The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Seasons 1 and 2 Blu-ray

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About The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Seasons 1 and 2 Blu-ray

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya contains episodes 1-28.

Kyon is a cynical and sarcastic teenager. The first day of his first year of high school is filled with hopes of a normal school experience hopes that are immediately dashed after meeting the beautiful and eccentric Haruhi Suzumiya. Haruhi is athletic, brilliant, and completely bored with life. At Kyon's accidental suggestion, she decides to create her own club dedicated to finding and observing life's oddities like the aliens, espers, and time travelers she believes walk among normal people. Now, Kyon and a ragtag group of recruits are Haruhi's right-hand men in the newly formed SOS Brigade. But all is not what it seems. The quiet bookworm? Alien. The busty sophomore? Time-traveler. The handsome transfer student? ESPer. And the biggest surprise? They're all there because Haruhi herself has the ability to reshape the world as she sees fit. Maybe Kyon should have joined the literature club.

Special Features: Behind the Scenes of Aya Hirano's Music Video, Anime Expo 2007 Guest of Honor Intro, Uncut Launch Event Video, Nekoman Gallery #1-#5, Broadcast Previews #1-#13, Special Teaser, Endless Eight Prologue - Summer - An Audio Slideshow, Special Ending, Textless Opening Songs: ''Boken desho desho?'', ''Koi no Mikuru Densetsu'' (Ep. 00), ''Super Driver,'' Textless Closing Songs: ''Hare Hare Yukai'', ''Hare Hare Yukai'' (Ep. 00), ''Tomare!'', U.S. Trailer, Special Ending, Textless Opening Song ''Boken desho desho?'', Textless Closing Song ''Hare Hare Yukai'', U.S. Trailer, Trailers, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Making-of, New Mysterious Discoveries Journey, Location Scouting Video, CM #1 - Ver. 1 & Ver. 2, CM #2 - Ver. 1 & Ver. 2, TV Commercial Spot Collection #1, TV Commercial Spot Collection #2, Retail Promo Video , Promo Spots 1-14

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese with English subtitles.

Details

  • Publisher: FUNIMATION
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Themes: School Life, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 700
  • Release Date: 9/13/2016
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.5
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

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Do or do not... I did and I love it!

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I really enjoy the story so far, it's funny with likable/relatable characters, also a very interesting story! I can't wait to see what happens next!

Great show

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I was not sure what I would be getting into besides having heard great things about the show. I started watching it and got hooked immediately, All the characters have weird personality's but very likable. Both seasons are very well written and have a great story line and make you think more than the average show. My main complaint is season 2 has 5-7 episodes that were pretty unnecessary.

Great release, terrible upscale

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The show itself is legendary, so this is a review of the product itself.



The packaging is very nice. The slipcover is attractive and sturdy, and the case itself feels nice. The discs are nicely printed and list which episodes are on each. The insert is reversible as well, which I really appreciated.



The video quality is highly variable, however. Season 1 was produced in 480p, so those episodes are upscaled on this release. The upscale seems to be the same one from the Japanese blu-ray, so it isn't Funimation's fault, but it's pretty ugly overall. They've applied a smeary-looking filter over the image, making many shots look overly blurry and devoid of detail. I'd recommend either switching your display to 480p for season 1, which helps somewhat, or tracking down the DVDS, which really should have been included in this release anyway.



Overall, I highly recommend this set. It only loses a star for not including season 1 in native SD.