Horimiya (Review)

Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen

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What is it about?

On the surface, the thought of Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura getting along would be the last thing in people’s minds. After all, Hori has a perfect combination of beauty and brains, while Miyamura appears meek and distant to his fellow classmates. However, a fateful meeting between the two lays both of their hidden selves bare. Even though she is popular at school, Hori has little time to socialize with her friends due to housework. On the other hand, Miyamura lives under the noses of his peers, his body bearing secret tattoos and piercings that make him look like a gentle delinquent.

Having opposite personalities yet sharing odd similarities, the two quickly become friends and often spend time together in Hori’s home. As they both emerge from their shells, they share with each other a side of themselves concealed from the outside world.

What did I think?

Kawaii!

This anime just makes you feel like it’s snowing outside and you’re inside in your pink rabbit onsie with a cup of hot cocoa with wayyy to much whipped cream!

Okay, that might have been oddly specific, but my point is: this anime makes you feel all warm and fuzzy 🙂

What a cute, fun, feelgood anime!

This anime is full of very likeable characters who all have their own story to tell. If you’re not completely in love with the main characters (which seems impossible to me, but okay), there will definitely be some of the other characters you will like!

Horimiya really gets its strength from the story and the character development. The story is great and believable. No weird plot twists just to make it interesting. The story just unfolds at its own pace without ever getting boring.

It’s just great how the characters develop together with the story. It never feels forced and it just makes it all more believable.

The art is also great. I definitely love how they visualize it when somebody is having deep feelings (this sounds weird, but it will make sense if you watch it 😉 ).

Horimiya is very funny. You will probably not be laughing out loud the whole time, because the humor is sometimes a bit more subtle, but you will find yourself just smiling at your screen for almost the whole episode.

So in conclusion: if you’re ever feeling a bit down, just watch this and I promise you instant warm & fuzzy vibes!

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