The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

A far from ordinary school story starts here!

This is a story of Suzumiya Haruhi, who upon enrollment at school announced, "I have no interest in ordinary humans. If there are any aliens, beings from the future, or super-humans, come see me. That is all!"

Naturally, any normal person would think "What the...?" but Haruhi is dead serious. Things get crazy when everyone realizes just how serious she is about it all and establishes the "SOS Dan".

Suzumiya Haruhi is a good-looking high school girl who has a clear head, naughty personality and very egocentric thought. She has an unimaginably tremendous power to change the world, but she is totally unaware of her own power and so she is also unaware of the effect of her power on the outside world.

A delightfully strange, yet marvelously interesting story! From AniDB


Alternative Names: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Science Fiction, Supernatural
Demographic: Shounen
Based on Nagaru Tanigawa`s "Suzumiya Haruhi" series of novels.
Winner of "Best TV Anime Series" at 6th Annual Tokyo Anime Awards, 2007.
Aya Hirano has won "Best Rookie actresses" for his role as Lelouch Lamperouge and Yuko Goto has won "Best Actresses in supporting roles" for her role as Mikuru Asahina at the first annual Seiyu Awards in 2007 held in Akihabara, Japan.
Ending theme "Hare Hare Yukai", performed by the show's leading voice actresses Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara and Yuko Goto, has spawned an international dance craze.
Also adapted into the manga, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.



"The most amusing crap I've ever seen. High budget well animated show made to look like a crappy live action High School film. Wins the prize for the most creative frs episode of a TV series to date. Really REALLY funny stuff. has a nice ending theme too."


"how can you improve on perfection itself? (Anime's answer to Ed Wood.)"


"If you stitched clips from fifty bad anime shows together, watched them with the sound off, supplied your own dialogue threw in comments from hecklers, produced a new anime to go with it using a completely amateur crew, then turned it into yet another anime showing the "making of" the first one, you'd get something like this - only not quite as funny."


"Watching this made me laugh. The production values were horrible, the special effects sucked, the dialogue was stale. But it was The silliest thing I've seen in a long time."

Michael Eh?

"What can a say for an anime which manages to copy EVERY amateur production error to finite detail? Brilliant. A complete look at crazy high school girl as she gets her friends and who else she can blackmail into this production. All I can say is there is a reason this anime is so popular that it's ending song is being mimic across the world on YouTube. What I can't exactly say but for high school drama, this one goes down in the books, maybe not in flames but it goes down, as being unique."


"Fun and quirky. I think airing it out of chronological order may be part of the appeal of this show. The biggest draw to this show is the lots-of-frames-per-second ending dance sequence."

Club Notes

This was an instant hit with the club.

External Links

Official Website: Japanese
Anime News Network


Baka-tsuki Suzumiya Haruhi Novel Translations
Mizuiro Gaken's papercrafts including Suzumiya Haruhi

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