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Hyouka thread

Just finished watching it. It has been sitting in my backlog since the day it aired and I had no expectations despite how it's either loved or hated on /a/ (just like every other popular series). I was hooked right away and loved every second of it.

Please tell me it sold well and there will be more.
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>>101336446
>Please tell me it sold well and there will be more.
There is only 1 novel volume after where the anime ends and the author is a slow, lazy fuck and hasn't released anything since the anime began.
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The author is a slow as fuck writer, and there's not enough material for a second season, unfortunately.
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>>101336981
This, and for some reason, Kyoani doesn't want money anymore, and just animate LN under their own label.
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>>101337171
>and just animate LN under their own label.
But here isn't any LN to animate, that's the fucking problem.
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>>101337254
I'm just saying that, even if the author reaches satori and writes 8 novels in the next year, it's not gonna happen.
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>>101337295
Who knows if they are capable of making a fucking Tamako movie they are capable of anything.
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There are people on /a/ that doesnt realize that "A masterpiece is born a masterpiece."
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>>101337458
That's exactly what I'm talking about. Tamako is a LN under the Kyoani label. Chuu2, Free, Kyoukai no Kanata, that new anime they are working on right now and whose name I don't remember... those are all LNs under the Kyoani label. They are not animating anything else. So, as much as I want a Hyouka S2, I don't think it's gonna happen... unless somehow Kyoani buys the novels to publish them under their label too.
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>>101337592
There weren't enough of Oreki's hallucinations in the second half.
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>>101337632
Oh yeah I just realized it was published by Kadokawa.

What a shame.
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>>101336446
Why would you want more? It was too good to have a sequel. I love it, but chances are that a sequel would rather take away from that experience than add to it.
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>>101337171
>>101337295
Stop that. They do ABP with Kadokawa, probably in fall. It's official.
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>>101337735
Well, the LNs are still going on, even if the author barely ever writes.
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>>101337735
I'm a little bit afraid of this aswell.

Another series like Hyouka would be totally cool with me though. Then whatever outcome would affect my view on Hyouka.
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>>101337840
So comfy. It was a pretty comfy show. A pretty, comfy show.
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>>101337788
Hey, you're right. I had forgotten about that. I guess there's hope then.
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>>101337792
Not LNs, the books are actual novels.
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>>101338064
Yeah, my bad. It's a bad habit of mine to write LN every time I'm talking about a Japanese book that was adapted to anime.
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>>101337945
Yeah, but also, since Kadokawa holds the rights to the franchise, it's THEIR decision if they want to animate it and get a studio to do it. Of course it should be KyoAni who does it, and if they refuse, Kadokawa could either get another studio or shelve the project. But maybe KyoAni would be open but Kadokawa doesn't see any profit in it and doesn't want it. It's not KyoAni's decision alone, they can't just go: "Hey, you know what? Let's do another season of Hyouka!" Same goes for FMP or Haruhi.
I guess that's why they build up own IPs in recent times, to be more independent and able to do what they want.
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>>101338064
It's sold in the light novel section at Kinokuniya. Just saying.
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>>101338189
I know, I know. I was only talking about hope.
>>101338206
And I can sell tomatoes in the vegetables section. Your point?
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Maybe one day we will see the continuation to the story... maybe one day in the distant future
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>>101340315
Or maybe... today?
I'll be posting the full set, but I warn you, this guy's fanart is great.
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>>101340644
Here's where his style starts to get pretty cool.
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>>101340458
every fucking thread
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>>101340315
Well, there's only one volume missing.

Maybe we can get an OVA later.
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>>101340845
Good things are to be shared, anon.
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Probably the only anime I really think is a 10/10. I've rewatched it about six times and love everything in the series. Also Oreki makes me homo.
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>>101340770
>blue eyes
Whuzzat?
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>>101340919
Actually when you think of it, 22 episodes is a weird number. Maybe they were planning on 24-26 episodes but something in the production went wrong and they decided not to do the last volume.
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>>101340919
The novel is not really that interesting in terms of character development or anything though.
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>>101340919
And... what happens in it?
Spoil me gently, pls.
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>>101341118
No translation as of yet.
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>>101341140
That's why I was asking, actually. I'm sure some moon-savvy anon around here has read it and can tell us.
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You can always look forward to Amagi Brilliant Park by the same director.
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>>101341016
The last volume hadn't come out yet I think. Nothing wrong.

>>101341017
But if there is an ending I think we have the right to see it.

>>101341118
I would like to be spoiled too anon.
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I'm curious, please tell me what you see in this show. I watched until the end, but it was just plain horrible since the first episode.
Neither Chitanda nor Oreki are likeable characters, in fact Oreki's just plain motherfucking annoying in the first episode stating a million times that he doesn't want to "waste" energy. Seriously, why the hell?
And the "mysteries" were all just plain disappointing and boring on top of that.
The only thing this anime really had going for it were the visuals, but I guess Hyouka proved that visuals mean nothing if the source is just plain idiotic crap.
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>>101341200
Haven't read it, but it's about a race (probably in the sports festival). From what I've heard, each chapter is in a flashback fashion on the mystery, and they happen as someone is running (check the titles in bakatsuki).
>>101341267
There's no ending anon. It's the last novel simply because the author hasn't published the next one yet.
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>>101341389
Hey what's the deal with the teacher that likes helicopter? You know the one.
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>>101341129
FTFY
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>>101341407
There's an epilogue in this volume, though. Looks like the author wants to end it there.
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>>101341472
Well, this is the last one.

>>101341389
>I didn't like it, so it was shit and you have terrible taste for liking it.
It's fascinating to see other people have different tastes to yours, isn't it?
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>>101341492
Why did the teacher write in the wrong class register although he never made a mistake like that before? It's so motherfucking important, we have to investigate this!
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Hyouka is a maste
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>>101341597
So you can't hold a normal discussing on why you like this anime?
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>>101341585
I don't think so. As I said, I haven't read it, but to me, it looks like an epilogue to the book itself, and not to the whole series.
>>101341704
Oh, sure I can. It's just that I found the characters likeable, the mysteries interesting and original, and the whole exectuion brilliant... so yeah, it's just a matter of tastes in this case, and nothing else can be said.
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>>101341704
Not that guy, but I don't mind people disliking it. I mean, why waste energy typing something that anyone can watched it instead?
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>>101341805
Whether you like the characters and the execution is in fact a matter of taste, I won't deny that.
But you can't possibly be serious when you say the "mysteries" were "interesting" or even "original." I'd agree if they were elementary schoolers, but as things are they were just plain boring.
Or did you seriously like the mystery about how the teacher wrote in the wrong class register?
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Why are the 10 people who didn't drop this so obnoxious?
I'm not saying this thread is, just in general.
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>>101341805
LN translations have been quite slow lately.

I began getting really interested in them after I was spoiled with the continuation of Ookami-san and let me tell you, the anime does not do it justice. The follow-up is too good to be ignored. But if you want to read it there is only stuff in jap, anime is a no-no because it had a bad reception.
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>>101341974
>Or did you seriously like the mystery about how the teacher wrote in the wrong class register?
I am.
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>>101342006
Probably a mix between hipsterfags who think of themselves as elitistfags because they finished this "masterpiece."
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>>101337592
Man that scene was so beautiful
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>>101341974
They were original in the sense that it's not your typical murder mystery. They were mysteries about your everyday life. I appreciate that
They were interesting in the sense of killing time, not in their relevance or consequences. Obciously, Chitanda made such a big deal out of everything... but that's fine, because that allowed everyone (including me) to kill time thinking about something.
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>>101342187
What did we gain by feeling that?
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>>101342104
>I am.
I am or I did?
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>>101341389
Alright, to be honest it's hard to explain it. First of all I'd like to say that I don't think it's perfect or that's it's a masterpiece, it's a solid 8/10. Animation and visuals are top notch, about as good as it gets when it comes to TV series. Now for characters, in the very first episode Oreki just shows his childish side and how he doesn't even understand himself yet. His development can be seen later in the series but he doesn't admit it till the end. The cases are high school stuff and it really is mostly just high school anime with a twist where they solve what can be laughably called as "mysteries". It's a SoL show with some more substance than your average SoL. If you didn't like it, you were probably never the target audience to begin with.
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>>101342319
I'm going to make some sentence but cancelled it in the last minute. Forgot to change 'am' to 'did'
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>>101342319
Are you curious as to why he wrote that?
>>101342387
Man, you ruined the mystery.
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>>101342340
>If you didn't like it, you were probably never the target audience to begin with.
oh
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The show was amazing, The first three episodes were pretty average and hardly grasping you in but after that its a great fucking ride, The characters and interaction are all done so nicely as well.

It's my favorite show ever, I'm glad Kyoani done it because I couldn't see it working for any other studio.

Swagga a best, Fucc Kyoani for skipping her arc.
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>>101337458
They're making a Tamako movie? Fuuuuuck

What a waste of talent.
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>>101337735
Everyone wants to see Oreki and Chitanda make curious little babies. It wouldn't happen anyway.
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>>101342549
>It's my favorite show ever
You haven't rewatched it even once faggot.
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>>101341016
22 is 2 * 11 and 11 is a pretty common episode number by now.
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>>101341389
>I watched >7 hours of something I despised

Oh wow.
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>>101343039
There's a lot of people on /a/ that don't actually enjoy anime they just watch it to fit in.
>>101341389 is one of those.
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>>101341389
This is the only thing I'll say, not because I can't say more but because saying more would cause conflicts:

It had perfectly executed characters, interaction between them, development within them, and it was all done very subtly but efficiently.
Also KANYA FESTA alone is a masterpiece and executed more perfectly than anyone could imagine.
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In the middle of the night it isn't uncommon for a school to seem frozen in time, especially over Golden Week. Without students or faculty to breath life into the hallways and classrooms a school could easily be mistaken for an abandoned building. But tonight is a different case, two girls bathed in the moonlight fluttering in through the windows. Clinging tight to each other while trying to catch their breath, cheeks tinted by the same rose-color that fills their high school lives. Both of them at a loss for words after what just happened. Of course there's a reason for them to be hidden away together, a simple action that lead them to breaking the rules.
Just this morning Ibara burst into the club room like a normal day, but with a little more bounce in her step. After strutting the table already surrounded by the rest of the club members, she valiantly slammed down a piece of paper with an uncharacteristic smile on her face. Without knowing how to react, everybody silently stared at her until Chitanda couldn't hold herself back any longer, “What's this?” she asked. An obvious question given the situation, but it still took most of her courage to bring herself to speak.
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>>101343657
Why isn't Ibara dead yet
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>>101345206
Ibara stronk
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>>101343657
Is this from the volume that wasn't adapted?
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>>101345393
Yeah

No
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>>101345430
What
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>>101345519
I think it's fanfic and he's ashamed
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>>101345519
I wrote it
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Probably the most overrated anime on /a/.
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>>101345591
Continue, I am genuinely curious.
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>>101345652
“It's our next mystery! A rumor that I heard from a senpai in the manga club.” Just the word mystery alone was enough to bring Chitanda to the edge of her seat, firmly holding onto it in an attempt to keep herself from jumping up. “Objection,” the next to speak was Oreki without even looking up from his book with no readable expression whatsoever, “It was probably just a story somebody made up when they were bored, we shouldn't waste energy investigating.” Chitanda couldn't help but glare at him as he spoke, which caused him to tense up a bit as he was her from the corner of his eye, but before she could speak Ibara was ready with a rebuttal, “But would a made up story have so many witnesses? After hearing about it I decided to ask other third years and heard the same story multiple times.”
After silencing Oreki she stood proudly over the other club members, fist pressed against her chest to signify her victory as he let out a small sigh. As soon as the paper was free from her grasp, Chitanda pounced on it and began to read allowed, “Sightings of a ghost in the school. Third year hallway. 9 witnesses. Between 6 and 12 pm. Only seen by people spending nights in the school after the gates were locked.” Each line she read created another glisten in her eye, and everybody knew where this was heading as they watched her read.

Posting it to 4chan fucks up the formatting, and there's character limits
Also it isn't finished, I dropped it
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>>101345611
Overrated isn't an indictment of anything against the show though.
It's still very good
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The author is said he is gonna write about after Chitanda and Oreki graduates. So, this is basically Spice and Wolf all over again.
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I recommended this to my housemate and the last time we watched it together he was on the School Festival arc. I think I've managed to convert him

Thank you based KyoAni for this masterpiece
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>>101345776
It's not bad, but it's not the best shit ever made like a majority of /a/ makes it out to be for some reason.
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>>101345895
Most peolpe only say that is one of the most beautifully animated TV anime, nothing more.
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>>101345878
Hyouka definitely has the best depiction of culture festival in all of anime.
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>>101345977
Well it is, it's impossible to argue with that.
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>>101345895
The majority of /a/ hasn't seen it.

>>101345977
It's pretty close.
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>>101338189
Isn't the novel series relatively popular?


If the author ever decides to wrap the story up, season 2 of Hyouka would be inevitable (as an advertisement)
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>>101346043

Fuck this thread, now I have to go rewatch that shit.
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>>101343023
From the thumbnail it looked like the bottom part was fan art of this show's characters' children. As I looked at it, I though, "Is this what people want the characters' children to look like in a distant Hyouka sequel? It looks like Chuu2 level melodramatic garbage." And lo and behold.

Also, Oreki's just lazy. The person who labeled the image really doesn't understand a thing about Yuuta's character. The man has been going out with a girl for months and hasn't even tried to kiss her. Remind me why Yuuta would be considered an alpha?
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>>101338315
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix_v._Hedden
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I originally watched Hyouka for Chitanda, but Oreki was the one who made it worth watching.



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