Hyouka - Netflix
The story follows a boy named Houtarou 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 45 years ago. The energy-saving boy is joined by an inquisitive girl in this adolescent mystery.
Runtime: 25 minutes
Hyouka - Ai Kayano - Netflix
Ai Kayano (茅野 愛衣, Kayano Ai, born September 13, 1987) is a Japanese voice actress. From her debut until 2014, she was represented by the Pro-Fit talent agency; she is represented by Office Osawa since 2015. After debuting as a voice actress in 2010, she played her first lead role as Meiko “Menma” Honma in the 2011 anime television series Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. She is also known for her lead roles as Inori Yuzuriha in Guilty Crown, Mashiro Shiina in The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, and Shiro in No Game No Life. She has also performed opening, ending, and insert theme for various anime she has acted in.
Hyouka - Biography - Netflix
Prior to becoming a voice actress, Kayano wanted to work in a job that would involve “healing people”, which led to initially take up a course at a vocational school, and later on she worked in the beauty industry. She became interested in anime after watching the anime series Aria on television after coming home from work, and later on she decided that she wanted to become a voice actress. While attending a voice acting school, she continued to work in the beauty industry in order to pay for her tuition. Kayano made her voice acting debut in 2010 under the Pro-Fit talent agency; her first role in an anime series was in the original video animation Princess Resurrection. She also voiced a number of background roles in the anime series A Certain Magical Index II, including the supporting character Itsuwa. She first played a lead role in 2011 when she voiced Meiko “Menma” Honma, the main heroine of the anime television series Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. Kayano, together with co-stars Haruka Tomatsu and Saori Hayami, performed the series' ending theme “Secret Base – Kimi ga Kureta Mono (10 years after Ver.)”, a cover of a song originally sung by the band Zone. For her role as Menma, she received the Best Newcomer Award at the 6th Seiyu Awards in 2012. In 2011, she also played the role of Inori Yuzuriha in the anime series Guilty Crown. In 2012, she portrayed the role of Mayaka Ibara in Hyōka; Kayano and co-star Satomi Satō performed the series' ending themes “Madoromi no Yakusoku” (まどろみの約束) and “Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery” (君にまつわるミステリー). She also played the roles of Mashiro Shiina in the anime series The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, and Saori Takabe in the anime series Girls und Panzer. She played several roles in 2013, including the roles of Ai Fuyuumi in Oreshura, and Chisaki Hiradaira in Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea. In 2014, Kayano played the role of Shiro in the anime series No Game No Life; Kayano also performed the series' ending theme “Oración”. Later that year, she left Pro-Fit and became a freelancer. In early 2015, she joined the agency Office Osawa. Later that year, she played the roles of Megumi Sakura in School-Live!, and Utaha Kasumigaoka in Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. In 2016, she played the roles of Darkness in KonoSuba, Chizuru Hishiro in ReLIFE, and Rin Tōyama in New Game!. In 2017, she played the role of Kirie Sakurame in the anime series UQ Holder, and she reprised the role of Shiro in the anime film No Game No Life: Zero; Kayano also played the role of Shuvi in the film. In 2016, Kayano hosted a show titled “Kayanomi ~Kayano Ai ga Nihonshu wo Nominagara, Taberu dake~~” (かやのみ 〜茅野愛衣が日本酒をのみながら、食べるだけ〜, lit. “Kayanomi ~Ai Kayano is Eating While Drinking Sake~”) at Animate Times' YouTube channel. The show focuses on her looking through into various types of sake. The title of show is also a combination of her surname Kayano and the Japanese word for “drink”, which is “nomi” (飲み)..
Hyouka - References - Netflix