YMMV / Hyouka

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Chitanda suffers from some sort of neurological disorder that affects her memory and prevents her from maturing beyond the mentality of a four year old.
  • Awesome Art: It's Kyoto Animation, after all.
  • Broken Base: Opinion on the ending of the anime is split between those fans who thought it ended on a logical and satisfying note to those who were disappointed that none of the UST was adequately resolved. It doesn't help that the novel series itself hasn't finished yet and the anime only adapted it up to the 4th volume.
  • Counterpart Comparison: Oreki is suspiciously similar to Tatsuya Shiba from the adaptation of The Irregular at Magic High School, to the point that they are both voiced by Yuichi Nakamura, both are phlegmaticians with abnormally developed deductive thinking and a tendency to verbosity. It becomes even more ridiculous, when both studios independently of each other use almost similar animation for the image of similar scenes with the participation of these characters. And that's not to mention the fact that the show has Saori Hayami with the name Jumonji, which "belongs to one of the largest clans" of the city, and Satoshi repeatedly complains about the lack of motivation due to the inelegant genius of Oreki.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Basically, because of the funny similarities between the protagonists of this show and Mahouka, as already mentioned above.
  • Ho Yay: Oreki x Satoshi is a surprisingly common pairing.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • The Newspaper Club's Masashi Tougaito seems to be relatively popular.
    • Misaki Sawaguchi, the girl better known by her Odango Hair who presented a theory to the Classics Club.
    • Pay proper respect to our Empress Fuyumi Irisu!
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Some popular fan pairings include Oreki x Satoshi, Oreki x Irisu, Eru x Irisu.
  • Friendly Fandoms: with The Irregular at Magic High School due to incredibly similar protagonists and style of the anime adaptation. This leads to the fact that very many people fans of these series find out about each other when they hear about similar similarities.
  • Magnificent Bastard:
    • Without a doubt, Oreki.
    • The Empress, Fuyumi Irisu definitely.
    • Episode 17 definitely cements Tanabe Jirou as one. He plans and carries out the Jūmonji thefts in an elaborate ploy to get his student council president, Muneyoshi back into manga drawing. To Tanabe's dismay, It fails.
  • Memetic Mutation: Eru herself, especially her Catch-Phrase.
  • Moe: Eru definitely qualifies, and to a slightly smaller extent, Mayaka does as well.
  • Stoic Woobie:
    • Oreki has his moments, especially when he is manipulated by Irisu.
    • Irisu herself. She is emotionally crippled due to being the heir to her family's business, meaning she has to shoulder the burden of running a company before she even graduates from school. The result is that she can't really make any meaningful relationships and comes off as a Manipulative Bitch. She is also secretly jealous of Chitanda's childlike innocence, as she represents the childhood she always wanted but can never have.
  • The Woobie: Chitanda's uncle, Jun.
    • As of the School Festival arc, Mayaka can count as well.
    • Episode 17 cements Satoshi as one, as he gets to watch Oreki completely outshine him once again.


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