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May 28, 2012 5:44 PM

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I can't describe how little I care about the things that happen to them each week.

Math teacher couldn't read his handwriting and there was 3 minutes of uproar in class? Wouldn't even qualify as an answer to 'Did anything happened at school today?'

At this point I'm wishing they would talk about chocolate cornettes and how to eat them
 
May 28, 2012 10:42 PM

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That was pretty pointless for a mystery. This series is lucky it has KyoAni animating it so the mundane stuff are converted to something more interesting. If you pick it apart, there's really nothing at the core. Well at least the storytelling is good enough to prevent me from getting bored.
 
May 28, 2012 10:56 PM

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This episode was... strange. I'm surprised that a whole 20 or so minutes were spent discussing why someone got angry over some simple mistake where nothing really happened when the person got angry.
 
May 28, 2012 10:56 PM

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Dalek-baka said:
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LOL @ people that still expecting mystery from Hyouka.

Hyouka is a story about adolescence, and mostly slice of life. Get your expectation right before watching Hyouka, since you can only expect average to great "mystery" from main story arcs. Mystery is a plot device for Hyouka, not the main theme.


So there are some RIGHT expectations :D since when?
I was expecting mystery show and it fails at this.
In returns it gives a decent SoL story about one guy who is lazy but hides it under some philosophy - at least he starts to be more active, that's nice.

Not that i was expecting too much from it (since it's KyoAni)


That's the same point as the point that I want to convey. You are expecting mystery, and gets more slice of life rather than the actual mystery. Since many people tend to look down at slice of life, disappointment is natural for Hyouka.

It's the same thing like...expecting Fate/Zero to be a shounen show with a ton of cool fights, gets a lot of talk instead, and getting disappointed. Different expectation can kill enjoyment.

But well, sometimes it could also be a good thing. Like expecting Madoka to be a pretty typical magical girls story, and get the usual Gen Urobuchi's story instead... Most people like it.
 
May 28, 2012 11:17 PM
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wth?! nothing is happening.

Yeah, that's kinda my problem with this.

The whole plotty-mystery thing they had going ended at Episode 5. Is the rest of this anime just going to be them doing stupid shit like that?
I admit it had some funny parts but, I like my anime to have some storyline at least. If all it's going to be is, "Oh well, I got mad, I wonder why" for the rest of it... I'm probably gonna drop this.
 
May 29, 2012 1:04 AM

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Still waiting for a romance development between Chitanda and Oreki . Waitingggggggggggggg
Actually glad that nepal is facing disaster
 
May 29, 2012 3:07 AM

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This was probably the most pointless episode I've ever seen in an anime. It's a filler so trivial and forgettable that I can't imagine why kyoani adapted it. I mean, how could you forget something unusual that happened to you a few hours ago? And seriously, that "mystery" didn't require any kind of answer because it's a simple case of a person blaming others for his own mistakes and not realizing it, of course anyone would get angry.

And in the next episode hot springs. Cool, because I was pretty bored of anime that try to be original, it's better rehash the same hackneyed cliches over and over again.
 
May 29, 2012 4:11 AM

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Still waiting for a romance development between Chitanda and Oreki . Waitingggggggggggggg


that would be a 100x more interesting that wanted to know why a teacher made a mistake and a dumb girl who doesnt know why she got mad.
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May 29, 2012 5:27 AM

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May 29, 2012 6:20 AM

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Silly mystery but atleast the solving was entertaining

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May 29, 2012 6:34 AM

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The simplest mysteries are those that attract me most in this anime. I'm in love with this series.
 
May 29, 2012 7:02 AM

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lol'd at the Chitanda angel part. Otherwise, episode was meh.
 
May 29, 2012 7:35 AM

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I love how they can make a full episode of beauty out of a trivial matter. It was simply brilliant. Chitanda is dangerously cute when she gets interested in something. And Houtarou finding his soul mate was brilliant.
And slowly, you come to realize... It's all as it should be...
 
May 29, 2012 12:58 PM
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Spacebar said:
Still waiting for a romance development between Chitanda and Oreki . Waitingggggggggggggg


that would be a 100x more interesting that wanted to know why a teacher made a mistake and a dumb girl who doesnt know why she got mad.


Arashi89 said:
This was probably the most pointless episode I've ever seen in an anime. It's a filler so trivial and forgettable that I can't imagine why kyoani adapted it. I mean, how could you forget something unusual that happened to you a few hours ago? And seriously, that "mystery" didn't require any kind of answer because it's a simple case of a person blaming others for his own mistakes and not realizing it, of course anyone would get angry.

And in the next episode hot springs. Cool, because I was pretty bored of anime that try to be original, it's better rehash the same hackneyed cliches over and over again.


I completely agree with both of these.
 
May 29, 2012 1:02 PM
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The solution to the problem was a long shot based on the information given. Why would a math teacher write A as a and D as d in this context?
Weakest episode so far. I like how they only have small everyday mysteries, but it definately need plot development too.
 
May 29, 2012 1:24 PM
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So, this episode is all about Chitanda wanting to know why she got mad and a senile teacher?

I hate Chitanda!!!!!!!
 
May 29, 2012 1:32 PM
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I'm a little disappointed by this episode, it was a very weak follow-up from last week. That they managed to scrape together an episode about a teacher who misread his own handwriting is just silly. I hope they go back to solving more intriguing mysteries or I'll not be as excited for Hyouka anymore. Before this episode I thought it had a soothing, feelgood-atmosphere, but this one just lowered my hopes for the series. :/
 
May 29, 2012 2:25 PM

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Honestly I was kinda disappointed in this episode....Why would Chitanda be soo interested in such a pointless thing as to why her teacher mixed up lessons? Felt like she made a big thing out of nothing x.x
 
May 29, 2012 2:48 PM
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The solution to the problem was a long shot based on the information given. Why would a math teacher write A as a and D as d in this context?
Weakest episode so far. I like how they only have small everyday mysteries, but it definately need plot development too.


Because math problems, you don't type unknowns in uppercases, so as a math teacher that becomes a habit.
 
May 29, 2012 4:47 PM

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Zyrocz said:
The solution to the problem was a long shot based on the information given. Why would a math teacher write A as a and D as d in this context?
Weakest episode so far. I like how they only have small everyday mysteries, but it definately need plot development too.


Because math problems, you don't type unknowns in uppercases, so as a math teacher that becomes a habit.


This.

Check any mathematics textbook. Variables, which are by far the most common reason to use letters in math, are always lower case, and vertices of polygons/angles are always uppercase. Still, when you think of letter usage in math, you would definitely think variables first.
 
May 29, 2012 4:48 PM
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ElessaR88 said:
Zyrocz said:
The solution to the problem was a long shot based on the information given. Why would a math teacher write A as a and D as d in this context?
Weakest episode so far. I like how they only have small everyday mysteries, but it definately need plot development too.


Because math problems, you don't type unknowns in uppercases, so as a math teacher that becomes a habit.

As is my habit, though I didn't think to attribute it to that until just now - I have degrees in physics and math, and yes I rarely print in upper case. And I've had that exact same thing happen to me - if I'm not careful I mix up my a's and d's.
 
May 29, 2012 9:23 PM

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I didn't like the mystery in this episode... It seems so simple... Either way, I liked the Sekitani Jun plot, hope there's more of that...
 
May 29, 2012 9:53 PM

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What makes a better person? probably having some part of the 7 deadly sins. I loled when Houtaro was all like oh i got angry win ! i wanna see Fuku angry now :D

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May 29, 2012 10:17 PM

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Ive liked every episode up til this point. However, i found this episode boring on all counts.
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May 30, 2012 6:08 AM

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*hoping the next episode is better than this episode*
 
May 30, 2012 6:59 AM

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Nice, now I can finally drop this horrid show


*shrug* you never know it might get better and you might miss out. but its up to you, so do what you feel is best fo you :)
 
May 30, 2012 9:22 AM

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Okay, this episode was pretty damn boring. And how the hell can you forget why you were angry the same day you got angry? LOL.
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May 30, 2012 2:07 PM

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I love this show. I found myself enthralled even though the episode had practically no direction. It was literally just a problem out of nowhere, but it was still written and animated in a way that made me want to know more.

I didn't realize until today that Hyouka is essentially an anime slice-of-life version of Sherlock Holmes. I'm a sucker for mystery.
 
May 30, 2012 2:16 PM
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What is the violin tune about 22min in this ep?
 
May 30, 2012 8:53 PM

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That awkward when you´re catolic and Chitanda knows seven deadly sins and you don´t lol.

Anyway, awesome episode, haven´t laught this much for a wilhe. I have though that the teacher have mistaken the class before Oreki, so it made me feel smart :3 But Chitanta doesn´t need to uderstant ever thing, it´s normal to be angry :~~
 
May 30, 2012 10:26 PM

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I liked this episode a lot more than the last one and I think this has made me figure out something. I don't watch this show for the mysteries because lets face it they are pretty damn boring mysteries (and are pretty damn easy to solve*) . So when the show goes off on the mysteries and just basically does a huge info dump I find myself losing interest. However, when the show is how this episode mostly was I enjoy the series. The fun for me comes from the character interactions and the characters just basically having fun with each other and talking about regular things ( I particularly enjoyed how they were ragging on each other), instead of dry boring mysteries. I guess I just like when they display their traits (and lets face Chitanda was too cute for anyone not to at least have a little enjoyment watching this ep).


*Man this weeks mystery was really easy though, the fact that he checked the sign should've been a dead give away that he mixed up the classes. I thought Houtaru was better than that.
 
May 31, 2012 12:20 AM

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Okay this mystery was just laaaame.
Also, being that curious should be the 8th deadly sin, god.
 
May 31, 2012 12:41 AM

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Wow, that felt like much longer than 20 minutes to me. Great episode, even if not a lot happened. I guess the first part was there for some character development. The mystery was ok, but not the greatest. I still really like this series for some reason. It's really pretty, if nothing else. Two weird parts with the girl. Angel image, and then all the mini angels. I wonder if that was another one of her visual things that happen like in the first 2 episodes. I really hope there is some sort of supernatural incorporation with her at some point.
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May 31, 2012 3:55 AM
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Its impossible to avoid eye contact with Chitanda lol
 
Jun 1, 2012 2:19 PM

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That was pretty weak.... but I loved the moment he fantasized Chitanda as an angel lol
 
Jun 2, 2012 6:18 AM

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Good ep. I still can't understand how she could forget the reason for her outburst but that's Chitanda for you.

Plenty of eye contact from her, angel scene was awesome and the problem solution wasn't bad either. Glad to see the OP/ED back.
 
Jun 2, 2012 12:26 PM

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Liking the development between Houtaro and Chitanda. The characters are pretty good in this show, I enjoy their interactions.

Mystery itself was dumb as shit though. Teachers forget where their classes are all the time, does it really matter this much? Though I grew to appreciate the mystery more after Houtaro noted that Chitanda was curious because she wanted to dismiss her anger as being in the wrong.
 
Jun 2, 2012 12:33 PM

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Chitanda was so cute this episode, and I just love the way she gets all close up to Houtarou. Ah being dragged into yet another mystery, this one was his fault for asking one too many questions. And how does she forget why she got angry lol.
 
Jun 2, 2012 1:15 PM

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I don't think it's that she forgot why she was angry, like Houtaro figured out, she wanted to come to the conclusion that the reason why she got angry was wrong. He said, "I guess Chitanda is that kind of person."

Anywho, I love this show <3

 
Jun 2, 2012 6:47 PM

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Good ep.

<3'd the part when Houtarou fantasized about Chitanda as an angel. I was like "Yay, we can finally get some romance between them!", but then Chitanda had to say it was a joke :(

Maybe it wasn't and she just felt embarrassed to admit it infront of him :P

Anywho, next ep looks like a hot spring ep? Can't wait!
 
Jun 3, 2012 6:47 AM

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Hyouka just keeps getting better and better, i just love how they make everyday life scenarios into something special

and i really can't wait for the lot of characters in here, especially the "megane" one
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Jun 3, 2012 9:29 AM

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Best episode so far
5/5 :)
 
Jun 3, 2012 12:03 PM

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Jun 3, 2012 12:15 PM

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I'm finding this anime a little boring, but I keep on watching because I am expecting something really good to happen.
 
Jun 6, 2012 1:02 PM

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God, and people complain nothing worthwhile's going on in K-ON!..


 
Jun 6, 2012 7:21 PM

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This episode really stepped up the boring.

Why would they get angry or care so much about the teacher making a minor mistake? Let alone discuss it that long?

Ugh, people will watch anything that is cute girls being air heads won't they?
 
Jun 9, 2012 10:36 PM

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Great episode, this anime doesn't cease to impress me.
 
Jun 10, 2012 2:38 PM

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Oh lol, Chitanda doesn't want to do tiring things either. Unfortunately it was a joke.
And Mayaka's so cute~
 
Jun 22, 2012 4:57 PM

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This series is so basic, but so interesting at the same time.
 
Jun 27, 2012 2:07 PM

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Ugh I really start to dislike Chitanda, she's so utterly useless and annoying with her constant nagging about "wanting to know"

Anyway kinda weak episode, hope there'll be a more interesting plot soon... :)
 
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