The SOS Brigade wants you to be its next member! No, you don’t have to watch all of the Endless Eight episodes.

Earlier today, Crunchyroll added The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya to their digital lineup. The series is available in its entirety for members in the following regions:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Iceland
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Netherlands

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is based on Nagaru Tanigawa’s light novel series of the same name. Tatsuya Ishihara (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, Sound! Euphonium) directed the series at Kyoto Animation, with Shoko Ikeda (Sound! Euphonium, Kanaka’s Dream Magic) providing character designs.

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

Kyon is a cynical and sarcastic teenager. The first day of his first year of high school is filled with hopes of a normal school experience—hopes that are immediately dashed after meeting the beautiful and eccentric Haruhi Suzumiya. Haruhi is athletic, brilliant, and completely bored with life. At Kyon’s accidental suggestion, she decides to create her own club dedicated to finding and observing life’s oddities—like the aliens, espers, and time travelers she believes walk among normal people.

Now, Kyon and a ragtag group of recruits are Haruhi’s right-hand men in the newly formed SOS Brigade. But all is not what it seems. The quiet bookworm? Alien. The busty sophomore? Time-traveler. The handsome transfer student? ESPer. And the biggest surprise? They’re all there because Haruhi herself has the ability to reshape the world as she sees fit. Maybe Kyon should have joined the literature club…

Source: Crunchyroll

As a rule, I have to highlight the segment below as your reason to watch Haruhi. Sure it’s been seen millions of times now, but this blew minds in 2009!