‘Horimiya’ Watch Order: Including the OVA Series!

Horimiya Watch Order: Including the OVA Series!
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Hori-san to Miyamura-kun, better known as simply Horimiya is a Japanese shōnen web manga. It has been published since October 22, 2008, by Square Enix in their Gangan Online magazine, and the series ended with a total of ten tankōbon volumes. The manga was initially adapted as a 6-episode OVA series that was released between 2012 and 2021. In 2021, a proper 13-episode anime series was released, with a second season – Horimiya: The Missing Pieces – which premiered in 2023. Horimiya is one of the most popular romance series ever, and in this article, we have decided to bring you the complete watch order for the Horimiya anime series.

How many Horimiya seasons and episodes are there?

As of the time of writing, Horimiya has a total of one OVA season and two proper anime seasons. The OVA has a total of six episodes, which were released between 2012 and 2021, while the anime has a total of two 13-episode seasons, bringing the total to 26. If you add all this up, you get a total number of 32 episodes, and that is the total amount of content as far as the Horimiya anime adaptation is concerned. Of course, you need to know that the OVA and the anime aren’t narratively connected, so they should be viewed as separate narrative entities.

Horimiya watch order at a glance

In this section, we are going to bring you the complete list of Horimiya works by their respective release orders. As we have said, the Horimiya anime series consists of a 6-episode OVA anime series, and a two-season anime series that aired later. This is what it all looks like:

  1. Horimiya (OVA, 2012-2021) – 6 episodes
  2. Horimiya, Season 1 (anime, 2021) – 13 episodes
  3. Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, Season 2 (anime, 2023) – 13 episodes

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Do you need to watch Horimiya in a specific order?

The watch order of Horimiya is a bit specific, but not overly complex. Namely, the original OVA series is not related to the anime series, which is what makes this series a bit specific. So, if you want to get a proper adaptation of the manga, you should watch the anime series, starting with the first episode and then continuing until the final one. But, the OVA is also a piece of history so you should consult it as well, but there is really no specific time at which you should watch it because the narratives are not connected. We’d suggest watching the anime first, and then the OVA series.

What is the best way to watch Horimiya?

The best way to watch Horimiya is by following our suggested watch order, as it is the simplest way to do it; this means that you should start off with the 2021 anime series to see a proper adaptation of the manga, after which you can enjoy the OVA as a piece of history and an alternative take on the original story. But, if you want, you can follow the proper release order as well and first watch the OVA series and then the anime, as you won’t really be ruining anything for yourselves.

Horimiya watch order by release date

1. Horimiya (OVA, 2012-2021)

No.TitleOriginal Air Date
1“Hori and Miyamura: New Semester”
Transliteration: “Hori-san to Miyamura-kun: Shingakki” (Japanese: 堀さんと宮村くん -新学期-)
October 5, 2012
2“Hori and Miyamura: Sudden Rain”
Transliteration: “Hori-san to Miyamura-kun: Totsuzen no Ame” (Japanese: 堀さんと宮村くん -突然の雨-)
March 25, 2014
3“Hori and Miyamura: I Love”
Transliteration: “Hori-san to Miyamura-kun: Suki da” (Japanese: 堀さんと宮村くん -好きだ-)
March 25, 2015
4“Hori and Miyamura: Summer Flu”
Transliteration: “Hori-san to Miyamura-kun: Natsu Kaze” (Japanese: 堀さんと宮村くん -夏風邪-)
December 14, 2018
5“Hori and Miyamura: Midsummer Day”
Transliteration: “Hori-san to Miyamura-kun: Manatsu Hi” (Japanese: 堀さんと宮村くん -真夏日-)
May 25, 2021
6“Hori and Miyamura: A Kind Person”
Transliteration: “Hori-san to Miyamura-kun: Yasashii Hito” (Japanese: 堀さんと宮村くん -優しい人-)
May 25, 2021

2. Horimiya, Season 1 (anime, 2021)

No.TitleOriginal Air Date
1“A Tiny Happenstance”
Transliteration: “Hon no, Sasaina Kikkake de.” (Japanese: ほんの、ささいなきっかけで。)
January 10, 2021
2“You Wear More Than One Face”
Transliteration: “Kao wa, Hitotsu Dake ja nai.” (Japanese: 顔は、ひとつだけじゃない。)
January 17, 2021
3“That’s Why It’s Okay”
Transliteration: “Da Kara, Daijōbu.” (Japanese: だから、大丈夫。)
January 24, 2021
4“Everybody Loves Somebody”
Transliteration: “Dare mo, Dare ka ga Suki Nanda.” (Japanese: 誰も、誰かが好きなんだ。)
January 31, 2021
5“I Can’t Say It Out Loud”
Transliteration: “Sore wa, Ienai Koto.” (Japanese: それは、言えないこと。)
February 7, 2021
6“This Summer’s Going to Be a Hot One”
Transliteration: “Kotoshi no Natsu wa, Atsui Kara.” (Japanese: 今年の夏は、暑いから。)
February 14, 2021
7“You’re Here, I’m Here”
Transliteration: “Kimi ga Ite, Boku ga Ite.” (Japanese: 君がいて、僕がいて。)
February 21, 2021
8“The Truth Deception Reveals”
Transliteration: “Itsuwaru Koto de, Mieru Mono.” (Japanese: 偽ることで、見えるもの。)
February 28, 2021
9“It’s Hard, but Not Impossible”
Transliteration: “Muzukashii Kedo, Muri ja nai.” (Japanese: 難しいけど、無理じゃない。)
March 7, 2021
10“Until the Snow Melts”
Transliteration: “Itsuka, Yuki ga Tokeru Made.” (Japanese: いつか、雪が溶けるまで。)
March 14, 2021
11“It May Seem Like Hate”
Transliteration: “Kirai Kirai mo, Ura ga Aru.” (Japanese: 嫌い嫌いも、ウラがある。)
March 21, 2021
12“Hitherto, and Forevermore”
Transliteration: “Kore Made mo, Soshite Kore Kara mo.” (Japanese: これまでも、そしてこれからも。)
March 28, 2021
13“I Would Gift You the Sky”
Transliteration: “Semete, Kono Ōzora o.” (Japanese: せめて、この大空を。)
April 4, 2021

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3. Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, Season 2 (anime, 2023)

No.TitleOriginal Air Date
1“Class Trip”
Transliteration: “Shūgakuryokō” (Japanese: 修学旅行)
July 1, 2023
2“Cooking Class”
Transliteration: “Chōri Jisshū” (Japanese: 調理実習)
July 8, 2023
3“Sports Day”
Transliteration: “Taiikusai” (Japanese: 体育祭)
July 15, 2023
4“Hori Kotatsu”
(Japanese: 堀こたつ)
July 22, 2023
5“Iura”
(Japanese: 井浦)
July 29, 2023
6“Sleepover”
Transliteration: “Otomarikai” (Japanese: お泊り会)
August 5, 2023
7“Friends”
Transliteration: “Tomodachi” (Japanese: 友達)
August 12, 2023
8“Yanagi-kun”
(Japanese: 柳くん)
August 19, 2023
9“Teacher”
Transliteration: “Sensei” (Japanese: 先生)
August 26, 2023
10“Jealousy”
Transliteration: “Yakimochi” (Japanese: やきもち)
September 2, 2023
11“Chocolate”
Transliteration: “Chokorēto” (Japanese: チョコレート)
September 9, 2023
12“The Hori House”
Transliteration: “Hori-ke” (Japanese: 堀家)
September 16, 2023
13“Graduation”
Transliteration: “Sotsugyō” (Japanese: 卒業)
September 23, 2023

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