It’s hard to believe that Hyouka is one of my all-time favorite anime shows. It’s not flashy, but it’s complex, thought-provoking, and worth considering.
Oreki, a sluggish student who is efficient and consumes as little energy as possible, is the focus of the anime.
Lastly, there’s Eru Chitanda, the inquisitive teen who relishes delving into fictional riddles.
They work together to transform a drab topic into something extraordinary.
Here are a few great alternatives to Hyouka that you might enjoy.
1. Ghost Hunt
You won’t hear many people raving about Ghost Hunt. J.C. Staff’s ghost series is a well-done secret.
A girl named Mai Taniyama is employed by a corporation that hunts and exorcises spirits from people’s houses.
After a while, a medium and other characters join the fun, adding to the intrigue and hilarity.
As a horror series, the anime is bound to make you jump at various parts.
2. Heaven’s Memo Pad
A shut-in Otaku like Kona from Robotic Notes is the narrator of Heavens Memo Pad.
From the luxury of her own home, she solves mysteries for hours at a time. Murder and other crimes are common themes in many mysteries.
Because she’s the brains behind the operation, the anime naturally centers on Yuuko, the MC.
Hyouka’s set-up is new, but the path is the same, so it will feel comfortable to viewers.
3. Kokoro Connect
It’s a shame that Kokoro Connect isn’t talked about as much as it used to be. By the studio Silver Link Studios, it’s an anime (Non Non Biyori).
At first glance, the lives of our central protagonists appear to be rather average…. For as long as “Heart Seed” is present.
He uses his enigmatic powers to subject all five of his trainees through a variety of ordeals.
As they struggle to cope with the chaos, they almost end up severing their connection, but other instances pull them closer together.
Hyouka fans will enjoy this, despite the fact that it’s not classified as a “psychological” series.
4. Bunny Girl Senpai
Bunny Girl Rascal Doesn’t Even Dream Of The story of Senpai centers on Mai Sakurajima, a former child actor.
Because of unclear reasons, she abandons this job path, and the average person is unable to approach her.
Here comes Sakuta, the person who grows attracted to Mai..
As it turns out, there’s a lot more to this show than meets the eye. With a major emphasis on the mystery.
Despite the fact that the anime is not classified as a “mystery,” this is the case.
Originally aired in 2006, Kanon is a popular anime series. This is like Clannad’s older brother, in that it came out a year later.
Kyoto Animation created both of them.
This series has a lot of mystery in it. There are also elements of the supernatural. From beginning to end, that’s the case.
The MC, Yuuichi, has missed an essential detail. While on his voyage, he encounters a variety of bizarre and unusual circumstances.
One of these could lead to romantic entanglements in the future.
6. Beautiful Bones
TROYCA is the production company behind Beautiful Bones. Bloom Into You and Re:Creators are both made by the same studio.
Discoveries of bones and unresolved cases are the focus of this anime. And the enigmas that abound in the area.
The main character’s profession is that of an osteologist.
If you’re a fan of thought-provoking shows, this is a good fit for your viewing habits.
Even though it’s the only one of its kind, no one has heard of it.
7. Tamako Market
Kyoto Animation also created Tamako Market and Hyouka. There are enough differences while maintaining a similarity to make it interesting.
Tamako, the daughter of a Mochi store owner, is the subject of this story. Mysterious talking birds, such as “Dera,” also exist.
As far as “mysteries” go, it’s hard to beat the bird.
Slice-of-life stories are a common theme in anime, and they’re usually done in such a way that viewers can’t help but relax.
Monogatari encompasses a wide range of subject matter. Vampires, the supernatural, mystery, and romance… An unusual but thought-provoking show.
Studio SHAFT created it and it’s a classic.
Things don’t go according to plan when it comes to the major storyline in this film.
With so much conversation and subtext interspersed throughout, this is an anime that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.
It’s not for everyone, but if the dice fall your way, this is a good show.
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GoSick is a story about a Loli dressed in full black. Victorique is her name.
She’s a genius and the brains behind solving mysteries, crimes, and murders, unlike the typical individual.
As a Tsundere, she’s a bit of an anomaly.
Even though there aren’t as many major players, the environment is familiar because of how it’s described in this series.
There’s more bloodshed, though.
We’ll wrap things up with Oregairu. Hachiman Hikigaya and three females called Yuigama, Yukinoshita, and Iroha are the stars of this animated series.
Ultimately, the story revolves around these four characters. An air of intrigue permeates this piece due to the way it was written.
In all three seasons, you’ll find yourself thinking (and laughing) about characters like Hachiman, who have a lot to say in their heads.