Hyouka 05


… LOL, so that was the punchline?

So basically Hyouka is Diablo 3 of anime this season. Late, full of fluff but no actual content, yet still hordes of fanboys will splerge about it saying it’s the ‘greatest shit ever made’. Okay.jpg


  1. omo Said,

    May 21, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    At least Hyouka doesn’t have errorcode 37. Way better than Diablo 3.

  2. NovaJinx Said,

    May 21, 2012 @ 7:24 pm


  3. Karry Said,

    May 21, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    “hordes of fanboys will splerge about it saying it’s the ‘greatest shit ever made’.”

    Where are these hordes hiding ? I havent seen anything of the sort, so far.

  4. Boo Said,

    May 21, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

    It’s KyoAni, fanboys like that are obligatory. Just go these pages like MAL and you’ll see.

  5. starblacks Said,

    May 21, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

    At least Hyouka lets you watch it without waiting 21min because its servers are full

  6. Dakkar Said,

    May 21, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    When I saw that line I was mainly thinking of how is it possible for a Japanese to have such a nice handwriting…

    And, so far, the show actually turns out better than I expected. Well, to be fair, these days I expect of, say, Xebec more than I expect of KyoAni, so that might be the reason. And to be completely fair, KyoAni’s jumpy animation annoys me to no end despite the pretty stills…

  7. Botanikka Said,

    May 21, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    Chitandesu. Hai! Hai! Wakarimasen ka? Bubu… bibietobu… That’s Hyouka.

  8. Benigmatica Said,

    May 21, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    “I scream” for Ice Cream? Best lame title pun ever!

  9. The Hordesman Said,

    May 21, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    After Endless Eight it’s easier to find rabid Guilty Crown fans than KyoAni fans. Infact, the only KyoAni fans I’ve heard making a fuss are the ones still complaining about the lack of FMP! content. Same guys as five years ago, mind you.

    Hyouka is… not bad, not amazing, just there being mildly entertaining. It exists.

  10. Organics Said,

    May 22, 2012 @ 12:10 am

    Was Hyouka touted by KyoAni as a world-beater? I must have missed that hype train (thank god) because there’s an awful lot of drama out there on it for what seems to be a perfectly fine little school life series with crazy production values. I’m going to assume the drama is studio-related since most of the criticism I see is “This isn’t more Haruhi/FMP/Key, and therefore RAAAWRRRGGGH!”

    Having said all that, yes, anticlimactic pun is anticlimactic.

  11. feannatar Said,

    May 22, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    Hrm, since when anime was about story? :-D I’m not going to say it’s good or bad, but it’s entertaining for me. Plus, the BGM is one of the best this season (some of classical music pieces are included, and the original music is also top notch) and the animation isn’t bad either (on the contrary, actually). But yeah, the pun on I Scream is rather lame… Maybe it was supposed to be? Oreki-san said so too ;-) Well, yeah, another season of FMP (especially Fumoffu) would be more than welcome, but it’s been a long time, I don’t have high expectations there…

  12. ithekro Said,

    May 22, 2012 @ 1:08 am

    A very high school-like pun.

    Being in a foreign language makes it interesting.

  13. Son Gohan Said,

    May 22, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    Well, at the cost of being labeled as a Kyoani fanboy, I thought this episode was absolutely amazing!
    They answered all of the questions I had since last episode and there was also a bit of character development for Houtarou. I appreciated that they skipped both OP and ED to have more time to properly explain everything.
    The depiction of Jun as a rabbit being devoured by the school “wolf” while the other rabbits look away was moving.
    Yes, it wasn’t a murder mystery or anything that grave, but it was still interesting. Only KyoAni with their flawless animation can inject so much life into a wordy novel like this one.

  14. DocAstaroth Said,

    May 22, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    To be honest, this may be the only series I will watch this season. It is something different, something more down to earth.

    Yes, this pun isn’t the best, but hey, what do you expect of an highschool boy in the 60s?

  15. DocAstaroth Said,

    May 22, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    That said, it certainly isn’t the “greatest shit ever made”, but in my opinion the quality is certainly top notch.

  16. leetdood Said,

    May 22, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    I think a more apt comparison to Diablo 3… is Endless Eight.

    Not this anime… this anime certainly didn’t Error 37 on us, then make us play the same dungeon 16, 375 slightly different times because our connection was dropped or our mom picked up the phone.

  17. skyhack Said,

    May 22, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    Um, I think it’s o.k. I’ll stay with it.

  18. Clx Said,

    May 22, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Someone has to say it: the punchline does not get its value from its place as an (explicitly admitted) lame pun, but rather the culmination of all that was wrong about the “movement”. Scapegoating, forced sacrifice, betrayal of the lone “hero” by the masses? I personally think that’s some pretty intense reveal there.

  19. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 22, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    Yeah well sure that was all dramatic and shit but bloody hell it’s fucking ancient history.

    I mean all that buildup just for… revealing Chitanda’s uncle was an idiot who let others use him? OKAY.JPG

  20. Dosan Said,

    May 23, 2012 @ 2:58 am

    Why not? I like the fact that the big reveal isn’t something earth shattering or epic in size but something down to earth and realistic.

    And think about it. There’s the two tiny but very important bits of information that firstly there was someone working in the shadows and secondly the Martial Arts Center burnt down. I’m sure that that both bits are connected. My guess is that there was a lot more going on behind the scenes than the explanations revealed thus far and that the one working in the shadows directly or indirectly set the fire so that Sekitani would be expelled. So why didn’t Sekitani do something against all this? My guess is that like his hidden pun, his scream was silent. In other words he couldn’t do or say anything for some reason. Perhaps the shadows guy knew something that could have ruined Sekitani’s life instantly. Or he was a nasty bully who beat the shit out of Sekitani. Just look at the image around the 15:17 minute mark. Those two certainly don’t look like pals.

    I’m sure that much more will be revealed later on. After all, the series is named Hyouka and not Classics Club.

  21. The Moondoggie Said,

    May 23, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    hordes of fanboys will splerge about it saying it’s the ‘greatest shit ever made’

    No, the shit here is that KyoAni haters hasn’t gotten over the fact that moe sells. Even Shaft knows that moe sells. Moe + drama + good story sells. It’s 2012. Get used to it.

    This is even superior than Uchuu Kyoudai’s “gay basement-dwellers in space”.

  22. 10MinNick Said,

    May 23, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    It really boggles my mind how I keep running into your posts on /a/.

  23. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 23, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    Definitely not me, I don’t visit 4chan anymore.

  24. 10MinNick Said,

    May 23, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    >So basically Hyouka is Diablo 3 of anime this season. Late, full of fluff but no actual content, yet still hordes of fanboys will splerge about it saying it’s the ‘greatest shit ever made’. Okay.jpg

    I ran into this exact line just after this ep got subbed. Either we’re dealing with data crossing over parallel dimensions here or someone on /a/ loves your blog enough to post your words there. Whatever the case may be, it’s still weird.

  25. Scorpion Said,

    June 1, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    “Late, full of fluff but no actual content, yet still hordes of fanboys will splerge about it saying it’s the ‘greatest shit ever made’.”
    I thought that since the first episode, so I decided to drop it right then!
    I’m glad I did.

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