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Hyouka

Hyouka

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hyou-ka, Hyouka: You can't escape, Hyou-ka: You can't escape, Hyoka
Japanese: 氷菓

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 23, 2012 to Sep 17, 2012
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.211 (scored by 120233 users)
Ranked: #2922
Popularity: #57
Members: 248,588
Favorites: 5,394
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Synopsis

Oreki Houtarou is a minimalistic high school boy. One day, he joins the Classic Literature Club at his elder sister's request.

There he meets Chitanda Eru, Fukube Satoshi, and Ibara Mayaka. Chitanda is a calm beautiful girl but she turns into an embodiment of curiosity once she says, "I'm curious." Fukube is a smiling boy with a fantastic memory who calls himself a database. Ibara is a short girl and is strict with others and herself.

They begin to investigate a case that occurred 45 years ago. Hints of the mystery are buried in an old collection of works of the former members of Classics Club. The collection is titled "Hyouka."

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Characters & Voice Actors

Oreki, Houtarou
Oreki, Houtarou
Main
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Chitanda, Eru
Chitanda, Eru
Main
Sato, Satomi
Japanese
Sato, Satomi
Fukube, Satoshi
Fukube, Satoshi
Main
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Ibara, Mayaka
Ibara, Mayaka
Main
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Kayano, Ai

Staff

Hatta, Hideaki
Hatta, Hideaki
Producer
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Director, Episode Director
Utsumi, Hiroko
Utsumi, Hiroko
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ishidate, Taichi
Ishidate, Taichi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(22/22)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Revival of the Long-established Classic Literature Club
Dentou Aru Koten-bu no Saisei (伝統ある古典部の再生)
Apr 23, 2012
2 The Activities of the Esteemed Classic Literature Club
Meiyo Aru Koten-bu no Katsudou (名誉ある古典部の活動)
Apr 30, 2012
3 The Descendants of the Classic Literature Club with its Circumstances
Jijou Aru Koten-bu no Matsuei (事情ある古典部の末裔)
May 7, 2012
4 The Old Days of the Glorious Classic Literature Club
Eikou Aru Koten-bu no Sekijitsu (栄光ある古典部の昔日)
May 14, 2012
5 The Truth of the Historic Classic Literature Club
Rekishi Aru Koten-bu no Shinjitsu (歴史ある古典部の真実)
May 21, 2012

Opening Theme

#1: "Yasashisa no Riyuu (優しさの理由)" by ChouCho (eps 1-2, 4, 6-8, 10-11)
#2: "Mikansei Stride (未完成ストライド)" by Saori Kodama (eps 13-16, 18-20, 22)

Ending Theme

#1: "Madoromi no Yakusoku (まどろみの約束)" by Satomi Satou & Ai Kayano (eps 2-4, 6-11)
#2: "Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery (君にまつわるミステリー)" by Satomi Satou & Ai Kayano (eps 12-14, 16, 18, 20-22)



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Veronin
Sep 16, 2012 4:11 PM
"I don't do anything I don't have to. What I have to do, I do quickly."

For most people, the short years spent in highschool are often the turning point and highlight of their lives; a time filled with introspection and change, where some dreams end and others are born to take their place. On the other hand, there are some who reject this notion and choose to spend their days as uneventfully and routinely as possible, never straying too far from their comfort zone and established lifestyle. After all, why waste the energy on trivial matters?

Oreki Houtarou is one of these individuals.

Set during the read more
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Stark700
Sep 16, 2012 2:59 PM
Alright folks, let's talk some Hyouka. Time to exercise your brains and turn that curiosity light bulb ON.

Hyouka (also the same name of the first volume of the Classic Literature Club that's also a implied term of “Ice Cream”) is an anime series adapted from the mystery novel written by Honobu Yonezawa. The story? Well, if you're curious like a certain purple eyed girl in the series, Hyouka details the Kamiyama High School's Classic Literature Club and its members having fun while solving mysteries and enjoying the time of their boring lives.

It all begins with the unenthusiastic young boy by the name of read more
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iCab
May 28, 2012 11:55 AM
Ah Hyouka, an anime done by the ever so famous Kyoto Animation. Needless to say, I was excited for this, I really was. Kyoani has generally brought me nothing but enjoyment. Their shows are never anything close to a modern day masterpiece, but they tend to make typical, yet above average anime.

Well, tend to.

First and foremost I am going to say that as far as music, art, and direction go, this anime is top notch. The story and characters are where this falls flat.

This show is plagued with a specific character named Chitanda, a girl who wouldn't know what a real personality read more
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lonelyintrovert
Jun 30, 2013 7:19 AM
"I'm curious; I can't stop thinking about it!"

Are you looking for an adrenaline pumping mystery anime about murders,deception, and crime? Are you looking for a mystery anime that has a badass detective? Are you looking for a mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat? Well look somewhere else. Because Hyouka isn't that kind of anime.

Story-Hyouka revolves around a boy called Oreki Houtarou. An apathetic guy who has little interest in anything or anyone. His life motto is "I don't do anything I don't have to. What I have to do, I do quickly." But when her older sister who lives in read more
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The series shares the same high school setting but tackles college level of social psychology in subject. There's also the angsty or grumpy yet lethargic main character which is most of the time played for jokes, though their use of humor is a bit in contrast since the other one is lighthearted, while the latter is dark and comically edgy. You also have the Queen/Empress who has a good ability in expressive persuasion through social engineering which makes you want to engineer them socially if you get my expression =P. 
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Anime: Gosick
These two have the genre mystery in common, thrown in with a few 'awkward, possible romantic' situations. Basically, if you like mystery, watch Gosick and Hyouka. 
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Anime: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Judged by how character setting is almost man-to-man similar, can't refuse that it will make the overall mood and tone similar too. That's how it's happening.

The leading male and narrator, Kyon and Oreki Houtarou, are made from the same mold. Average, not standing out, and does not want to take initiative whatsoever in school activities. And guess what, they are getting pushed around by girl of course, The ultimate reason why any straight man go out of their comfort zone.

The story of Hyouka revolve around solving mystery, not a grand one, but very well made. Well made enough to be believable,  read more 
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When looking at the artwork for Kokoro Connect and Hyouka, the artwork looks strikingly similar to each other, despite being animated by differing studios. Hyouka's artwork is a marvel to look at since it was animated by KyoAni, but Kokoro Connect's artwork is also very good.

Kokoro Connect, synthesizes comedy and drama in a very appealing way. It does not rely on straight gags, and it doesn't try too hard for laughs. This is a positive, because it doesn't seem forced like in other anime. The drama is not over the top and does not seem forced at all. There are also slice of  read more 
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Anime: Clannad
Oreki may as well be Tomoya and vice versa. They have the same seiyuu and behave and think in largely the same manner. The main heroine in both shows is also there to serve as a foil and contrast for the protagonist and the style and tone of the two anime is very much similar. While Clannad is much more serious and dramatic than Hyouka is, there's something for fans of either show to enjoy here.  
reportRecommended by Veronin
Anime: Kamisama no Memochou
Kamisama no Memochou has a saying that the dead live on only through the work of a detective or the work of a writer. Hyouka... despite not having as dark of mysteries as Kamisama no Memochou runs along this train of thought to start off with. Both have similar art styles on top of this. 
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