Anime Reviews

[Anime Review] Hyouka



Energy-conservative high school student Houtarou Oreki ends up with more than he bargained for when he signs up for the Classics Club at his sister’s behest—especially when he realizes how deep-rooted the club’s history really is. Begrudgingly, Oreki is dragged into an investigation concerning the 45-year-old mystery that surrounds the club room.

Accompanied by his fellow club members, the knowledgeable Satoshi Fukube, the stern but benign Mayaka Ibara, and the ever-curious Eru Chitanda, Oreki must combat deadlines and lack of information with resourcefulness and hidden talent, in order to not only find the truth buried beneath the dust of works created years before them, but of other small side cases as well.

Episodes: 22

Genres: Mystery, Slice of Life

Written by:  Honobu Yonezawa

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Hyouka is one of the best anime in the mystery genre. Oreki Houtarou was like a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. I liked how Oreki and his friends solve interesting mysteries no matter how small it is. The character of Eru Chitanda was very funny as to how she was curious about almost everything. I love this anime very much because I can relate to Oreki in some ways especially about being energy-conservative. Personally, I hate doing things I don’t want to do unless it’s something necessary—similar to Oreki. I don’t hate the character of Satoshi Fukube but I don’t like it either. I just thought that it would’ve been better if his character would be a bit similar to John Watson. I wish there would be a second season since the final episode was such a cliffhanger and I want to see more romance in the anime.

Overall rating: 4.7/5


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