Oto. Oh man. I love brown hair guy. He’s great. From the first time I saw him, I knew he was good. He’s so sinister. It’s awesome. I don’t know. It’s hard to explain. I’ve just totally got a boner for him.
Pon. That seems pretty easy to explain. Speaking of boners, we all know what those phallic plants at the very end, as the entire show fades to black, symbolize.
Oto. Oreki might pull his head out of his ass and manage to woo Chitanda? I’m still disappointed that Oreki and Satoshi decided to play into social norms instead of admitting their feelings for each other.
Pon. There are a lot of interesting things happening in this show moment-to-moment, but I have to say, I’m left with this feeling of anticlimax. It’s not that I expected Oreki to make a move, or even wanted him to, particularly. It’s like … I feel like there’s another show implied here, one where they all come back to this town ten years later. I can’t think of a better way to explain it. I’m really not trying to make a joke about how this is the setup for a made-for-TV movie based on a Stephen King novel.
Oto. Ten years later Oreki still hasn’t made his move and Chitanda married some random-ass businessman.
Pon. Ten years later, he and Satoshi are finally ready to come to terms with what they feel for one another. And it’s for the best, since their passion is so great that neither of them would have survived it as kids. They needed that life experience first.
Oto. If you don’t want it to be really depressing, I guess. You know what? I don’t think I would want that. This show has too much beating around the bush as it is.
Pon. That’s what I’m saying, though. Hyouka 2: Manlectric Boogaloo, no more beating around the bush, the only convincing ship in the show is real. Alright, I guess that’s not fair. There’s this good dynamic where Chitanda is the empress and Oreki is her loyal servant.
Oto. Speaking of her being the empress, I like her this-land-is-my-land-there-are-many-like-it-but-this one-is-mine confession.
Pon. Yeah, it got weird there at the end. Actually, maybe Hyouka 2 is about how those competing temples hire onmyouji to fight each other. Touhyou.