Hyouka Blu-ray singles review

Hyouka was a work of love by Yasuhiro Takemoto. While he honed his directorial talent on works with comedy like Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu and Lucky Star, Takemoto had also worked on more serious titles like Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. He had read the “Classics Club” novel series by Honobu Yonezawa and found them fascinating. As Kyoto Animation was beginning to move away from relying on Kadokawa Shoten and TBS to provide them material to adapt, Takemoto pushed for one final adaptation of this Kadokawa Shoten novel series.  With how it could fit in Kadokawa Producer Ito’s schedule following Future Diary, it was a good choice since the first four novels only allowed 22 episodes worth of content. As with most Kadokawa titles (Future Diary being the weird exception), they released the show in 2-episode home video volumes for a total of 11 volumes. This is a review of all 11 Hyouka Blu-ray Limited Edition volumes.

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Hyouka episode 17-18 KyoAni comments

As mentioned before, currently Hyouka is being re-broadcast this season by Gifu Broadcasting. This gives me the opportunity to look back and translate the staff comments for the two episodes broadcast each week. This week, we delve into the third big mystery of the show: the Jyuumonji event! Continue reading

Hyouka episode 15-16 KyoAni comments

As mentioned before, currently Hyouka is being re-broadcast this season by Gifu Broadcasting. This gives me the opportunity to look back and translate the staff comments for the two episodes broadcast each week. This week, we delve into the third big mystery of the show: the Jyuumonji event! Continue reading

Hyouka episode 13-14 KyoAni comments

Welcome back to another week of Hyouka comments. The series is currently re-airing on Gifu Broadcasting, so I’ve taken the opportunity to translate the staff comments of the two episodes that aired today. Well, as you’ll see, I had to get a little creative this week. Now, shall we venture back into Kanya Fest? Continue reading

Hyouka episode 11-12 KyoAni comments

Today, we see why Houtarou ends up being a “fool,” what it takes to recover from being one, and just why the students at Kamiyama High School wanted to keep their festival to 5 days back in the 1960s. It’s the end of one arc, an anime original episode, and the start of a new arc! Let’s see what this week’s Hyouka comments say! Continue reading