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Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: Slice of Life
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.431 (scored by 41,117 users)
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Ranked: #18082
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Popularity: #835
Members: 66,325
Favorites: 72
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

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

Background

Pre-aired on USTREAM on July 8th, 2012.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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



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Stark700
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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hellix
Jun 30, 2014
This fanservice pool episode adds nothing to the main series of Hyouka, in fact, I would argue that by heaping clichéd writing and unmotivated male gaze at boobs moments on the anime, it detracts. Not that these things are bad in and of themselves - but they're notoriously lacking in the rest of Hyouka, and they end up mixing very poorly with the rest of the series. Not only that, but the characters seem like pale caricatures of themselves.

There's no reason to watch this: if you want fanservice, there are better places to get it, and if you like Hyouka, it is unlikely that this read more
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aLooser
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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TheFlowingStream
Jul 10, 2012
Its good to give a rest to all that studies and 'WORK'. Thats right! Oreki is going for an actuall job today, and the rest of the guys tag along to cheer him.
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 read more
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Hyouka Episode 11.5 to be Pre-aired on USTREAM

Hyouka Episode 11.5 to be Pre-aired on USTREAM

According to the official website, the OVA of Hyouka will be pre-aired on the official USTREAM channel on July 7th, 2012 at 24:00 Tokyo Time (stand-by at 23:50). Thi...read more

OVA of Hyouka Announced

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