Apr 27, 2012

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Hyouka

Nice, very nice. This anime sort of reminded me of one of the manga’s I’ve seen in Bakuman. It’s a similar type of story, which isn’t necessarily bad, but it doesn’t seem all that unique either. Still, I was very much amused by it.

The artwork is absolutely great. It looks so smooth, detailed and appealing. How could anyone possibly put this one aside? It proves that even anime is evolving. Anime has gradually gotten much better over the past few years. Go ahead; compare this one to an older show, like Code Geass or something.

I know I said that the story didn’t seem all that unique, but it’s not that bad. I’m personally a little bit interested in one of the characters, Eru Chitanda. She’s a bit of an airhead. She doesn’t realize that her actions are not always “appropriate” when it comes to boys. She gets very close without even realizing it. That’s what’s fascinates me; she’s absolutely not your average character.

I recommend this strongly, surprisingly enough. I think that all mystery fans that don’t mind a little bit of innocent romance will come to love this anime, providing that this anime does indeed remain mysterious. I shouldn’t become like UN-GO, where you could predict the ending a few times.

Plot Summary: Oreki Hotaro is minimalistic high school boy. One day, he joins the Classic Literature Club at his elder sister’s request.

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)”. Fukube is a smiling boy with a fantastic memory who calls himself a database. Ibara is a short girl and is strict with others and herself. She loves Fukube, but he always dodges her approaches.

They begin to investigate a case that occurred 33 years ago. Hints of the mystery are buried in an old collection of works of the former members of Classics Club. The collection is titled “Hyouka.”

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