The popular rom-com Horimiya announced a new anime project, almost two years after the 2021 anime adaptation finale. The new anime will be animated by CloverWorks and air in July 2023. It will adapt popular chapters of the manga that were not included in the original anime. It’s titled “Horimiya-piece” and you can watch the announcement trailer below:
Hiroki Adachi first published Hori-san to Miyamura-kun on her website, Dokkai Ahen, under the penname HERO in 2007. The romantic comedy manga was originally a 4-koma series – a comic strip, consisting of four panels. Square Enix acquired the manga the following year and began releasing it officially.
In 2011, Daisuke Hagiwara adapted the series into a new manga titled Horimiya, which retold the original series in a typical manga format. With this adaptation came a new art style. While the Hori-san to Miyamura-kun OVA reflects the simplistic style of HERO’s original comic, the art style in the 2021 TV anime adaptation is more similar to Daisuke Hagiwara’s manga. It ran for 12 episodes and skipped parts of the manga to adapt the ending.
Source: Anime Japan 2023, Official Horimiya Twitter
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