On his first day of high school, Kyon meets an eccentric girl named Haruhi Suzumiya, who announces to the class that she is interested only in meeting aliens, time travelers, and espers. ... See full summary »
The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. ... See full summary »
The Empire of Britannia has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people the 11's. A Britannian who was living in ... See full summary »
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On December 18, Kyon finds that several traces of the SOS Brigade have mysteriously disappeared from his life. Mikuru and Yuki do not seem to recall meeting him, and Haruhi and Itsuki do ... See full summary »
On his first day of high school, Kyon meets an eccentric girl named Haruhi Suzumiya, who announces to the class that she is interested only in meeting aliens, time travelers, and espers. Discontent with the selection of afterschool clubs presented before her, she starts a new club called the SOS Brigade and enlists Kyon, a quiet bookworm named Yuki Nagato, a shy but beautiful junior named Mikuru Asahina, and a grinning and loyal transfer named Itsuki Koizumi. Each of them except Kyon is secretly part of one of the groups Haruhi desired to meet, and they all must keep close watch on her. If she ever grows dissatisfied with reality, she may unintentionally destroy the world. Written by
The high school is modeled after Hyogo Kenritsu Nishinomiya Kita High School, which is Nagaru Tanigawa's alma matter. The school has since had troubles with trespassing that it's had to issue warnings of prosecution against curious fans. See more »
I am a big fan of anime(and animation in general), right from almost anything Studio Ghibli, Akira, Ninja Scroll, Castle of Cagliostro and Ghost in the Shell to Sailor Moon, Cowboy Bebop, the animated Miyazaki anthropomorphic Sherlock Holmes series and this(have for a while been interested in Naruto). This show, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, is wonderful, and I highly recommended the movie The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya as well, a film that doesn't disrespect its show in any way. The animation in the show has a beautifully ethereal quality, yet darkly atmospheric when needed. The character designs are quirky and quite unique with telling facial expressions, you get that a lot of this sort of depth in anime and I love it. The music fits perfectly with the contrasting moods, powerful in places and soothing in others. The writing is always intelligent and smart, with fun, intensity and poignancy in the mix as well. The storyline has so many clever ideas and told in a way that is accessible to anybody, with plenty to amuse the younger audience and the sharp intelligent writing of the dialogue and story will leave adults satisfied as well. The characters and engaging and never come across as obnoxious or under-written. The title character is in particular an interesting, well-developed and in a way complex character. The voice acting is appropriately dynamic if more in the Japanese version rather than the dubbed(it is good to have an English dub for those new to anime or this show, but I find in dubs that feels on the stilted side in comparison to the Japanese version). Overall, a really wonderful show. 10/10 Bethany Cox
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