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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: 8.221 (scored by 92099 users)
Ranked: #2782
Popularity: #66
Members: 187,446
Favorites: 4,180
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2 based on the top anime page.

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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 interested in it." 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."

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
Kigami, Yoshiji
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Utsumi, Hiroko
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation



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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.

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Nov 18, 2014
Arrhenius
I am never been a fan of KyoAni, despite their artwork is undoubtedly gorgeous; most of their series didn't exactly sit well with me. I didn’t enjoy Haruhi, Lucky Star, and K-on and just like some parts in Clannad. However, on the other hand I am a massive fans of mystery, I‘ve read all books of Holmes, Poirot, Hawkeye and currently publishing Detective Conan. With that all said I went into KyoAni’s mystery anime known as Hyouka with no hesitation and unfortunately gets bored with its first two episodes and dropped it for almost two weeks. For some reason even myself can’t explain, I continue read more
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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.
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.

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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