"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!
Well, it tried, I'll give it that.
Hyouka, also known as "Hyou-ka: You Can't Escape" (a title that basically means nothing) is the latest series by acclaimed studio Kyoto Animation, who, despite their huge fanbase, generally produce work of more style than substance. Hyouka unfortunately follows this trend, though superficially it doesn't fit in with the rest of KyoAni's back catalogue very... read more
In 2010 there was this weird explosion around a subgenre most didn’t care about until then. Anime with loli detectives started to sprout like mushrooms all over the place as if all of a sudden they were the coolest brand new trend every animation studio just HAD to be part of. Here is the list:
J.C. Staff: Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Heaven's Memo Pad
Gainax: Dantalian... read more
Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa
Hyouka (Light Novel)