Now that Christmas is coming up, anime fans are surely looking for a series or film that gives the holiday vibes. One of the recommended movies to watch is The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. It is a 2010 film based on Haruhi Suzumiya fourth light novel by Nagaru Tanigawa.
The movie was produced by Kyoto Animation and was released in theaters on February 6, 2010. A Blu-ray Disc was eventually made and was available by December 18, 2010. The entire film runs for 162 minutes.
Why The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Is a Must-Watch?
Aside from the fact that the movie took place in December, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, from the title itself, will get fans intrigued with its mystery. The movie starts with the SOS Brigade having a nabe party to celebrate Christmas but the morning after surprised Kyon when everything that he knew was changed. Two of his friends, Haruhi and Itsuki are missing, Ryoko returned, Mikuru has forgotten about him, and Yuki turned into a human. In Kyon’s new reality, no one is aware of the SOS Brigade or Haruhi.
The movie takes Kyon on an intense roller coaster ride as he travels through time, allowing him to see alternative versions of his present and past. He even gets a chance to see a glimpse of his future. Every travel he does, he meets a different version of his friends which helps him guide in what decision he should make in his life.
His time travels give him new realizations of the things he should have done to make his life better. The movie focuses on appreciating what one should have, including family and friends. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya does not only intrigue its viewers with its interesting mystery but also teaches a lesson that most people forget as they grow old.
The movie might be similar in some parts the Christmas classic, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol but it still has its own distinct color that will make fans love the film. The only way to confirm this now is to try to watch it.