List of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya episodes

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is an anime television series produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Tatsuya Ishihara, based on the Haruhi Suzumiya series of light novels written by Nagaru Tanigawa and illustrated by Noizi Ito. The series follows a high school boy known only as Kyon who encounters Haruhi Suzumiya, an erratic girl who is unaware that she possesses unconscious abilities that can alter the very universe, and gets dragged into joining her SOS Brigade, also consisting of an alien, a time traveller, and an esper.

The first season, consisting of 14 episodes, aired in Japan between April 2 and July 2, 2006, airing in a nonlinear order in its original broadcast. The second season, consisting of 14 new episodes, was aired in chronological order in between re-airings of the first season's episodes, with all 28 episodes aired between April 3[1] and October 9, 2009. The series was released in North America by Bandai Entertainment, and was relicensed by Funimation.[2]

For the first season's episodes, the opening theme is "Bōken Desho Desho?" (冒険でしょでしょ?, It's an Adventure, Right? Right?) by Aya Hirano, and the ending theme is "Hare Hare Yukai" (ハレ晴レユカイ, Sunny Sunny Happiness) by Hirano, Minori Chihara and Yuko Goto. For the episode titled "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00", the opening theme is "Koi no Mikuru Densetsu" (恋のミクル伝説, The Mikuru Legend of Love) by Goto. For the second season's episodes, the opening theme is "Super Driver" by Hirano, and the ending theme is "Tomare!" (止マレ!, Stop!) by Hirano, Chihara and Goto.[3] The television series was followed by an animated film, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, released on February 6, 2010.

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

In the original 2006 broadcast of the first season, which aired in Japan between April 2 and July 2, 2006, the episodes were aired in a nonlinear order, with the six episodes making up the first novel's storyline intermixed with episodes based on chapters from various points in the light novels. In the next episode previews, two different numbers for the following episode are given: one number from Haruhi, who numbers the episodes according to where they actually fit chronologically in the plot, and one number from Kyon, who numbers the episodes in the order in which they aired. The sole exception is episode twelve, which is both the twelfth episode aired and the twelfth episode chronologically, a fact Kyon mentions in the preview.[4] For the DVD releases, "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00" is used as the first episode, but otherwise the episodes follow the chronological order.[5] In the 2009 re-airing, the series was aired in full chronological order, with episodes from the second season mixed in with the first season's episodes based on their chronology. In this airing, the first season's episodes were taken from the DVD editions, featuring visual edits and dialogue changes not featured in the original broadcast.

Note: A = TV broadcast order ("Kyon order"), B = Season one chronological order ("Haruhi order"), C = Season 1 DVD episode order, D = 2009 broadcast order (chronological for both seasons). Click the arrows next to the column headers to change the ordering of the list.

A B Title Original airdate 2009 re-airing date C D
0111"The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00"
"Asahina Mikuru no Bōken Episode 00" (朝比奈ミクルの冒険 Episode00)
April 2, 2006 (2006-04-02)September 18, 20090125
The SOS Brigade previews their movie of questionable quality, directed by Haruhi Suzumiya with narration by Kyon. In the movie, Mikuru Asahina stars as a time-travelling waitress from the future who must engage in fights with Yuki Nagato, who is playing as an alien-magician. Mikuru has sworn to protect a young man, played by Itsuki Koizumi, but a love-triangle ensues with both Mikuru and Yuki striving for Itsuki's affections.
0201"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part One"
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu I" (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱I)
April 9, 2006 (2006-04-09)April 3, 20090201
Kyon enters high school as a first year student and meets a strange girl named Haruhi Suzumiya. During her class introduction, she states that she has no time for normal humans and asks that any time-travelers, aliens, or espers come out and join her. Interested in her, Kyon becomes the first person to solicit a normal conversation from Haruhi. This leads Kyon and Haruhi to form the SOS Brigade. They recruit the soft-spoken Yuki Nagato and the timid Mikuru Asahina.
0302"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Two"
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu II" (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱II)
April 16, 2006 (2006-04-16)April 10, 20090302
Haruhi begins to improve the appearance of the clubroom. Haruhi obtains a computer by staging photos making it look like the Computer Research Society president sexually harassed Mikuru. She enlists the help of Mikuru to promote the SOS Brigade by dressing up in a bunny costume and handing out fliers. Later, Yuki invites Kyon to her apartment, where she unveils that she and Haruhi are not ordinary human beings.
0503"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Three"
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu III" (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱III)
April 30, 2006 (2006-04-30)April 17, 20090403
Yuki explains the Integrated Data Sentient Entity and how it relates to herself and to Haruhi. She says Haruhi could destroy and recreate the world on a whim, and is unaware of her powers. A transfer student named Itsuki Koizumi joins the SOS Brigade. On a day off from school, the SOS Brigade splits up to search the city for mysteries, during which Mikuru tells Kyon she is a time-traveler assigned to observe Haruhi. Kyon confronts Itsuki, who admits to being an esper, and tells the purpose of the Agency. Yuki, Mikuru, and Itsuki all confirm that Haruhi recreated the universe three years ago.
1004"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Four"
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu IV" (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱IV)
June 4, 2006 (2006-06-04)April 24, 20090504
Kyon finds a mysterious letter in his locker, which directs to come to a classroom, where Ryoko Asakura, the class president, confronts him. Also an alien, Ryoko attempts to kill Kyon in order to provoke a reaction from Haruhi, but is stopped by Yuki. Yuki has Ryoko transferred out of the high school, much to Haruhi's suspicion. Kyon meets Mikuru's older self that has traveled from the future, who reveals that Snow White is the clue essential to his future.
1305"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Five"
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu V" (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱V)
June 25, 2006 (2006-06-25)May 1, 20090605
Kyon is dragged into helping Haruhi investigate Ryoko's strange transfer. During the search, Haruhi tells Kyon about her childhood, and how she became obsessed with paranormal phenomena in an effort to overcome her feelings of insignificance. Itsuki tells Kyon about the theory of the anthropic principle correlating with Haruhi. He believes Kyon is the reason why Haruhi was able to wish extraterrestrial beings to exist. Itsuki brings Kyon into a sealed reality, where the espers destroy a blue giant entity subconsciously created by Haruhi. Itsuki tells Kyon to look after Haruhi.
1406"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Six"
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu VI" (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱VI)
July 2, 2006 (2006-07-02)May 8, 20090706
One night, Haruhi's power is activated, and she and Kyon are trapped in a sealed reality at their school. While Haruhi investigates, Kyon is met by Itsuki, who tell him that Haruhi is creating a new world, retaining only Kyon from the old one. Yuki contacts Kyon via computer and gives the hint of Sleeping Beauty as a means to stop Haruhi. Blue giant entities appear and begin to destroy the school and surrounding area. Kyon kisses Haruhi as he expresses his desire to return to the old world. He wakes up in his bed. Haruhi believes the whole experience to have been a nightmare, but puts her hair in a ponytail in accordance with a wish Kyon expressed in the sealed reality.
0407"The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya"
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Taikutsu" (涼宮ハルヒの退屈)
April 23, 2006 (2006-04-23)May 15, 20090807
In an effort to alleviate her boredom, Haruhi enters the SOS Brigade into a baseball tournament. Tsuruya, Taniguchi, Kunikida, and Kyon's sister are recruited to fill out the team. However, the team is hopelessly inept, and if they lose, Haruhi might destroy the world. To remedy the situation, Yuki uses her powers to alter the course of the game.
0708"Mystérique Sign"
"Misuterikku Sain" (ミステリックサイン)
May 14, 2006 (2006-05-14)May 29, 20090909
Haruhi has Kyon add a logo of her design to the SOS Brigade website. Emiri Kimidori asks the SOS Bridgade to find her boyfriend, the Computer Research Society president. When they fail to immediately find him at his apartment, Haruhi grows bored of the case. After she leaves, the others enter a sealed reality created by the president, trapped inside a data entity. Yuki and Itsuki defeat the data entity, recovering the president. The club logo Haruhi drew was the catalyst for the data entity. The president says that he has no girlfriend, leading Kyon to suspect Yuki engineered the case to stave off Haruhi's boredom.
0609"Remote Island Syndrome (Part One)"
"Kotō Shōkōgun (Zenpen)" (孤島症候群(前編))
May 7, 2006 (2006-05-07)June 5, 20091010
A distant relative of Itsuki, later recognized as Keiichi Tamaru, allows the SOS Brigade, along with Kyon's sister, to stay at his newly built island villa. On their first day there, they enjoy the facilities and play on the beach. On the second day, they are kept inside by a storm, and play in the games room. The next morning, Keiichi's brother Yutaka Tamaru is missing, and the SOS Brigade members find Keiichi dead in his room.
0810"Remote Island Syndrome (Part Two)"
"Kotō Shōkōgun (Kōhen)" (孤島症候群(後編))
May 21, 2006 (2006-05-21)June 12, 20091111
The SOS Brigade investigate Keiichi's murder. Yutaka is suspect, having been seen leaving the island. Kyon and Haruhi head outside to confirm he took the boat, and Haruhi spies a shadowy figure. After their pursuit fails, Haruhi comes to a startling conclusion about the murder, but won't share it with Kyon. Itsuki tells Kyon that she has probably concluded that the SOS Brigade accidentally killed Keiichi when they broke into his room. However, further deductions lead Haruhi to the discovery that the "murder" was a hoax. Itsuki tells Kyon that this was a plan to prevent Haruhi from using her power to cause a real murder.
1212"Live Alive"
"Raibu Araibu" (ライブアライブ)
June 18, 2006 (2006-06-18)September 25, 20091226
On the day of the school's cultural festival, Yuki does fortune telling, and Itsuki stars in the tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Mikuru and Tsuruya run a yakisoba café. Kyon, recovering from his all-nighter working on the SOS Brigade's film, wanders sleepily among the exhibits. Haruhi and Yuki fill in for a rock band on vocals and guitar when two of the members have last-minute medical situations. The performance is a smash success, and the band thank Haruhi effusively. Afterwards Haruhi is restless. Kyon thinks that Haruhi is rethinking her life due to the new experience of being appreciated by others, but it turns out she just wants to start up her own rock band.
1113"The Day of Sagittarius"
"Iteza no Hi" (射手座の日)
June 11, 2006 (2006-06-11)October 2, 20091327
The Computer Research Society challenge the SOS Brigade to a computer game they created for the cultural festival, The Day of Sagittarius III. The stakes are the computer Haruhi extorted from them earlier in the year or computers for all the SOS Brigade members if they win. Haruhi accepts the challenge. Kyon insists that Yuki and Itsuki not use their powers, resolved that Haruhi has to learn to lose someday. During the contest Yuki finds out the Computer Research Society cheated by disabling the fog of war on their side, and hacks the code to restore it. The SOS Brigade wins. Awed by Yuki's hacking skills, the Computer Research Society invites her to spend time with them.
0914"Someday in the Rain"
"Samudei in za Rein" (サムデイ イン ザ レイン)
May 28, 2006 (2006-05-28)October 9, 20091428
With winter setting in, Haruhi orders Kyon to pick up a heater. With him gone, she takes pictures of Mikuru in various costumes for the movie's DVD cover, Itsuki helps, and Yuki is left alone to read. When Kyon returns, he finds only Yuki in the club room and falls asleep waiting for the others. He is woken by Haruhi (the only other student who hasn't gone home) putting her cardigan on him to keep him warm. Haruhi is mortified at being caught, but Kyon is only interested in the fact that he also has Mikuru's cardigan. Haruhi is in a good mood as she and Kyon share an umbrella on the walk home through the rain.

Season 2[edit]

The second season was aired in Japan as part of a re-airing of the whole series, with the new episodes mixed in with the first season's episodes based on their chronology. The re-airing aired between April 3 and October 9, 2009, with the second-season episodes appearing between May 22 and September 11, 2009.[6] In DVD releases, the new episodes are collectively referred to as the second season. The English-dubbed version of the second-season episodes of the anime was aired on Animax Asia and its subsidiaries from April 6, 2011.[7]

Note: D = 2009 broadcast order (chronological for both seasons), E = Season 2 DVD episode order

D E Title Original airdate English airdate
0801"Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody"
"Sasa no Ha Rapusodi" (笹の葉ラプソディ)
May 22, 2009 (2009-05-22)April 6, 2011[8]
On Tanabata, Mikuru takes Kyon three years into the past. There she is put to sleep by her future self, who tells Kyon to help out a certain someone. Kyon sees a young Haruhi sneaking into her middle school and helps her draw strange symbols on the athletics grounds, keeping his identity secret. Haruhi questions him about strange beings; he says they might exist because he knows someone like her at his school. After Haruhi leaves, Kyon wakes Mikuru, who has misplaced her time travel device. The two visit Yuki, who helps them return by having them sleep in a time stasis field in her apartment. Kyon wonders if he was the one who inspired Haruhi to attend his high school and search for strange beings.
1202"Endless Eight"
"Endoresu Eito" (エンドレスエイト)
June 19, 2009 (2009-06-19)April 13, 2011[9]
Haruhi summons the SOS Brigade to make the most of summer vacation. The group is taken on a whirlwind tour of summer activities. They play at a swimming pool, attend Bon Festival, shoot off fireworks, hunt for bugs, work a part-time job, stargaze, play at a batting range, watch a fireworks display, compete in a fishing tournament, explore a cemetery, see a blockbuster, go to the beach, go bowling, and sing karaoke. Having gone through her entire list, Haruhi still seems unsatisfied but gives them the last day of August off. Though Kyon tries to do his neglected summer homework, he gives in to distraction and goes to bed without finishing it.
1303"Endless Eight"
"Endoresu Eito" (エンドレスエイト)
June 26, 2009 (2009-06-26)April 13, 2011[10]
Haruhi takes the SOS Brigade on a whirlwind tour of summer activities. Kyon is wracked by déjà vu, and when Mikuru finds she can't return to the future, Itsuki figures out that Haruhi has put the last two weeks of August into an infinite loop. Yuki reports that the loop has repeated 15,498 times, though with variations on individual events. At their meeting in a restaurant on August 30, Kyon realizes the truth in Itsuki's theory that Haruhi is repeating summer vacation because there is one more thing she hopes to do. He fails to think of anything he can do to satisfy her, and resigns to the loop continuing.
1404"Endless Eight"
"Endoresu Eito" (エンドレスエイト)
July 3, 2009 (2009-07-03)April 20, 2011[11]
The same events in the previous episode once again unfold with slight variations. In this 15,499th loop, Kyon and the others once again fail to discover how to escape the endless summer.
1505"Endless Eight"
"Endoresu Eito" (エンドレスエイト)
July 10, 2009 (2009-07-10)April 20, 2011[12]
The time loop continues for the 15,513th time. Kyon mentally senses an even greater familiarity with events and places from previous cycles.
1606"Endless Eight"
"Endoresu Eito" (エンドレスエイト)
July 17, 2009 (2009-07-17)April 27, 2011[13]
The time loop continues for the 15,521st time.
1707"Endless Eight"
"Endoresu Eito" (エンドレスエイト)
July 24, 2009 (2009-07-24)April 27, 2011[14]
The time loop continues for the 15,524th time.
1808"Endless Eight"
"Endoresu Eito" (エンドレスエイト)
July 31, 2009 (2009-07-31)May 4, 2011
The time loop continues for the 15,527th time. The scene where Kyon answers Haruhi's call, the scene in which Kyon notices Yuki at the pool, and the scene where Haruhi says she left the last day of summer open just in case all loop twice.
1909"Endless Eight"
"Endoresu Eito" (エンドレスエイト)
August 7, 2009 (2009-08-07)May 4, 2011
The loop continues for the 15,532nd time, but as Haruhi leaves on August 30, Kyon beckons the SOS Brigade to finish their summer homework together. Haruhi berates him for giving the group orders, but decides to come even though she already finished her homework in July. With Haruhi satisfied that she made the most of her summer, Kyon finally wakes up on September 1 to embrace a new school term. Itsuki hypothesizes that because of Haruhi's superior intellect, she had never shared up school work with friends before.
2010"The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya Part One"
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki I" (涼宮ハルヒの溜息I)
August 14, 2009 (2009-08-14)May 11, 2011
Upon the start of a new term, North High School is preparing for the annual school cultural festival. Displeased with the class decision on a questionnaire and with a film she saw the previous night, Haruhi commits the club to an independent film with Mikuru and Itsuki as the protagonists, Yuki as the villain, and Kyon doing menial jobs such as cameraman and gofer. Haruhi negotiates with shop owners for free equipment, obtaining an expensive camcorder and an airsoft gun.
2111"The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Two"
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki II" (涼宮ハルヒの溜息II)
August 21, 2009 (2009-08-21)May 11, 2011
Preparation for the SOS Brigade's short film continues, with the main characters' roles eerily matching their actual nature. On the first day of filming, the club shoots two commercials advertising their sponsors, before filming several scenes in a park, at which point Kyon learns that Haruhi doesn't have a written script and is planning on ironing out the plot in the editing phase.
2212"The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Three"
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki III" (涼宮ハルヒの溜息III)
August 28, 2009 (2009-08-28)May 18, 2011
Haruhi insists on a tight filming schedule, including working on Saturday and Sunday. Displeased with the battle sequence, she conjures the idea of Mikuru shooting laser beams from the blue contact lens on her left eye. During filming of the scene, Mikuru actually fires deadly beams. Yuki protects Kyon and tackles Mikuru to remove the contact lens and hide it from Haruhi, who adapts the film's plot to account for Mikuru not having the contact lens in every scene. Recognizing that Haruhi's wish for a laser beam caused the incident, Yuki injects nanomachines to counter the effect on Mikuru. Haruhi adds Tsuruya, Taniguchi, and Kunikida as extras in the film.
2313"The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Four"
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki IV" (涼宮ハルヒの溜息IV)
September 4, 2009 (2009-09-04)May 18, 2011
As the SOS Brigade continues filming, Haruhi has Mikuru thrown in a polluted lake by the extras. Tsuruya offers her place as a filming location, where Haruhi dresses Mikuru in a revealing nightgown and spikes her drink with alcohol as prep for a romance scene with Itsuki. Furious at Haruhi's shabby treatment of Mikuru, Kyon argues with her and tries to hit when she insists on having her way. Itsuki stops him. Haruhi becomes depressed by her falling out with Kyon. After becoming irritated by Taniguchi's rude comments about the film, Kyon tells Haruhi he is newly resolved that they finish the film, which reinvigorates her. As filming resumes, her powers start causing cherry blossoms to bloom out of season.
2414"The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya Part Five"
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki V" (涼宮ハルヒの溜息V)
September 11, 2009 (2009-09-11)May 25, 2011
Deciding Yuki needs a familiar for her role, Haruhi picks up a stray male calico cat, naming it Shamisen. When Haruhi leaves, Shamisen starts talking as a result of Haruhi's power. Itsuki suggests reminding Haruhi that her movie is fictional, before reality incurs further damage. Mikuru and Yuki share their independent views about Haruhi. Kyon convinces Haruhi to add a disclaimer over the credits saying it is a work of fiction. After the filming, Kyon and Haruhi remain at the club room overnight to do the editing. They both fall asleep, but awake the next day to find the movie has been completed. In a flashback to May, Kyon tells Haruhi the truth about the other club members, but she does not believe him.

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