On the official Twitter account for the animated adaptation of the Hige wo Soru light novels. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou (Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took In a High School Runaway), a special illustration was shared to commemorate the broadcast of the third episode of the series, by Booota, the illustrator of the original light novels.
The artist had previously published other illustrations for the previous episodes.
The series has been broadcast in Japan since last April 5 and is confirmed with a total of thirteen episodes, while the Crunchyroll platform is in charge of its distribution in the West. On the other hand, light novels written by Shimesaba and illustrated by Booota have been published through Kadokawa’s Sneaker Bunko imprint since February 2018.
- Manabu Kamikita is in charge of directing the anime at Project No.9 studios. This is his debut in directing a project.
- Takayuki Noguchi (Ro-Kyu-Bu !, Queen’s Blade 2: The Evil Eye, Rail Romanesque) is in charge of character design.
- Deko Akao (Noragami, Akagami no Shirayuki-hime) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Dream Shift (Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle) is in charge of production.
Synopsis of Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou
Clerk Yoshida has been in love with his co-worker, Airi Gotou, for five years. Despite finally getting a date with her, her confession is quickly rejected. Drunk and disappointed, he staggers home, only to find a high school girl sitting on the side of the road. The girl, who needs a place to spend the night, tries to seduce Yoshida who, despite rejecting her advances, invites her to her apartment.
The next morning, the girl, introducing herself as Sayu Ogiwara, reveals that she has escaped from Hokkaido to Tokyo. During their six-month spree, she continually traded sexual favors for a roof over her head. Yoshida, however, is not convinced by her seduction. Instead, he asks her to do a different kind of work, one that involves washing dishes and doing laundry. And so begins a heartwarming relationship between a heartbroken adult and a runaway high school girl.