The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Alt title: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

TV (14 eps)
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The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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kamenoko's avatar by kamenoko on Aug 11, 2006
Score 9.5/10

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Haruhi is an amalgamation of a startling number of genres: slice-of-life high school, science fiction, a detective story, ecchi fan service, harem, slapstick comedy, and more. What distinguishes Haruhi from other animes which attempt to bridge so many genres, like, say, Elfen Lied, or SaiKano, is that SuzuHaru works. Stated plainly, from start to finish, Haruhi is coherent. There is a steady hand... read more

girlinsneakers's avatar by girlinsneakers on Sep 13, 2012
Score 4/10

Somehow, I find the title Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya quite odd.  -Melancholy- n. A deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness. adj. Sad, gloomy, or depressed. Do any of these fit Haruhi Suzumiya? I wonder. 
Can someone please enlighten me as to the whole point of this series? Is there even a deeper meaning into it, or is it just what it is? Plot? What plot? ... read more

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