The new promotional video for the new romance anime Horimiya was revealed on Monday. The new trailer gives us stunning visuals and the opening and ending songs for the series.
The opening song is “Iro Kо̄sui” (Color Perfume), by Yoh Kamiyama and the ending song is “Yakusoku” (Promise), by the band Friends. Additionally, Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music and Jin Aketagawa is the sound director for the series. The promotional video is available on the official Horimiya Twitter account.
If you haven’t heard about Horimiya, the story is essentially about a popular and seemingly frivolous high school girl named Hori. Despite her outward persona, she is actually very plain and family-oriented. Hori eventually meets a guy named Miyamura. Miyamura is average and nerdy on the outside, but on the inside, he actually has a bad-boy streak and has a bunch of tattoos (potential husbando alert!). When Hori and Miyamura meet outside of the classroom they learn that they’re really similar and then, boom! Romance.
The Horimiya anime is based on the manga Hori-san to Miyamura-kun by Daisuke Hagiwara. The manga was originally released in 2011 and its 14th edition came out in July of this year. Believe it or not, the Horimiya anime is not the only adaptation of the manga. Hori-san to Miyamura-kun inspired four OVA’s and is currently inspiring a live-action film and a television series.
Haruka Tomatsu is playing Kyoko Hori and Kouki Uchiyama is playing Izumi Miyamura. Other members of the cast include Seiichirō Yamashita, who will be playing Toru Ishikawa, Yurie Kozakai as Yuki Yoshikawa, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kakeru Sengoku, MAO as Remi Ayasaki, and Reina Kondo as Sakura Kōno.
Masashi Ishihama who worked on Persona 5 the Animation is directing the series. Takao Yoshioka is in charge of the series composition and the script. Haruko Iizuka (Ensemble Stars!, Children of the Whales) is designing the characters.
Asuka Yokota is serving as the color key artist, and Yasunao Moriyasu and Hisayo Usui will be directing the art. Yūya Sakuma is the compositing director of photography, and Katsuaki Miyaji is directing the CG. Yoshiaki Kimura will be editing the series as well.
Horimiya will premiere in Japan on January 9 at 10:30 am. There isn’t any news on whether Horimiya will be streamed online or not.
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