It is often said that "Seichi Junrei" (Holy Land Pilgrimage) by anime fans is a key to promote local economy in Japan. The Juroku Bank, a local bank in Gifu Prefecture, estimates that the fans of the school mystery TV anime Hyouka will bring over 2.1 billion yen (approximately US$27 million) into the local economy in 2012. More details after the jump.
The site for the new Kyoto Animation adaptation of Hyouka posted a preview of the upcoming run of episodes for the mystery series, and it has included a set of designs featuring the anime's Scoobie gang cosplaying as Vocaloids Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Len, Kagamine Rin, and Megurine Luka. Get a look after the jump.
The anime based on Honobu Yonezawa's koten-bu novels, Hyouka, finally premiered, but did you catch who did the opening song? Fans of Kami-sama no Memo-chō and Mashiroiro Symphony's OPs should hit the break!
Just last week we got a look at the upcoming school mystery anime, Hyouka, in motion. Now the official website is streaming a quick 15-second TV commercial for Kyoto Animation's series, which is directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto (The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya). Video past the break!
Know what is better than official still images? Official trailers! And it just so happened that the website for school mystery series Hyouka started streaming one. Check it out after the break!
The official website for upcoming mystery anime Hyouka (based on Honobu Yonezawa's novel Hyouka: You can't escape) posted nine screencaps from episode one. Hit the jump to check them all out!
The official website of forthcoming school mystery series Hyouka got an update today featuring some new character art. Bump the jump for more views of the four main characters!
Kyoto Animation has updated the website of their next TV anime project, Hyouka, to announce it will air this coming April. Read on for more details.
Head over to Kyoto Animation studio's official site and you'll see a special message pop up, announcing a TV anime adaptation of Honobu Yonezawa's youth mystery/horror novel Hyouka: You can't escape. Hit the jump for more!