Kyoto Animation has updated the website of their next TV anime project, Hyouka, to announce it will air this coming April. Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid's director Yasuhiro Takemoto is directing the series for Kyoto Animation with Futoshi Nishiya doing character designs and Shoji Gatou doing series composition. The series will feature Yuuichi Nakamura voicing Houtarou Oreki, Satomi Satou voicing Eru Chitanda, Daisuke Sakaguchi voicing Satoshi Fukube, and Ai Kayano voicing Mayaka Ibara.
Hyouka is the first novel of Honobu Yonezawa's koten-bu series. The novel is about Houtarou Oreki, a high-schooler resistant to getting involved with anything, who joins the Koten-bu and is tasked with solving everyday mysteries.