The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is a spinoff movie, of and occurring after the series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. They are sequential, so you have to watch the series before watching the movie or it won’t make sense.
I loved this movie, I couldn’t stand the series but I really love the movie!
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya depicts a situation where Kyon wakes up to find everything and everyone he knows, missing or changed in some way. There is more to it, but I don’t want to spoil it.
Firstly, I loved the basic principal, such a creative and thoughtful idea as this is very unique. Secondly I was quite pleased to see all the ways in which it tied in to the series, I got a kick out of every one. Such a thing shows careful planning and forethought which really makes me respect the writer.
Mostly the characters were pretty similar to what they were in the show, and I mostly have the same opinions of them.
I noticed that the art style was different from the series, which was a little unfortunate. It wasn’t too bad, but I would have preferred it to keep the same art style, or at least for it to have only changed when the continuity between the show and movie is altered.
It was quite touching, and the truth behind it was a little predictable, but still had just as great an effect.
Whether you loved The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, or hated it, I highly recommend you watch this movie.
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