It is announced today that a live-action film adaptation of Honobu Yonezawa's mystery novel Hyouka, the first volume of his Koten-bu/Classic Literature Club series, is in the works for a 2017 release in Japan. 22-year-old Kento Yamazaki and 21-year-old Alice Hirose are confirmed to star. Hit the jump for more information.
In 1976, Kadokawa began a mixed strategy with a Kadokawa Haruki live-action movie adaptation of its novel Inugamike no Ichizoku. A listing claiming to be Kadokawa's 40th anniversary 2016~2017 line-up has begun making the round on Japanese blogs and, raising eyebrows is the inclusion of film adaptations of HaruChika, the source material for this season's anime, and Honobu Yonezawa's Hyouka, the source material for the 2012 anime.
Kyoto Animation's (K-on!, Free!) hit 2012 anime adaptation of Honobu Yonezawa's high school mystery novel series Hyouka is slated to be released in a new Jpanese Blu-ray collection next February. This is good news for fans of Eru Chitanda and her curiosity. However, it's not great news for fans who don't know Japanese, as the series that has escaped an English territory license still isn't being subtitled in the language.
Matters have been silent in terms of more anime adapting the Hyouka mystery light novel series. They've also recently been pretty quiet in terms of related merchandise. One of the few releases on the horizon is cLayz's Eru Chitanda figure. Get a look after the jump.
SEGA will start a new session of its popular lottery series SEGA Lucky Kuji in late November, featuring Kyoto Animation's 2012 hit TV anime series Hyouka. You can get 17cm-tall Eru and Mayaka's maid costume figures, and various Hyouka character goods. Check the prizes after the jump.
Takayama-city in Gifu Prefecture is the hometown of Honobu Yonezawa, the author of the "Koten-bu/Classic Literature Club" series. To promote the crime prevention campaign, Takayama Police Station has produced wet tissues and clear files featuring the Hyouka anime characters. Hi the jump for more details.
Wave's line of Beach Queen figures will put pretty much any anime heroine in a swim suit regardless of if it makes sense or not. However, they've found a thematically appropriate subject with the announcement that they'll be releasing figures based on Gargantia's Amy and Bellows. Though no prototypes or dates have been revealed, they've also finalized Hyouka and Medaka Box for October release Get a look after the jump.
ACCS (Association of Copyright for Computer Software) reported on April 15th that Fukuoka prefectural police referred a 39-year-old unemployed man who illegally uploaded anime, manga, and video games to the internet to the Fukuoka district public prosecutor's office on 11th. He turned himsel in to the police last December. Hit the jump for more details.