Aren’t you CURIOUS to see what happened this week on Japan’s Highschool Mysteries? Yeah? Well look no further, my dear anime connoisseur, this review has got you covered.
Length warning: 2447 words
Let me begin by saying that I originally thought of Hyouka as a possible anime-of-the-season candidate, due in large part to its all-star cast, the fact that it’s a Kyoto Animation series, and that the first screens and promo trailer showed what could possibly be another milestone in the school-based anime segment. The first episode was released today, so be0wulf and I sat down at our respective computers and watched it together, in a manner of speaking. I’ll be offering my thoughts below, and be0wulf will be contributing in a separate post. This post won’t contain much plot synopsis, if at all. Rather, select plot elements will be used primarily as the basis for a framework upon which I can analyse and critique elements of this series. You might notice that my tone isn’t particularly positive so far, and you’re definitely right. Suffice to say that this first episode disappointed me greatly, and if you’re a KyoAni fanboy, you might as well stop reading right here. More after the Jump.