Houtarou is usually quite apathetic, however his sister forced him to join the classic literature club. Once there he discovers some information regarding an incident surrounding one of the...
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A high school boy Hotaro Oreki has no energy, and always wants to be efficient in his life. His sister Tomoe offered him to join the classic lit club that faced the prospect of disbandment due to no ...
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Houtarou is usually quite apathetic, however his sister forced him to join the classic literature club. Once there he discovers some information regarding an incident surrounding one of the members' uncle. Together with an inquisitive girl this unassertive boy delves deeper into this mystery.Written by
It Takes the Rose-Color Out of Anime and Focuses on the Grey
Hyouka is a story about a high school boy who would rather not exert energy on everyday school life. However, after being urged to join the Classic Literature Club, but gets swept up in a girl's desire to investigate the simple parts of life.
Hyouka revolutionizes the slice-of-life genre by diving deep into it's characters and pins down what makes them tick. No detail is left behind and every primary character is a changed person by the end of the series. The protagonist, Oreki, is a masterfully-crafted character and captures the sense of a apathetic high schooler perfectly. He also contrasts well with the other 3 main cast members who are very lively compared to him.
As expected of Kyoto Animation, the animation is unparalleled. The musical score flawlessly mixes classical pieces with the up-beat ones.
All in all, Hyouka is not only a well-oiled machine, but a innovative one at that. It's rare to see an anime have a plot so well-written while being consistent, two things which Hyouka does in stride. There is no doubt that anybody who watches this will become instantly attached to the Classic-Literature Club and their endeavors involving the everyday high school life.
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