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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
"Suzumiya Haruhi no shôshitsu" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Drama  |  21 May 2010 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aya Hirano ...
Haruhi Suzumiya (voice)
Tomokazu Sugita ...
Kyon (voice)
Minori Chihara ...
Yuki Nagato (voice)
Yûko Gotô ...
Mikuru Asahina (voice)
Daisuke Ono ...
Itsuki Koizumi (voice)
Natsuko Kuwatani ...
Ryoko Asakura (voice)
Yuki Matsuoka ...
Tsuruya-san (voice)
Minoru Shiraishi ...
Taniguchi (voice)
Megumi Matsumoto ...
Kunikida (voice)
Sayaka Aoki ...
Wendee Lee ...
Haruhi Suzumiya (voice)
...
Kyon (voice)
Michelle Ruff ...
Yuki Nagato (voice)
...
Mikuru Asahina (voice)
...
Itsuki Koizumi (voice)
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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 not attend North High School. In addition, all the former Brigade members have become normal people. Eventually, Kyon receives a message from Yuki's alien counterpart asking him to gather keys for a program that could return him to his own reality. This starts Kyon on a journey that eventually leads him back to the night Haruhi first became interested in meeting aliens, time travelers, and espers. Written by Dsneybuf

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Trivia

This movie is 163 minutes long, the equivalent of 7 episodes of the TV-series. See more »

Quotes

Kyon: That's the way it is. I prefer the original world after all. This one just doesn't suit me. I'm sorry, Nagato. I prefer the Nagato I've known up till now over you. Also, you look better without glasses.
Yuki Nagato: What are you talking about?
Kyon: Nagato. Return it to normal. Return yourself to normal. If you ask, I'll help you. You don't have to use that power to forcefully change things. It was fine the way it was.
Mikuru Asahina: Kyon-kun... It's pointless. This Nagato-san is completely powerless. She's just... a normal ...
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Crazy Credits

There is an extra scene after the end credits of Nagato at a library. See more »

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Follows The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006) See more »

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Yasashii Boukyaku
by Minori Chihara
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Brilliant piece of anime
7 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

As a fan of the franchise, this was a wonderful treat for me. My expectations were very high ever since the Endless Eight fiasco in Season 2 but the film did much more than just fulfill those expectations.

What I really loved about this film was that it took its time, it did not rush into the situation but lovingly and subtly guide us through it. Never overblown, patient and mild, hauntingly realistic in some cases and plenty of time to express proper emotions rather than make the characters throw in goofy faces and tones.

Though predictable, the story was interesting and rather amusing. The movie was based less on Kyon's Journey, but rather him finding his true thoughts and beliefs at the end of it. These sorts of movies are quite rare, many exaggerate the adventure and its moral message does not reach the audience in the right atmosphere. So bravo to this movie.

Unfortunately, this movie will prove alien to anyone who is not familiar to the franchise, so any casual movie goer will find this film very difficult to follow and hollow in information and detail. Be warned. The movie does not stand alone.

The movie is a masterpiece to someone if they are a fan of the franchise, a puzzle to casual watchers, a surprise to Haruhi haters and probably the best piece of anime of 2010. I am looking forward to Season 3 now more than ever.


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