Hyou-ka: You Can't Escape

TV (22 eps)
4.313 out of 5 from 7,696 votes
Rank #249

"If I don't have to do it, I won't. If I do have to do it, make it quick," is the basic principle by which energy conservationist Houtarou Oreki lives. But after his sister convinces him to join the Classics Club, Houtarou's life is turned upside down when he meets Chitanda, a perpetually-inquisitive girl who challenges the boy's easygoing existence. Intrigued by the slightest hint of a mystery afoot, Chitanda doesn't hesitate to pester the reluctant yet highly analytical Houtarou into satisfying her curiosity at every turn, no matter how small the problem. Alongside fellow members Satoshi and Ibara, the group tackles cases ranging from a self-locking classroom door, a strangely-popular library book, and even the shadowy history of the very club to which they belong!

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Howlorihara's avatar by Howlorihara on Jul 2, 2012
Score: 8.5/10

There is something genuinely shocking to me about how highly I think of this anime.  I stumbled upon it believing it would be fun for a couple of laughs.  Yet, I feel like I have actually stumbled onto one of my favorite animes this year.   The story begins with Houtarou, a boy with no other purpose in life but to conserve energy.  He eventually ends up joining the "Classics... read more

Onivusi's avatar by Onivusi on Aug 4, 2014
Score: 9.9/10

This anime is absolutely amazing I love this title so much, probably its one of the best anime what I've watched in my boring life. Anime from Kyoto Animations so in anime we can see how amazing are the animations. Oreki for me was the best character, I like him so much, Chitanda was amazing too I love her! Music in anime is amazing too, in good moments etc. Story isn't maybe the best but its good too. Watch... read more

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