- Mangaka : Tanigawa, Nagaru
- Publisher : Yen Press
- Genre : Comedy, Drama, School, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
- Published : January 2021 - Ongoing
Haruhi Suzumiya is the leader of the SOS Brigade, a club that has extraordinary members. This time, the club is going to create a movie featuring an alien, time travelers, and ESPers for the upcoming cultural festival and win the popularity vote. Without Haruhi’s knowing, her actions bring unwanted facts and developments during this venture. Does Haruhi have the power to destroy the world?
This title is a sequel to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The movie project involves everyone in the SOS brigade starring Mikuru Asahina, Koizumi, and Nagato. As for Kyon, he is responsible for being a cameraman, carrying equipment, and working on Haruhi’s unreasonable requests. The story is filled with comedy and chaos during the movie shoot and strange things manifest around them.
This may come as strange to some people, but it may also be engaging in this story. Haruhi Suzumiya’s perspective on things has a mixture of rational and delusional, which brings questions to her decisions quite a lot often. Her views and unreasonable ideas are given to the members during the creation of the movie creates a bubble that brings others into her world, making them see and experience things that she wants them to see.
Of course, Kyon, Asahina, Nagato, and Koizumi know that none of these is real, and yet they experience it themselves, which raises a red flag that they have to solve this problem and bring the world back to normal. We are reading a work of fiction that tries to create a work of fiction that turns their lives into a world of imagination.
2. How Not to Make a Movie
The primary medium of the comedic element in this story is film making. Haruhi Suzumiya is the movie director. The complications come in left and right because of her lack of experience in movie making. She didn’t write a script, didn’t give proper instructions to the actors and actresses, pushing unreasonable tasks to Kyon when some of them are supposed to be her responsibility, and forcing Asahina to wear clothes that make her uncomfortable. Even though these are the things that we humans should not be doing in reality, they are written for comedy purposes and lessons to readers to know the consequences of their actions, so time management is critical.
3. The Main Character
This volume focuses on Kyon’s perspective on everything that unfolds. Among the group, Kyon is a rational individual who tries to minimize damages from Haruhi’s actions. The primary victims are both Asahina and himself. Being a cameraman, he begins to notice strange activities among the crew and the occurrences aligned with the story Haruhi had in mind. He discussed with the group, without Haruhi’s presences, to find out the cause of it and think of a solution to produce and end the movie safely. Imaginations can be dangerous sometimes.
Have you ever been to a situation where you work in a team where there is no teamwork, to begin with, as the only one who controls everyone’s action is the leader? That’s Haruhi Suzumiya in this case. She is selfish, doesn’t listen and considerate others’ feelings before making a decision, and doesn’t take no for an answer. We know that someone has to make a quick decision when it comes to emergencies, but this isn’t one of them, and her decision can get on someone’s nerves quickly.
The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya has an interesting supernatural and Sci-Fi concept where reality bends to the fictional ideas of Haruhi Suzumiya. It teaches readers how things can be perceived under specific beliefs. It also shows how one who does not have any experience in filmmaking and lacks leadership ends up. Fortunately, Kyon can work with other members of the SOS Brigade to resolve the issue peacefully. The drawback of reading this title is tolerating Haruhi Suzumiya’s personality. If you are a very patient person and a fan of the Haruhi Suzumiya series, you can give this one a go-to join their misadventures.