Horimiya, the anime adaptation of Daisuke Hagiwara’s manga, is set to start airing January 9.
A spinoff of a four-panel manga by HERO, Horimiya is about two high schoolers with secret lives who end up hitting it off.
The series is directed by Masashi Ishihama (From the New World) with scripts from Takao Yoshioka (Watamote) and character designs by Haruko Iizuka (Children of the Whales). It’s being animated at CloverWorks (The Promised Neverland).
Here’s how Yen Press, which is releasing the manga, describes it:
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.