Hyouka (氷菓, “Ice cream”) is a Japanese 2001 mystery novel by Honobu Yonezawa. A 22-episode anime adaptation produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto aired from April 22 to September 16, 2012. Based on the award-winning Koten-bu light novel series, and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto of Suzumiya Haruhi no Soushitsu, Hyouka shows that normal life can be full of small mysteries, be it family history, a student film, or even the withered flowers that make up a ghost story.
Energy-conservative high school student Houtarou Oreki ends up with more than he bargained for when he signs up for the Classics Club at his sister’s behest—especially when he realizes how deep-rooted the club’s history really is. Begrudgingly, Oreki is dragged into an investigation concerning the 45-year-old mystery that surrounds the club room.
Accompanied by his fellow club members, the knowledgeable Satoshi Fukube, the stern but benign Mayaka Ibara, and the ever-curious Eru Chitanda, Oreki must combat deadlines and lack of information with resourcefulness and hidden talent, in order to not only find the truth buried beneath the dust of works created years before them, but of other small side cases as well.
[May 02, 2012] OP1: ChouCho – Yasashisa no Riyuu
[May 23, 2012] ED1: Madoromi no Yakusoku
[Jun 29, 2012] Hyouka Vol. 1 Bonus CD
[Jul 27, 2012] Hyouka Vol. 2 Bonus CD
[Aug 08, 2012] OP2: Saori Codama – Mikansei Stride
[Aug 22, 2012] HYOUKA DORAMA CD volume.01
[Aug 22, 2012] ED2: Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery
[Aug 31, 2012] Hyouka Vol. 3 Bonus CD
[Sep 28, 2012] Hyouka Vol. 4 Bonus CD
[Oct 10, 2012] HYOUKA DORAMA CD volume.02
[Oct 26, 2012] Hyouka Vol. 5 Bonus CD
[Nov 30, 2012] Hyouka Vol. 6 Bonus CD
[Dec 28, 2012] Hyouka Vol. 7 Bonus CD
[Jan 25, 2013] Hyouka Vol. 8 Bonus CD
[Feb 22, 2013] Hyouka Vol. 9 Bonus CD
[Mar 29, 2013] Hyouka Vol. 10 Bonus CD
[Apr 26, 2013] Hyouka Vol. 11 Bonus CD