Crunchyroll Adds The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
28 episodes posted in chronological order

Crunchyroll added The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya to its catalog on Tuesday. The stream is available in the United States, Canada, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Netherlands. All 28 episodes are available in the chronological order of the 2009 series, as they are on Funimation's streaming service.

Crunchryroll previously streamed both series in 2010 and 2011.

The first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya premiered in 2006 in a non-linear order, and was rebroadcast in 2009 with new episodes and a new chronological order. The story adapts Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito's The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya light novels. Bandai Entertainment previously held the license to both series, and Funimation rereleased the anime last year. Kyoto Animation animated the show's first and second seasons.

The series centers on the titular Haruhi Suzumiya, a girl who is bored of her regular life, but unknowingly changes the world through her thoughts and emotions. She befriends her cynical classmate Kyon, who founds the "SOS Brigade" club in their school, which proceeds to attract three seemingly normal people, but in reality are an alien, a time traveler, and an esper. Together with Kyon, they continue to indulge Haruhi's wild fantasies, while trying to prevent her from destabilizing reality.

The series also spawned The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya film in 2010. Bandai Entertainment also released the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America in 2011.

Funimation also released The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya, the anime series adaptation of Puyo's "official gag manga" of the original light novels, and Nyorōn Churuya-san, the anime adaptation of Eretto's manga about a super-deformed version of the Haruhi character Tsuruya. The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki chan, a spinoff anime produced by Satelight, premiered in April 2015. Funimation and Daisuki both streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and Funimation also streamed the series with an English broadcast dub.

Thanks to Tim Maloney for the news tip.

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