|The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00|
|Japanese title||朝比奈ミクルの冒険 Episode 00 |
(Asahina Mikuru no Bouken Episode 00)
|Air date||April 2, 2006|
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Part 1
The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya Part 5
- This article is about the anime episode. For the short story, see The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00 (story).
The opening theme, Koi no Mikuru Densetsu, is unique to this episode.
Key events Edit
- The SOS Brigade creates their first movie for the Culture Festival and is screening it.
- Starring Mikuru Asahina, Itsuki Koizumi, and Yuki Nagato.
The SOS Brigade previews their movie of questionable quality, directed by Haruhi Suzumiya. In the movie, Mikuru Asahina stars as a time-traveling waitress from the future who must engage in fights with an alien-magician, played by Yuki Nagato. Mikuru has sworn to protect a young man, played by Itsuki Koizumi, but a love-triangle ensues with both Mikuru and Yuki striving for Itsuki's affections.
- Haruhi Suzumiya
- Mikuru Asahina
- Yuki Nagato
- Itsuki Koizumi
- Ryoko Asakura
- Kyon's Sister
- Kiyosumi Morimura (grocer)
- Yuusuke Suzuki (merchant council)
- Jirou Oomurei (electronics)
- Keiji Yamatsuchi (models)
- Old ladies (Aiko Hibi and Kimiko Saito)
- This episode was broadcasted as episode 1 of Season 1, and as episode 25 of Season 2.
- An error is made where Mikuru's envelope disappears for a short amount of time. This is most likely due to Haruhi's directing
- The Limited Edition DVD contains an extra scene.
- In the scene where Mikuru does the endorsement ad for their model shop sponsor, Keiji Yamatsuchi, some model boxes can be recognized to be ones sold in real life, the most obvious one being the Perfect Grade GAT-X105 Strike Gundam from Gundam SEED (the rectangular white box) directly above Mikuru’s head. Mikuru is also seen firing a BB gun model of a Russian Assault rifle, the AK-47.
- The cat-men motif sometimes seen throughout The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was originally drawn by Haruhi seiyuu (voice actor) Aya Hirano on the backside of scripts. Staff members discovered the sketches and incorporated them into the anime. Various variations of the cat-men illustrations could be seen throughout Haruhi Suzumiya merchandise (namely CDs and DVDs).
- The title of the intended sequel, "The Revenge of Yuki Nagato Episode 00", in Japanese is Nagato Yuki no Gyakushū.