The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Volume 1) DVD Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 8.5
Video 7.5
Audio 8.0
Special Features 7.0
Total 8.4
Distributor: Madman
Running Time: TBA
Classification:
MA15+
Reviewer:
Geoff Clarke

8.4


The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Volume 1)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Volume 1) is your classic Japanese Anime series with its overthetop characterization, bunny girl outfits and classic storytelling revolving around a high school with not only humans but also strange aliens. The title itself revolves around the sickeningly cute Haruhi with her strange friends who have formed the ASOS Brigade club. Unbeknown to Haruhi, her friends also have a strange past that involve an alien (Yuki), a time traveller (Mikuri), an  escaper (Itsuki) and Kyon, the human narrator of the show who is the straight man.

It should also be noted that the first episode of this series is actually from the middle of the series which will leave the viewer thinking what on earth is going on, however from episode two, things become a little more clearer. As the series progresses, the powers and backgrounds of all the characters are made known. What's their not love about a heroine who dresses like a sexy Playboy bunny in order to recruit new club members? Even so, the storytelling albeit clever is a little tricky in understanding but that's the beauty of anime.

The creators also have a unique eye for taking the Mickey out of Japanese anime culture with some extremely entertaining references that matched with some great action scenes, adult innuendo and great storytelling and it's easy to see why this series is such a hit.

The animation of the series is brilliant which features some of the best anime animation to date with vibrant colours and spectacular choreographed scenes compared to what was available at around the time of the original release. Match that with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio and you have one good looking and sounding anime series.

The series also some contains  a variety of entertaining extras such as the individual original episode previews and original trailers from Japan for the series. Also included on the volume are behind the scenes clips of the making of this series as well as some adventures of the ASOS Brigade which is certainly something that is definitely targeted for the male viewers.

In conclusion The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Volume 1) is oozing with pure anime with its quirky characters, strange storylines and in the end, a satisfying anime experience.

Special Features:

  • Clean Opening & Closing Songs

  • Making of Haruhi 1-2

  • TV Commercials

  • TV Previews

  • The Adventures of the ASOS Brigade 1-3






 
 



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