Hyouka – 06
#6: To Commit a Grave Sin
I was actually laughing when Ibara was yelling at Fukube because Chitanda was looking at Oreki and just jumping up and down, acting like she was over exasperating. That part was kinda funny, just because it was so awkward. Also, my Hyouka posts could use more readers and comments! More people should watch.
This episode kind of reminds me of Lucky Star. Konata and the girls decide to talk about getting angry. You see, Konata’s not usually angry, but can be, if you push her hard enough. Even Tsukasa has seen her a little angry before. Tsukasa doesn’t get angry, though. It’s not in her nature to be anything but lovable Tsukasa. Kagami was super angry in this first scene, though. She was giving Konata an earful for playing an eroge on her 3DS at school. Miyuki waited for them to stop fighting, and then got a little mad herself when Kagami and Konata couldn’t stop talking about how much she was like an angel. And since Miyuki is the curious type, when Tsukasa brings up something she was wondering about, she feels like she has a million mini Miyuki’s crawling on her, begging her to satisfy her curiosity, as if being tossed into a nightmarish world. So yes, I can definitely draw comparison to Lucky Star; they were just talking, but this was a little more interesting than Lucky Star. And thank God, a lot more serious.
This second half brings us to the mystery at hand. Why did the math teacher, Omichi, get angry at his class when they couldn’t solve for the range of the equation given? We’re given possibilities, but as usual, Oreki comes up with a clever and well-thought-out solution to the problem. After literally being dragged to the ground by Chitanda’s constant pestering, Oreki establishes a theory that Omichi had got the letters ‘A’ and ‘D’ confused. I wondered what he meant by that along with the other characters, but there was a valid explanation for that. A math teacher would generally use lowercase letters in writing equations, there for, with even slightly bad handwriting, one could mistake an ‘a’ with a ‘d’. Of course, not the way it’s written on here. And yes, the alphabet cookies and drawings on the line paper was a slick way to get the point across. If there’s one thing Hyouka’s king at, it’s doing something interesting each week. With the problem solved, it’s time to head home. Oreki just wishes someone would help him solve his own problems.
Next Episode: True Colors a.k.a. Obligatory