MyAnimeList.net

Ranked #176
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: 8.231 (scored by 83338 users)
Ranked: #1762
Popularity: #68
Members: 168,467
Favorites: 3,814
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

My Info


Popular Tags

No tags found

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 interested in it (Watashi, Kininarimasu)". 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. She loves Fukube, but he always dodges her approaches.

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."

Related Anime

Adaptation: Koten-bu Series
Side story: Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa

Characters & Voice Actors

Chitanda, Eru
Chitanda, Eru
Main
Sato, Satomi
Japanese
Sato, Satomi
Jeong, Mi Sook
Korean
Jeong, Mi Sook
Fukube, Satoshi
Fukube, Satoshi
Main
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Byeon, Hyeon Wu
Korean
Byeon, Hyeon Wu
Ibara, Mayaka
Ibara, Mayaka
Main
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Kayano, Ai
Chae, Ui Jin
Korean
Chae, Ui Jin
Oreki, Houtarou
Oreki, Houtarou
Main
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Kim, Jang
Korean
Kim, Jang

Staff

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



Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Sep 16, 2012
Veronin
"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
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
Jun 30, 2013
lonelyintrovert
"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
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful

Recommendations

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.
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, even when portrayed by 2D fictional character and produced by a studio responsible for one of the most surreal, unbelievably insane jokes show ever.

For watching these shows, you got two things to enjoy. First, how the story develop, how the string of mysteries is getting solved, and how the world around main characters reacts. And second, you get to see the development in attitude of the main character, how he sees and reacts to everything changed little by little. We don't see that in every anime. Most of character in animated series are cold-cast and do not change for the rest of the show. So if you want to see a person that is inspired to change themselves, even if they are fictional characters, look no further. You might found some inspiration of your own.

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)

Recent News

Hyouka Episode 11.5 to be Pre-aired on USTREAM ( 1 2 3 )
ap19
52 replies by ss4chris »»
04-09-13, 7:36 PM
Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Nov 26 - Dec 2 ( 1 2 3 4 )
dtshyk
77 replies by »»
 

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Hyouka Episode 15 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
Yumekichi11
117 replies by sirhcnil »»
08-30-14, 10:36 PM
Poll: Hyouka Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
tsubasalover
219 replies by sirhcnil »»
08-27-14, 4:07 PM

Fansubbing Groups

Which fansubbers do you like the best? Click + to approve of their subs for this show. Click - if you don't think they did such a great job.
Mazui [Mazui] 464 of 507 users approve
Friki no Fansub [FnF] (Spanish) 45 of 53 users approve
Devils Fansubs [Devils] (Arabic) 41 of 52 users approve
Coalgirls [Coalgirls] 37 of 50 users approve
Group list truncated, click to view all

Related Clubs

Ultimate Secret Brotherhood (U.S.B.) [Memorial Mode], Kyojin Kogarasumaru Otaku's, Random Anime Cards Emporium (R.A.C.E.), Spring 2012 Game: Will it get dropped?, The Anime Quote Club, Anime Fun Club, Silk Spider Association -chat-, We love them with Brown hair and green eyes !, Ryou Hirohashi Fan Club, ❤ The Best Friends Forever Club ❤, All the Hot Guys from A&M 2, *Work in Progress* (Literally), YuiKaori Fan Club, Anime Revolution ♡, Purple Eyes Fanclub, Classics Club, Hyouka!, Haru-chan's Maid Cafe, Anime X , see all

See All | My FriendsRecently Watched By

Help     FAQ     About     Contact     Terms     Privacy     AdChoices