On Saturday, the production team behind the anime “Horimiya: The Missing Pieces” released its second concept promotional video, titled “Emo-kyun” (meaning “The Feels”). This captivating video seamlessly combines everyday school moments with the enchanting music composed by Masaru Yokoyama, the talent behind the anime’s soundtrack.
The anime is set to make its debut on Tokyo MX and MBS on July 1st, simultaneously streaming on AbemaTV and U-NEXT. Other streaming services will also release it on July 5th.
The opening theme song, titled “Shiawase” (Happiness), will be performed by Omoinotake, while Ami Sakaguchi will lend her voice for the ending theme song, “URL.”
Exciting news for fans: Daisuke Namikawa will be joining the cast as Takeru Sengoku, Kakeru’s father.
Crunchyroll will simulcast the anime’s airing in Japan, presenting animated tales from the original manga that were previously untouched by the prior anime adaptation.
The returning cast members include:
- Kouki Uchiyama as Izumi Miyamura
- Seiichirō Yamashita as Toru Ishikawa
- Yurie Kozakai as Yuki Yoshikawa
- Taku Yashiro as Kōichi Shindō
- Haruka Tomatsu as Kyoko Hori
- M.A.O as Remi Ayasaki
- Reina Kondo as Sakura Kōno
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kakeru Sengoku
- Jun Fukuyama as Akane Yanagi
- Yuka Terasaki as Sōta Hori
- Daisuke Ono as Kyōsuke Hori
- Hisako Kanemoto as Motoko Iura
- Daiki Yamashita as Shū Iura
- Momo Asakura as Honoka Sawada
- Ai Kayano as Yuriko Hori
The returning staff members include:
- CG Director: Katsuaki Miyaji
- Series Script Supervisor, Scripts: Takao Yoshioka
- Color Key Artist: Asuka Yokota
- Character Design: Haruko Iizuka
- Director: Masashi Ishihama
- Chief Animation Directors: Haruko Iizuka, Akira Takata, Hiromi Ogata, Yumi Shimizu
- Art Directors: Hisayo Usui, Yasunao Moriyasu
- Editing: Hiroaki Kimura
- Animation Production: CloverWorks
- Director of Photography: Yūya Sakuma
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Music: Masaru Yokoyama
Takao Sano also assumes the role of chief animation director for the upcoming anime series.
Commencing its broadcast on April 22, the previous TV anime has returned to Japanese screens once again. Yen Press holds the English publishing rights for the manga and provides the following captivating description:
At first glimpse, Hori-san appears to be an effortlessly popular high school girl, yet beneath the surface, she exudes simplicity, practicality, and a strong devotion to her family. Conversely, the bespectacled Miyamura-kun may seem like an ordinary, melancholic high school otaku, but he conceals his true allure as an intriguing young man adorned with rebellious piercings and tattoos. When these unexpectedly akin classmates coincidentally cross paths beyond the confines of the classroom, an enchanting and tender chronicle of school life ensues!
Daisuke Hagiwara launched the manga adaptation of HERO’s Hori-san to Miyamura-kun four-panel school comedy in Square Enix’s Monthly G Fantasy magazine back in 2011. After an eventful run, the manga reached its conclusion in March 2021 under the supervision of HERO. Square Enix published the ultimate compilation, the 16th volume, in July 2021. Yen Press has scheduled the release of this volume for May 23. To provide closure, Hagiwara crafted an epilogue chapter for the manga in July 2021.
The manga served as the inspiration for a TV anime that made its debut in Japan during February 2021. Funimation live-streamed the anime as it was broadcasted, and they also provided an English dubbed version for streaming.
Source | Press release