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Horimiya Anime to Adapt Romantic Comedy Manga

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The official site and Twitter are live for the Horimiya anime, which is on the way to adapt Daisuke Hagiwara’s take on HERO’s four-panel romantic comedy manga. Masashi Ishihama (From the New World) is directing the adaptation, with Takao Yoshioka (Working!!) on series composition and Haruko Iizuka (Little Busters!) on character designs for the CloverWorks production.

Haruka Tomatsu and Kouki Uchiyama lead the cast in the respective roles of Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura. The series is set to debut in January, and you can see the full key visual below.

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The source for the Horimiya anime has been running in Square Enix’s GFantasy magazine since October 2011, and Yen Press licensed the series in March 2015. Here’s the official English description:

Admired at school for her friendly attitude and academic achievements, high school student Kyouko Hori has been hiding another side to herself. With her parents often away from home due to work, Hori also has to look after her younger brother and do the housework, leaving no opportunities to make friends and socialize outside of school. Meanwhile, Izumi Miyamura is seen as a brooding, glasses-wearing, otaku. In reality, he is a gentle person hopeless at studying. He also has nine piercings hidden behind his long hair and a tattoo along his back and left shoulder.

By sheer happenstance, Hori and Miyamura cross paths outside of school—neither looking as the other expects. These seemingly polar opposites become fast friends, sharing with each other a side of themselves they have never shown to anyone else.

Source: PR Times via Crunchyroll