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Synonyms: Hyou-ka, Hyouka: You can't escape, Hyou-ka: You can't escape, Hyoka
Japanese: 氷菓
English: Hyouka
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Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 23, 2012 to Sep 17, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: MysteryMystery, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.061 (scored by 646683646,683 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #95
Members: 1,378,736
Favorites: 27,156

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High school freshman Houtarou Oreki has but one goal: to lead a gray life while conserving as much energy as he can. Unfortunately, his peaceful days come to an end when his older sister, Tomoe, forces him to save the memberless Classics Club from disbandment.

Luckily, Oreki's predicament seems to be over when he heads to the clubroom and discovers that his fellow first-year, Eru Chitanda, has already become a member. However, despite his obligation being fulfilled, Oreki finds himself entangled by Chitanda's curious and bubbly personality, soon joining the club of his own volition.

Hyouka follows the four members of the Classics Club—including Oreki's friends Satoshi Fukube and Mayaka Ibara—as they, driven by Chitanda's insatiable curiosity, solve the trivial yet intriguing mysteries that permeate their daily lives.

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Opening Theme

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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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Jun 14, 2024
A very good slice of life, although they only have 4 main characters but they still manage to make the story interesting. Sometimes the story can be quite slow but it's acceptable.
Anyway, thanks to Hyouka that I found out I'm more fond of SoL than other genres. The only arc when things got really easy to predict was the event in Valentine days but I couldnt predict much on the rest. I like myself some plot twist hehehe.
It's not as bad or boring as people said but I agree that people have different opinions. Still, a SoL with 20+ episode without any romantic react ...
May 23, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This review will be specifically for people who are here for the slice of life aspects of this show. If you love the mystery genre, go ahead and watch the show, the mysteries are done well and this show should be a must watch for you.

Apr 6, 2024
Hyouka is one of the best Anime of all time but statistically, most of the people are dumb and by dumb I imply many factors (its not something about IQ, it's about point of view of the people in general). Even though many of you can disagree with me, there is no doubt that most of the people are NOT self-conscious, they just live their life without thinking about it much and that is why they can find Hyouka a very boring and tedious.
I see no sense of describing the main plot of this anime, as many of you already know that as "very boring ...

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