Artist: Daisuke Hagiwara
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance
Published(eng): Oct. 27, 2015- present
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!
So, today I’m bringing you a review on Horimiya! My cute babies!!
I would definitely say that Horimiya is my favorite high school romance manga, and I was actually still in high when the series started coming out in Japanese. I would check whatever manga reader I was using at the time, to see if the next chapter had come out yet, and sometimes it would take the fan translator a while to upload so I was always left in suspense.
Then, one day, Yen Press copyrighted it, and I was forced to wait for every volume to come out just like all the mortals. That’s okay though, I like being able to support the author!
Anyway, Horimiya is a cute Slice of Life manga about Hori-san, a responsible older sister, and Miyamura-kun, an emo boy (what? he is🤷) who dresses like a nerd at school.
Hori-san is actually very cool and chic at school, but at home she dresses and acts like a middle aged mom (my aesthetic too tbh), because she is helping her parents raise her younger brother while they’re busy with work.
I like Horimiya because the romance doesn’t happen to quickly, everyone know’s that Hori and Miyamura are going to end up together (I mean I hope), but the series takes it’s time bringing them together. Also, all the side characters are super cute! And they actually serve a purpose (aka, the best friend, a potential love rival), while not being annoying about it.
We get to watch Hori and Miyamura gradually realize their feelings for each other, and experience jealous, while also being “just friends.”
Miyamura even adopts Hori’s younger brother as his own, and the three of them become a cute little trio!
Oh, I will add that while Hori’s parents are absent a lot, at least they’re in the story. Like, Hori’s dad! Who likes to tease the pair, but is also very protective of his daughter.
Honestly, the whole series is super light, fluffy, and wholesome. I wish my high school experience was even 1/10th this nice honestly! Also, I wish they would make an anime of this already! There is a small OVA series based off the original webcomic (Hori-san to Miyamura-kun), but I need a full on 20 episode series people! *long drawn out disappointed sigh*
So, to conclude.
Reasons why you should check the series out:
- Cute couple, who start off as friends!
- Nice side characters everyone will love 🙂
- Cute art~
- Complex characters
- Nice family dynamics
- and more!
Hope you liked my short review! Check out my IG for more kawaii photo’s @love_rinnn Thanks for reading ❤