The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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  • First season great, second season...
    The first season of Haruhi was really great and fun, the second season was bogged down by the endless eight. I actually stopped watching it after the third endless eight episode and came back 5 months later to finish it after i found out that it stops. After that it was all flashback; it was kind of a bummer but it was interesting to see how much of a disaster making their film was. The first ...
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  • Haruhi drags you in like she does everyone else
    My follow up to my current viewing list was another pick in my continuing attempt to find something fun and light hearted instead of depressing and angering. I finally succeeded. Despite it's serious moments, this show had me consistently laughing so loud I'm sure my neighbors have garnered a new fear of me.

    A fun simple premise that is not over-wrought. Haruhi manages to be perpetually ...
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  • Saving the world (literally) by overloading it with fun.
    Every so often in Japan, an anime series gets aired on TV and becomes an instant phenomenon. Inevitably, word of it reaches foreign countries, leading both fan-sub communities and license companies alike getting there hands on it, leading up to of course, fan-subs over the internet and licensed DVD releases. As a (perhaps inevitable) result, the anime becomes a phenomenon world wide as well. Love ...
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  • Totally the image I didn't have in mind.
    Whenever people recommend anime, it's always a given that they will recommend one of the more popular series. When someone asks for a giant robot anime, you hear names like Code Geass and Gurren Lagann thrown out there. For Slice of Life, it's usually Lucky Star. But whenever you ask about an anime that has simply changed the face of a genre, you look to anime like Neon Genesis Evangelion for ...
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  • Sort of Daring Attempt for Interesting High School Life
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is an interesting work that for its time, tried something different for a change. It is not revolutionary by any means, nor is its concept that original. However, it has a freshness to it and a delivery that makes a rather superb anime. It breaks away from the typical high school anime series with a guy being attractive to every girl. Instead, we have the haruhi ...
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  • Slice-of-life, guilty pleasure
    "If there's really that many people in the world, then there had to be someone who wasn't ordinary. There had to be someone who was living an interesting life. There just had to be. Why wasn't I that person?"

    Have you ever wondered if there were aliens and time-travelers on this planet? Or people with special abilities, like the power to read minds? My life is so painfully average that I was ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Haruhi is just amazing. You must know her before you die
    This series is one of those that every otaku should know since it features one of the most interesting characters of all time.
    Plot: 9/10
    The SOS brigage (Haruhi's club) was solely built to remove Haruhi's boring days.
    I almost gave it a perfect 10. But because of the endless eight episodes, I took one point because of a hint of a lazyness (Just watch the first and last endless eight ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great anime i would love to have another season to enjoy
    This anime was GREAT! it had a good story line that stimulated my brain and really made me think about what is going to happen next. it always kept me interested from the very beginning. Yes i know the Infinite " 8 " could have been a bit shorter (im sure alot more people would be happier about it) but i wouldn't call it a waste of my time. i enjoyed every minute of this anime and i would GLADY ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Interesting and fun to watch but confusing at times
    Overall, this show was very fun to watch and the characters were interesting as well. The story line was easy to follow at times, but became kind of absurd and confusing at other times. This is after watching the movie too. If you are a fan of the chaotic shows with a lack of plot you will enjoy this show.
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  • 0 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    My take on the Melancholy
    Source: http://thedarksideofequality.blogspot.sg/2013/02/my-take-on-melancholy.html

    Introduction

    I think anyone who watches Anime would have been introduced to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and for good reason; because like Animes such as Evangelion and Ghost in the Shell, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is a contemporary classic that has become the face of the Anime genre. Ironically ...
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