HYOUKA Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD
About HYOUKA Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD
HYOUKA Part 1 contains episodes 1-11 plus episode 11.5.
A worthy addition to any animation fan’s collection, Hyouka is a stunning masterwork that spins a charming tale of high school romance and mystery. After disenchanted student Hotaro Oreki joins his school’s Classic Literature Club, he meets Eru Chitanda, a kind-hearted and inquisitive girl with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting him caught up in all sorts of trouble.
Special Features: Textless Opening & Closing Songs, Trailers.
- Publisher: FUNIMATION
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
- Themes: School Life
- Age Rating: 14+
- Run Time: 300
- Release Date: 7/4/2017
- Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
I love this show I'm so glad it's finally being released and it's in english to boot. I can't wait to watch it again.
This Awesome Show is Finally Getting a BD Release
We finally get the long awaited release of this amazing series! I hope there will also be a Collectors Edition.
In my personal opinion this is one of Kyoto Animation's best shows to date. The series dives into various mysteries at the behest of Chitanda, a highly inquisitive and energetic girl who becomes the motivational force of sorts behind lazy-man Oreki who just can't tell her no. Despite his best intentions he puts effort into solving all of the mysteries she sets before him even though he doesn't like to waste energy on anything he doesn't have to. Mysteries are the main focus, but there is plenty of development of the characters and the relationships between them as the story goes along, leading to a very heartwarming and beautiful conclusion. I'd be hard-pressed to find much of anything to complain about with this show except maybe that there should have been more. I loved the ending, but with a show I adore as much as this one 22 episodes just wasn't enough to satisfy me.
Great anime, but poor release
The 5 stars is for the anime itself.So glad it's finally being released. Unfortunately,, Funimation messes up again.Why isn't all the episodes released in 1 set? I love this anime, but i can't be spending almost $100 for 2 sets. Suzumiya, Lucky Star & others were released as 1 set, why not this one??
A Beautiful and Endearing Show
by Jonathan -
Been waiting for this to be released in the states for forever! Loved this series when it came out and it's one of the shows I keep coming back to when I need some "comfort food" anime to soothe my weary soul. Beautifully animated, well-written and performed, charming score and musical arrangements; this show is a true gem that deserves a wider audience. There's so much going on in this work: romance, mystery, slice of life, teenage angst, sorrow, hope, hidden pain, emotional revelations and the list goes on and on. It was unfortunate that this show didn't get much attention when it was on the air, but smaller character-driven shows like this rarely do. I was hoping Hyouka would've been released as a complete collection, but a 2 part collection works just as well. I can't wait for the 2nd half of Hyouka (and the 2nd half of Gosick) to be released!
by Lust4lyfe101 -
I am very happy to have this on bluray (even though it doesn't come with a limited edition boxset)
The anime itself is awesome and packaging came in perfectly.
Can't wait till the next box comes out.
Slice of life meets Sherlock Holmes
by ToshiroNoRonin -
Hyouka is one of my all-time favorites, and I was super-excited when I saw that it would finally be getting a long-overdue North American release. The show mixes slice-of-life with mystery. Hotaro Oreki's motto is "if I don't have to do something, I won't, but if I have to, I'll do it quickly." However, what makes Hotaro special is his uncanny ability of deduction. Forced into joining the Classic Lit club, his life is flipped upside-down when he meets the energetic Eru Chitanda, whose unquenchable curiosity is impossible for him to ignore. The show contains KyoAni’s standard high-quality visuals, great voice acting and fantastic characters that are likeable and relateable. While none of the mysteries involve major crimes, they are nonetheless compelling and never seem to cheat. I cannot recommend this show enough.
One of the best Kyoto Animation series
by Chris -
This is probably my second most favorite Kyoto Animation show, just behind Sound Euphonium.
There's a nice quiet, chill vibe about it. No magic, no fight scenes, just a series of very human mysteries that the characters encounter and solve over the course of the show; some are one episode in length, others are several episode arcs. The stakes are greater in some of the mysteries than in others (a couple in particular, are very powerful and emotional), but they're all well crafted.
The characters are fantastic and memorable: the main characters, of course (Oreki, Chitanda, Ibara, and Fukube), but also side characters like Irisu and Oreki's sister. They're characters you just would love to hang out with and be friends with.
The art is also top-shelf Kyoto, and it *really* shows with this blu ray release.
Would love to see another season (with an Irisu arc)! :-)