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Anime Review I: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

November 22, 2008

I’ve been watching plenty of anime lately. The latest series to grab my attention? The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (宮ハルヒの憂鬱, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu). I’m halfway through the series and several things are tempting me to write about it. I’ve been watching the English dub as I tend to watch whatever is easiest to get my hands on and all the eng dub episodes of this series are currently available on Veoh (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Video Channel).
Basic rundown, its a sci-fi comedy. The plot itself has several wtf..? moments (if you don’t know me, I enjoy these kinds of plots) and the sci-fi dimension goes very far out. Anyhow, the plot stays very novel, original even. Its not quite one’s usual sci-fi; as for the comedy aspects, I have been ROFLing frequently watching this anime. The part that gets me is this: the graphics and artwork are definitely over top. Its simply a very beautiful anime. At this point I’m even considering checking out the manga this show is based on.

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  1. September 8, 2009 12:48 pm

    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya really is quite beautiful. Like you, I was tempted to pick up the manga – which I did recently – but found that after watching the show, the manga felt… kind of weird, actually (and not necessarily in a good way). Your mileage may vary, of course, but as for me – after reading the 1st volume of the manga, I don’t think I’m going to read any more.

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