Hyouka Episode 1

Alright, theoretically this is the last new show of this season. Naturally, the mystery element immediately intrigues me. Let's set the stage. Basically, our main character Oreki Houtarou, who can't be bothered to do much in life, is convinced to join the Classics Club, where he meets Chitanda Eru, who tends to be quite curious about every little mystery. Joining them is Houtarou's friend Fukube Satoshi, who has the ability to talk and talk...and talk.  The series introduces itself with pretty small stuff...a janitor locking a door and student napping in a music room. Still, I thought it was a nice way to introduce everyone. The scenes with Eru's hair were kind "uhh...what?" but it wasn't because it was bad...more unexpected. I especially like Houtarou's character. If I don't have to do it, don't do it. If I do have to do it, make it quick. It's basically how I do things...no point in dragging it out.

As for the opening song, I find myself quite a bit neutral towards it. Based on the kind of song it is, I get the feeling it will eventually grow on me, but for now, I can't really say that I particularly loved it or anything. The background music in the show was pretty nice...classical music playing and whatnot. Always a solid approach. As for next week's episode, it looks as if we'll be introduced to the last character of the group. I'm sure she'll come with a small mystery too...probably will be a bit before we're introduced the big overarching mystery of the show (which I understand has something to do with the name Hyouka?). Either way, I look forward to it. I think this show could end up being really good.

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