|The Disappearance of|
|Written by||Touko Machida|
|Directed by||Jun'ichi Wada|
|Theme music composer(s)||Tatsuya Kato|
|Opening theme||"Furefure Mirai" (フレ降レミライ Pouring Future) by Hokkō Bungei-bu Onagokai (Minori Chihara, Natsuko Kuwatani, Yūko Gotō, Yuki Matsuoka, and Aya Hirano)|
|Ending theme||"Arigatō, Daisuki" (ありがとう、だいすき Thank You, I Love You) by Minori Chihara|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||16 plus 1 OVA|
|Original channel||Tokyo MX, CTC, tvk, TVS, SUN, TVQ, GBS, MTV, SBC, BS11, AT-X|
|Licensed by||Madman Entertainment, Funimation|
|Original run||April 3, 2015 – July 17, 2015|
The project was approved and announced in December, 2013. In September, 2014 Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine announced that the anime will premiere in 2015. In December, 2014, the official website unveiled the main staff and main cast for the series. Unlike The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (the adaptation of the original Haruhi Suzumiya light novels, produced by Kyoto Animation), this series was produced by the Satelight animation studio.
FUNimation acquired the rights to the series shortly after its premiere, streaming the series subtitled on its online service. On May 29, 2015, an English dub was released, with the cast revealed the day before. All cast members from the Bang! Zoom! dub (IE Michelle Ruff, Crispin Freeman, and Wendee Lee) reprised their roles. The dub is directed by Christopher R. Sabat, and Bonny Clinkenbeard serves as head writer.
The series is an alternate story of the The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, taking place in the world of the "Disappearance" arc from the original novels. It focuses on the high school life of the human version of Yuki Nagato. Unlike the main series, Asakura and Kyon start in the same class with Yuki in North High School. Mikuru (Asahina) and Tsuruya are at the same school, but in a different class. Haruhi and Koizumi attend a different prep school, but cross paths with the others after an initial interaction between Haruhi and Yuki.
|Episode Number||Original Airdate|
"Taisetsu na Basho" (大切な場所)
|Yuki Nagato is a shy young girl who spends her time in North High School's Literature Club along with Ryoko Asakura, her best friend, and Kyon, who she has a crush on. As Christmas approaches, Yuki feels determined to have a party in her clubroom to celebrate the others joining and keeping the club going. The next day, whilst shopping for turkey for the party, the trio run into Mikuru Asahina and Tsuruya. Tsuruya puts Nagato in a contest against Mikuru for one of her own turkeys, which just ends up being between Asakura and Tsuruya. Afterwards, as Asakura gets permission to use the clubroom for a party, Yuki recalls the time when Kyon helped her get a library card.|
|02||Joy to the World
"Morobito Kozorite" (もろびとこぞりて)
|As the Christmas party gets underway, Yuki recalls earlier in the year when the Literature Club was in danger of bring shut down due to a lack of members. Whilst figuring out what to do, Yuki encountered a mysterious girl from Kouyouen Academy who dragged her into writing an alien message to Santa in the playground. Finding confidence in the girl's positive attitude, Yuki was able to ask Ryoko and Kyon to join the club. Back at the party, Yuki tries to work up the courage to confess to Kyon, but is interrupted at the last minute. The next day, Yuki and Kyon are surprised when the mysterious girl from before suddenly lands in front of them.|
|Yuki and Kyon help out the girl, Haruhi Suzumiya, who claims she was spending the previous night attempting to capture Santa and expresses her dream to meet aliens, time travelers, and espers. Later, at the start of the New Year, Haruhi shows up at the Literature Club with her classmate Itsuki Koizumi, deciding to make themselves members, making the once quiet Literature Club more lively.|
|04||Be My Valentine
(Be My Valentine)
|On the day before Valentine's Day, Ryoko helps Yuki make some Valentine chocolates while Haruhi drags Kyon around town in search of mysteries. The next day, Yuki has lunch with Mikuru and Tsuruya, who give her some encouragement. Later, Yuki follows Ryoko's plan in the hopes of getting some time alone with Kyon, but when she gets to the clubroom, she is shocked to see Haruhi giving Kyon a chocolate.|
"Kanojo no Yūutsu" (彼女の憂鬱)
|After learning that the chocolate Haruhi gave Kyon was just courtesy chocolate, Ryoko lashes out at Haruhi for not reading the mood, as well as blaming herself for her own failings. Ryoko and Haruhi soon catch up to Yuki, who states she still intends to give Kyon her chocolates and had only run away to respect Haruhi's privacy. Afterwards, Yuki finally gets the chance to give her chocolates to Kyon, who gladly accepts and enjoys them, though an opportunity to confess is thwarted by Tsuruya. Spectating from afar, Haruhi recalls her encounter with a boy named John Smith three years ago. Later, on White Day, Kyon gets Yuki and Haruhi some return gifts, with Yuki grateful for her gift while the others lament that he got Yuki and Haruhi the same thing.|
|06||Over the Obento
(Over the Obento)
|The group are surprised to hear that Haruhi and Itsuki had managed to gain permission to go on school grounds long ago, while Tsuruya explains the source of the misunderstandings concerning Kyon and Mikuru. Later, as Ryoko helps Kyon study for a test, Haruhi decides to test her with some questions from Kouyouen, which Yuki manages to solve in a manner that she can't explain in a human language. Afterwards, Yuki and Kyon end up sharing lunch together, with Yuki making a unique request of her own, after which Haruhi announces they'll be going on a training camp.|
|Haruhi prepares the guidebooks for her planned hot springs trip, even filling out everyone's thoughts in advance. Meanwhile, Ryoko, who had witnessed Kyon feeding Yuki the other day, becomes concerned about what they might get up to during the trip. On the day of the trip, Haruhi has everyone pull straws to decide who sits next to who on the train, which doesn't quite work out as planned but still bodes well for Yuki. Arriving at their destination, the group goes sightseeing around town, including a visit to the local temple. As the others try to keep Haruhi under control, Mikuru helps Yuki buy a matchmaking charm.|
|08||The Plotting of Haruhi Suzumiya
"Suzumiya Haruhi no Hakarigoto" (涼宮ハルヒの謀)
|The group arrive at the inn, with the girls immediately deciding to jump into the hot springs, which includes an open-air matchmaking bath. Afterwards, the gang have a ping pong tournament, karaoke, and dinner. Later, Yuki and Kyon decide to take another bath and end up spotting each other through the matchmaking bath.|
|09||Give Me Your Hand...
"Sono-te o..." (その手を…)
|The gang play a game of old maid with a penalty for the loser, with Ryoko getting some wild ideas about what might happen between Yuki and Kyon. Later, Yuki and Kyon go to a nearby observatory for some stargazing while Ryoko and Haruhi tail them, admitting that she feels lonely as Yuki gets closer to Kyon. Everyone soon ends up going to the observatory together, where Yuki gets to hold hands with Kyon. Shortly after returning home from the trip, however, Yuki gets hit by a car.|
|10||Someday in the Rain
"Samudei in za Rein" (サムデイ イン ザ レイン)
|Following her near-miss with the car, Yuki starts to exhibit a different personality, paying no heed to her minor injuries despite Ryoko's concerns. The next day, Kyon is asked by Ryoko to look after Yuki, finding her to be unusually untalkative. Later that night, Ryoko confronts the Yuki before her, questioning who she really is.|
|11||The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan I
"Nagato Yuki-chan no Shōshitsu Ichi" (長門有希ちゃんの消失I)
|The present Yuki reveals herself to be a different Yuki Nagato who possesses the other Yuki's memories, but not her experiences. Hearing about her situation, Ryoko remains supportive of the current Yuki, taking her to the hospital to get checked up before informing Kyon. As the two watch over Yuki as she continues to attend school without letting anyone else catch on, Kyon and Yuki go to the library together.|
|12||The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan II
"Nagato Yuki-chan no Shōshitsu Ni" (長門有希ちゃんの消失II)
|As Yuki becomes entranced by the library, she remembers that this was the place the original Yuki first met Kyon, who helped her get a library card. Sensing that the consciousness of the old Yuki may be waking up inside her, Yuki starts to wonder what will happen to her current self once she does. In addition, she starts developing her own feelings towards Kyon, leading her to suspect her two personalities may be merging. Seeing more of the old Yuki's memories in her dreams, Yuki begins to worry that she'll disappear completely once the other Yuki awakens.|
|13||The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan III
"Nagato Yuki-chan no Shōshitsu San" (長門有希ちゃんの消失III)
|Following their exams, Nagato asks Kyon and Ryoko to take her to a used book fair. On the way back, Ryoko leads Yuki to realise that she has fallen in love with Kyon, leaving her even more fearful about her inevitable disappearance. Sensing the next time she falls asleep will be her last, Yuki spends the day with Ryoko, keeping her disappearance a secret from her. Later that night, Yuki confesses to Kyon over the phone, falling asleep by the time Kyon reaches her, after which the original Yuki wakes up in her place.|
"Kanojo no Tomadoi" (彼女の戸惑い)
|Prior to waking up, Yuki is greeted by her other self, who encourages her to confess her own feelings for Kyon. As Yuki returns to her normal life, Ryoko is simultaneously happy and sad upon the safe return of one friend and the departure of another. Meanwhile, Kyon is reluctant to face Yuki after hearing her other self's confession. Later, Haruhi makes plans for everyone to celebrate Tanabata, tasking Kyon and Itsuki with finding a piece of bamboo for the occasion. As everyone writes their wishes, Haruhi confronts Kyon over why he's distancing himself from Yuki, deducing he is nervous because of the other Yuki's confession. Secretly lamenting how he does not remember how he helped her write a message to space during Tanabata four years ago, Haruhi encourages Kyon to work at it despite Yuki not remembering the confession.|
"Kare no Mayoi" (彼の迷い)
|With the arrival of summer break, the Literature Club, along with Kyon's little sister, go on a trip to the beach, staying at Tsuruya's beach house. The next day, the group head for the mountains for some bug-hunting before participating in a test of courage. Rather than the ghosts one would expect, the pairs actually end up coming across a group of beautiful fireflies.|
|OVA||Never-Ending Summer Break||October 26|
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