep 11, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:40 (JST)
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

Synopsis

Kyon has found himself dragged through many adventures as of late—all because of the SOS Brigade club and its excitable leader, Haruhi Suzumiya. He has stopped believing in the supernatural long ago, but after being forced to join this club based solely on that, he has seen things that cannot be explained logically.

Joining Kyon on his various misadventures is the shy and soft-spoken Mikuru Asahina, the bookish Yuki Nagato, and the ever-cheerful Itsuki Koizumi. Whether it is summer vacation or a school festival, things involving their club and Haruhi herself always end up becoming strange.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Review

Season 2 of Haruhi is not good. It would be fine if not for a certain arc called the endless 8. Basically skip the 8 episodes since they’re exactly the same as each other with only different animation and voice acting. I watched about 5 or 6 episodes of this on the same day before giving up. I had worked out what the characters needed to do to stop time from resetting anyway so it made sense.

People defend it as seeing the world from Nagato’s perspective however that doesn’t stop it being insanely painful. Just avoid that and the season will be alright for you.

Recommended

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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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4 thoughts on “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2 – ADB

  1. I’m one of those weird people who like the Endless Eight but that’s probably because I enjoyed watching the very minor changes between episodes. I get that most people will be bored crazy by this sequence.

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    • That’s really weird. But that is one of the only things good about it! I think knowing that it’s just 8 episodes would help a lot. I had no idea at all what it was going to be and was just annoyed the whole time because I wasn’t even looking for that stuff.

      It’s annoying because the solution to getting out of the loop is really bad. Like no mystery at all just that one bit at the end saying that doing homework together would break the loop. It wasn’t cryptic or anything so you didn’t nearly need 8 episodes to figure it out.

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      • I don’t think the figuring it out is the point. I think it really does just enhance the feeling that this universe revolves around Haruhi’s whim, it makes us feel the frustration of the characters as they are dragged along seemingly not in control of their destiny, and the minor variations in costumes and phrasing at times adds small bits and pieces to what we know about the characters. That said, We can get most of that by watching the 1st, 2nd and 8th version of the Endless Eight with most of the middle episodes being pretty skippable and only those of us who for some reason just like it will actually sit through eight episodes of this for fun.

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        • Yeah I agree that it’s about that too. Maybe being obvious adds to the frustration. It’s just when you’re feeling that frustration your not like “This is to make you feel frustrated really showing the nature of Haruhi and how bad it must feel to be Nagato” no you’re genuinely frustrated and angry so the fact that that’s the point is fairly apparent. You’re looking for a point outside of something to piss you off and there isn’t really anything there.

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