Hori-san to Miyamura-kun is a manga series written and drawn by HERO. It was originally published online on the author’s website, Dokkai Ahen, between February 2007 and March 2008; thereafter, Square Enix compiled the chapters into ten bound volumes between October 2008 and December 2011. Additional side story chapters are also published under the title Hori-san to Miyamura-kun Omake. Since 2012, the original series has been adapted into a series of OVAs. A redrawn version of the manga by Daisuke Hagiwara, titled Horimiya, was published between October 2011 and March 2021. An anime television series adaptation by CloverWorks studio aired in Japan from January 10, 2021 to April 4, 2021. In this article, we are going to tell you whether you can expect to see a second season of Horimiya or not.
There will be no season two of Horimiya, simply because the manga is over and the one-season anime that has aired has adapted the whole manga and its storyline. There aren’t even any additional side stories that could be adapted into an OVA or an ONA, let alone a whole season. Horimiya is over and there won’t be any season two.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to the potential second season of Horimiya. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this interesting anime series.
Horimiya Season 2 release date: Will there be a Season 2 of Horimiya?
HERO, the author of the series officially announced in April 2012 that an anime adaptation was in production, also adding that it had been 2-3 years since the production proposal was validated. In May 2012, it was indicated that it would be an OVA series. Contrary to the usual productions carried out by the big editors of the industry via the production committees, the OVA was produced independently by the graphic design company OOZ Inc.
The first episode was directed by Shingo Natsume at Hoods Entertainment with scripts by Yuniko Ayana and character designs by Kenichi Kutsuna. For the second episode, the production team remained identical apart from Erukin Kawabata, who replaced Shingo Natsume for the production. Tarō Yamada founded his own studio Marone for the production of the third episode; the production was, this time, entrusted to Tetsuo Hirakawa. The fourth episode was directed by Kazuya Aiura based on Akira Nishimori’s storyboard at studio Gonzo.
The first OVA episode was released on September 26, 2012. The second and third were released on March 25, 2014 and March 25, 2015 respectively. The fourth episode was released on December 14, 2018. The fifth and sixth were scheduled for May 2021 and were eventually released on May 25, 2021.
An adaptation into a full anime television series was announced in September 2020. The anime was directed by Masashi Ishihama at CloverWorks with Takao Yoshioka supervising the scripts and Haruko Iizuka participating as character designer, accompanied by an original soundtrack composed by Masaru Yokoyama.
It aired in Japan from January 10, 2021b to April 4, 2021 on Tokyo MX, GYT, GTV and BS11, and later on MBS and AT-X27. Thirteen episodes make up the series, spread across seven Blu-ray/DVD boxes.
Funimation owns the rights to the series outside of Asia and has been streaming it on its platform in North America, the British Isles, and Brazil, and in French-, German-, Nordic-, and Russian-speaking countries with Wakanim, as well as in Australia and New Zealand via AnimeLab. Since June 29, 2021, Wakanim has also been broadcasting a dubbed version of the series. In mainland China, the series airs on bilibili. Medialink has acquired the rights in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, and is streaming it on bilibili.
The series’ opening song, titled “Iro kо̄sui”, was produced by Yoh Kamiyama, while Friends’ song, titled “Yakusoku”, served as the ending song.
Horimiya‘s one season adapted the whole manga. This is why a second season of Horimiya is practically impossible, since there is no material to adapt. A second season could be possible only if the author decides to continue the manga, which is not likely, or to write an original story, which doesn’t seem likely either.
Horimiya Season 2 trailer
There is no trailer for a second season of Horimiya and, seeing how there probably won’t be a second season anyhow, we’re not going to see a trailer at all. Since there is nothing to announce, a trailer is completely unnecessary.
Horimiya Season 2 cast
We assume that the protagonists would return for a second season, if there ever were one. There are a lot of characters that could make a return in a possible continuation of Horimiya and they would probably return once more, along with a plethora of new characters. But, seeing how the world of Horimiya won’t be getting any additional stories, there is nothing to discuss here, really. The two main characters of the series, who would definitely make a return, are:
- Kyōko Hori
Japanese Voice: Asami Setō (OVA), Haruka Tomatsu (TV Series)
Kyōko is a beautiful, bright, and popular high school girl, but at home she takes on a different appearance by simply dressing up and removing her makeup, tying her hair back, and doing household chores while taking care of her little brother. She doesn’t want her friends to see her like this, but when Izumi discovers her at home while walking Souta home, they agree to keep their true appearance a secret. She begins to have romantic feelings towards Miyamura. She heard his confession when she had a cold and said she heard everything he said. They become a couple after she admits that Izumi is her boyfriend when her father asks her when Izumi is around.
- Izumi Miyamura
Japanese Voice: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (OVA), Kōki Uchiyama (TV Series)
At school, Izumi seems like a creepy bespectacled fanboy otaku keeping to his own corner. However, outside of school, he takes on a completely different appearance, described as attractive and laid back, with a punk look and nine piercings (four in each of his ears and one on his lip), as well as tattoos. Despite his image at school, he only has an occasional interest in manga and gets mediocre grades. His family runs a pastry shop. He came to terms with his solitary existence, but upon learning that Kyōko doesn’t care about his appearance, he slowly gained trust and friends among his classmates. Izumi grows her hair long in order to hide her ear piercings and wears long-sleeved shirts to cover her tattoos. He finds Kyōko’s true side to be cute, even when she gets angry. He was fine with being a friend but his honest attitude allows him to tell Kyōko the things he admires about her. They officially became a couple after Kyōko’s father asked Kyōko if Izumi was her boyfriend.
Horimiya Season 2 plot
The plot of a potential second season of Horimiya is unknown since it would have to adapt a new story written by the author, and there is no such story. The one-season anime adapted the manga and finished with it, meaning that there are no more manga stories to adapt. Still, what we are going to bring you is a brief overview of the series’ plot, so that you know what you can expect.
Kyōko Hori is a popular and outgoing girl who attends the second year of Katagiri high school. Due to her job, her parents are often absent from home, so she lovingly cares for her younger brother, Sōta. By pure chance, the latter is rescued after a fall by Izumi Miyamura, Kyōko’s classmate, ignored by all due to his otaku appearance and his shy and solitary character. Kyōko does not recognize her partner, as outside of school he appears as an attractive boy, freely sporting piercings and tattoos, a legacy of a difficult childhood.
Spending more and more time together, the two manage to show each other sides of their character unknown to the others, initially becoming friends and, subsequently, blossoming an unusual and passionate relationship. The evolution of his love life allows Izumi to gain confidence in himself and to make friends with his schoolmates, who are also struggling with different love vicissitudes.