Hyouka is one of my low key favorite
Then there’s Eru Chitanda, the curious girl who loves solving mysteries, even if its “make believe”.
They come together and turn a seemingly boring theme into anything but that.
1. Ghost Hunt
Ghost Hunt is the kind of
It’s about Mai Taniyama, a girl who ends up working for a company that hunts and exorcises ghosts in people’s homes.
Eventually a medium tags along, with other characters who add to the humor, drama, and creepy investigations.
2. Heaven’s Memo Pad
Heavens Memo Pad is about a shut-in Otaku, similar to Kona from Robotic Notes if you’ve watched it.
She solves mysteries from the comfort of the room she stays in for hours on end. Many mysteries involve murder and other cases.
The set up is different to Hyouka, but it’s up the same road so it’ll feel familiar when watching it.
3. Kokoro Connect
Kokoro Connect is another
Everything starts out seemingly normal for all the main characters…. Until an Alien called “Heart Seed” shows up.
With his mysterious abilities, he makes all 5 students go through trials and tribulations of his choosing.
Eventually it almost rips apart their friendship, and other cases brings them together as they try to deal with the madness.
I’m surprised this one isn’t tagged as a “psychological” series, but it’s a good fit for Hyouka fans.
4. Bunny Girl Senpai
Rascal Doesn’t Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai is about a former child actress called Mai Sakurajima.
She stops pursuing this career for mysterious reasons, and she’s too aloof to approach for the average person.
That’s where Sakuta, the guy who becomes interested in Mai comes into the picture.
That’s in spite of the
Kanon is an
Both done by Kyoto Animation.
Mystery is a big part of this series. As well as supernatural elements. And that’s true from start to finish.
Yuuichi, the MC, has forgotten something important. And the
One of which includes romance down the line.
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6. Beautiful Bones
Beautiful Bones is made by a studio called TROYCA. Same studio as Bloom Into You and Re:Creators.
The female MC is an Osteologist.
The theme sounds boring on the surface, but if you’re the type to enjoy thought provoking shows, this will do.
It’s the only
7. Tamako Market
Tamako Market is also by Kyoto Animation, just like Hyouka. But it’s different enough while still being similar.
It’s about Tamako, the daughter of a Mochi shop owner. And a mysterious talking bird called Dera,
The bird is probably one of the biggest “mysteries” in the entire series.
Most of the time the
Monogatari is a lot of things. Vampires, supernatural, mystery, romance…. It’s a strange but thought provoking series.
It’s made by studio SHAFT, and is iconic.
The main plot isn’t straightforward at all, and tends to evolve as things progress.
It has tons of dialogue and hidden messages between scenes, so it’s an
Not for everyone, but a solid series if it swings your way.
GoSick is about a Loli in black, literally. She’s called Victorique.
Unlike your average person, she’s super intelligent and the main brains behind solving mysteries, crimes, and murders.
She’s also a bit of a classic Tsundere.
There aren’t as many “main” characters in this series, but it’s a familiar setting with the way its written.
A little more violent though.
And finally, we’ll end it with Oregairu. An
The plot resolves around these 4 when all is said and done. Because of how its written, there’s a subtle sense of mystery to it.
Characters like Hachiman are thoughtful and have a lot of inner dialogue, and it’s bound to make you think (and laugh) throughout all 3 seasons.
There really is no “exact”
- Classroom Of The Elite.
- The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya.
- Detective Conan.
- Beyond The Boundary.