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Notes on Hyouka as an Exploration of Detective Fiction: A Database Post

“So…just what exactly is this show trying to do again?”

Hyouka is not concerned as much about solving its own mysteries, or presenting said mysteries to the audience, as much as it wants to explore the genres of mystery and detective fiction and what makes them so well-loved. As it grows and develops its characters, nurturing their love of mystery, it too pushes us, the viewers, along a similar path.

Acting as detectives for a moment, let’s delve a bit deeper into this theory.

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