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OVA of Hyouka Announced

by dtshyk
Mar 24, 2012 1:52 AM | 29 Comments
According to Shonen Ace magazine, an OVA of Hyouka was announced to be released in January 2013. The Blu-ray will be bundled with the third volume of the manga. A fanservice episode at a swimming pool will be animated.

Hyouka official website
Trailer of the TV series

The first episode of the TV series will be aired on April 22nd.

Source: Scan of Shonen Ace

Hyouka (OVA) on MAL

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I don't understand the hatred towards fanservice. It's not like it will be part of the TV series. If you don't want to see it, guess what? You don't have to. You wont miss a thing by skipping it.

Also, fanservice is self-explanatory. I myself love animes that feature beach eps to change the mood/pacing, and just to see the chicks showing some skin. Steins;Gate for example is an anime I wish had atleast an OVA of it. Kurisu in a swimsuit sounds so delicious :D. Ruka in a swimsuit also? Many lawls could be had there.

Fanservice is there to appeal to fans. Obviously since it's done so much it means it's popular in Japan, which by the way is the MAIN audience. Though TBH I don't understand why anyone wouldn't want to see female characters in any show show skin.

Anyway, this series looks to have amazing quality. As expected of KyoAni. Can't wait.

Apr 2, 2012 10:44 PM by Yvese

jmal said:

It also depends on how much/what kinds of fanservice. Cute girls in swimsuits in Hyouka? That sounds totally acceptable to me. If it turned into bikini mud wrestling with dissolving clothes and full nudity, maaaaybe that'd be over the top for a story that, as far as I can tell, isn't at all intended to be an ecchifest. =P

And critical is whether it's executed well. This is so important... Uncreative, lazy, poorly drawn fanservice can be unappealing even in a show where one expects fanservice. Fanservice is so much better when effort is put into it. I find Nisemonogatari and Touka Gettan a lot hotter than, say, Maken-ki.

That's so well said. Another good example is Hanasaku Iroha with the slight fanservice like Nako at that episode when she was swimming with her clothes on to save you know who and Ohana's bondage. Even though the show wasn't meant to be ecchi at all, they included some very nice fanservice moments.

Mar 26, 2012 10:45 AM by Obinderu

This actually looks really interesting. I'm looking forward to it, even the pool ep. ^^

But that PV... I thought it was a horror show at first. So much for repressed memories, NGE End of Eva DVD menu, lol... >.>

Mar 25, 2012 2:08 PM by Forest-kun

fanservice ?
no...I don't want :(

Mar 25, 2012 2:28 AM by Misaola

As long as there is an equal amount of fanservice between the girls and the boys, I will be happy.

Mar 24, 2012 7:30 PM by Sanguis

I thought this was going to be an Episode 0 which would have been nice since the first episode isn't airing until pretty late in the season.

Oh well.

Mar 24, 2012 6:30 PM by Veronin

jmal said:
Anyway, Hyouka was obviously my #1 most anticipated show of spring, and it's nice to know there will be at least one episode beyond however many air on TV.

Its been confirmed to be 21 episodes (yeah, I know thats a weird number but its starting late).

Mar 24, 2012 6:11 PM by RyanSaotome

more mystery

Mar 24, 2012 5:12 PM by Mr_Gutts

TehYGuy said:
Pretty far off from now since it's coming out in 2013 but I'm looking foward to this series next month. After watching the PV, it does look a little like K-ON being that it's from KyoAni.

Its the same character designer who did both series.

Mar 24, 2012 10:43 AM by RyanSaotome

Pretty far off from now since it's coming out in 2013 but I'm looking foward to this series next month. After watching the PV, it does look a little like K-ON being that it's from KyoAni.

Mar 24, 2012 10:42 AM by TehYGuy

I think the TV series is going to be good! I hope it would be great!

Mar 24, 2012 10:34 AM by Kurini

After watching the S;G OVA I'm just spoiled on how good OVA side stories can be.

I'll watch the main series though, sure.

Mar 24, 2012 10:04 AM by StreetFighter

DraconisMarch said:
Trailer: Looks great as far as art and animation go. Purple-eyed girl has a really pretty and cool character design.


dtshyk said:
fanservice episode at a swimming pool


Nice PV. I like the characters. (The guy's hair and eyes <3) The only thing that bothers me is the purple eyed girl's eyes... too big. I guess I'm expecting a Mio too much... ^^""

Mar 24, 2012 9:19 AM by Mirorin

holypoop said:
dtshyk said:
A fanservice episode at a swimming pool will be animated.

I really don't understand why everything needs straightmanservice fanservice. And on top of that, the kids in the anime are supposed to be in high school. It's just starting to become disturbing.

Are you new to anime?

Mar 24, 2012 8:59 AM by RyanSaotome

Cool, sign me up

Mar 24, 2012 8:47 AM by Stark700

Ah mystery....I will watch the series...but maybe not this OVA

Mar 24, 2012 8:37 AM by KinkyMegane

kuruta_tribe said:

Looks interesting. Maybe I should check this out..

There should be no maybe about it, KyoAni = watch 100% of the time, no exceptions.
/KyoAni fanboyism

Mar 24, 2012 8:29 AM by mitch3315

still less than 1 year but they announce it so soon

Mar 24, 2012 7:48 AM by Giix

mmm,might watch it

Mar 24, 2012 6:44 AM by freezeheart

Apr 14 is the date of the preview at a theater.

Mar 24, 2012 6:17 AM by dtshyk

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