Horimiya: The Missing Pieces Anime Releases New Visual, Final Episode to Air on September 23

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Horimiya: The Missing Pieces
Horimiya: The Missing Pieces Anime's Final Episode Will Air on September 23 (Credits: Crunchyroll)

Horimiya: The Missing Pieces is ready for its grand finale, set to air on September 23. The website also released a new promotional video and key visual. The anime, which premiered on July 1, has been available for streaming on Crunchyroll, including an English dub for international fans. It also brings back the original cast and staff, animating the manga stories previously untouched by the earlier adaptation. 

Based on the manga by HERO, Horimiya follows the gradual development of the main character’s relationship as they navigate the ups and downs of high school, friendships, and their blossoming feelings for each other. Belonging to the rom-com genre, Horimiya is a cute teenage love story in progress.

The Missing Pieces edition takes this high school romance a step further by giving the untold stories in the manga a chance to shine, which means it will include the manga chapters that were absent in the original anime adaptation. This new addition shows us undisclosed moments and heartwarming interactions from the series, leaving us grinning from ear to ear.  

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Horimiya: Everything To Know 

The name of the series comes from meshing the names of the two main characters in the series. ‘Hori’ from Kyouko Hori, the female lead, and ‘Miya’ from Izumi Miyamura, the male lead.

Hori-san to Miyamura-kun or Horimiya began as a manga series, initially written and illustrated by Hiroki Adachi, then later illustrated by Daisuke Hagiwara. From a four-panel serialization by the author to ten volumes published by Square Enix, Horimiya has come a long way. 

The anime’s first season aired on January 10, 2021, and ended in April 2021 with 13 episodes. 

The Missing Pieces segment of the anime aired on July 1 in Japan and on July 5 for international viewers. Masashi Ishihama directed the anime while CloverWorks animated the series. Haruko Iizuka was in charge of character design, and Masaru Yokoyama composed the music.

The opening theme song, Shiawase (Happiness), is performed by Omoinotake, and the ending theme song, URL, is performed by Ami Sakaguchi.

The Plot and Cast of Horimiya

Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura may seem like your typical high school stereotypes, but really, they’re anything but that. At first glance, Hori-san comes off as your high school popular girl, but deep down, she’s down-to-earth, practical, and values her family above all else. 

Horimiya Anime (Credits: IGN)

Now, meet Miyamura-kun, who, with his glasses and gloomy demeanor, might seem like an average schoolboy, but to our surprise, he’s an attractive guy who rocks the “bad-boy” vibe with his piercings and tattoos. The two meet each other outside their classroom, and that’s when the adorable yet humorous love story begins.  

The cast members announced is Takeru Sengoku (Kakeru’s father), who is voiced by Daisuke Namikawa and the other cast members return for the second season.

Haruka Tomatsu voices Kyoko Hori, Kouki Uchiyama voices Izumi Miyamura, Seiichirō Yamashita voices Toru Ishikawa, Yurie Kozakai voices Yuki Yoshikawa, Nobuhiko Okamoto voices Kakeru Sengoku, Reina Kondo voices Sakura Kōno, Daiki Yamashita voices Shū Iura and Jun Fukuyama voices Akane Yanagi. 

Horimiya: The Missing Pieces
Horimiya: The Missing Pieces (Credits: Crunchyroll)

Other cast members include Taku Yashiro voicing Kōichi Shindō, Momo Asakura voicing Honoka Sawada, Daisuke Ono voicing Kyōsuke Hori, Ai Kayano voicing Yuriko Hori, Yuka Terasaki voicing Sōta Hori, and finally, Hisako Kanemoto voicing Motoko Iura.  

Horimiya can easily blend in with other rom-coms, disappearing in the background with no distinct existence. A popular girl meets an unpopular guy and surprise, surprise, they click and show each other different sides of their personalities. The anime adaptation had immense potential but couldn’t deliver the right package. 

Overall, with 6 out of 10 ratings from readers and viewers across various platforms, the anime can either be a hit or miss for you. To find out, catch the first and second seasons on Crunchyroll. 

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