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Hyouka Volume 4: Afterword

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Prev Story | Contents Greetings, this is Yonezawa Honobu. I present to you volume four of the series. This time, it’s a collection of short stories. Looking back on my school days, I always had the principled belief that just as tomorrow came after today, there would always be the boundless loop where the first trimester would follow the third trimester. I still don’t think that...

Hyouka Volume 4 Story 7: The Doll that Took a Detour

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Prev Story | Contents | Afterword Table of Contents Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5 1 After passing through the downtown area of Kamiyama City and following the road to the northeast, I reached a long, gentle slope. The feet on the pedals of my bicycle grew heavy, but I didn’t feel pain. The slope wasn’t so severe that I had to stand up and pedal, but I could feel my body temperature...

Hyouka Volume 4 Story 6: The Case of the Hand-made Chocolate

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Prev Story | Contents | Next Story Table of Contents Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6 1 Today, it is common knowledge that there is more than one perspective to any topic. In this age, it is impossible to survive as a middle school student if you are unable to consider the opposite viewpoint. But then again, if you take this one step further, that would mean that while we are under the...

Hyouka Volume 4 Story 5: Sappy New Year

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Prev Story | Contents | Next Story Table of Contents Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5 (Side B)Part 5 (Side A)Part 6 (Side B)Part 6 (Side A)Part 7 (Side B)Part 7 (Side A) 1 There’s this axiom that goes, “What you do over the new year, you repeat all year.” When I was young, during the period when I was busy preparing for my high school entry examinations, I was so afraid of that...

Hyouka Volume 4 Story 3: The Ghost, When Examined

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Prev Story | Contents | Next Story Table of Contents Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5 1 I’ve often heard the saying, “All ghosts, when examined, are just withered flowers.” However, in this modern era where people are unable to grasp the idea of romanticism even after looking it up in a dictionary, withered flowers are rarely treated as ghosts, and apparitions in this world are...

Hyouka Volume 4 Story 2: To Commit a Deadly Sin

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Prev Story | Contents | Next Story Table of Contents Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5 1 We were learning about China’s history in our World History class. Unfortunately, I already knew a lot about the Warring States period, so I was feeling extremely bored. However, I neither had the interest to draw little comical illustrations in the margins of my neglected notebook, nor did I feel like...

Hyouka Volume 4 Story 1: If I Have to Do It, Make It Quick

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Contents | Next Story Table of Contents Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5 1 I can discern my personal preferences, but I would be hard pressed to say that they are desirable. Thinking back, I did not actually have a unique upbringing. While my father was rarely at home, he still managed to maintain the family. My sister was a rebellious, arrogant and strange person who quickly saved up money as soon...

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