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Horimiya is a Japanese TV series aired on 10 January 2021. Its manga version became a huge hit among youngsters, and now the anime series is grabbing more attention due to its beautiful art style. Izumi Miyamura and Kyoko Hori are the main characters.
The Horimiya Gang
Horimiya is a story of an ever-growing pack of friends. Here, the main stars are Izumi Miyamura and Kyoko Hori. They have a thing in common i.e. both of them hide their true selves from their classmates. Miyamura is a shy, long-haired boy with glasses and a gloomy expression, who is invisible to everyone around him. On the other hand, Hori is an outgoing, popular, and enthusiastic young girl, and she always attracts a gang of friends to chat with once the classes are over. One day, when they have a random encounter outdoors, an adorable sweet tale begins.
Let’s meet the rest of our pack. Toru Ishikawa is a pretty straight boy who notices Miyamura and Hori’s friendship and joins in along with the longtime friend of Hori’s, Yuki Yoshikawa. Yuki didn’t admire Miyamura before their friendship became stronger, but now all the four i.e. Toru, Hori, Yuki, and Miyamura are best buddies.
The growing gang of these admirable friends adds the student council president to their pack, Kakeru Sengoku. He might seem strict and studious at first, but once he joins this gang, he turns out to be warm-hearted and easily flustered when things get intimate and personal. Sakura Kono is similar to Miyamura, a shy and quiet personality who blooms her true self when she enters this mesmerized pack of friends.
Everyone has Undiscovered Sides
Horimiya reflects a positive message, encouraging those hidden selves which are unable to express their true form due to hasty judgments. Horimiya gives them a chance to show their true selves. The quiet, and gloomy kid might actually be warm-hearted, and the popular, and frivolous kid might actually have a sensitive side. Everyone deserves a chance. Before judging them if we try to understand and foster their feelings, maybe there’s more than our eyes meet.
Izumi Miyamura is an example of this situation. He is a quiet and shy kid, who’s afraid to approach anyone. But his warm-hearted, and stylish side is explored by Hori. Kyoko Hori has a younger brother named Souta. One day, when Souta trips off while playing, Miyamura escorts him to the Hori household. Hori is worried about Souta’s condition and totally ignores the standing Miyamura. On finding out the cool, stylish guy who helped Souta turns out to be that gloomy, nerd classmate, Kyoko couldn’t believe her eyes.
Izumi Miyamura realizes the popular, studious classmate actually dresses in normal clothes and helps out in household errands. She’s both a sister and motherly figure for her brother and a home wrecker performing numerous household chores.
As the story of Horimiya flourishes, both Hori and Izumi Miyamura discovers each other’s unexpected hidden sides and slowly fall in love with each other’s true selves. As they progress, they welcome new friends in their circle and they all together disclose their true selves, from Sakura’s hidden feelings for Toru to Sengoku’s wish to have friends who truly acknowledge him, not just being the strict student council who help him with paperwork and the other stuff. This way, everyone can grow together and discover their true selves without the fear of rejection and emptiness.