Hey, guys welcome back to Anime India. Horimiya is the latest entry to the romantic genre of anime. Fans are really talking about it. So we decided to put together a list of anime & manga that are similar to Horimiya and you guys can give them a try after watching Horimiya. Horimiya is a manga series written and illustrated by Hiroki Adachi, under the pseudonym Hero. Horimiya’s 13-episode anime TV series adaptation was announced on September 17, 2020. The series is animated by Clover Works, directed by Masashi Ishihama, composed by Takao Yoshioka, designed by Haruko Iizuka, and Series music composed by Masaru Yokoyama. Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs, and it debuted an English dub on February 5.
Kyoko Hori might look like a normal teenager, but she is a completely different person after school. In the absence of her working parents, Hori has been like a mother to her little brother since they were both young; Between taking care of her brother, cooking for both of them, and housework, she doesn’t have much time to have the normal social life of a teenager. One day, she meets someone who also doesn’t show his true self in high school, a quiet and taciturn boy named Izumi Miyamura. She had assumed that Izumi was a bookworm, and possibly an otaku, but she couldn’t have been more wrong. Outside of high school, Izumi is a friendly fellow with a lot of piercings and tattoos, and he’s not very good at academics. Now they both have a person to whom they can show both sides of their lives.
13. Kimi ni Todoke
Synopsis – Sawako Kuronuma, nicknamed ‘Sadako’ by her peers due to her resemblance to Sadako Yamamura, has always expressed herself badly, or rather does not know how to do it. Her best attempt at a kind smile from hers is easily mistaken for a psychotic gesture or the face of the most terrifying evil spirit, preventing this throughout her life from people knowing her sweet and innocent character. There are rumors that her Sawako can see ghosts, curse people and bring bad luck to whoever she approaches. But when the popular boy Shouta Kazehaya starts talking to her, everything changes; she finds herself in a new world, trying to make friends, talking to different people and she can’t thank Kazehaya enough for giving her these opportunities. Slowly but surely, a sweet love flourishes between the two that must overcome many circumstances and obstacles along the way, especially the insecurities and fears of both.
12. After The Rain
Synopsis – Akira Tachibana, an ordinary 17-year-old adolescent with a great talent for athletics, especially for speed events, has her career frustrated when, in a test, she suffers a serious injury to the Achilles heel of her right leg. After being operated, she felt great sadness. One rainy afternoon, a restaurant manager, Masami Kondo, 45, tries to cheer her up when she serves him coffee. Kondo’s humility, sympathy and tenderness captivate Akira, making her fall madly in love with him, regardless of her age difference. And to spend more time with him, she decides to apply for a job at the restaurant.
10. Lovely Complex
Synopsis – The story is about two young men; the young Koizumi Risa, who is relatively tall for her surroundings (1.70 m; 5’8); and a boy, Atsushi Otani, quite short for the average (1.56 m, 5’1). They are known as All Hanshin Kyojin (a duo of Japanese comedians, one is tall and one is short) since their teacher started calling them that on the first day of high school. From the beginning this caused a conflict between the two, who ended up getting on badly. As they both had trouble finding a partner, Otani, who became interested in one of Risa’s friends (Chiharu), realizing that Risa liked a boy from summer classes (Suzuki), proposed to leave their differences to one side to help each other. From then on they started to get along better even when they fought frequently. But both have many things in common, despite their physical difference. His favorite singer is the same, “Umibôzu”; This makes them even more united and makes their friends always want to join them as a couple. And they fall in love little by little.
Synopsis – Seika High School was a male-only place, but has recently become a coeducational school, with just 20% female to 80% male. There, Misaki Ayuzawa takes power in her hands, to make the girls feel safe, becoming the president of the student council. After being elected, she earns a very bad reputation among male students for giving more preference to women in school, which is why many hate her. However, despite her rough appearance, Misaki works part-time at a Maid Caffé Latte. Unfortunately, Takumi Usui, the most popular boy in school, becomes interested in her after seeing her dressed in her maid uniform, but agrees to keep her secret from him. The situation provokes funny and romantic events throughout the manga.
Synopsis – Raku Ichijo appears to be an ordinary boy, with the best grades in his class and aspires to enter an elite university and work like any other, the truth is that Raku is the son of the head of the yakuza of the city and successor of this, something that he does not want because he does not think he has what it takes and does not like that lifestyle. In his past, Raku met a young girl, who gave him a necklace in the shape of a padlock, promising to meet again and open that necklace together, to reveal what is inside. Currently, Raku studies with Shuu Maiko and Kosaki Onodera, whom he suspects is the girl who gave him that necklace in his childhood.
One day, he meets Chitoge Kirisaki, a violent and very offensive new girl especially with him, because she hates weak people and Raku lives up to expectations. Everything begins as a result of Raku’s father asking him to be the boyfriend of the daughter of a mafia leader, since they want peace with these, who have just arrived in the city. The girl turns out to be nothing more and nothing less than Chitoge, that violent girl for whom Raku dislikes, now both must pretend to be boyfriends, to avoid a massacre between both groups of the mafia.
The duo will meet people who will try to make their false love impossible: Claude, the Kirisaki family escort, who tries to discover the truth behind their courtship to protect Chitoge, this he does by continually monitoring them; There is also Seishiro, a friend of Chitoge and current bodyguard who falls in love with Raku, making her task more difficult as well; there’s also Marika Tachibana, a girl Raku made a promise to when he was little, further obscuring the question of who was the girl Raku originally made the promise to. But perhaps, his biggest obstacle is Raku’s love for Onodera, which makes him question whether to continue with his false love and save the city from a great fight or dare to try something with Onodera even though his feelings for Chitoge go. Changing.
8. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku
Synopsis – Narumi is a young office worker who is starting her job in a new company, she is a passionate fujoshi who tries to keep her hobby hidden. On the other hand, Hirotaka is a quiet and skilled office worker addicted to video games, however, being punctual and productive in his work, he does not try to keep his hobby a secret. Both have known each other since school and have met again in the same office, from now on both will begin a relationship that at first seems not to be romantic.
7. Fruits Basket
Synopsis – The life of Tōru Honda, a high school student, changes after losing her mother in an accident. She is sent to live with her grandfather, but since he had gone to a relative’s house for renovations in his house, Tōru then decides to go live alone in a tent that she has built herself in an unoccupied piece of land in the forest. unaware that it was actually owned by the Sōma family. Tōru is supported by a temporary job and hopes to help her grandfather.
While she was walking towards the school she finds a house, she enters and meets Shigure. At dusk, he and Yuki Sōma (the “prince” and desired boy of the school) see Tohru in the forest, Ian follow and find her tent. When Tōru wakes up at Yuki’s house, he realizes that the land she was camping on belongs to the famous Sōma family. The house that the Sōma have on this land belongs to Shigure. Then Kyō (Yuki’s cousin) appears, with the intention of challenging Yuki to a fight. Tōru tries to stop Yuki and Kyō from fighting, but in doing so, he trips over a piece of wood that had fallen from the ceiling, landing on Kyō, Yuki, and Shigure. Tōru’s surprise is enormous when, at her contact with her, the three members of the Sōma family transform into animals.
After returning to his human form, Shigure explains to Tōru that the members of the Sōma family are being affected by the curse of the Chinese zodiac (同 士 jūnishi?), Which consists of being hugged by members of the opposite sex or being in moments of extreme emotional turmoil, their bodies are transformed into animals belonging to the Chinese zodiac, according to the year of their birth. The exception would be Kyō, who transforms into the cat, which according to legend was betrayed by the rat, thus being left out of the Chinese zodiac. As a form of revenge, the cat cast a curse on the rat and the curse fell on the other animals. This betrayal is what leads to an extreme rivalry between Yuki (the rat) and Kyō (the cat), as well as being the basis of the curse of the Sōma. Throughout the series, Tōru will discover other people with other animals, making friends with most of them. On the other hand, at school, she gets into trouble when the followers of the “prince” see her very attached to Yuki and Kio. Toru promises not to reveal this secret to anyone. The leader of the family, Akito Sōma, agrees in the first instance that Tōru continues to live with the Sōma.
6. Bloom Into You
Synopsis – Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and looks forward to the day when she gets a confession of love that makes her heart flutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a high school classmate confesses his feelings to her … she feels nothing. . Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still not knowing how to respond. That’s when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami reject a suitor so maturely that she is inspired to ask him for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself. Has your shoujo romance finally started?
Synopsis – The story of Toradora! It begins with the male lead, Ryūji Takasu, who is frustrated with trying to look good as he enters his second year of high school. Despite his gentle personality, his eyes make them look like an intimidating criminal so that he feels unable to fit in, especially among his peers. After being greeted by his hungover mother in the morning, Ryūji goes to school and is happy to meet his classmate and best friend Kitamura Yūsaku, and the girl he has a crush on, Minori Kushieda. . Anyway, that’s when he unexpectedly bumps into “the most dangerous and highest risk animal in school” -Taiga Aisaka- who is also going to be in this course and is a good friend of Minori.
Taiga has a negative attitude towards others, and will not hesitate to bite people. After meeting Ryūji, he dislikes him. Taiga comes from a wealthy family, but she has moved to live alone for family reasons. Coincidentally, she is living in an apartment next to Ryūji’s house. When Ryūji discovers that Taiga is in love with Yūsaku and Taiga realizes Ryūji’s feelings for Minori; Ryuji suggests that you should cooperate to achieve your goals. Taiga takes advantage of the fact that Ryūji will do anything to get closer to Minori and makes her personal service so that he ends up doing all the household chores (cooking and cleaning) for her. Taiga spends a lot of time at Ryūji’s house; so much so that she could be considered a member of his family. Since Ryūji has spent more time with Taiga, he has opened up to Taiga’s world and to a side of her that most of her do not know. They also try to help each other improve the image that others have of them. Anyway, the people at school start to wonder about their relationship and rumors start to spread behind their backs.
4. TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You
Synopsis – Nasa Yuzaki is determined to leave his name in the history books. Ranking first in the mock national exam and aiming for a distinguished high school, he is confident that he has his whole life planned out. However, fate is a fickle lover. On the way home one snowy night, Nasa’s eyes fall on incomparable beauty across the street. Haunted, NASA tries to get close to her, only to be surprised by a truck approaching her. Fortunately, her life is saved due to the girl’s quick action. Bleeding by the side of an ambulance, she watches the girl drift away under the moonlight, reminiscent of Princess Kaguya setting off for the moon. Refusing to let this chance encounter end, he forces her crippled body to chase after her and invites her out of it. Surprised by her recklessness and her sheer determination, the girl accepts her confession on her only condition: they can only be together if he marries her!
3. Rent a Girlfriend
Synopsis – Japan is strange. You can rent dads, mothers, children, even a girlfriend. When Kazuya’s love rejects him, he is equally desperate to try the service. Good for him, the girlfriend he hires is very cute, but she wants to hide her relationship from her acquaintance. He is sorry that his new girlfriend goes to his university, his grandmothers are good friends and they are neighbors. Kazuya also discovers that his new girlfriend is not as sweet as in real life. How will your romance turn out?
2. His and Her Circumstances
Synopsis – Yukino Miyazawa is the female representative of her class and the most popular girl among the freshmen of her high school. Good both academically and sporty as well as elegant and sociable, she has been the object of admiration all her life. However, in reality, she is an incredibly vain person who works tirelessly to maintain her good grades, athleticism, and graceful appearance. She wants nothing more than to be the center of attention and praise, which is why she can’t stand Soichiro Arima, the male representative of her class and the only person more perfect than her. Since the first day of high school, she has struggled to steal the spotlight from her new rival, but to no avail. Finally, in the midterms, she Yukino gets the highest score and beats Soichiro. But, to her surprise, he congratulates her on her achievement, leading her to question her misleading lifestyle of hers. When Soichiro confesses his love to Yukino, she rejects him and gloats at home with just a hint of regret. But the next day, Soichiro visits Yukino’s house to bring her a CD and sees hers and hers uninhibited in action; now equipped with the truth, he blackmails her into completing her duties on the student council. Forced to spend time with Soichiro, Yukino discovers that she is not the only one hiding secrets.
1. Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai
Synopsis – Puberty Syndrome – Rumored to be a mysterious syndrome that only affects those who are in puberty. For example, a bunny girl suddenly appeared in front of Sakuta Azusagawa. The bunny’s true identity is Mai Sakurajima, a teenage celebrity who is currently an inactive high school student. For some reason, her charming figure is not reflected in the eyes of others. In the course of revealing the mystery behind this phenomenon, Sakuta begins to explore her feelings for Mai. Set in a city where the skies and seas shine, Sakuta reveals the meaning of her strange encounters with women with the syndrome.
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