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Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa

Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa

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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


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2012
Producers: Kyoto Animation
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Episode 11.5, an OVA bundled with the third volume of the manga. Oreki Houtarou gets a job at a swimming pool.

Related Anime

Parent story: Hyouka

Characters & Voice Actors

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


Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Sato, Satomi
Theme Song Performance
Kayano, Ai
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance

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Jul 8, 2012
Eru Chitanda is once again curious! And thanks to the mystery group that made us all curious on Sundays, the series brings forth this OVA. Now grab some Hyouka and Ice Cream/I Scream because it's summer time and a little mystery on the weekends to exercise your brains can be fun.

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 read more
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Nov 13, 2013
Generally when it comes to OVA's, I view them through the lens of their parent anime. This practice holds especially true with the Hyouka OVA.

OVA's are judged based on their parent anime because customarily they lack the screen time to create a new story or experience, characters don't undergo any vast changes, and there are no fulcrum point events that a series rests upon.

In the Hyouka OVA, the audience is given insight into what happens between episodes 11 and 12 of the parent anime. Although there is nothing ground breaking to be found in this OVA, if you enjoyed any aspect of Hyouka, read more
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Opening Theme

"Yasashisa no Riyuu (優しさの理由)" by ChouCho

Ending Theme

"Madoromi no Yakusoku (まどろみの約束)" by Satomi Satou & Ai Kayano

Recent News

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