By: Kitty Topacio
Ani-One has announced that the upcoming anime series Horimiya is now available for streaming on BiliBili and other platforms in Southeast Asia, Hongkong, Macau, and Taiwan.
Hong Kong will additionally be able to access it via MyTV Super, Brunei, and Malaysia via Dimsum, Thailand via POPS Worldwide, Indonesia via sushiroll, and the Philippines via POP TV. Taiwan can access the anime via myVideo, KKTV, Bahamut, Friday, Line TV, and Chunghwa Telecom (MOD + Hami Video) as well.
Horimiya is based on a popular Japanese shōnen web manga series titled Horimiya: Hori-san to Miyura-kun. The Manga was first published in 2012, written by HERO and illustrated by Daisuke Hagiwara. It originated from a 2007 four-panel webcomic by HERO called Hori-san to Miyamura-kun and received a four-episode OVA adaptation and a spin-off called Hori-san to Miyamura-kun Omake.
The anime adaptation of Horimiya is directed by Masashi Ishihama (Persona 5: The Animation, Shinsekai Yori) at CloverWorks. Takao Yoshioka (Elfen Lied, Boarding School Juliet) is serving as series composer, Haruko Iizuka (Josee, The Tiger and the Fish movie) as character designer, Hisayo Usui (Fate/Grand Order -Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia-) and Yasunao Moriyasu (Love Live! School idol project) as art director, Jin Aketagawa (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) as sound director, Katsuaki Miyaji (Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale as CG) as CGI director, and Yuuya Sakuma (Fate/Grand Order -Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia-) as director of photography. Masaru Yokoyama (Your Lie in April) is the music composer.
Yen Press, which publishes the Horimiya manga in English, describes the series as
“At school, Kyouko Hori is known for being smart, attractive, and popular. On the other hand, her classmate, the boring, gloomy Izumi Miyamura tends to get painted as a “loser fanboy.” But when a liberally pierced and tattooed (not to mention downright gorgeous) Miyamura appears unexpectedly on the doorstep of secretly plain-Jane homebody Hori, these two similarly dissimilar teenagers discover that there are multiple sides to every story…and person!”
Haruka Tomatsu will voice Kyouko Hori, while Koki Uchiyama will voice Izumi Miyamura.
Watch the trailer for Horimaya below.