Hyouka – As a Group and as Individuals

The group dynamics within Hyouka are one of its strongest elements, showing how people who are clearly incredibly different can work together to solve mysteries and work as a club. What is particularly fascinating about The Classics Club is how all these characters are essentially there as an afterthought, with other activities and elements of their high school life take precedent at times. This is most obvious during the latest school festival arc, where the group splits up, with Satoshi and Ibara in particular going back to their normal club lives and doing other activities. What we see in this arc is how the characters, without the help and support of everyone in the Classics Club slowly begin to slip back into well worn patterns almost as if the Classics Club didn’t exist in the first place. Read more of this post