The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is an anime movie in the The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Franchise
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Kyon wakes up one morning and suddenly finds himself in a world where the SOS Brigade doesn't exist. Haruhi is gone, and neither Mikuru or Nagato recognize him.

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is a movie based on light novel volume 4 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya franchise, following the chronology of the anime adaptation similarly based on earlier volumes of the light novel series.

In the light novel and movie The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, however, Haruhi Suzumiya and the SOS Brigade disappear entirely from Kyon's life. To make matters worse, he seems to be the only one conscious of the world's previous incarnation. Alone, Kyon must get to the bottom of why his entire world changed literally overnight and revert it back to its "normal" state while facing a dilemma of preference from his experiences of the alternative world he woke up in.

Plot Summary

One winter morning, Kyon goes to school to find that the world as he remembered it has changed entirely. Haruhi Suzumiya is not in his class and no one from the school but he is apparently aware of her existence. Replacing Haruhi's spot in class is Ryoko Asakura, another alien similar to Nagato who is also taking the form of a student. In an encounter with Ryoko in the world's previous incarnation, Nagato defeated Ryoko due to Ryoko's attempts to murder Kyon for the sake of monitoring Haruhi's reaction on her subconsciously supernatural scale. Despite this, Ryoko's new incarnation appears to be the ordinary overachieving high school student she was before she revealed her true form to Kyon in her attempt to murder him. Nevertheless, Kyon remains both alarmed and disturbed by her presence.

Kyon objects strongly to the state of the changed world and announces how nothing in that reality is the way it should be. Apparently genuinely concerned for his mental health, Ryoko insists he stops questioning what is everyone else perceives to be reality, despite only Kyon being aware of how everything changed overnight. Even after he finds fellow SOS Brigade member Mikuru Asahina and her friend Tsuruya in the hallway later, they both fail to recognize him and dismiss him as a creep in his failed attempts to justify how he knows Mikuru in a personal level. He realizes that he must take matters into his own hands and begins looking for clues as to how to change the world back in what he remembers to be the SOS Brigade clubroom.

There, Kyon finds the room in the state it was in before the SOS Brigade's conception - as the Literature Club. With the Literature Club was its sole member prior to its absorption by Haruhi's SOS Brigade, Yuki Nagato. Beyond not recognizing Kyon, Nagato's personality is entirely different than her previous incarnation. Instead of stoic, alternative Nagato is shy. She even genuinely expresses fear towards Kyon's aggressively proactive behavior. While Kyon notices her drastic change, he is too absorbed in finding clues to help him revert the world to its previous state to think of it any further.

In finding a book that the original, alien Yuki Nagato lent to him in the world's previous incarnation on one of the bookshelves in the room, Kyon finds a a bookmark with a hint from Nagato's original form stating in order to unlock a means of reverting the world, Kyon must find "keys." Contemplative on what she could possibly mean by "keys" and nearly at a complete loss as to finding them, Kyon finally gets another hint from one of his closer friends retained from the previous state of the world, Taniguchi. He reveals that he went to middle school with Haruhi and knows the high school she is going to. Running to the school, Kyon finds both Haruhi Suzumiya and Itsuki Koizumi.

Kyon, now fully aware of the situation relative with his fellow brigade members, must find a way not only to reunite them, but must face a moment he shared with Haruhi Suzumiya in the distant past, return to the day the world's changes were to be made final and personally intervene in order to help the world revert to its previous state. He faces a dilemma, however, in that the new world would promise to be a lot more normal, quiet and seemingly desirable than the world he was working to revert to.

Release

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya premiered in theaters throughout Japan on February 6th, 2010. Consistent with events of the film's chronology, the BluRay/DVD release took place on December 18th, 2010.

In the U.S. it is licensed by Bandai Entertainment and in the U.K. it is licensed by Manga Entertainment. While the movie has been shown in select theaters with English subtitles, the U.S./U.K. BluRay release is slated for Spring 2011.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Haruhi Suzumiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Aya Hirano ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kyon ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Sugita ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Yuki Nagato ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Minori Chihara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Mikuru Asahina ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuko Goto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tsuruya-san ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuki Matsuoka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Itsuki Koizumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Ono ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kyon's Sister ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sayaka Aoki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kunikida ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Brianne Siddall ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Taniguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Minoru Shiraishi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)

Credits

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Noizi Ito Character Artist/Designer A renowned character designer for light novels and visual novels.
Yasuhiro Takemoto Director
Nagaru Tanigawa Writer Nagaru Tanigawa is the prolific author best known for creating the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya light novel series.

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Name: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
Release Date: Dec. 17, 2010
Name: 涼宮ハルヒの消失
Romaji: Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
Release Date: Feb. 6, 2010
Rating: None
Runtime: 163 (mins)
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Aliases 涼宮ハルヒの消失
The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya
Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoshitsu
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