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    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

    Series Name: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya @ AnimeSuki.com
    Type: Anime
    Studio: Kyoto Animation
    Director: Hiroshi Yamamoto
    Genre: Comedy, School Life, Seinen
    No. of Episodes: 14
    Status: incomplete
    Official Site: —Á‹{ƒnƒ‹ƒq‚Ì—JŸT ƒIƒtƒBƒVƒƒƒ‹ƒTƒCƒg (japanese)
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    Additional info on the plot, characters, etc. may be found at: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    SPOILERS for EVERYTHING.
    Episode 01/02 Review:
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is very unique show. Sure, school life harem has been done, but never before has it featured after school clubs, a laid-back, follow-the-leader doofus, and a completely psycho dominatrix-type babe.

    As far as I can tell, the show is about a handful of recent middle school graduate kids being extorted into joining the dominatrix' new club, the SOS Brigade, and their various school life and after school club life adventures.


    So episode one is a little weird. It consists almost completely of the Haruhi-directed student film, which features Mikuru Asahina in a tight bunny outfit, apparently no bra, and a bit of running and 'bouncing' around, if you understand what I'm saying. Those are the only good things about the film, and the parts that, let's say, draw away from the nice parts, are all the other parts. These parts include the plot, the camera work, the lighting, and all other aspects of film.

    That last, say, ten seconds of the film show Haruhi, completely oblivious to how atrocious the film was, smiling, and Kyon doing his best not to throw up.

    But that episode doesn't really matter. I think it's actually called episode 00, for it's lack of importance and impact on the rest of the series. Or at least it should be. If you wanted, I supposed you could skip episode 00 altogether. But, then you'd miss the Haruhi-proclaimed cute, small and big-breasted Mikuru Asahina running around in a tight bunny outfit with apparently no bra on. If you know what I mean. And no true otaku would miss that!


    Anyway, episode 01 is when you realize how really really awesome the show is, and how really really awesome Haruhi is. If you haven't seen the show already, like you probably haven't, then I'll tell you how awesome psycho/dominatrix/bitch is for you...

    Really. Awesome.

    Anyway, episode 01 introduces such characters as the wacky extortionist you're already acquainted with, Haruhi Suzumiya; Kyon, the sarcastic and completely dull in comparison the the rest of the characters drone of the story. He prides himself on being the only normal person in the SOS Brigade, but we all know that that just means boring; Yuki Nagato, the quiet, book-reading babe, is in fact not a member of the SOS Brigade, but the one remaining literary club member! She's very breif with people, and socially incompatable, likely with all; and finally, there's Mikuru Asahina, who appears to be Haruhi's loli-doormat. She cries, too.

    She cries alot.

    The contents of episode 01 include extortion, molestation, and doormat-ization. What more could one hope for? In fact, if there was some casual lesbian sex (see Shizuru/Tomoe. Mai Otome, episode 20) it probably would have been the greatest episode of anything that I'd ever seen before.


    Anyway, everyone in the school is weirded out by Haruhi, even if she is cute, mostly because her class introduction pertaining to aliens, and ghosts, and espers and sliders, and etc. She's curt with everyone, but Kyon manages to completely accidentally get on her good side through chop talk.


    Moving along, Haruhi decides to, since she can't find one, make a club. A very weird club, known as the SOS Brigade, with unclear motives and objectives. She also informs Kyon of her idea through severe head trauma by way of her desk.

    Haruhi revelation.


    Collar graspation.



    Head traumatization.


    Explanation?
    Ha. It've been funnier, had I used real words.



    This is most likely my favorite scene out of any anime episode I've ever witnessed, ever.

    Haruhi is very good at this exaction thing, apparently, too. For by day break of that very same day, she'd gotten a club room, plus two more cronies. Granted, one is an android of a person and not technically in the club, and the other was kidnapped and molested.

    Really molested.


    That's about it for the episode. I can tell this will be a great (great) show.


    Oh, Haruhi also has the habit of saying totally alot, which I never realized myself, but is totally cool.


    Also, the closing dance number for each episode is awesome. Kyon, Yuki, Mikuru, Haruhi, and some other person do this super cool choreographed dance at the end, which, unfortunately, must be interrupted every second or two by four to ten seconds of credits. But trust me, it's awesome.

    Infinitely awesome.

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    Episode 03 Review:
    Oh, it just get's better and better. But this episode stops in its tracks and makes a sharp turn backwards. Episode 02 teaches us that nothing really is priced, because through extortion and blackmail, all desired worldy possesions may be...posessed.

    This episode is even awesomer than the last. More extortion, more molestation, blackmail, AND alien sex! Just joking. There wasn't that much extortion in this one. Oh! You guys are too easy. But seriously, there was lots of extortion, as always.

    Apparently, Yuki is actually an alien of some sort, and so is Haruhi. But for seriously, not figuratively.

    But we'll get back to that. Actually we won't, but whatever.


    Well, what is the beginning of a show without some blackmail. While sitting around in her almost fully accessorized club room, Haruhi decides that this is a technical age, and that they needed a computer!

    It's not like they couldn't have just gathered some money to buy a computer, it's just that the Computer Society's room was closer than the tech store, and blackmail is less expensive. To be honest, Haruhi isn't being mean in this case, she's just being a Bargain Shark.

    Let me explain.

    Disposable camera = two bucks
    VS.
    Computer = five hundred to two thousand bucks for a really sexy awesome computer.

    Commense, operation blackmail.
    Commense, hand/breast contact

    We have hand/breast contact. Over.
    Roger. Commense, blackmail.

    We have flash. Picture success.
    Roger.


    Throw in a bit of moping around, a bit of crying, a bit of literature, and a bit of extortion, and now you have the next major scene.

    Once the computer had been stolen, and a high speed LAN-connection exacted, Haruhi ignores Yuki, as usual, forces Kyon to make a website for the SOS Brigade, and then molests Mikuru.

    Again.

    Actually, just undresses her, and undresses herself, so they can change into their bunny costumes! She plans to get all sexy and cute so more people will notice that they are passing out flyers for their club. To do this, they dress up in really skimpy bunny outfits then go prance around outside at the school gates.

    Pure genius I says, pure genius. Advertising agents should take note of Haruhi's brilliance, and send a few skimpily dressed girls to prance around the doors of my school. Wait, my school has that anyway.

    It's about this time that you realize how smokin' Haruhi is, especially in a bunny costume.

    How smokin'?


    Really smokin'.


    I'll stop there, though. I wouldn't want to spoil the alien sex-tastic ending!


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    Note:

    No more reviews.

    Sorry. I wrote this up during vacation--the fact that school would begin again, eventually, escaped me.

    Anyway, I don't have enough time to review each episode.


    Keep watching the series, though.











    Last edited by Dragon Ball; Oct 27, 2006 at 01:34 AM.

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    Re: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

    hey man thanks for reviewing this awesome anime show.

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    Re: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

    No problem. Remember, I'll edit for every show, too!

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    Re: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

    I just saw the first episode and i kinda got lost man, i will keep watching the upcoming episodes maybe the show gets interesting.

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    Re: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

    I like how you put some screen caps on your review.

    The animation is definitely top notch, i mean you don't see such perfect dancing for the ending theme in other anime. The animation is one of the main reason why it already has such a huge fanbase. The way the story is told is not by the main character Haruhi but by the other guy, Kyon perspective with a real a great narrative voice. Then add Haruhi's wickedness and the messed up order of the episodes, we have an anime that is random enough to understand storyline. Its one of the big hits of 2006 so it won't hurt to check it out if you havne't yet.

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    Re: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

    "...and a completely psycho dominatrix-type babe."

    I'm in. =D
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    Re: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

    Awesome show, Im glad that you have also seen it and are sharing with others. One thing I heard and found interesting is that the series is based off of a novel. The novel goes in chronological order unlike the anime, problem is Im not shure of the name. I guess I will just go poke around for it.

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    The animation is definitely top notch, i mean you don't see such perfect dancing for the ending theme in other anime. The animation is one of the main reason why it already has such a huge fanbase. The way the story is told is not by the main character Haruhi but by the other guy, Kyon perspective with a real a great narrative voice. Then add Haruhi's wickedness and the messed up order of the episodes, we have an anime that is random enough to understand storyline. Its one of the big hits of 2006 so it won't hurt to check it out if you havne't yet.
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