And here I was thinking Hyouka might go three episodes without any mystery.
Honestly, I felt that the school festival was a welcome break from mystery solving. I actually quite liked seeing more of Satoshi and Mayaka’s life outside of the Classics Club. The introduction of Satoshi’s “rival” was rather humorous while the conflict between Mayaka and her senpai provided a contrasting serious tone. I have to admit, I’ve always disliked Eru because she’s just plain annoying. But of course, many will cite her cuteness in her defense and she’s definitely been maxing out the cute meter in these latest episodes.
Oh did I mention I still don’t like Eru? Let’s take a look at what she’s done recently. She couldn’t focus for more two seconds, thus failing epically at accomplishing the task entrusted to her. I seriously think they should have had her hold down the fort instead of Oreki. Then again, he would probably protest against having to get up off his ass. Oh, and I guess it would only be appropriate for the club president to be going around asking for favors, but I digress. Still, this only made my image of Eru even worse. Add “useless” onto her list of traits (which as of now consists of annoying and overbearing). I suppose on the bright side she’s good at cooking. Maybe they should just get a kitchen built into the club room and keep her in there. Oh wait, that’s horribly sexist and not funny. I do apologize.
My original gripe with Hyouka was its seemingly pointless mysteries. Who cares why moe-chan is angry at a math teacher? Luckily, Hyouka has been steadily improving the “quality” of its mysteries. I actually think this upcoming “theft” mystery might be interesting. If anything, it’s got more “relative importance” than an angry moe-blob. Or maybe the show is just growing on me. I doubt the same would ever apply to Eru though.
P.S. I bet you thought that .gif was titled “Eru Tit”.