The 2021 anime adaptation of HERO’s webcomic Horimiya or Hori San to Miyamura Kun has created hype all over the world! With the huge success of the first season, fans are now eagerly waiting for the second instalment. But will there be a continuation of the series? Here’s everything we know –
What is the plot of Horimiya?
The storyline focuses on the popular student Kyouko Hori and the friendless loner Izumi Miyamura. They both met each other outside school and a side of their personality, which they hid from the world, was exposed through the encounter, Miyamura saw Hori’s ‘housewife’ side and Hori encountered Miyamura’s ‘Punk’ side with lots of piercings and tied up hair. After saving Hori’s younger brother Souta, Miyamura was invited to the Hori household. Kyouko at first didn’t recognise Miyamura but later got to know that they attend the same school when he addressed her as ‘Hori San’. They both enjoyed each other’s company and started spending time after school, this formed an unlikely bond between the two peers with opposite personalities and appearances, who both were hiding a side of themselves from the world but could show it to each other. Later the other main characters like Yuki Yoshikawa, Toru Ishikawa, Remi Ayasaki, Kakeru Sengoku and Kono Sakura were introduced. The plot revolves around the romantic relationship between Hori and Miyamura while introducing other characters and plotlines.
A quick recap: Horimiya Season 1
The first season of the anime was written by Takao Yoshioka and directed by Masashi Ishihama, It first aired on 10th January 2021 and ended on 4th April 2021, it had a total of 13 episodes and covered almost the whole story by skipping many chapters in the middle. studio CloverWorks produced anime that are famous for other anime such as Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny girl senpai, Darling In The Franxx, The Promised Neverland. The first season aired on Animax Aisa and is available on Hulu, Netflix(Japan) and Funimation(United States)
What would be Horimiya Season 2’s release date?
While the show isn’t officially cancelled yet but there are very low chances of a sequel as the first season covered the whole manga by adding a time skip and the final episode is based on chapter 122, but there are still many acrs left uncovered so there might be OVA episodes or there is a high chance of a movie covering the rest of the plot or a certain arc just as CloverWorks did with the Bunny Girl Senpai movie. But still, if a second season is to be released it’ll be released around 2022 or 2023.
Season two cast:
As it is shown in the first season finale that they have graduated from school there is a low chance of their classmates being a regular part of season two. So the cast will mostly include –
- Kouki Uchiyama as Izumi Miyamura
- Haruka Tomatsu as Kyouko Hori
- Daisuke Ono as Kyousuke Hori
The other characters may still appear in the series
- Yurie Kozakai as Yuki Yoshikawa
- Momo Asakura as Honoka Sawada
- Seiichirou Yamashita as Toru Ishikawa
- Mao Ichimichi as Remi Ayasaki
- Jun Fukuyama as Shuu Lura
- Reina Kondou as Sakura Kono
The Original manga(Hori San to Miyamura Kun) is written and illustrated by Hiroki Adachi by the pen name Hero and was published on her website in 2007 first.
Then Daisuke Hagiwara joined and illustrated the manga and published it as Horimiya. Horimiya gained huge popularity and ended in March 2021. The whole plot is covered in the anime but with many chapters skipped so there is hope for more content like a movie or OVA in future.