‘Kyoko Hori is a bright and popular high school student, in contrast to her classmate Izumi Miyamura, a gloomy and seemingly nerdy boy.’
by Hero, Daisuke Hagiwara (Artist)
A lovely one.
One of the first reviews I start with a one-liner I know already. 😄
Hello, dearies! 💖
Horimiya is one of those that I first watched the anime then read the manga, but it’s alright, you can do it like that as well, there’s not much difference in the story, except for the ending of the Manga, that’s a plus for us readers.
I’ll jump right in.
Bit of a spoiler if you don’t know about Horimiya, so be aware.
I really liked and enjoyed reading this one, the whole emo-looking guy act was the hook, but afterwards, it grew on me even if that main tidbit it’s not the main thing throughout the story.
But what I really wanted to know with this one after watching the anime, and one of the reasons why I read the manga, is how it would end between Hori y Miyamura, just how their relationship would truly develop, and the other one I wanted more of was Yuki and Tooru, but not all my questions were answered there, just for the main ones though it was kind of a no-brainer that it’d go to a sort of happy ever after.
It took me some time to finish it, but I think it was because the Anime tried hard to stay true to the story and not stray too much as most adaptations do, examples? Card Captor Sakura, Junjou Romantica, or Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. Watch 2 episodes of those and then read the first volumes of the manga, and you’ll agree with me.
Though I know that it was first self-published on Hero’s website.
Back to Horimiya, is the story just as straightforward as the description gives it, as such:
Kyouko Hori is a popular high school girl, who, despite her ostentatious appearance, excels in academics, has a family-loving character and is a completely different person outside of school. One day, Hori meets someone else who also does not present his true self at school; her quiet, glasses-wearing classmate, Izumi Miyamura.
So, from that, you might go, meh, but you only have to watch episode 1 or read chapter 1 of the manga, and you’ll be into the story.
Recommended? Yes, I do. I think it’s one of those reads that you’ll have a fun time with, and you’ll be looking forward to each chapter eagerly.
That’s it for now, dearies! This one was one of my rambling ones but I hope you will pick a copy of Horimiya and/or share your thoughts once you have read it.
I’ll try to post more this month, I’m sorry the past few months have been so yes-no, new-silence.
As usual, thank you for sticking to the end and reading this manga review, if you’d like me to recommend others, you can reach me on my social media. 💌📲
Happy Reading! 📖