Oreki Houtarou is a lazy, easygoing, and a bit anti-social high school student who suddenly finds himself immersed in the activities of the new members of the Classics Club. He was asked by his sister to save the club by enlisting as a member. He agreed thinking that no one else would bother to sign up. However it was through this club that he met the highly curious and energetic Chitanda Eru, the strong and determined Ibara Mayaka, and his long-time friend Fukube Satoshi who tagged along when he discovered that Houtarou joined a club. The group discovers Houtarou's knack for solving mysteries. His skills were put to the ultimate test when they investigated a school event involving Chitanda's uncle 45 years ago.
|(L-R) Chitanda Eru, Ibara Mayaka, and Fukube Satoshi|
It was however a refreshing series from the usual books and movies of the mystery genre that are full of tension and action. The pace and the backdrop suits Houtarou's personality. The pace of the story mirrors Houtarou's slow and steady character, while the backdrop of a busy school event and the festival at the end of the series contrasts with Houtarou's calm reaction to most of the situations he finds himself in. I enjoyed Hyouka for its take on this genre and good animation.
Rating: 7 out of 10.