Synonyms: Hyouka Episode 11.5, Hyouka OVA, Hyou-ka OVA, Hyouka: You can't escape OVA, Hyou-ka: You can't escape OVA, Hyoka OVA
Japanese: 氷菓 持つべきものは
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2012
Producers: Kyoto Animation
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.471 (scored by 11306 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Dec 25, 2012
This is the resolution to Oreki's depression that should have been in the main series. It doesn't work that well on its own and is one of those extra episodes which makes you wonder what they were thinking when they took such a key episode out. I don't want to go into detail in this review because I don't feel that the episode requires it overall. Instead, I will just say that is any of you felt (like I did) that Oreki's anger and depression at the dismisal of the talants she claimed he had was not resolved, this goes some way to clearing that mess up.
Despite my rating, I have an intense dislike of extra episodes that contain key character building scenes: they should have been in the series to start with. read more
Jul 8, 2012
Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa which literally translates to Hyouka: You can't escape is a special episode bundled with the third volume of the manga.
Unlike the original series however, there's some major differences. Take for example, the beginning of the scene. Less than 1 minute into the OVA and there's already a semi-fan service scenes that may some of us curious, in the way that isn't defined as "mystery".
Oreki still remains with his stoic ways and unenthusiastic style while his friends are hogging all the fun. Yup, the fun in the sun at the swimming pool. With the curious Eru Chitanda and the others in their bathing suits, it's no surprise that Oreki still remains his usual style as he is described as the guy who doesn't particularly like to do anything that involves effort and if required, tries to end it as quickly as possible. Just as Mayaka states:
"Swimming trunks and Oreki doesn't mix".
And amen to that because it would be like mixing oil and water together. What do you get? A very unorthodox Oreki.
Eru on the other hand being the curious girl that she is remains her usual self. She and Oreki's interactions in this OVA balances out their awkward moments and can be see as strangely entertaining.
Luckily, this OVA isn't completely about fan-service, curiosity, and Oreki's stoic expressions. There is a bit of mystery in it. And who else better than to sum it up than our very own Sherlock Holmes, oops *Hōtarō Oreki.
Like most of the previous mysteries of the series, the usage of word play becomes part of the mystery to illustrate its style in the eyes of Oreki. While usually fun and intriguing to watch, a little bonus like the ice cream/I Scream style is added in the form of fan-service curtsey of Eru Chitanda.
Overall, this OVA was a fun watch and entertaining. While not a blockbuster hit, it's fun to observe the interactions between club members Eru Chitanda and Oreki-san. Both of them sparks some special bonding in this episode and in more than one ways than one ;). A mystery OVA mixed in with fan-service, fun, and excitement in the form of Hyouka is something to take an eye on. It shows that while Honobu Yonezawa (the author of the series) likes to play with the viewers' heads with his mystery genre, he can also spawn fun. The Classic Literature Club is of course all about mysteries but this OVA brings forth just relaxing animation. We all need it sometimes especially for the summer days and what better yet in the form of Hyouka.
Anyways, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show from this latest bundle of the Hyouka chronicles.
Jul 10, 2012
While everybody is having fun a sort of mystery erupts, as usual, and solve it they will.
Oreki and Chitanda's chemistry gets a little more spark to it and there's good amount of jokes here.
In the end, alls well that ends well and we return home :)
P.S. : It's no different from the other episodes, but isn't connected to any other episode. So you can watch it anywhere between the series. Just not the end. And in the middle of connected episodes :D read more
Sep 25, 2012
Jan 17, 2013
The story took place right after the Irisu arc. Intention : to clear up the jumbled state of Oreki's mind. Due to the event that happened in the previous arc, Oreki had gotten even worse from his already boring state. To clear that up, this episode had it's significance.
Since it's Hyouka, it had one small tiny mystery. You shouldn't even consider it one. But it had it anyway.
Thus the scores, it had it's significance, and they thought "why not throw in an OVA while we have the chance" and there you have it, Hyouka OVA. read more
Jul 9, 2012
I think I have to indicate my rating:
Story: Mediocre 5.
Art: Mediocre 5.
Sound: Mediocre 5.
Character: Mediocre 5. (I hate Chitanda)
Enjoyment: Mediocre 5.
Overall: Mediocre 5.
Sorry bro's just my opinion, so don't hate me. PEACE MUCHACHOS!!!!!!! read more
Jan 20, 2013
It lets us finally see the mysterious traveling big sister who introduced out protagonist to the classics clubs with her wish that he carry on her tradition. Then it shows some character development as he overcomes his melancholy disposition and comes to a higher social energy level through interaction with the Classics club and reflection.
Also, it stays away from the cliche of excessive fan-service. For better or for worse, it is hardly any more ecchi than the main series. Yes, they are swimsuits but there isn't the over-the-top in-your-face boobage and such like that you would expect from a typical swimsuit episode.
Rather, the characters are true to their nature in the series.
If you are a fan of the main series, then you really should watch this right after #11. It will make so much more sense that way!