The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya is an original net anime that was produced by Kyoto Animation and released on YouTube between February and May 2009. The episodes are based on a parody manga of the same name. There is a total of 25 episodes for the anime. It should be noted that this series uses chibi versions of the characters from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

I finally got the chance to see this when I got FUNimation’s Ultimate Collector’s Edition release of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. To be completely honest, I wasn’t terribly impressed by The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya. I didn’t find this parody of the original to be terribly funny or amusing, and I had a hard time making it through all 25 episodes in one sitting. It also didn’t help that the animation style for the first four episodes was different from the remaining 21, so this caused a weird shift in the feel of the overall series.

Honestly, it probably would have been better if there hadn’t been so many episodes produced. When it comes to the content, they were probably trying to aim for the same humor and feel of the manga it was based on. However, since I have not read The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya manga, I can’t say anything about this with any certainty. While I’m glad I finally got the chance to see this, I know that I’m in no hurry to ever watch them again.

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