The manga Horimiya by HERO and Daisuke Hagiwara was slotted for an anime adaptation with a January 9th, 2021 premiere as announced. With the series underway, the eighth episode is set for a February 27th, 2021 debut and we’ve got our first look at what to expect from it.
Funimation previously confirmed their pickup of the anime series as part of their winter 2021 anime lineup. The streaming service will handle the show in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland; on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand; and on Wakanim in France, Germany, Russia, and Scandinavia.
The series will have Masashi Ishihama directing based on the series composition by Takao Yoshioka. Haruka Iizuka is handling the character designs with production being handled by CloverWorks.
The Japanese cast includes Haruka Tomatsu as Kyouko Hori and Kouki Uchiyama as Izumi Miyamura. The supporting cast includes Seiichiro Yamashita Naruse as Toru Ishikawa and Yurie Kozakai (Pekola in Dropkick on My Devil!!) as Yuki Yoshikawa. Additional casting includes Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kakeru Sengoku, MAO as Remi Ayasaki, and Reina Kondo as Sakura Kōno.
Yen Press publishes the manga in English.
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Plot Concept: Admired at school for her friendly attitude and academic achievements, high school student Kyouko Hori has been hiding another side to herself. With her parents often away from home due to work, Hori also has to look after her younger brother and do the housework, leaving no opportunities to make friends and socialize outside of school. Meanwhile, Izumi Miyamura is seen as a brooding, glasses-wearing, otaku. In reality, he is a gentle person hopeless at studying. He also has nine piercings hidden behind his long hair and a tattoo along his back and left shoulder.
By sheer happenstance, Hori and Miyamura cross paths outside of school—neither looking as the other expects. These seemingly polar opposites become fast friends, sharing with each other a side of themselves they have never shown to anyone else.