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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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Cast

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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Trivia

In one Episode, Haruhi wants to make a Movie that pays homage to Sailor Moon when she tells Mikuru to make the Same pose as the Title Character from the series. Stephanie Sheh, who voices Mikuru, would later go on to see play Sailor Moon in the English Dub of the Series by Viz Media. See more »

Quotes

Mikuru Asahina: [holding a gun] You should never shoot this while pointing at other people, you should only shoot empty cans with it!
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Crazy Credits

The Character Haruhi Suzumiya is listed as ULTRA DIRECTOR. 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

Spin-off The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Hare Hare Yukai
("Sunny Sunny Happiness")
Performed by Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara and Yuko Goto
First ending theme
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One of the best
17 May 2007 | by dvbar1See all my reviews

I tend to fall in and out of love with anime, as the more you watch the more you notice a lot of shows are just poor copies of the few gems or rehashes of old formulas. But every once in a while one of the true gems comes along and it's originality just blows you away. Haruhi is truly one of those shows. Many anime series are originally manga and sometimes the translation into an animated show is rather poorly done and doesn't utilize the benefits animation has over static drawings. Haruhi is actually based on a series of light novels and fires on all cylinders, beautiful animation, great voice acting, great music and a complete and well paced story. Watch it you won't be disappointed, and I'd suggest watching it in broadcast order it works so much better that way.


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Official Sites:

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Japan | Germany

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

2 April 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Second Season See more »

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16:9 HD
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