The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of the manga written by HERO and illustrated by Daisuke Hagiwara, Horimiya, confirmed the release date of the project. The series will premiere in Japan on January 9, 2021 at 12:30 PM (January 10 at 12:30 AM).
For its part, HERO published the manga in yonkoma format between February 2007 and December 2011, and Square Enix publisher compiled the work in a total of ten volumes. This first edition was titled Hori-san to Miyamura-kun.
HERO subsequently began republishing the manga, this time through a paper serialization under the title Horimiya, with illustrator Daisuke Hagiwara through Square Enix publisher’s Monthly G Fantasy magazine in October 2011. The publisher published the fourteenth compiled volume in December 2019, and the fifteenth on September 18.
Cast of voices
Haruka Tomatsu as Kyouko Hori.
Kouki Uchiyama as Izumi Miyamura.
Seiichirou Yamashita as Toru Ishikawa.
Yurie Kozakai as Yuki Yoshikawa.
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kakeru Sengoku.
Mao Ichimichi as Remi Ayasaki.
Reina Kondo as Sakura Kouno.
Masashi Ishihama is leading the project at CloverWorks Studios.
Takao Yoshioka is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
Haruko Iizuka is in charge of character design.
Masaru Yokoyama is in charge of composing the soundtrack.
Although admired at school for her kindness and academic prowess, high school student Kyouko Hori has been hiding another side of her. With her parents often away from home due to work, Hori has to take care of her younger brother and do household chores, without having time to socialize outside of school.
Meanwhile, Izumi Miyamura is seen as a haunting otaku who wears glasses. However, she is actually a kind and inept person to study. In addition, she has nine piercings hidden behind her long hair, and a tattoo along her back and left shoulder.
By pure chance, Hori and Miyamura cross paths outside of school, neither looking like the other would expect. These seemingly opposite poles become friends, sharing a side that they have never shown to anyone.