I moved to another city on the weekend, and there was a lot of things that needed to be done, so I didn’t have time to write this post.
Weekly posts should return to normalcy next week, and I’ll try to finish this season’s fansub reviews too.
”A thing of past” here, which was a term Houtarou said in the previous as well (“only find the facts”), made her react. It almost seems like his words made her realize something, and she realized that she doesn’t want her uncle’s past to become history.
She was reluctant to ask Fukube and Ibara for ask before, but Houtarou’s comment changed her mind.
There”s almost certainly a back story for this picture that we’ll eventually find out.
He’s being very gay and shows up as if he was late for a date.
However, there’s a slight possibility that he meant it as “When/If I actually start mocking you, you’d call me colorless.” It makes less sense, but grammatically still works, so I guess we’ll see what happens in later episodes.
Fukube’s got a serious, dark look on his face when he said this line. It’s possible that he has a back story as well, likely to be one that explains his fascination with Houtarou.
He technically said there isn’t anyone who looks so out of place with tokonoma on his back. This is very similar to the Western seating etiquette with the hosts or the most important people at the ends of the table.
She’s one of those types who are excellent at remembering things and capable of doing very thorough research, but she gets lost whenever something unexpected happens. This scene also shows how she fails to see the big picture, as details such as the order of presentation was neglected while she obsessed over details of the presentation itself.
This kanji ‘spelling’ is rarely used, and only by activists would ever write this way. This may have been a clue that made Fukube realize the book was written by student protest fanboys, since he’s supposedly a ‘database’ and he would actually know this stuff.
At first, it seems Fukube was overjoyed at getting handmade cooking by Eru. Then he goes on to pretend(?) that he forgot to interrupt her with a piece of information that could’ve disprove her theory.
It almost seems like he’s interested in Eru, but at the same time, he doesn’t want to hurt Ibara’s feelings.
She’s jealous about Fukube liking Eru’s cooking.
Their relationship is pretty confusing and it’s hard to tell what Fukube’s thinking, but a lot of girls in Japan like mysterious guys, so I guess that may be one of the reasons she likes him.
I’m starting to think this guy’s not thinking on purpose to give Houtarou to shine, and not just for scriptwriting convenience.
Judging from this scene and his dark expression in the “colorless line”, it’s possible that there’s a reason he’s hanging around Houtarou and functioning only as a database.
So Oreki basically brought a document that had “nothing of significance” to the meeting.
He’s a lazy bastard who didn’t even do any research and just brought something that might actually be useful lol
Houtarou was cornered by high expectations from his peers, and decided to change the topic or just run (to the bathroom etc). I find it interesting that the gray sky was shown in this scene, symbolizing his gray attitude taking over.
The Five W plus How approach was used for his investigation in order to sort out the information for logical reasoning.
Houtarou’s solution is almost certainly wrong, and I’m sure they’ll revisit this case again.
This episode’s case can be considered to be the first real mystery in this show, and I like what I see. The direction is excellent, and we’re given a lot of subtle clues not only about the case, but character motivations as well.
Hyouka sure is a dialog-driven show, and I’m enjoy every minute of it.
Episode rating: 9/10