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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 

Suzumiya Haruhi no yûutsu (original title)
The crazy adventures of the SOS Brigade, led by the insane but charismatic Haruhi.
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2009   2006  
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Series cast summary:
Tomokazu Sugita ...  Kyon 15 episodes, 2006-2009
Aya Hirano Aya Hirano ...  Haruhi Suzumiya 15 episodes, 2006-2009
Minori Chihara Minori Chihara ...  Yuki Nagato 15 episodes, 2006-2009
Yûko Gotô ...  Mikuru Asahira 14 episodes, 2006-2009
Crispin Freeman ...  Kyon 14 episodes, 2006
Wendee Lee ...  Haruhi Suzumiya 14 episodes, 2006
Michelle Ruff ...  Yuki 14 episodes, 2006
Daisuke Ono ...  Itsuki Koizumi 13 episodes, 2006-2009
Stephanie Sheh ...  Mikuru Asahina 13 episodes, 2006
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Itsuki Koizumi 11 episodes, 2006
Minoru Shiraishi Minoru Shiraishi ...  Taniguchi 8 episodes, 2006
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Storyline

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 Dsneybuf

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The finale of Haruhi Suzumiya?! See more »


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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Haruhi Suzumiya: Listen this isn't fun and games, you mess around and I'll kill ya!
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Crazy Credits

Series Composition: Haruhi and Her Friends See more »

Alternate Versions

For home video release and the 2009 re-run in Japan, newly animated scenes were added to some first season episodes to make them more faithful to Nagaru Tanigawa's novel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Anime-Gataris: Anime-Gataris, Assemble! (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Tomare
("Stop")
Performed by Aya Hirano
Second ending theme
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Worth watching carefully
27 August 2006 | by cvr2See all my reviews

At first sight this is yet another highschool anime with lots of excuses for 'fanservice', but there is a lot more going on. The 'fanservice' is part of the plot, the main character is a tired cynic (unusual), and most importantly there is a clever plot that ties all the episodes together, and that poses some interesting questions. The episodes are deliberately non-chronological, and it is certainly worth watching the series again in chronological order.

The series is worth watching carefully, because there are a lot of casual hints in there that foreshadow and explain things, plus a good number of in-jokes about other series, anime and other.


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2 April 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Second Season See more »

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