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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: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: Slice of Life
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.411 (scored by 51,783 users)
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Ranked: #19572
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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.


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

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Characters & Voice Actors


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

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

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

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Jul 8, 2012
Stark700 (All reviews)
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
Jun 30, 2014
hellix (All reviews)
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
Nov 13, 2013
aLooser (All reviews)
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
Jul 9, 2012
Nasty001 (All reviews)
WTF Is this? Frankly, I can't say as to what's going on with the people of Kyoto Animation studio as to why do they have to make an OVA which should be better off being included in one of its parent anime's episode. The only consolation here is swimsuit fanservice and Oreki who seems to be checking Chitada's vital stats since she is wearing a white bikini. Overall, this anime doesn't fare up since it still follows the usual plot and genre. There is nothing much for me to say here, so here's my rating in a nut shell............I rated every read more


Recent News

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

According to Shonen Ace magazine, an OVA of Hyouka was announced to be released in January 2013. The Blu-ray will be bundled with the third volume of the manga. A fa...read more

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