Hyouka Season 2
Hyouka, the name of the series itself, brings back many memories for the fans who have already watched it a long time ago. So, a sense of nostalgia starts developing in the minds of the fans. Season 1 of the series was aired in 2012 and had been an absolute success. It had gained a lot of positive feedback from the fans.
Since the release of the last episode, eight years have gone by, though the enthusiasm and excitement surrounding the series don’t seem to fade among the fans till today. But the wait for Hyouka Season 2 does not seem to end. Thus it has given rise to many questions among the fans as to Will there be a second season? What is going to be the content? What is the release date of Hyouka Season 2? So, please sit back, relax and read this article till the end as we answer your questions.
Origin of Hyouka.
Hyouka, which means “Ice-cream”, is a 22-episode anime television series produced by Kyoto Animations. It originally aired from April 22, 2012, to September 16, 2012, and was directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto. You can read about the director at Yasuhiro_Takemoto. The series is based on Honobu Yonezawa’s novel “Kotenbu” (Classic Literature Club) series. The novel initially contains six volumes, and the Anime series is adapted from the first four volumes of the novel. The anime comes under the genre Mystery, School, Slice of life.
The plot of Hyouka Season 1.
The anime series revolves basically around the character Houtarou Oreki. He is a high school student who doesn’t want to waste his energy on mainstream high school stuff such as relationships, sports, and other activities. Instead, he wants to save his energy and spend his high school life is as plain and straightforward as possible.
This notion of his doesn’t last long, and the reason behind it is a letter that he receives from his elder sister Tomoe Oreki. In the letter, his sister asks him to enter the Kamiyama High School Classic Literature Club. She feared getting disbanded as all the previous club members had graduated.
Being afraid to refuse his sister, Oreki enters the club hoping that he would be the only member of the club and that he could be alone owing to his character trait. But his expectations are proved to be wrong. This is because as he enters the club room, he sees a beautiful girl standing near the windows looking outside.
She notices Oreki and introduces herself as Eru Chitanda from Class 1-A and a member of the Classic Literature Club. Eventually, two of his old friends Satoshi Fukube and Mayaka Ibara, also join the club, and soon they begin their adventurous investigations.
The four-member squad begins to investigate a case that had occurred 45 years ago, hints of which are buried in an old issue of an anthology called Hyouka published by the Classic Literature Club back in the 1960s. The plot of the series mainly goes around a lot of mystery-solving and drama.
Hyouka Season 2 Characters.
Hyouka Season 2 Main Characters:-
Houtarou Oreki: This character is the protagonist of the series, a submissive and tranquil boy who seems to permanently “conserve energy” and never exerts effort on anything unless necessary. In the series, he is often compelled to solve various mysteries to fulfill Eru’s requests.
Eru Chitanda: Plays the role of a curious and enthusiastic girl. She joins the Classics Club for reasons that are deemed personal. She obsesses over any mystery that is brought to her attention.
Satoshi Fukube: This character is Houtarou’s friend who joins the Classics Club with him. He has an excellent memory. This trait enables him to address himself as a “database”. Nonetheless, he does not have logical thinking skills. Consequently, he is unable to solve mysteries like his friend.
Mayaka Ibara: She is the fourth member of the Club and was in the same middle school as Houtarou and Satoshi. Although sometimes spontaneous and obstinate, she can take responsibility. She loves reading manga, as well as creating it by herself. Since middle school, Mayaka has had a strong liking for Satoshi.
Tomoe Oreki: Older sister of Houtarou. She forced him to join Classics Club.
Tomoko Oohinata: New temporary Classics Club Member.
Hyouka Season 2 Side Characters-
Kamiyama High School
Masashi Toogaito: President of school’s Wall Newspaper Club.
Kaho Juumonji: Eru’s friend and shrine maiden at Arekusu Shrine.
Fuyumi Irisu: Director of the class 2-F amateur film; plays a vital role in the corresponding arc.
Junya Nakajou: Assistant director of class 2-F amateur film.
Tomohiro Haba: Props master of class 2-F amateur film.
Misaki Sawakiguchi: PR manager of class 2-F amateur film.
Shouko Yuasa: President of the school’s Manga Club.
Ayako Kouchi: Prominent member of the school’s Manga Club
Youko Itoigawa: School’s librarian.
Omichi: Math teacher.
Masakiyo Ogi: English teacher of Houtarou, Mayaka, and Satoshi during their middle school years.
Hyouka Season 2
What do we know about Hyouka Season 2 so far?
The fans much anticipated the second season of the series after the success of the first season. The second season would be a prolongation of the series, and it would be based on the remaining volumes of the novel series. There would be another Mystery as that being the point of the series. We might have also seen a story between Houtarou Oreki and Chitanda as the season 1 anime hinted towards a romantic relationship building between them.
Can we expect Hayouka Season 2 to release anytime soon?
Hyouka Season 2 is much unlikely to release anytime soon. While half the fans expect a season 2, the other half has given up all their hopes for Hyouka Season 2.
What’s the reason behind Kyoto Animations not releasing Hyouka Season 2?
The Kyoto Animation arson attack occurred at Kyoto Animation’s Studio 1 building in the Fushimi ward of Kyoto, Japan, on the morning of Thursday, July 18, 2019. This unfortunate incident killed at least 36 people, injured an additional 33, and destroyed most of the materials and computers in Studio 1. As a consequence, a lot of Kyoto Animation projects were canceled. Since then, there has been no news or updates on Hyouko Season 2.
Other reasons behind Hyouka Season 2 not being released.
The first season of the series had no signs of an abrupt ending without leaving any cliffhangers, so the chances of 2nd season are meager.
There is not enough material to work on as season one was based on four volumes of the novel, which leaves the producers with only two more volumes, and that is not enough to work on for Hyouka Season 2.
As of now, there is no information on the release date of Hyouka Season 2. However, suppose the author of the light novel decides to write more volumes. In that case, we can expect another season of the anime series, and we could also see the quality of the animation increase due to the present technology. If we get another season, the production house and the director will be changed. So, stay tuned for more information on Hyouka Season 2.
Hyouka Season 2 Faqs-
Is Houtarou in love with Chitanda?
As hinted in the anime, Houtarou might be in love with Chitanda. In the course of 22 episodes, there was a lot of character development of each character. Therefore, it would be wrong to ignore a particular romantic relationship between the two characters.
Is Hyouka completed?
Yes, as per the anime series, it is completed, but the light novel it is based on still has two more volumes that have not been used in the anime series.
Did Satoshi and Mayaka get together?
At the start of the second year, Mayaka finally received an answer from Satoshi, and the two have started dating since then.
What happened to Yasuhiro Takemoto?
Four days after the Kyoto Animation arson attack on July 18, 2019, Takemoto was declared missing by his father, who stated: “he was untraceable”. The director, known for his incredible yet relatable work, was finally confirmed dead after weeks of confusion by his relatives and authorities.
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