Hyouka returns as amazingly dull as it has been – fantastic as the technical aspects of animation may be, the story, albeit classy to some extent, is simply operating on a repetitive whim powered by excess moeblob.
Through a series of convenient occurrences, the kotenbu find themselves being dragged by their moeblob to a sitting for a foreseeably lacking homemade film – the movie was made as per a class project of an acquaintance of the moeblob, and shortly prior to getting started, Oreki seems suspicious of the very purpose behind the screening. Unsurprisingly, after witnessing a horribly crude creation, the ulterior motive arises – the sempai who showed them the sub-par cinematic wants them to figure out the ending.
The movie, poorly done as it was, had a plot twist in which a crime occurs – the issue however is that their film is incomplete, their writer fell ill, meaning either they will have to deliver a half-baked movie, or, according to the sempai, the alternative option is to have the elite moeblob investigation unit known as “The Kotenbu” conjure up who the criminal would be based on clues provided within the remedial work of awful.
After the usual lazy character complaining, everyone else whining at him to put more effort, and the moeblob being a pest, the protagonist does the typical and falls to her desires – deciding to solve the mystery.
It was becoming a nuisance, or rather, it already was long ago – yet Hyouka’s formula has gotten far too hashed and dried. Eight episodes in now and the series still hasn’t gone anywhere – recycling the same turn of events over, again, and then some. Its become entirely repulsive – and the face of the moeblob is sickening to see. Nearly nothing in this series is operating as per any coherent reasoning – perhaps it was at one point, now it is simply the moeblob shoving her disgustingly overly emphasized visage into the camera then asserting how she’s curious.
While the moeblob first seemed like an airhead character, now one can hardly help but think that she’s more than that – she legitimately has some sort of mental deficiency as she struggles to understand basic concepts, all the while, becoming excited by simplistic functions of life, and forgetting seemingly everything but her own name, assuming she hasn’t forgotten that bit of information in this easily forgettable series.
There’s nothing further to say, Hyouka has gone from worthy of hype, to horrible.