Koten-bu Series
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Koten-bu Series

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Synonyms: Hyouka
Japanese: 〈古典部〉シリーズ


Type: Novel
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 31, 2001 to ?
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Mystery Mystery
Theme: School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Yonezawa, Honobu (Story)


Score: 8.651 (scored by 24762,476 users)
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Ranked: #602
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Popularity: #983
Members: 13,997
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Houtarou Oreki is a high school student who lives his life conserving as much energy as possible, only delving into matters that feel absolutely necessary to him. So when his older sister forces him to join the Classics Club to keep it from disbanding, he finds himself terribly inconvenienced.

To his surprise, Oreki finds that the Classics Club already has a single member: the inquisitive Eru Chitanda. Not long after, Oreki's friends—the knowledgeable Satoshi Fukube and the headstrong Mayaka Ibara—also join. Although the club does not have any set activities, Chitanda's constant curiosity soon begins to drag the members into all sorts of mystery-solving escapades.

Koten-bu Series revolves around the members of the Classics Club as their eccentric day-to-day activities slowly begin to brighten up Oreki's drab way of life.

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Jan 9, 2020
Kahyo (All reviews)
Let me preface this review by admitting that Hyouka is by far one of my favorite shows. Therefore, I had very high expectations going into its textual form. To be straightforward, these expectations were met and surpassed with no difficulty. The prose, the details, everything else: they all made it possible to easily re-enter the world of Hyouka. And while many say that the artwork in the show is one of its best aspects, it is truly seen in its original novel series that that is clearly not the case, and bluntly, it isn’t even needed.

I will refrain from an elaborate review of the first read more
Aug 30, 2021
abystoma2 (All reviews)
I see what is Koten-bu trying to go for – to show that even mundane things in life can be interesting. Not bad for a concept, though hardly original one. The stumbling block of this novel is just that – being mundane. Or to be specific, being too mundane. It’s not that the mundane things are told in a symbolic way, or that a hidden deeper meaning of small occurrences is discovered. No, it is portrayed as mundane and mundane it stays. It doesn’t fall into the “mundane made awesome” trope. The “mysteries” are wholly unexciting, uninteresting and I wouldn’t hesitate to call them irrelevant. read more
Oct 26, 2020
SgtBaitMan (All reviews)
(Alternative version is down below. Hope you would like it.)


This word means classical literature club in Japanese and is also the name of the club that the storyline revolves. Staying close with the meaning, the novel tells a slow-pace story about the activities of that very club, and everything started with an anthology named Hyouka.

Sounds mystery, huh? Yeah, that’s right. This kind of club doesn’t have a true activity for most of the time, so of course it must involve with some unrelated ones. But unlike some vague-purposed club’s activities? or plotting for a harem, its members would solve some of the mysteries encountered during read more
May 10, 2021
Nick-Knight (All reviews)
A novel about a classic literature club, how monotonous must it be?

Koten-bu is a novel like no other I've read before. With its classy and whimsical atmosphere, peculiar plot, smooth and easy-going prose, amazing interactions between its quirky characters, plenty of references to western works and mysteries that are so simple yet with the way that they're presented they may seem like they're just as complex as the ones only Sherlock Holmes himself would be able to solve. With so many characteristics as these it is not an easy task to find a word to describe this novel, but if I had to choose, it read more

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