Horimiya Anime Announced for January Debut in Japan

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Liam Dempsey
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Rejoice, patient fans—no longer will we see Horimiya in endless “Top Manga That NEED an Anime Adaptation” lists! They announced one!

The official Horimiya anime Twitter account revealed a bubbly new visual and logo for the series, and a load of exciting details that already have us bubbling with excitement.

The all-star staff list includes Masashi Ishihama (PERSONA5 the Animation, From the New World) as director, Takao Yoshioka (Your lie in April, High School DxD) on script and series composition, Haruko Iizuka (Inu X Boku Secret Service, Ensemble Stars!) for character design and Masaru Yokoyama (Your lie in April, ASTRA LOST IN SPACE) for music. CloverWorks (The Promised Neverland, The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED) will be animating the series.

The series is set for a January 2021 premiere in Japan. No broadcast or acquisition details were announced.

Yen Press, publisher of the manga’s English version, describes the series as:

At school, Kyouko Hori is known for being smart, attractive, and popular. On the other hand, her classmate, the boring, gloomy Izumi Miyamura, tends to get painted as a “loser fanboy.” But when a liberally pierced and tattooed (not to mention downright gorgeous) Miyamura appears unexpectedly on the doorstep of secretly plain-Jane homebody Hori, these two similarly dissimilar teenagers discover that there are multiple sides to every story…and person!

First released in 2011, Horimiya is a manga adaptation of HERO’s 2007 webcomic Hori-san to Miyamura-kun (see what they did there?), with art by Daisuke Hagiwara. The webcomic was adapted into four OVA episodes between 2012 and 2018.

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) and Asami Seto (Death Parade, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai) voiced the titular characters in the OVA, but will be replaced by Kouki Uchiyama (My Hero Academia, Soul Eater) and Haruka Tomatsu (Sword Art Online, DARLING in the FRANXX) in the TV series.

The first trailer for the series is set for release on September 21.

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