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The Best Episodes of Hyouka

Every episode of Hyouka ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Hyouka!

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."

Genres:AnimationDramaMysteryComedy
Network:Chiba TV

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Hyouka" is "The Truth of the Classic Lit Club and Its Past", rated 8.4/10 from 202 user votes. It was directed by Yoshiji Kigami and written by Shoji Gatoh. "The Truth of the Classic Lit Club and Its Past" aired on 5/21/2012 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Blind Spot to All".

  • The Truth of the Classic Lit Club and Its Past
    8.4/10 202 votes

    #1 - The Truth of the Classic Lit Club and Its Past

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-05-21

    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.

    Director: Yoshiji Kigami

    Writer: Shoji Gatoh

  • Blind Spot to All
    8.3/10 164 votes

    #2 - Blind Spot to All

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-06-25

    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.

    Director: Kazuya Sakamoto

    Writer: Shoji Gatoh

  • The Kudryavka Sequence
    8.2/10 148 votes

    #3 - The Kudryavka Sequence

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2012-08-13

    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.

    Director: Taichi Ishidate

    Writer: Shoji Gatoh

  • Closing Credits of the Fool
    8.1/10 153 votes

    #4 - Closing Credits of the Fool

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2012-07-02

    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.

    Director: Eisaku Kawanami

    Writer: Maiko Nishioka

  • The Case of the Handmade Chocolate
    8.1/10 147 votes

    #5 - The Case of the Handmade Chocolate

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2012-09-10

    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.

    Director: Hiroko Utsumi

    Writer: Maiko Nishioka

  • Wild Fire
    8.0/10 142 votes

    #6 - Wild Fire

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2012-07-23

    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?

    Director: Naoko Yamada

    Writer: Katsuhiko Muramoto

  • Upon Seeing the True Colors
    7.9/10 153 votes

    #7 - Upon Seeing the True Colors

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2012-06-04

    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!

    Director: Hiroko Utsumi

    Writer: N/A

  • Those Whom It May Concern
    7.8/10 144 votes

    #8 - Those Whom It May Concern

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2012-08-27

    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.

    Director: Taichi Ogawa

    Writer: N/A

  • The Doll That Took a Detour
    7.8/10 152 votes

    #9 - The Doll That Took a Detour

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2012-09-17

    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.

    Director: Yasuhiro Takemoto, Taichi Ishidate

    Writer: Shoji Gatoh

  • The Revival of the Time-Honored Classic Lit Club
    7.7/10 203 votes

    #10 - The Revival of the Time-Honored Classic Lit Club

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2012-04-23

    "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.

    Director: Yasuhiro Takemoto

    Writer: Shoji Gatoh

  • The Old Days of the Classic Lit Club and Its Glory
    7.7/10 150 votes

    #11 - The Old Days of the Classic Lit Club and Its Glory

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2012-05-14

    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.

    Director: Eisaku Kawanami

    Writer: N/A

  • Practically Piled to the Ceiling
    7.7/10 138 votes

    #12 - Practically Piled to the Ceiling

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2012-07-09

    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.

    Director: Taichi Ogawa

    Writer: Katsuhiko Muramoto

  • The Inheritors of the Classic Lit Club and Its Circumstances
    7.6/10 167 votes

    #13 - The Inheritors of the Classic Lit Club and Its Circumstances

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2012-05-07

    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.

    Director: Taichi Ishidate

    Writer: Katsuhiko Muramoto

  • The Activities of the Esteemed Classic Lit Club
    7.5/10 169 votes

    #14 - The Activities of the Esteemed Classic Lit Club

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2012-04-30

    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.

    Director: Hiroko Utsumi

    Writer: Shoji Gatoh

  • The Furuoka Deserted Village Murder Case
    7.5/10 143 votes

    #15 - The Furuoka Deserted Village Murder Case

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-06-18

    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.

    Director: Naoko Yamada

    Writer: Shoji Gatoh

  • A Corpse by Evening
    7.5/10 142 votes

    #16 - A Corpse by Evening

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2012-07-16

    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.

    Director: Noriyuki Kitanohara

    Writer: N/A

  • The Juumonji Case
    7.5/10 136 votes

    #17 - The Juumonji Case

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2012-07-30

    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.

    Director: Hiroko Utsumi

    Writer: Shoji Gatoh

  • The Last Target
    7.5/10 134 votes

    #18 - The Last Target

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2012-08-06

    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.

    Director: Kazuya Sakamoto

    Writer: Maiko Nishioka

  • Does the Sun Shine on the Peaks?
    7.5/10 137 votes

    #19 - Does the Sun Shine on the Peaks?

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2012-08-20

    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.

    Director: Noriyuki Kitanohara

    Writer: N/A

  • Let's Go to the Screening!
    7.3/10 144 votes

    #20 - Let's Go to the Screening!

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-06-11

    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.

    Director: Noriyuki Kitanohara

    Writer: Maiko Nishioka

  • Sappy New Year
    7.3/10 138 votes

    #21 - Sappy New Year

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2012-09-03

    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.

    Director: Rika Ota

    Writer: N/A

  • To Commit a Grave Sin
    7.2/10 145 votes

    #22 - To Commit a Grave Sin

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2012-05-28

    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.

    Director: Kazuya Sakamoto

    Writer: Maiko Nishioka