It’s been a while since I’ve seen a genuinely knock-me-off-my-feet great romantic comedy. Dare I get my hopes up with this one?
On Thursday, September 17th, an official website opened which revealed that the rom-com manga Horimiya will get a television anime adaptation which will premiere in January 2021.
The male lead character (seen on the left in the image) is named Izumi Miyamura and will be played by Kouki Uchiyama. The female lead (seen right) 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!
As I said in the beginning, I love good romantic comedies but it’s been a while since I’ve seen one that really great. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for more news on this one as January 2021 approaches and hope for the best before it premieres.
Source: Mantan Web