The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi – episode 3

April 22, 2006 on 11:03 pm | In Suzumiya Haruhi | 7 Comments

“The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi II”

The molestation continues unabated! Mikuru’s boobs will never be safe from the malicious designs of Suzumiya Haruhi, the single most evil teenaged Japanese girl in history!

In this episode, Suzumiya Haruhi begins to accumulate items for the club room. The one thing that they lack is a computer and internet access, so she results to good old fashioned extortion. Then she begins to advertise the SOS Brigade in a bunny suit.
At the end of it all, Nagato takes Kyon aside to tell him their terrible secret.

I can not begin to know how literally I am supposed to be taking this show. Are Nagato and Suzumiya Haruhi as Nagato says they are? Is everyone just weird? Why do these people stay around? Will Mikuru make it through her adolescence without being scarred for life?

The answer to that last question is a resounding yes, but no clues as to the rest. It certainly is strange to watch anime involving forced sexual harrassment on a train, though, I’ll tell you that.

I’m going to be completely honest and say that I’m not yet sure what to make of The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi. I’m concerned for the collateral damage that she causes among her club members on one hand, but on the other hand I’m convinced that Mikuru deserves whatever she gets on the strength of her voice alone.
Next episode is “The Boredom of Suzumiya Haruhi”, which indicates that the first novel has been covered in these two episodes. How long is a light novel supposed to be, anyway?


  1. How long is a light novel supposed to be, anyway?

    306 pages. But the anime has only covered the first 2 chapters + prologue + few pages of the 3rd chapter of the first novel. The plan is to move between volume 1 and other volumes since the end of volume 1 contains one hell of a plot climax while the story in volume 3, for example, contains some light, one-off stories.

    Comment by Garten — April 22, 2006 #

  2. Good; I thought that if The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi book consisted of these first two episodes (discounting episode zero), it would have been an incredibly dissatisfying book.

    Thanks for avoiding spoilers.

    Comment by Alex — April 22, 2006 #

  3. “Kyon kun, if I become ruined for marriage, will you take me?”

    That was one of the saddest lines I’ve ever heard in anime history. I mean really really sad. This show is becoming more shocking than funny.

    Comment by Mohammad — April 23, 2006 #

  4. I guess you’ve got to be the right kind of person to find selfish cruelty and psychological torture hilarious; I don’t really, either.

    Comment by Alex — April 23, 2006 #

  5. Somebody start a “sympathy for Mikuru” fanclub stat! That girl needs fanboys!

    Comment by gnec — April 23, 2006 #

  6. I can’t believe all the people who are taking Mikuru’s abuse seriously. In fact, the fact that it was portrayed so seriously in a show like this made it all the more funny to me. 😛

    And yeah, her voice really makes me want to shoot myself. I guess that’s the only downside to the abuse.

    Comment by KT Kore — April 25, 2006 #

  7. I think it really just cements Haruhi as a heroine who isn’t really likeable. Although everyone still loves her, despite the fact that she’s an extortionist.

    While I don’t agree with the tactics, I think that Mikuru shouldn’t inspire suicidal thoughts; quite the opposite, in fact.

    Comment by Alex — April 25, 2006 #

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