On September 17th, I reported on the J-List blog that the romantic comedy manga series Horimiya would get an anime adaptation that would premiere in January 2021. At that point I expected that to be the last we heard of it for a few weeks until we grew closer to the premiere date, but how wrong I was!
Not wanting to stay out of the news for very long, they released a brand new promotional video to the Internet on Tuesday, September 21st. You can check it out in the embedded Twitter post below.
— TVアニメ「ホリミヤ -piece-」公式 (@horimiya_anime) September 21, 2020
The male lead character is named Izumi Miyamura and will be played by Kouki Uchiyama. The female lead is named Kyoko Hori and will be played by Haruka Tomatsu.
The animation will be produced by studio Cloverworks and directed by Masashi Ishihama. They will be working off series composition and scripts created by Takao Yoshioka and character designs adapted for the anime by Haruko Iizuka. Masaru Yokoyama will be composing the background music.
Originally a spinoff manga from the four-panel manga series Hori-san to Miyamura-kun, Horimiya was launched in 2011 in Monthly G Fantasy magazine and has been compiled into fifteen volumes in Japan as of September 2020. Yen Press publishes the manga in English and describes the story as:
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!
Source: Comic Natalie