Animation Production: Kyoto Animation
The first two episodes demonstrate the energy-saving and never-enthusiastic Houtarou’s deductive skills. Figuring out the case of a locked door, a book that was always returned a week after it was borrowed, or even the ghost in the piano room were totally elementary though. But as the third episode reveals a deeper mystery that the Classics Club may have to uncover for the entire series, Houtarou’s skills will definitely be put to the test.
As BGM, we’ve already heard familiar classical piano music like the Moonlight Sonata. With the way the episodes are progressing, expecting more classical music wouldn’t hurt. Along with that is J-pop song “Reason of Kindness” by Chouho which is already one of my favorites for the season. It is not entirely upbeat but cool enough to breathe life, serving its purpose as the opening theme. The piano instrumentals behind Chouho’s voice create the image of water’s serene ripples and nicely timed with a similar effect in the animated sequence.
So says Houtarou so I will keep this brief. Will this be a good mystery? The first three episodes show enough potential for me to keep watching.Tags: Hyouka, Spring 2012
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I’ll pick this up after my exams and internet is back. Thanks for the review.
P.S. Am I the only one that hates haruhi? I find that she has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
The story has a big potential, but will they be able to keep the interest for all 21 episodes? That’s the challenge…:)