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Horimiya: The Missing Pieces Trailer Gives You All The Feels

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The upcoming anime Horimiya: The Missing Pieces is debuting July 1 and will receive a simultaneous streaming by Crunchyroll. Ahead of this, a special trailer has been released titled “Emo-kyun” (translated as “The Feels”). The music is from composer Masaru Yokoyama.

The anime will consist of manga stories that haven’t been animated yet.

The opening theme song is called “Shiawase” (translated as “Happiness”) and performed by Omoinotake. Meanwhile, the ending theme song is called “URL” and performed by Ami Sakaguchi.

Here are the members of the Japanese cast reprising their roles: Haruka Tomatsu plays Kyoko Hori, Kouki Uchiyama plays Izumi Miyamura, Seiichirō Yamashita plays Toru Ishikawa, Yurie Kozakai plays Yuki Yoshikawa, Nobuhiko Okamoto plays Kakeru Sengoku, M.A.O plays Remi Ayasaki, Reina Kondo plays Sakura Kōno, Daiki Yamashita plays Shū Iura, Jun Fukuyama plays Akane Yanagi, Taku Yashiro plays Kōichi Shindō, Momo Asakura plays Honoka Sawada, Daisuke Ono plays Kyōsuke Hori, Ai Kayano plays Yuriko Hori, Yuka Terasaki plays Sōta Hori, and Hisako Kanemoto plays Motoko Iura.

Masashi Ishihama is the director, while Takao Yoshioka will be writing and supervising the scripts. The animation production company is CloverWorks. Credit for character design goes to Haruko Iizuka. Haruko Iizuka, Akira Takata, Hiromi Ogata, and Yumi Shimizu are all chief animation directors.

Yen Press releases the original manga by Daisuke Hagiwara in English and gave this description for the plot:

“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: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.