CloverWorks has announced that it’s developing a television anime adaptation based on HERO’s Horimiya romantic manga series. The studio also announced the cast and staff of the series. It also revealed that the anime will premiere in January 2021.
Haruka Tomatsu is voicing the male character, Kyoko Hori. Kouki Uchiyama will voice the female character, Izumi Miyamura. PERSONA 5 the Animation director Masashi Ishihama is in charge of the series and Takao Yoshioka is penning the script. Haruko Iizuka is designing the characters. Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music.
At first glance, the ultra-popular Hori-san seems like a frivolous high school girl, but in reality, she’s plain, pragmatic, and family-oriented. On the other hand, the bespectacled Miyamura-kun comes across as an average, gloomy high school fanboy, but he’s actually an attractive young man who has a bad-boy streak and is covered in piercings and tattoos. When these two unexpectedly similar classmates have a random run-in outside of the classroom, a bubbly, sweet tale of school life begins!
HERO debuted Hori-san to Miyamura-kun in February 2007 on his website Dokkai Ahen in a four-panel format. Square Enix released the series into 10 volumes under its imprint Gangan Comics between October 22, 2008, and December 28, 2011. Daisuke Hagiawara adapted the manga with a newly redrawn art as Horimiya.