The sweet series debuts in January 2021
After Horimiya was announced earlier this week to be getting a TV anime adaptation, the first trailer for the highly anticipated romantic comedy was released today, giving us the first look at the adorable characters that will fill our hearts with warmth in January 2021.
＼???? #ホリミヤ 第一弾PV（堀&宮村ver.）解禁！????／#堀京子： #戸松遥#宮村伊澄： #内山昂輝— TVアニメ「ホリミヤ」公式 (@horimiya_anime) September 21, 2020
Masashi Ishihama (PERSONA5 the Animation) directs the Horimiya TV anime series at Cloverworks with Takao Yoshioka (Working'!) on the script and Haruko Iizuka (Inu x Boku Secret Service) designing the characters.
The Horimiya manga series is drawn by Daisuke Hagiwara, based on the original 4-koma by HERO. Yen Press licenses the series for English speaking audiences and describes it as such:
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: Horimiya on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.