The Horimiya Season two anime will have Kyoko Hori and Izumi Miyamura carrying their connection to another level. And two new Hori-san into Miyamura-Kun OVA episodes is releasing in May 2021. However, when will Horimiya Season 2 come out?
The first season of the Horimiya anime TV series has been created by animation studio Cloverworks, which is notorious for creating the favorite The Promised Neverland anime, the Rascal doesn’t Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai anime, co-producing Darling from the FranXX, along with the Fate/Grand Order anime series. In 2021, they also released Shadows House and also the well-reviewed Wonder Egg Priority, which was the first story.
The Horimiya anime first season was helmed by director Masashi Ishihama, who is best known for directing the Persona 5 anime and the Shinsekai Yori (In the New World) anime. He’s also guided the 2016 Garakowa -Restore the Planet – movie and functioned in non-directorial roles on Bleach, Encouragement of Climb, ERASED, FLCL ED, and Psycho-Pass.
Writer Takao Yoshioka managed the script and show composition. He has also worked on 2021 I am Standing on a Million Spirit Season Two (and Season 1), Elfen Lied, High School DxD, Demon King Daimao, Major, The Seven Deadly Sins Season two (see our story on The Seven Deadly Sins Season 5: Dragon’s Judgement), The Testament of Sister New Devil, and The Familiar of Zero.
Artist Iizuka Haruko (Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish, Children of the Whales) is the character designer. Composer Masaru Yokoyama (A3!, Black Fox, Fate/Apocrypha, Fruits Basket Season 3, Plastic Memories) created the songs.
The Horimiya Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme tune music has not been announced yet.
For the first season, the Horimiya OP was”Iro Kousui” by Yoh Kamiyama. The Horimiya ED”Yakusoku” has been performed by Friends.
The Horimiya Blu-Ray/DVD webpage on the official website has verified the first season will be released as seven-star set volumes, with Volume 1 coming out on February 24, 2021.
The first season’s finale, Horimiya Episode 13, was published on April 4, 2021.
This report provides everything that is known about Horimiya Season 2 (Hori-san to Miyamura-kun Season 2) and all associated news. As such, this article is going to be updated over time with information, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let us delve down into what is known for certain.
FUNimation’s Horimiya English dub released
FUNimation’s Horimiya English dub was released on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Here’s the English dubbing cast includes:
- Marisa Duran voices Kyouko Hori
- Alejandro Saab voices Izumi Miyamura
- Zeno Robinson voices Tooru Ishikawa
- Anais Quiñones voices Yuki Yoshikawa
- Belsheber Rusape voices Kakeru Sengoku
- Jalitza Delgado voices Remi Ayasaki
- Celeste Perez voices Sakura Kouno
- Y. Chang voices Syu Iura
- Emily Fajardo voices Souta Hori
The first season Horimiya was flowing with English subtitles on FUNimation, Hulu, also Netflix Japan (maybe not Netflix U.S.). Although Sony’s FUNimation buys Crunchyroll in December 2020, Crunchyroll isn’t streaming Horimiya.
Horimiya Season 2 release date predictions: Sequel renewal likely
As of the last upgrade, Aniplex, Square Enix, Studio CloverWorks, or some other company related to the creation of this anime hasn’t officially confirmed the Horimiya Season 2 release date. Nor has the creation of a Horimiya sequel been declared.
Once the information is officially confirmed this guide will be updated with all the appropriate information.
In the meantime, it is impossible to speculate about when, or when, the Horimiya Season 2 premiere date will happen in the future.
Reviews from both critics and anime fans have been very great, receiving similar scores to additional romcom anime like Kaguya-same: Love is War. The Kaguya-Sama Season 3 anime has been verified to be in production, but it remains to be seen whether Horimiya will develop into a multi-season anime.
It is predicted that the Horimiya Season two anime will be renewed by the anime manufacturing committee. The major issue is if there’s sufficient source material for the anime to have a fast turnaround.
Hori-san to Miyamura-kun manga started as a self-published series
The story for the anime show started life as the Hori-san into Miyamura-kun manga, which was self-published by Hiroki Adachi under the pseudonym Hero on his private site from 2007 through 2011. Square Enix accredited the show in 2011 under the brand name Horimiya.
Serialized in Monthly G Fantasy since October 2011, the retitled Horimiya manga rebooted the story using illustrator Daisuke Hagiwara providing the art. The 140 chapters of this original Hori-san to Miyamura-kun manga were released in 10 volumes by Square Enix, whereas the more recent Horimiya manga has over 120 chapters and is up to Volume 15 as of September 2020.
Since 2012, Hero has also composed and drawn hundreds of side story chapters known as Hori-san to Miyamura-kun Omake. Square Enix has released the bonus chapters as 14 volumes as of September 2020.
Yen Press has licensed the official Horimiya English translation for launch in North America. Published in 2015, the English version is currently around Volume 14. The English Horimiya Volume 15 release date for the digital and paperback is scheduled for June 22, 2021.
Horimiya OVA episodes already released for the Hori-san to Miyamura-kun manga
You may be amazed to learn the Hori-san into Miyamura-kun manga has already been revived. From 2012 through 2018, four Hori-san into Miyamura-kun OVA episodes were published by several different studios, including Gonzo and Studio Hood.
Coincidentally, the narrative for the first four OVA episodes largely lines up using the first four Horimiya episodes, even though there are differences where scenes have been covered. The fourth OVA episode covers plot components that the main anime didn’t accommodate until Horimiya Episode 5.
Also, two additional Hori-san into Miyamura-kun OVA episodes has been intended for launch in May 2021. Both OVA episodes will accommodate stories from the chapters titled Midsummer’s Day and A Kind Person.
Horimiya manga compared to the anime
The principal aspects of the Horimiya manga’s success would be the slow-burn romance and how the small fluffy moments between Hori and Miyamura construct their connection. Readers came to care about the figures, encourage their connection, and participate in the play.
The main manga is a little bit more light-hearted compared to the first self-published manga. It’s also likely to be many more chapters before the first climax and ends are reached. It is possible a decision was made to intentionally elongate the most important manga’s span since a number of those tales from the Hori-san to Miyamura-kun Omake chapters are used to pad the plot.
The main manga’s original premise was fairly fast and plot-heavy throughout the initial 40 chapters, with Chapter 37 being a major highlight. Then the manga slows down for approximately 20 chapters, engaging in romcom tropes like sports festivals and kotatsu shenanigans only to summit from Chapters 60 through 64.
From thereon, the momentum slows down as the manga shifted gears from a romcom atmosphere to a slice-of-life manga where occasional quests move the main plot forward. Thus, in the Horimiya Season two anime, the relationships of Hori and Miyamura’s buddies will become more of their focus.
In adapting the total story for the anime, CloverWorks seems to have chosen to streamline everything down to only the principal plot beats. The Horimiya OP gave anime lovers their first tips about what to expect from the anime’s pacing.
The Horimiya personality Akane Yanagi is portrayed in the OP (opening) and also he debuts in manga Chapter 44. Motoko Iura already has a Western voice cast and that feminine character shows up in Chapter 76.
Likely, a few of these subsequent chapters will probably be adapted from order to provide Episode 13 the perfect ending. Side stories like Chapter 65: They Just Don’t Make Any Sense may feel like a hilarious elbow into the ribs but they could be accommodated in any order since they don’t need any special circumstance. At exactly the same time, inducing context means such chapters could be skipped from the anime without harming the main plot progression.
Horimiya Episode 1 accommodated three chapters with a few minor cuts including a scene that clarifies Hori’s”secret” and her attachment to Miyamura.
Horimiya Episode 2 significantly picked up the pacing and attained Chapter 9 by skipping chunks of 3 chapters. As an instance, the anime skipped Hori’s dream in Chapter 8.
From Horimiya Episode 3, the anime already had two whole manga volumes. Episode 3 followed the manga more closely in Chapters 10 to 13 except the fight scene (Chapter 12) and also the hand comparison scene (Chapter 13) was reordered, which supposed the effects of the words said during handholding was reduced.
The anime skipped a scene where Hori and Miyamura became stuck in college during a sudden rain shower and they didn’t have an umbrella. This scene has already been adopted by Hori-san into Miyamura-kun OVA Episode two.
Horimiya Episode 4 adapted over 80 percent of Chapters 16 to 20. Most of the cut material was comedic moments and some of the conversations had been simplified but the scene with their responses to the handholding was jumped.
Considering that the last episode finished with Miyamura imagining his love for Hori when he thinks she’s asleep, Horimiya Episode 5 picked up again in Volume 4: Chapter 21. The episode cut most of this chapter, for example, a long scene with Miyamura doubting himself and jumped to when Hori has a significant misunderstanding after Miyamura is seen linking arms with Shindo’s girlfriend, Chika.
The anime made minimal changes to Chapters 22 and 23, whereas the final scene in Chapter 24 originally happened at a public pool. Only the final several pages of Chapter 25 were accommodated so some interactions involving Miyamura and Hori’s daddy, mother, and brother had been skipped.
The biggest change in Episode 5 has been that the anime erased that the personality Yuuna Okuyama from existence, which is ironic considering that”Yuu” (有) means”exist”. But if you would like to realize that character animated she is already in the old OVA episodes.
Horimiya Episode 6 ought to rekindle the scenes leading up to Miyamura trimming his hair along with the kiss with all the candy scene from Chapter 27.
Considering the anime’s pacing, it’s likely the Horimiya Episode 8 will accommodate the gender scene of manga Chapter 37.
While anime-only audiences probably won’t realize anything was skipped in the manga, the quicker pacing does not give heavier plot beats room to breathe before hurrying on the next plot element. Thus, the anime’s drama may not have the same impact in comparison to the manga.
Such limitations are an unfortunate disadvantage to the episodic arcade format, but it’s no mystery as to why the anime production committee might want to focus on bringing Hori and Miyamura’s relationship to an ideal pitch by the initial year’s ending.
All in all, it is called that the finale, Horimiya Episode 13, will find a stopping point in Volume 10: Chapter 64.
Warning: The following paragraph includes major spoilers.
Chapter 63 is your best orgasm for Episode 13 because it features the shocking marriage proposal. But Chapter 64 is the best stopping point since it only seals the minute by solving their feelings rather than ending on just a cliffhanger.
The good news is this stopping stage leaves tons of space for Horimiya Season 2. A few of the funnier skipped content could also be adapted by the second season.
Better yet, English-only manga readers who want to read in front of the anime can grab the English Volume 10 right away.
Hori-san to Miyamura-kun Season 2 anime spoilers (plot summary/synopsis)
The last time we saw that the anime, Hori, and Miyamura opt to ring in the New Year in the local shrine. Since the set and their friends return to their regular lives and normal hijinks, both the particular days and also the humdrum ones prove irreplaceable.
But these precious days can not last forever. Their very last term in high school has started and the alliance is coming soon. And with graduation comes many decisions needing to be produced.
Speaking of making decisions, Ishikawa has eventually come to the understanding he and Yoshikawa might be more than”just friends”. Ishikawa is stuck attempting to navigate the seas between love and friendship. But one thing he does know is that the time that he spends with Yoshikawa, nevertheless mysterious, is unique in its own right.
The usually quiet Sakura usually only gets all fidgety in regards to Tohru. Suddenly worked up by a shounen manga, sparks start to fly when Sakura runs into the equally quiet Yanagi, who’s also a shounen manga fanboy.