The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (涼宮ハルヒ憂鬱) was the fourth on the Japanese anime top 100 list back in august. Is that surprising? I don’t think so. What’s rather more surprising is that it wasn’t the first. I think… no, definitely this is the best anime i have ever seen (closely followed by Full Metal Alchemist, Naruto and Bleach).

One special thing about the series that the episodes were not aired in the order they follow each other in the story, but in a totally random order. Though the creators were careful not to mix it up so much that we would be troublingly confused.

The main characters are the members of the SOS Brigade (SOS団Save the world by Overloading it with Fun: Haruhi Suzumiya’s Brigade): Kyon, the narrator, main cinic (sp?) and such, Nagato Yuki (長門有希), a quiet bookworm (roll over for spoiler), Asahina Mikuru (朝比奈みくる), a quiet, shy second-year student with extreme bodily features (especially extraordinary bust size) and weak will (roll over for spoiler), Koizumi Itsuki (古泉一樹), a cool and obedient, but really interesting guy (roll over for spoiler). Oh, and I left out the main-main character, Suzumiya Haruhi (涼宮ハルヒ), the eccentric and beautiful and unpredictable leader of the gang, who’s good in everything (she tried all the clubs at school), extremely extreme, and searches for all incredible things, but she doesn’t realise that she’s the most incredible of all.

This series has the best designed characters, and in all, everything is not just over average, but over the previous best, FMA. I can only adwise everyone to watch it, and don’t be scared of(f by) the first episode, in reality that’s the eleventh =).

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: best-best-best, a definite 10/10!