So let’s say you’ve watched The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and you liked it. Should you watch the second season, or the movie or the spin-off series? That is what I want to talk about in this post.
As I mentioned before, there some anime related to the original The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya series. First of all, there is a second season. It called ‘The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 2009’. Strange name, that suits this strange season. The quality of the animation is the same and the story has the same feeling about it. And if you watch it through you won’t ever forget it, because of the one unique plot twist, that goes on throughout most of the season. On the other hand, because of that particular twist you might not be able to enjoy the series. I would recommed to try it and if you can’t bear it at some point, just drop it.
Besides the two seasons of anime TV series, there is a movie, ‘The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya’. The I never heard any bad reactions on it and without wasting your time I say that if you like the original series you should try the Disappearance.
Now, to the spin-off series. There are two animated spin-offs, as to my knowledge. The first is ‘The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya’. This series consists of 25 episodes and each episode is about 4 minutes long (some are 3 minutes long, and the last one is 8 minutes long). It is a comedy with the same characters as the original series. The animation is simple, but good looking. The major positive point about this series is that there is an English dub, made by the same cast. Also, if you wanted to see more of Ryoko Asakura, then that is your chance, she is one of the main characters of this series. And if you didn’t notice that Haruhi and Konata from Lucky Star are played by the same voice actors, you will, after you watch this anime. Haruhi acts more like Konata than like herself there. But that fits into the mood of the series.
And now, the second spin-off series. It is called ‘Nyoron Churuya-san’. It has 13 episodes, about 2 minutes long each. Well, this is rather a joke kind of anime. The animation is on fan-made level and there is no plot whatsoever. The series is about the continuous attempts of a tiny girl with a green hair to make any social activity. Like talking to people. But due to the fact that all the people around her have hearts as soft as bricks, the attempts are failing. And the only thing that link this series and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is that those people around the girl are happen to be Kyon, Haruhi, Mikuru, Nagato and Koizumi. They are acting totally out of character and they are just a support characters there. In all I should say that you you are a fan of the Haruhi series you won’t miss anything by skipping this Nyoron anime. On the good side, there is a professional English dub for this anime. I didn’t know that when I was watching it. Also, after watching this you will learn two new words, ‘nyoron’ and ‘smochi’. And also you might get nightmares.
So, that is it. Hope it was helpful. Till the next time. (^_^)/