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Kyoto Animation Announces Hyou-ka Teen Mystery TV Anime

posted on 2011-11-28 21:59 EST
Honobu Yonezawa's 2001 Hyō-ka: You can't escape novel adapted as series

The official website of the studio Kyoto Animation announced on Tuesday that a television anime series adaptation of Honobu Yonezawa's adolescent mystery novel Hyō-ka: You can't escape has been green-lit.

The story follows a boy named Hōtarō who is not assertive about getting involved, but was ordered by his older sister to join the classic literature club. In the club, he gets close to the truth about an incident, involving a female member's uncle, which happened 33 years ago. The "energy-saving" boy is joined by an inquisitive girl in this adolescent mystery.

Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko, the imprint behind the Haruhi Suzumiya light novels, published the original Hyou-ka novel. The novel received an honor in the Young Mystery & Horror category of the 5th Kadokawa School Novel Prizes. The book launched Yonezawa's Kotenbu (classic literature club) series that now has five volumes.

Yonezawa also wrote the Shōshimin mystery novel series that has had several manga adaptations, including Anko Manjūya's Shunki Gentei Ichigo Tart Jiken (The Case of the Springtime Limited-Edition Strawberry Tart).
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