Hyouka – 08
#8: To the Preview!
Just wanna throw out there that they said the name of the episode in the episode, which already gave it some massive credibility. This week, the Classics Club is asked to watch a movie filmed by its own club, and answer a question. So naturally, we get some movie scenes this week.
What was up with that typing in the beginning? Something’s going down… It’s a little different of an episode, based on the first half. Irisu of the film club asks the Classics club if they’d like to watch their movie and then answer a question afterwards. The movie consists of a few students heading into an abandoned house and searching for some rooms. They find out, however, that one of their friends was killed during the time that they were searching. The question Irisu has for the Classics club, is who they think the culprit is. Anyway, a few thoughts on this opening half of the episode. There’s really not much to discuss. The movie, as Oreki stated was typical fare, and Fukube called the twist. This was all predictable stuff, but altho point of being halfway through the episode, I was wondering how the Classics club would come to its conclusion, since that’s always the best part. One last thing about the movie, it seemed like the acting was really bad. No, I’m pretty damn sure it was. It was entertaining, yet predictable, and the usual fare. Let’s find out if the solution is more interesting than the mystery, though.
So the reason it was such an abrupt ending, was that the filmmaker herself collapsed, and was unable to finish the story. She used rules of writing mystery, however, so the culprit is there. She needs the Classics club to solve this mystery. Why them? She knows Chitanda, as well as the mystery behind Hyouka. After nearly giving up, Irisu is stopped by Chitanda, who insists they will solve the mystery. So much, in fact, that she can’t stop thinking about it. She says “Kininarimasu” just like every other episode, but I’m starting to like how everyone’s face lights up when she says that, and then it cuts to Oreki, who’s just as pissed as usual about her being way to curious and not being able to stop thinking about it. After a lot of stubbornness, Oreki agrees to become the observer, and listen to everyone’s theories and play detective. A job suited perfectly for out main character. As the Classics club is walking home, they have a humorous discussion about which tarot card symbols they would represent. As a fan of the Persona series, I loved this part and kind of thought it was a nice touch. When Fukube said he would be the Magician, I was like “yeah, definitely Brosuke.” Anyway, at the clubroom the next day, the gang meets Kurako from class 2-F, who’ll be introducing the club to those who would be playing the detective. She is actually best friends with the writer… and so she takes them to 2-F, where we meet the three would-be detectives. But guess what, it’s a cliffhanger.
Next episode, Murder in the Ghost Town of Furuoka