Does the anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya have any meaning? I’m not sure, but there is at least one serious theme in it, emptiness. Emptiness is a serious Buddhist theme what’s it doing in this anime? Maybe the whole anime is more serious than we think, or not.
Anyways, Haruhi does not care for ordinary human beings. She is in search of time travelers, espers, and aliens. The rejection of humanity and everything to do with them is saying that humans are really nothing and that there is no meaning in anything they do. The search for these other types of beings is like looking for something beyond the mundane. There must be something else besides this meaningless existence.
Well other philosophies can be used to describe this anime, but then again philosophies can be weird. How about the one where everything is a fragment of our imagination and no one else is real? Maybe this became a cult hit, because it makes you wonder what exactly is going on and if there is any meaning to it. The series was run out of order and different off the wall antics happen all the time. If you’ve found any meaning in this series or think it was completely pointless go ahead and tell me.
Kagehime ; )