I’m Haruhi Suzumiya, from East Junior High. First off, I’m not interested in ordinary people. But, if any of you are aliens, time-travelers, or espers, please come see me. That is all!” —Haruhi Suzumiya.
If there were such a thing as a Seven-sins-of-anime list, not knowing the Haruhi Suzumiya would surely be one of them.
Apart from it’s iconic main character that is essentially a Tsundere, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has found Kaworu and Rei from NGE and transported them into a sarcastically-cynical-and-witty-highschool-moe-science-fiction-mystery-slice-of-lifey and fun anime.
The story follows Kyon, a highschooler who seriously doesn’t need any
Clause doesn’t exist, he enters his class and sees
the face of Haruhi Suzumiya, a girl who is not interested in normal people and, who, amusingly, is also God.
Tsundere moments ensue but not for long, as Haruhi forces Kyon to jo
in the S.O.S Brigade; A club that supposedly solves mysteries and supernatural things, soon they are join
ed by Nagato Yuki, Asahina Mikuru and finally Koizumi Itsuki.
Hearing praise for it’s setup is anything but rare, and while some speculate there being a much deeper meaning to it’s plot, it can basically be summed up in a single phrase; Don’t bore queen Haruhi or the universe will essentially end.
That’s right. Ain’t your everyday tsundere is it?
Story gets an 8 out of 10.
and their dynamic is what makes the series. Sure, sure , sure, there might too much of your least favourite character, and sure some of their antics may get old (See; The endless eight.) , they are still amusing, not exactly interesting, but amusing.
Summed up, Kyon is the most relatable character in the existence of ever; Also there is not a single official art picture I’ve seen where he is not frown
ing or showing signs of dissatisfaction. Mikuru is so moe to the point I’m unsure if it’s serious or parody. Haruhi could very well be the Dominatrix of anime, Yuki Nagato is Yuki Nagato and Koizumi is, well, Koizumi.
I think it all comes down to taste, I mean, the characters are very much in your face and it’s up to you to find out how much you’re prepared to take. Characters, aswell, get an 8 out of 10.
The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya is certainly one of the more daring shows out there, but on top of all, it’s fun, it’s crazy. Ocasionally Kyoani punches you in the face with what looks like emotions and thoughts. Other times it punches you in the face so hard it might very well be literal. *Cough* Endless Eight *Cough*
Taking in account the perfection that was The Dissapearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya (Still one of if not my favourite anime movie yet) Haruhi Suzumiya makes up for an interesting experience that has had it’s time, and thus, this iconic series I look back on with a smile on my face rather than a frown, I give this show a 8, out of 10.
If you liked Haruhi Suzumiya, I would recommend; Maybe K-On, but Haruhi Suzumiya really stands apart from the crowd.
Animation gets a 9 + 1 for the movie, music gets a weak 5.