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.
    • Irisu 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Irisu, Oreki x Mayaka, Eru x Irisu.
  • 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.
  • Moe: Eru definitely qualifies, and to a slightly smaller extent, Mayaka does as well.
  • The Woobie: Chitanda's uncle, Jun.
    • Stoic Woobie: Houtarou
    • 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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