The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya9/23/2013
Kyon wakes up one day to find his whole world has changed. None of his friends recognize him, not even the unflappable NAGATO Yuki. What's more, Haruhi is no where to be found. So starts a clever twisting, turning story in the Haruhi Suzumiya universe. And it is one of the best. If you are a fan of the original television series, this show is an absolute must. But even if you aren't, or have never seen anything Haruhi related, this film can stand alone and is a joy to watch. The art is crisp, the story-telling is compelling, the drama - with all the twists and loopholes - is engrossing, and you get the chance to see Yuki with a more rounded personality! Sadly, to say much more about the story would give too much away. Suffice to say, Nagaru Tanigawa somehow keeps his overlapping stories straight, no matter how many times Kyon time travels. Among the stories that Nagaru Tanigawa has penned in the Haruhi series, this is among the very best. On top of that, the production quality of the film is top-shelf. If you own a Haruhi anime, this should be it. If you are an anime collector, this should be in your collection. I would say more, but I am usually critical and this time have nothing to be critical about.
As good as it is long12/20/2012
After watching the first season I was very interested to see where this series would go. The second season was a failure to me. The endless summers took up most of the season and then there was the movie creation. I feel that it could have gone much further than it did. With this movie I felt that they had finally gotten on the right foot. This story is based off of the book series and I hope they keep this up. It was a much better story overall.