27 Sept 2012


Finally this series has finished, IMO one of the best anime. Why?? Have ideal main characters, great artwork and combined with unique storyline make me very love this series.

Type : TV Series
Episodes : 22
Studio : Kyoto Animation
Aired : 14 April 2012 - 16 September 2012
Genre : Mystery, Slice of Life (School)
Music : Yasashisa no Riyuu (OP1), Mikansei Stride (OP2), Madoromi no Yakusoku (ED1) and Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery (ED2)

There a high school boy where in his life acts very passively. He won't get a big problem in his life and if forced get it, he will finished as soon as possible. He is Oreki Houtarou.

In his school, he join Classic Literature Club to stop it from being abolished which his friends Satoshi Fukube and Ibara Mayaka also joining. There he meets Chitanda Eru, a calm and beautiful girl, who have an embodiment of curiosity if she says, "I can't stop thinking about it (Watashi, Kininarimasu)".
First this club hasn't activities and Eru asked to Oreki help to solve her private problems about her uncle. And in fact that problem was related to club and finally they begin investigate a case that occured 45 years ago when Eru's uncle also member of Classics Club at same school. Hints of the mystery are buried in an old collection which titled "Hyouka".

Storyline : The big point of this series, have a mystery genre with unique touched and it's make difference with others. One of a series that story focuses on conversations not actions. It's mystery not about horror, thriller, ghost or detective but about real life, that's why I say it unique. (10/10)
Artwork : Just one word, amazing. (10/10)
Characters : Oreki houtarou have ideal characteristics, a cool boy with talkess and more lazy but clever combined with Chitanda Eru, a moe and cheerful girl. Very rare to get main characters like in this series. (10/10)
Musics : Opening and Ending selection also give more points of this series, very good and suits. (9/10)
Seiyuu : With experienced voice actors make the characters feel alive. (9/10)
Overall : 9/10

Note : This next OVA will be released January 2013 with plot based by the novel author and will bundled with the third volume manga.

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