Hyōka Manga Listed as Ending in 12th Volume, New Series Launches (Updated)
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Book distributor Nippan's Hon no Hikidashi website is listing the 12th volume of Taskohna's manga adaptation of Honobu Yonezawa's Hyouka mystery novel as the final volume. Amazon lists the 12th volume with a May 25 release date.
The June issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine additionally started a "new series" for the manga featuring the students as second-year high school students. The manga will not appear in the magazine's July issue and will return in the August issue.
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 Chitanda, an inquisitive girl in this adolescent mystery.
Taskohna launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in January 2012. Kadokawa published the manga's 11th volume in October 2017.
Yonezawa published the original novel in 2001, and it is the first novel in his Kotenbu (Classic Literature Club) mystery novel series, which consists of six novels. Imasara Tsubasa o Iwaretemo is the latest novel, and it debuted in November 2016. The first four novels inspired Kyoto Animation's Hyōka television anime series in 2012. Futoshi Nishiya's character designs for the anime served as the basis for the designs in Taskohna's manga.
The novels also inspired a live-action film adaptation in November 2017.
Update: Added info about manga's new series. Source: Monthly Shōnen Ace June issue
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