FUNimation news: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya home video details UPDATE

FUNimation licensed the anime “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” back at 2014 and now they announced the details of the new home video version of the anime.

Announced today and from their site, FUNimation announced that fans can preorder the special 1oth anniversary of “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” DVD and Blu-Ray set. The anime will be out on September 13. According to ANN, you can imput a safe password to buy your copy and the password is “snowwhite”, a reference to the anime. According to the details, the set will include seasons 1 and 2. Season 2 is the “re-broadcasted” of the 2009 version. A guide is included to help viewers on how to watch the anime in non-linear,broadcasted (season 1) and chronological order (season 2).

FUNimation is also selling a special “Ultimate Collector’s Edition” which includes the following:

  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya seasons 1 +2: 28 episodes
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya: 25 episodes
  • Nyoron! Churuya-san: 13 episodes
  • The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan: 16 episodes

They have other bonuses in it but I will let you guys look at it.

To those who don’t know about this series, the anime is based off of the light novels created by Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito. The anime was originally licensed by Bandai Entertainment and Kyoto Animations did the animation for the anime. There is a 2010 anime film titled “The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya” and it’s still licensed by Bandai Entertainment.

Here is the anime plot:

The series centers on the titular Haruhi Suzumiya, a girl who is bored of her regular life, but unknowingly changes the world through her thoughts and emotions. She befriends her cynical classmate Kyon, who founds the “SOS Brigade” club in their school, which proceeds to attract three seemingly normal people, but in reality are an alien, a time traveler, and an esper. Together with Kyon, they continue to indulge Haruhi’s wild fantasies, while trying to prevent her from destabilizing reality.


FUNimation also announced that the upcoming spin-off series “The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan” will include an OVA episode in the individual DVD and Blu-Ray set and Ultimate Edition.

Plot by ANN:

Taking place in the alternate reality of the world Nagato created, everyone finds themselves in different situations. Yuki Nagato, who is not an alien but a cute, shy bookworm is desperate to keep the Literature Club alive. With the help of her best friend Ryoko Asukura, who is no longer a psychotic killer and Kyon, a very sarcastic guy who is still very sarcastic whether he’s in the old world or the new one, do all they can to help Yuki. Later on in the story, Yuki meets Mikuru Asahina, a cute moe blob and Tsurya-san who is Mikuru’s best friend, along with Haruhi Suzumiya who is an eccentric girl with an interest in aliens, time travelers, and espers, and Itsuki Koizumi, a “mysterious” transfer student who attends the same school as Haruhi. The seven not only hang out together, but do all they can to help Yuki have hope and also help her blossom in personality.



12 thoughts on “FUNimation news: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya home video details UPDATE

  1. imho one of the greatest anime! =D Of course my anime home catalog is rather tiny but still I just loved this series so much that i even had to get myself a few Haruhi figures… my favorite’s the one with her rockin’ on the guitar which is really cute!

    I have the original two box sets so I’m thinking that this will be the same episodes? U~n the second series was a bit wacky with the episode order, took me awhile to figure it out and the original sets included a LOT of bonus clips too! The one’s featuring seiyuu Hirano Aya were easily the most endearing to see.

    • Really, besides Sword Art Online? xD. I seen some episodes of the anime and I thought it was great. It’s funny and wacky and I like the characters. I may save up for the Ultimate Edition haha. In college, I tried to watch this and Death Note the same time but I got distracted on Death Note lol. That’s cool that you got the original sets. Haruhi is a pretty amazing character. I like Kyon.

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