The BEST Episodes of Hyouka

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2020

Network: CTC (JA)

Oreki Houtarou is a minimalistic high school boy. One day, he joins the Classic Literature Club at his elder sister's request. There he meets Chitanda Eru, Fukube Satoshi, and Ibara Mayaka. Chitanda is a calm beautiful girl but she turns into an embodiment of curiosity once she says, "I'm curious." Fukube is a smiling boy with a fantastic memory who calls himself a database. Ibara is a short girl and is strict with others and herself. They begin to investigate a case that occurred 45 years ago. Hints of the mystery are buried in an old collection of works of the former members of Classics Club. The collection is titled "Hyouka."

The Kudryavka Sequence

#1 - The Kudryavka Sequence

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 13, 2012

Eru appears on a school radio show, asking all the other students to stand with the Classic Lit Club against the phantom thief. Hotaro confronts the person he believes to be Jumoji. Satoshi comes to terms with his expectations.

star 9.04
79 votes
Directors: 石立太一
Writers: 賀東招二
The Case of the Handmade Chocolate

#2 - The Case of the Handmade Chocolate

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Sep 10, 2012

While in middle school, Satoshi rejected Mayaka's Valentine chocolate, so this year, she works even harder to present him with a Valentine's Day masterpiece. But when it turns up missing, the search is on to discover what happened to it.

star 8.94
80 votes
Those Whom It May Concern

#3 - Those Whom It May Concern

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 27, 2012

Hotaro tells Eru that he can come up with a plausible explanation for any situation she can think of, so when a seemingly mundane schoolwide announcement is made, she challenges him to figure out the reason behind the announcement.

star 8.87
80 votes
Wild Fire

#4 - Wild Fire

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 23, 2012

The Classic Lit Club cooking team competes against three other teams in the Cooking Club's timed "Wild Fire" competition. However, Mayaka is delayed drawing posters for the Manga Club. Will she be able to finish in time to compete?

star 8.84
81 votes
Directors: 山田尚子
Writers: 村元克彦
The Doll That Took a Detour

#5 - The Doll That Took a Detour

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 17, 2012

Hotaro is enlisted by Eru to appear in a Dolls' Festival parade that her local shrine holds every year. When construction work unexpectedly causes a last-minute detour, it leaves the participants wondering what went awry.

star 8.78
88 votes
The Last Target

#6 - The Last Target

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 5, 2012

Satoshi is ready for Jumoji to strike, but when the anticipated target is passed over, he must reconsider his strategy. Tomoe gives Hotaro a copy of "A Corpse By Evening," and Eru notices that the art style is similar to one she has seen elsewhere.

star 8.74
76 votes
Directors: 坂本一也
Writers: 西岡麻衣子
The Truth of the Classics Club and Its Past

#7 - The Truth of the Classics Club and Its Past

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 20, 2012

Hotaro is torn between continuing with his "gray" life and the "rosy" life that the others live. A phone call from Hotaro's sister leads him to believe that there are pieces missing to his theory regarding the events of Sekitani's expulsion.

star 8.73
95 votes
Directors: 三好一郎
Writers: 賀東招二
Practically Piled to the Ceiling

#8 - Practically Piled to the Ceiling

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 8, 2012

It is the first day of the school culture festival, and the club members look forward to it with both longing and dread. They must come up with a way to sell all of the copies of "Hyouka" that were printed, as dauntless as the task seems.

star 8.62
78 votes
Directors: 小川太一
Writers: 村元克彦
What No One Noticed

#9 - What No One Noticed

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 24, 2012

After meeting with Irisu, Hotaro has a change of heart, and sets his mind to solving the murder mystery. Hotaro and Satoshi discuss the nature of their own potential, and what each of them might be able to accomplish.

star 8.61
80 votes
Directors: 坂本一也
Writers: 賀東招二
The Descendants of the Classic Literature Club with its Circumstances

#10 - The Descendants of the Classic Literature Club with its Circumstances

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 4, 2012

Over coffee, Eru opens up to Oreki to explain why she joined the club, and asks him for his help with a personal matter. Still unable to locate any anthologies, the club members run into an obstacle when trying to search the club's previous room.

star 8.60
94 votes
Directors: 石立太一
Writers: 村元克彦
The Juumonji Case

#11 - The Juumonji Case

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 30, 2012

Eru's curiosity is drawn by the rash of thefts from the various clubs, and when Hotaro discovers a pattern to the crimes, Satoshi comes up with a way to publicize the Classic Lit Club through the school newspaper so they can sell their anthologies.

star 8.55
77 votes
Directors: 內海紘子
Writers: 賀東招二
Does the Sun Shine on the Peaks?

#12 - Does the Sun Shine on the Peaks?

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 20, 2012

While chatting in the club room after school, Hotaro remembers how one of his teachers in middle school famously liked helicopters. But when the others dispute the characterization, Hotaro wonders if there is something more to it.

star 8.55
77 votes
Sappy New Year

#13 - Sappy New Year

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Sep 3, 2012

At New Year's, Eru invites Hotaro to join her in paying her family's respects at the town shrine. When Eru agrees to run a quick errand, however, she and Hotaro find themselves in an unexpected and compromising situation.

star 8.54
78 votes
A Corpse by Evening

#14 - A Corpse by Evening

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 16, 2012

Satoshi tries to use the Quiz Club's quiz show event to promote the Classic Lit Club. Eru goes around beating the bushes for ways to help sell all of the copies of "Hyouka." More and more items end up missing from various clubs.

star 8.53
77 votes
Directors: 北之原孝將
Writers: 江上美幸
The Old Days of the Glorious Classic Literature Club

#15 - The Old Days of the Glorious Classic Literature Club

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 13, 2012

Eru decides to solicit Satoshi and Mayaka's help hypothesizing what happened to her uncle. The club members meet at the Chitanda estate, where they present their research and surmise what they believe happened 45 years ago.

star 8.52
94 votes
Directors: 河浪榮作
Writers: 江上美幸
True Colors

#16 - True Colors

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 3, 2012

During summer vacation, the Classic Lit Club members take a trip into the mountains to stay at a hot springs resort inn run by Mayaka's relatives. While there, Eru and Mayaka see what appears to be the ghost of a man who hanged himself!

star 8.46
83 votes
Directors: 內海紘子
Writers: 芦田杉彦
The Furuoka Deserted Village Murder Case

#17 - The Furuoka Deserted Village Murder Case

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 18, 2012

In search of a conclusion to their movie, the assistant director, the prop master, and the publicist meet with the Classic Lit Club members one at a time to propose their solutions to the unfinished murder mystery.

star 8.43
82 votes
Directors: 山田尚子
Writers: 賀東招二
Closing Credits of the Fool

#18 - Closing Credits of the Fool

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 2, 2012

When the others ask Hotaro about his solution to the murder mystery, he begins to have doubts about it himself. Hotaro confronts Irisu regarding the reason why she called the Classic Lit Club in to help finish the film.

star 8.36
78 votes
Directors: 河浪榮作
Writers: 西岡麻衣子
The Revival of the Long-established Classic Literature Club

#19 - The Revival of the Long-established Classic Literature Club

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 22, 2012

"Energy conservationist" Hotaro Oreki joins the Classic Lit Club at his high school at his sister's behest, to keep it from being shut down. Also joining the club are his best friend, Satoshi Fukube, and Eru Chitanda, a curious girl who enjoys mysteries.

star 8.29
112 votes
Directors: 武本康弘
Writers: 賀東招二
The Activities of the Esteemed Classics Club

#20 - The Activities of the Esteemed Classics Club

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 29, 2012

Eru grows bored of the club's lack of activities, and suggests that they prepare an anthology to submit for the school's culture festival in the fall. While tracking down previous anthologies, the club discovers a mystery in the school's library.

star 8.19
103 votes
To Commit a Grave Sin

#21 - To Commit a Grave Sin

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 27, 2012

Hotaro's history class is interrupted by an outburst coming from Eru's math class, prompting a discussion in the Classic Lit Club about the nature of the seven deadly sins, and what might provoke Eru to become angry.

star 8.14
85 votes
Directors: 坂本一也
Writers: 西岡麻衣子
Let's Go to the Screening!

#22 - Let's Go to the Screening!

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 10, 2012

One of Eru's acquaintances invites the Classic Lit Club to a screening of a student film made by the members of Class 2-F so they can offer their opinions. When the movie takes an unexpected turn, the club is called on to help find a solution.

star 7.96
84 votes
Directors: 北之原孝將
Writers: 西岡麻衣子