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Suzumiya Haruhi no shôshitsu (2010)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Drama | 21 May 2010 (USA)
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 Aya Hirano ... Haruhi Suzumiya (voice)
Tomokazu Sugita ... Kyon (voice)
Minori Chihara Minori Chihara ... Yuki Nagato (voice)
Yûko Gotô ... Mikuru Asahina (voice)
Daisuke Ono ... Itsuki Koizumi (voice)
Natsuko Kuwatani Natsuko Kuwatani ... Ryoko Asakura (voice)
Yuki Matsuoka Yuki Matsuoka ... Tsuruya-san (voice)
Minoru Shiraishi Minoru Shiraishi ... Taniguchi (voice)
Megumi Matsumoto Megumi Matsumoto ... Kunikida (voice)
Sayaka Aoki Sayaka Aoki ... Kyon's Little Sister (voice)
Wendee Lee ... Haruhi Suzumiya (voice)
Crispin Freeman ... Kyon (voice)
Michelle Ruff ... Yuki Nagato (voice)
Stephanie Sheh ... Mikuru Asahina (voice)
Johnny Yong Bosch ... Itsuki Koizumi (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Desaparición de Haruhi Suzumiya See more »

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Opening Weekend:

JPY 200,000,000 (Japan), 6 February 2010, Limited Release
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With a run time of 162 minutes, it is the second longest animated feature ever produced. Right after the extended version of Uchû senkan Yamato: Kanketsuhen (1983) with 163 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Ryoko Asakura: Why are you... How...
[falls over]
Kyon: [thinks] It feels like I've seen this scene before... Crap... I'm getting sleepy...
Mikuru Asahina: [both versions of Mikuru runs over to Kyon] No, Kyon-kun! Stay with us! I'm sorry, Kyon-kun! Please stay with us! I should have known...
Kyon: [thinks] That hurts, both you Asahina-sans... Both? Oh, I see... This is a flashback. It's cold. My blood won't stop... Crap. I'm going to die.
Kyon: [alternate version of Kyon takes the gun and points it at the original Kyon] Sorry, I could have helped ...
[...]
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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 Suzumiya Haruhi no yûutsu (2006) See more »

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Minori Chihara - Yasashii Boukyaku
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A non-spoiler review of this awesome movie
29 December 2010 | by korean-dudeSee all my reviews

The movie 'The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya' was excellent. I went into this watching it with high expectations and it still passed my expectations. If you are already a fan of the Haruhi Suzumiya series then this movie should be seen ASAP.

However, if you have not seen the Haruhi Suzumiya anime beforehand, I suggest you watch the series first. So far there are 2 seasons, each comprising of 14 episodes; making a total of 28 episodes. If possible, all 28 episodes should be seen first. If not, then you will be going into the movie relatively confused(ie. not knowing the main characters and the bulk of the storyline). However, even without seeing the series, this movie can still leave a good impression and will likely lead the viewer interested to watch the original series.

Now, for the movie. The main theme/genre and storyline of this movie tie in with the original anime series. The screenplay itself has a lot of depth and successfully portrays the uniqueness that is The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. This movie had me thinking for a very long time. It may even take a second view to understand the movie completely, that depends on how focused and absorbed the viewer is into the movie though. Also, I noticed that it contains "movie-like" features. For example, the scenery and atmosphere is a little different from the anime, but it is for the better. It doesn't belittle the original anime, but it strengthens the movie.

Another thing to note about this movie is its length. This movie is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes long. This could be a good and bad thing. In my case, it is a VERY good thing. For any fan of the series I'm sure the longer the movie, the better. However, some do not feel comfortable sitting through a long movie. Trust me, in this case it makes it all the better. The sheer length of the movie provides a great amount of time for story buildup and more; which makes the impact of the movie all the more greater.

All in all, a great movie with amazing screenplay and animation. Definitely worth viewing.

10/10.


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