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KyoAni's New Mystery TV Anime 'Hyouka' Announced [Update Jan 20]

by dtshyk
Nov 28, 2011 7:19 PM | 102 Comments
According to their official website, Kyoto Animation has announced a new TV anime "Hyouka". It is based on the mystery light novel "Kotenbu series" first published in 2001.

Hyouka anime official website

Update: To be aired from April.

Staff
Director: Takemoto Yasuhiro
Series Composition: Gatoh Shoji
Character Design: Nishiya Futoshi
Music: Tanaka Kohei

Synopsis:
Oriki Hotaro is a high school boy, who always acts passively. One day, he enters "Koten Bu (Classic Literature Club)" as recommended by his elder sister. There he meets Chitanda Eru, Fukube Satoshi, and Ibara Mayaka. Chitanda is a calm beautiful girl but she turns into an embodiment of curiosity once she says, "I'm interested in it (Watashi, Kininarimasu)". Fubube is a smiling boy who excels in memory, but he never constructs his own deduction. Ibara is a short girl and is strict with others and herself. She loves Fubube, but he always dodges her approach. They begin to investigate a case that occurred 33 years ago. Hints of the mystery is buried in an old collection of works of the former members of Koten Club. The collection is titled "Hyouka".

Source: Kyoto Animation

Hyouka on MAL

20 of 102 Comments Recent Comments

Not another "another".

Apr 1, 2012 7:58 AM by ForsakenArcher

kenny_wontons said:
iif you dont mind, could you tell us who Kadokawa is and why he/she/it makes the decision?



This idea got viral after Endless Eight, that surely it wasn't KyoAni's fault, but the EEEEVIL suits at publishing forced them to stretch it over more disc. Ever since that, Kadokawa is blamed for all negative aspects of KyoAni.

Personally, I think that it's far-fetched. EE itself appeared exactly like what a trollish studio would do after getting high, and wanting to do something uniqe, not a conservative publishing house's planned business model.

Apr 1, 2012 1:43 AM by Alterego-X

It debuts a bit late but I'm still interested (:

Mar 31, 2012 11:38 PM by Stark700

Aki Toyosaki (K-On's Yui) will make an apperance in this series. I think I mentioned this under Aki-chan's entry on MAL.

Mar 31, 2012 10:28 PM by Andrew729

the pic looks a lot like K-on, and i havent even watched that show yet

Mar 19, 2012 8:24 PM by supermegasonic

omg just notice that is Daisuke and Yuuichi as main's o.o

Mar 13, 2012 11:12 AM by holyshura

Yay, more KyoAni, and pretty fast too.

Jan 20, 2012 6:09 AM by Obinderu

Yeah.

Jan 20, 2012 4:27 AM by djsjr

certainly sounds fishy. or just a really tight partnership

thanks for clearing that up! ^^

Jan 8, 2012 2:04 AM by CantonNeko

wow... that is some dedication by key.

if you dont mind, could you tell us who Kadokawa is and why he/she/it makes the decision?

Jan 6, 2012 11:43 PM by CantonNeko

ringoo4 said:
lol you don't know anything. Kyoani is currently just a slave of Kadokawa. Seriously, this is TEN YEARS OLD novel. I can't believe that it is 'KYOANI' that is animating this. It doesn't matter it is light novel or not. Kyoani's still under Kadokawa's direction and they will just animate whatever thing that Kadokawa asks to do.


because of Kadokawa...little busters! anime will not possible for now...and also key declined aniplex offer for little busters! anime...becuase they really want KyoAni to do it

Jan 6, 2012 2:08 AM by MegaNanoDeath

dtshyk said:
Update

Hyouka anime official website

Staff
Director: Takemoto Yasuhiro
Series Composition: Gatoh Shoji
Character Design: Nishiya Futoshi
Music: Tanaka Kohei


The usual team, not surprised. Probably it will something KyoAni standards. But, Tanaka Kohei as the music composition?

Also, dat design character. Its not particular at all, c'mon KyoAni...

Dec 23, 2011 8:31 AM by allflying

Sounds like an anime I will forget the characters' names of. Still, will watching it.

Dec 23, 2011 6:20 AM by Indonesia

Kittenpotpie said:
Nooooooooo!!!! That's not Haruhi S3, Nichijou S2, or Lucky Star S2!!!!

*cries*


You forgot Little Busters! Though I suppose it's been mentioned enough in this thread (as it will any KyoAni announcement thread until it is announced itself).

Dec 23, 2011 1:40 AM by mitch3315

I'm kinda iffy on the art change. Sure we get some quality (usual) Kyoani, but we don't get the artsy fartsy novel style

Dec 23, 2011 1:06 AM by notsureifsrs

Nooooooooo!!!! That's not Haruhi S3, Nichijou S2, or Lucky Star S2!!!!

*cries*

Dec 23, 2011 12:51 AM by pie-_-

Those guys have done some awesome works! I'm expecting something nice again.

Dec 23, 2011 12:02 AM by Obinderu

Update

Hyouka anime official website

Staff
Director: Takemoto Yasuhiro
Series Composition: Gatoh Shoji
Character Design: Nishiya Futoshi
Music: Tanaka Kohei

Dec 22, 2011 6:22 PM by dtshyk

My guess is that this will be a half-season show. There's only so much you can do with one novel.

Dec 5, 2011 5:24 PM by Matheson

For those who are wondering about why Kyo-Ani haven't animate LB yet :
http://visualnovelaer.wordpress.com/vava-answers-why-was-little-busters-never-made-into-an-anime/

BTT, I found that it's hard to google this LN, even just to search for other art than the one in MAL. The only fan pic drawing that I can found is this :

Anyone can share how it probably looks like? Since I am in a line between optimism and afraid that Kyo-ani will do another gamble. I believe this will still be good, but I'm afraid of another financial failure.

Dec 5, 2011 11:19 AM by zeroyuki92

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