Many Hyouka fans are wondering whether the mystery and slice of life anime will ever see its return for a second season and rightfully so. Adapted from the Classic Literature Club series written by Honobu Yonezawa, the Kyoto Animation produced series caused quite a stir amongst the community when it was not renewed for another season.
The plot of the first 22 episodes follows Houtarou Oreki, a first-year student at Kamiyama High School, as he is coerced by his sister to join the school’s Classic Literature Club. After meeting Eru Chitanda, Satoshi Fukube, and Mayaka Ibara, the club begins investigating an old case. From there on, the turn of events leads to them solving multiple mysteries and Oreki’s life takes a drastic turn. And if the plot kept you enticed for years and you are still wondering if Hyouka will come back for season 2, then here is everything you need to know.
Is there a Hyouka Season 2 release date?
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like Hyouka will return for season 2. It’s been more than 10 years since Kyoto Animation cancelled the anime series and it’s more than unlikely to be renewed further on. While there are many reasons for the cancellation of the series, fans haven’t been able to figure out exactly what went wrong.
However, while the slice of life anime showed great potential and was loved by many anime watchers, low reception might be one of the reasons why KyoAni might have decided to not follow the original run with another season. Many veteran anime watchers believe that since Hyouka was adapted before Kyoto Animation and Kadokawa parted ways, there won’t be a second season adapted soon.
That said, while the series might just get adapted entirely by another studio in the future, there are no updates regarding it. You can always switch to reading the original works from the Classic Literature Club series written by Honobu Yonezawa. Since the first season of Hyoua adapted the entire first volume of the series, you can read it further on.
If you are interested in watching the entire first season of Hyouka, then there are a couple of different platforms that you can stream it on. You can stream all the original 22 episodes of Hyouka with Crunchyroll. The streaming service platform offers three different subscription services for $7.99/month, $9.99/month, and 14.99/month.
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