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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
Original name: 涼宮ハルヒの消失
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 162 min.
Story: It is mid-december, and SOS Brigade chief Haruhi Suzumiya announces that the Brigade is going to hold a Christmas party in their clubroom, with Japanese hotpot for dinner. The brigade members Kyon, Yuki Nagato, Mikuru Asahina and Itsuki Koizumi start preparing everything for the party, such as costumes and decorations. But a couple of days later, Kyon arrives at school only to find that Haruhi is missing. Not only that, but Mikuru claims she has never known Kyon before, Koizumi is also missing, and Yuki has become the sole member of the literature club. The SOS Brigade seems to have never existed, nor has Haruhi Suzumiya. No one in the school has ever heard about her… except for Kyon.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, epic, suspense, surprise ending, dark humor, biting
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, high school, time travel, danger, space and aliens, save the day, alternate dimension, adventure, teenage life, youth, computer genius, imaginary, rescue, social relations, heroes, computers and web, heroic mission, friendship, adaptation, friend, teacher, obsession, japanese school, alternate reality, high school life ...
Time: future, 90s, 2010s, 1990s, year 1999
Place: japan, asia

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Duration: 24 min.
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Duration: 98 min.
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