Hyouka’s latest episode annoys with idiotic moeblob emphasis, yet thankfully it splits overall focus amongst the characters – highlighting the more interesting three, and giving feeling of something to soon happen.
A jump from scene to scene occurs as we’re shown each of the characters anxiously echoing the fact that something is tomorrow – and seemingly, it is the culture festival, the one in which they’re to debut their questionable book. And thus, the day comes, a few individuals being more eager than others, as expected – yet some are also more heavily involved as well, such as the tsundere otaku girl who is apparently going to be aiding the manga club.
From the start of the episode, it goes accented that the otaku tsundere is seemingly somewhat troubled and slightly down in feeling – and upon arrival to school, where the festival hasn’t any more than a moment till launch, it’s seen that one of two reasons regarding her minor depression is that she apparently ordered 200 copies of the “Hyouka” volume they’re to be selling, though of course, it’s doubtful they’d actually sell as many.
One will also be reassured of their failure when shown that their kotenbu club is located in the middle of nowhere – a place bound to gather zero to no customers. Yet the characters decide they ought to send someone to speak with the student council and secure a superior selling space – and so, the plan sees the split of the crew as each heads where they’re required.
The moeblob goes to find the student council fellow – though unsurprisingly, gets distracted and lost numerous times on the way like a child with special needs.
Her friend of tsundere otaku status heads to her grotesquely cosplay infested manga club where we then see the second issue for the tsundere – her tsundere tendencies led her to say she didn’t wish to cosplay, though apparently, she did so anyway. The tsundere is feeling the weight of glares and stares, the usual gossiping which is basically present indefinitely, and everywhere – yet she gains some more confidence in herself after receiving some positive response.
All the while, Neon Lights is merely laughing to death somewhere – essentially contributing nothing of value, though he couldn’t have regardless if he tried, thus all is fine on his frontier. And as for the protagonist, he’s enjoying “the best job ever” – sitting alone in solitude within a dead-space of the school building. While reveling in the nothingness, much to his disbelief, some dupe actually comes and purchases a volume of “Hyouka”.
Yet the book aside, the customer of his goes insane with eccentricity over the sight of a pen which our leading male received from his sister much earlier, and was preparing to toss away – they end up essentially trading off items, the pen going to the guest, and the protagonist being given another piece of trash in its place, although this one supposedly being capable of giving Oreki access backstage for a fashion show event to be put on later.
Oreki doesn’t think much of the garbage he’s been given – however, it was introduced in such a significant manner that either, it’s more evidence Hyouka is a horrible series, or it was utilized as a tool of foreshadow for later event in which it will be taken advantage of. More than likely, the latter will be seen – something is to occur, and then the many volumes of Hyouka will conveniently sell with great ease.
Now as to whether that actually comes to fruition, it requires giving attention to the next episode.