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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: 8.071 (scored by 642790642,790 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #95
Members: 1,370,576
Favorites: 27,127

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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)


Apr 12, 2024
One moment. Lemme get this straight. I am a Hyouka FANATIC. I've watched the anime seven times over now, read the light novel twice, and I'm currently reading the manga for the third time. My point is, my rating may be a lil skewed, but I still think this show deserves more attention. First off, I'm a bit of a mystery fanatic too, so that aspect of the show was fun too. Sure, the mysteries may be relatively easy to solve and pretty mundane, but it's always fun whenever I watch the show through again and pick up on more of the visual details that ...
Apr 20, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Hyouka is an anime based on a series of novels by Yonezawa Honobu. The anime adaptation was handled by Kyoto animation. also Hyouka is a mystery series about everyday occurrences, revolving around four high school students in the Classic Literature Club that only resolving small and seemingly insignificant mysteries. Starring a highly introverted and lazy male protagonist but smart, character are initially attractive but inadequately develop, and often repeat the same key lines through almost any situation. They carry through the scene enough to make it work, but not diverse enough to create anything of significance. Hyouka is a beautifully animated anime (great opening and ...
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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