Hyouka Positively Smoking: “Most Moe Yet!”



If the considerable enthusiasm of fans is anything to go by, Hyouka is in danger of becoming the most popular anime of the season, having reached almost K-ONesque levels of moe in its 3rd outing.


Fans seem to have been hoping for illicit underage activity of another sort:


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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:33 07/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Chitanda and Ibara are sooo cute. With 21 episodes of this kind of quality animation, it'll definitely be one of the best anime of the year. Really, the only ones who won't like this are the kinds of people who obsess over code geass and death note.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:38 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Really, the only ones who won't like this are the kinds of people who obsess over code geass and death note."

    exactly, the kinds of people that seem to frequent all white people anime sites. you know you don't have to take someone seriously anymore when they consider a plot that has someone "being a villain for the sake of the world" to be "deeeep".

    Comment by Anonymous

    How the fuck is

    "Really, the only ones who won't like this are the kinds of people who obsess over code geass and death note."

    Any different from

    "Chitanda and Ibara are sooo cute. With 21 episodes of this kind of quality animation, it'll definitely be one of the best anime of the year."

    Two sides of the same shallow argument, but at least one of the sides try to argue for the "Plot" while the other side think that animation quality + cute girls = masterpiece.

    Ugh... Why did I even bother to post

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You make a good point.
    But I like the mystery solving gig of Oreki instead of the things you're listed.

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    Comment by Gradius
    00:42 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Last pic is only for those who can't hold while inside. ;-)

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I realy like code geass & death note. I also like hyouka. So how do you categorize me?

    Sorry for my grammar.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a fan of both, too. (code geass/deathnote and k-on, etc)

    Gotta love this one, the animation quality's nice. And its there's guy main characters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:46 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, why can't someone enjoy all types of anime? XD (like me)

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:01 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sorry, but you're making it very easy for you here. I don't obsess over Code Geass and Death Note;
    those two are really good animes, but there are many shows that are better. I also consider K-ON! to be delightful and relaxing to watch, but nothing more than that. I definitely wouldn't watch it a second time.

    As for this show here, it obviously copied the K-ON! style 1:1 which might not be a bad thing, but judged only from the looks of it, it might not be my cup of tea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:14 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's Kyoani

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:31 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    How did it "copy" K-on's style when it is made by the same people? Genius!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:09 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    How did it copy the style? KyoAni did K-On! as well as this series. And the Novel of Hyouka came out six years before K-On! existed. Both shows are great and also completely different, but I'd definitely recommend this.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Enlighten me as to which shows are actually better lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:32 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Smile Precure is better! >8D

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kodomo no Jikan is much better

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kuso miso technique is better.

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    Boku no Pico.

    (Yeah I know, low-hanging fruit and all that)

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    This has been really good so far, and the animations are incredibly stunning. I'm really excited for each new episode to air. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:45 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's kina like K-ON with Hanasaku Iroha quality graphics

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:06 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    that doesn't make any sense

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:02 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Another good anime from Kyoani.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:13 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    In what category do I belong? I liked K-On very much but I find Hyouka rather boring.

    None of the characters don't feel particularly believable and that main guy character is annoying because he's made of cliche. Do they really have to force that "Oh, wait a sec, I have to remark again that I'm reluctant to do anything because of my limited battery charge capacity." so often?

    Only brain dead would need to be reminded about it that often. I think people would understand his personality even without him repeating that all the time. Does anyone else think that's annoying?

    Unfortunately this might become my first kyoani series I'm gonna drop if that continues :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:24 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find myself constantly waiting for her to make a lewd air headed joke a la Seitokai Yakuindomo.

    Aria just made too great of an impression on me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:19 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those eyes. It stares into your soul.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's how she got the lazy bum to solve mysteries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Satomi, Yoko, and Aki have their voices cast in too. \o/

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:38 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yay! I look forward to Yoko Hikasa voicing someone!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:12 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    crap anime is crap

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 09/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^ Crap troll is crap

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:53 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Worst show ever created.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 09/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't see any interesting in K-on but this is interesting like solving case but light case

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    06:51 15/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    this series was and is full of win

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:40 09/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    shit if its plot dosent spark your attention that animation sure will. im liking it thus far.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:33 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This anon hate Code Geass, like Death Note, and love Hyouka.

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    Comment by MoeMoeKyunBeam
    07:22 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's that earnest, trying-so-hard look of hers that really up's her Moe Level

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:27 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This has great production values, but I can´t stand her voice. Its too forced, I know its common in anime but it goes in micky mouse level of forced.
    Do guys get off from that voice? Im female so I can't say.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:11 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uh, most voices in Anime are NOT forced, so I'm not sure what you're talking about. Are you talking about Eru? Because I think Satomi Satou is doing a great job.

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    Comment by Kedamono1
    05:34 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clannad era muy bueno y lo explotaron y les funciono, que bien.
    K-on era basura lo esplotaron y les funciono ya que.

    Entonces por que kyoani nos atormenta con la posibilidad de otro asqueroso K-on, y los cabrones dicen estar muy ocupados para hacer littlebuster.

    Por lo menos espero que no sea vil basura tipo K-on y sea algo intermedio entre eso y una obra basada en key.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:21 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have yet to watch this KyoAni masterpiece.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That table made of cardboard certainly was capable of hiding a secret lover. It all clicked when they said "His family is mostly involved in middle school education."

    I went, "Bingo!"

    Then they said it was smoking and I went -_-.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:32 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chitanda and Ibara are sooooo cute. With 21 episodes of this kind of quality animation, it'll definitely be one of the best anime of the year. Really, the only ones who won't like this are the kinds of people who obsess over code geass and death note.

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    Comment by Kaarme
    18:08 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Compared to K-ON, the fact this show has also guys in addition to girls is a plus for me. It creates better dynamics between the characters. Especially since I don't much care for yuri (other than Nanoha and Fate, anyway). Hard to say if the story will have any more impact, though. It hasn't certainly had a rocket takeoff...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:33 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    At the very least the characters have actual personalities, like K-On season 1, not like the preschooler personalities that every girl (except azusa) got in season 2

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:36 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    kyoto animation anime is full of moe

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:34 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    as soon as underage activity gets included it will be worth watching

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    Comment by Erranty
    17:44 07/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Still questionable even then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just like this anime and it's interesting and funny too.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I'm enjoying the series so far, but really? Do they have to whore out 3 of Bach's most famous peices so much in the 3 episodes?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Pic39: "He jizzed in his pants."

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    Comment by MadScientist
    04:23 08/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I couldn't stand those chipmunks from k-on. Looks like they corrected that error at least for the teeth based on those screenshots but the face of that girl still seems.. creaturish imo. Maybe i'll watch it.. Maybe. I still have a ton of other anime lined up to complete on my spare time.

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    Comment by fxc2
    23:24 07/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I don't think it's that moe to be honest. You know, it has an actual plot and everything...

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