Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa

Hyouka: What Should Be Had

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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
English: Hyouka: What Should Be Had
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Genres: MysteryMystery, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.351 (scored by 115142115,142 users)
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Ranked: #24742
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Popularity: #1267
Members: 190,644
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It's another regular day, with Houtarou Oreki sitting at home as usual; that is until his sister Tomoe ropes him into working as a lifeguard at the local swimming pool. Upon reaching the pool, Oreki coincidentally meets the other members of the Classics Club. Eru Chitanda notices that a white object that was on a woman's ear a while ago suddenly disappeared, which leaves her curious about the mystery behind it.

Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa features Oreki and the rest of the Classics Club as they have fun at the pool and solve the mystery that has piqued Chitanda's curiosity.

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

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Opening Theme

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"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


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 ...
Jul 9, 2012
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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 ...

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