Hyouka 12



Well this was a fairly entertaining episode of Hyouka. Firstly, I really wanted to give Mayaka a hug and tell her it’s alright. She was visibly blaming herself way more than she should and that fucking pushes all my moe buttons so hard. Also she seriously has some hardcore oldfag tastes. I had seriously no idea who is “Frolbericheri Frol” was, but apparently she picked a character that was perfect for her. You go, girl! Also, plus points for KyoAni for making the cosplayers so life-like. I swear…


Chitanda’s First Errand was hilarious. Papa I was so worried watching her go around the school getting sidetracked so easily (but the Photo Club one was awesome). Oh man, you really get the feeling of “I can’t leave her alone…” but too bad Papa Houtarou is such a useless slacker and busy being Straw Millionaire. Fuck Satoshi, seriously.

And how come Aneki’s face is never shown, goddamnit. Is she Miss Bellum or something?!


  1. Quervo Said,

    July 9, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    I want copies of the Chitanda photos they took at the photography club :)

    This week has been a good week with technically 2 (the episode 11.5 and 12) episodes airing. Can’t wait to shell out my money once the blue-ray dvd comes out!

  2. sadakups Said,

    July 9, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    Just as he fucking planned.

    Chitanda obviously hasn’t heard of b-boying. Sucky music though.

  3. ewan Said,

    July 9, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    “And how come Aneki’s face is never shown, goddamnit. Is she Miss Bellum or something?!”

    Guess that makes Hotaro “the mayor”

  4. estron Said,

    July 9, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    It was quite amusing to watch Chitanda get distracted by interesting stand she walked past. I can see Kotaro’s straw millionaire thing being played up some next episode.

  5. Benigmatica Said,

    July 9, 2012 @ 11:43 pm


    Me too! Oh wait, there’s no time for that! They should sell 200 copies before the third day.

    And BTW, is the film mystery last episode already resolved?

  6. oldpier Said,

    July 10, 2012 @ 3:26 am

    And i was just wondering if I was wrong in thinking there was a straw millionaire reference in this episode.

  7. hshng Said,

    July 10, 2012 @ 5:11 am

    Aneki dyed her hair black as a symbol of her retirement from being a wolf.

  8. Botanikka Said,

    July 10, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    We’re back at K-ON! level with this one, zero plot and lot of moeblob. Anyway Aneki saves the day.

  9. petitorenji Said,

    July 12, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    I seached “Frolbericheri Frol” up and I still have no idea who she is. I want more from Mayaka than just having old tastes.

    The Photo thing w/ Chitanada is really well done, but I kept seeing MIO, MIO! from her in the costumes. Just like Pixar characters before BRAVE, the KyoAni girls are starting to merge together.

    But all in all, this was a great episode. Much better than 11.5, anyway, which was probably one of Hyouka’s worst. It was great to see Houtarou get some of the free time he wanted without Mayaka keep bossing him around, but it was also good to have him figure out that it can be quite boring (falling asleep, dropping his pen, walking back and forth, clapping emotionlessly to the a-capella group) – aka he has been kidding himself all this time. Subtle character development here.

    The group should separate more. The episodes I enjoyed most were the ones where they only had a limited amount of time together and had agendas of their own, such as the latter “Why Didn’t She Ask EBA” ones and this one.

  10. meow Said,

    July 12, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

    I seached “Frolbericheri Frol” up and I still have no idea who she is.


    Haven’t seen it myself but I think Mayaka might be right when she said it was a masterpiece though. I’m impressed KyoAni actually licenced the right to mention this anime in Hyouka at all, along with Nakoruru and the Vocaloids.

  11. Anise_Punter Said,

    July 14, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    > Was not watching this show.

    > Was dead-set against watching this show.

    > Stumbled upon maid Chitanda pic from this episode.

    > Marathon’d this show.

    > Is easily pleased.

  12. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 14, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    Lol even Anise_Punter has finally succumbed to Hyouka’s inaneness. gg wp KyoAni

  13. Anise_Punter Said,

    July 14, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    I shit you not, almost the exact same thing happened with K-On, except I watched that show from the start and thought it was mediocre, and then watched season 2 because I am a masochist, and then there was the episode with Maid Cosplay Yui (and the rest of them, but mostly yui) in S2 and I was all “Oh god, when did I start liking this show, how could I let myself get to this point god damn you kyoani”

    tl;dr: Cutesy girl in maid outfit -> I will watch despite every blaring siren saying “no, don’t do this to yourself”

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