Hyouka – 15
#15: The Juumonji Incident
With all of the Iron Chef fun out of the way, it’s time to give Oreki his chance to shine with finding this Juumonji guy that’s been taking various items from all of the clubs during the festival. One last hurrah for this arc, which has been awesome and interesting, not to mention very fun to watch.
Trying to get good screencaps with Mazui’s broken-ass video files, bear with me. I have to admit, I am a little confused with this episode and how they have the alphabetical theft. The concept is easy enough to grasp, but it’s based off Japanese, as it should be, and it’s a little hard, lol. But that’s just what it is, someone is stealing things from clubs in a certain alphabetical order, using the name Juumonji, which could be read as “ten letters” for the clubs this person is taking things from. The items in question aren’t really big deals, but Fukube sees it as a way to promote the Classics Club, assuming they can solve the mystery. Chitanda heads out to talk to Tougaito once more, seeing that he’s also interested in this Juumonji Incident, but she manages to tell him something he didn’t know, and he also tells her that a utility knife was stolen from him. This Juumonji guy is good, too good. Meanwhile, Oreki and Ibara seem to be just chilling in the room with the anthologies, ever so many still need to be sold.
Meanwhile, Fukube just wants Tani to leave him alone. Personally, he’s right to want that. Tani is one of those annoying people that think everything is a competition. Fukube probably doesn’t even give a damn what he thinks, honestly. And what’s more fun that seeing Oreki get smacked by Ibara in the face with this week’s crazy item, a mirror from Ibara. Obviously because he traded the flour for it. I wonder if he’ll have a whole house by the end of this arc from trading stuff that other people need. At the magic show, the culprit has already struck, leaving Fukube in a depressed state. At the manga society, the Vocaloids are talking crap about Ibrara when the prez comes in and shuts them up, and then a person that knows Ibara tells her some things about Ayako not being serious and about the manga. Also, I feel dumb for not knowing who Ayako is… Anyway, everyone seems a little depressed at the end here, you know, besides Oreki. Chitanda’s tired from all of the running around and asking for favors. Ibara’s frustrated at the whole Dead at Dusk thing, and Fukube wants to solve the case this time, instead of Oreki. Kinda jealous there, eh? This arc got super serious, and it’s the not the dramu we deserved, but the dramu we needed right now.
Next week! The Last Target