On November 18, 2022, the staff of the anime adaptation of Honobu Yonezawa’s mystery slice-of-life novel series Classic Literature Club (Hyouka) released the creditless OP and ED videos from the anime hyping a special concert scheduled for the It is scheduled for January 29, 2023.
Composer Kouhei Tanaka, who worked on the original anime, will perform at the event. The anime Hyouka is currently celebrating its 10th birthdayth Anniversary and the concert is just one of many planned activities.
The anime Hyouka’s soundtrack included a variety of classical music, including Faure’s “Sicilienne” and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Air on the G String”.
Japanese composer, conductor and singer-songwriter Kouhei Tanaka is affiliated with music production company Imagine. Kouhei has created the musical scores for many anime including Gunbuster, Sakura Wars and most notably One Piece.
You can watch the first creditless surgery video here:
The first OP theme song “Yasashisa no Riyuu” (Reason of Kindness) by ChouCho was used for the first 11 episodes.
You can watch the first creditless ED video here:
The first ED theme song “Madoromi no Yakusoku” (Sleep Promise) by Satomi Satou and Ai Kayano was used for the first 11 episodes.
You can watch the second creditless OP video here:
The second OP theme song, “Mikansei Stride” (Unfinished Stride), by Saori Kodama, has been released for April 12th follow and on.
You can watch the second creditless ED video here:
The second ED theme song Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery (Mystery Surrounding You) was performed by Satomi Satou and Ai Kayano.
All four “Themes” were released in a single album.
What is the plot of Hyouka?
The story revolves around a Japanese high school freshman, Houtarou Oreki, whose only goal is to lead a peaceful, uneventful school life. However, his peaceful days come to an end when his older sister Tomoe urges him to save the non-member Classic Literature Club from disbanding. Oreki’s promise seems to be a moot point when he discovers that his fellow first year student, Eru Chitanda, has already become a member.
Although Oreki no longer needs to join the club, he becomes carried away by Chitanda’s inquisitive and lively personality and eventually joins the club voluntarily. Along with two other members, Satoshi Fukube and Mayaka Ibara, the four students are driven by Chitanda’s insatiable curiosity to solve the strange mysteries that seem to abound in their daily lives.
Where can I watch the anime?
Honobu Yonezawa’s novel Classic Literature Club, later renamed Hyouka, inspired a 22-part TV anime series. Hyouka was produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Yashiro Takemoto. Shoji Gatoh handled the series’ scripts and Futoshi Nishiya handled character design.
Yashiro Takemoto later directed Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and Amagi Brilliant Park. However, in 2019, both Yashiro Takemoto and Futoshi Nishiya tragically died in the Kyoto Animation Fire.
The main actors are Yuichi Nakamura as Oreki and Satomi Satou as Chitanda. Honobu Yonezawa takes place in the fictional town of Kamiyama, modeled after her hometown of Takayama.
The original 22 episodes aired in Japan from April to September 2012, and the anime has since achieved iconic status in the anime community. In July 2012, a bonus OVA was streamed via Ustream and a two-part Blu-ray DVD edition was released. The series was licensed by Funimation for release in North America and moved there following Sony’s acquisition of Crunchyroll, where it is currently available for streaming in Japanese with English subtitles and in English.
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