Hyouka’s third Blu-ray volume has come forward, and it appears to contain a few near-totally pointless edits spanning the distance of several pixels – in case anyone was bothered by these invisible issues.
Within the first compilation of discrepancies, pulled from episode five for those curious, some credit text was removed – and a few specs of darkness were added atop a minuscule shoe for shadow effect. As for episode six, seen in the second set of revisions, a girl’s head was smoothed out, some text was arbitrarily replaced, and shadow was added to an abstract scene merely as such is possible – and perhaps, they wanted to add some weight to the moeblob.
These alterations do little to aide the viewing experience of Hyouka. It’s worth mentioning that whilst a common excuse made by many towards a lack of Blu-ray adjustments is that the series is supposedly flawless – rather, perhaps the studio doesn’t even know what to fix, or even, simply chose not to solve any prevalent problems. That’s not to say either are the case with Hyouka – yet Hyouka is definitely nowhere near being impeccable, and the Blu-ray does not contribute much anything to making it so in any way.
At two episodes a disk however, and for a series as this, it wasn’t a Blu-ray particularly worth purchasing at least.
All in all, nothing worth ridicule – although the Hyouka Blu-rays aren’t looking too enticing either.