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Koten-bu Series

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: AdventureAdventure, MysteryMystery, SchoolSchool
Authors: Yonezawa, Honobu (Story)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.611 (scored by 14011,401 users)
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Ranked: #802
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Popularity: #1219
Members: 8,418
Favorites: 284


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Sep 15, 2016
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, read more
Jan 9, 2020
iKyozumiko (All reviews)
Let me begin by admitting that Hyouka is by far one of my favorite series in anime. 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 few volumes since KyoAni produced a spectacular adaptation. But for formal review sake, I would simply like to state that these chapters do a wonderful job introducing our beloved characters, and giving life to our favorite Classics Club. Oreki is the read more