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HoriMiya is an anime based on the Izumi Miyamura and Kyouko Hori love story. They both are classmates and soon befriended each other. Miyamura is a student who other classmates think of as gloomy, shy, and antisocial. And on the other hand, Kyouko Hori is an intelligent, friendly, and very popular girl, who every boy wishes to be friends with. The two of them ended up sharing their “secret-self” time.
How did Hori become friends with Miyamura?
This all started when Hori’s brother Souta was being chased by a dog and Miyamura helped him and took him to his house. Hori is unaware that the boy who helped her brother is no one but her classmate Miyamura. She was surprised to see the other side of Miyamura, all his piercings and hair. She was happy to know his other side and also the fact that both of them are aware of each other’s true selves, which Hori said “secret-self”. Miyamura at the same time was very happy to know that they now have become friends. After Miyamura first visited Hori’s house, they started meeting each other often and soon developed feelings for each other.
All this secret friendship and meeting regularly at Hori’s house, was the first time Miyamura made a friend since he started high school. Thanks to Hori, his life started to change for the better, he soon made many new friends drastically. After Hori, Miyamura befriended Ishikawa, who happens to have feelings for Hori.
When Miyamura comes to know that Ishikawa has feelings for Hori, Miyamura starts putting a distance between Hori and himself which greatly upsets Hori. After the confession made by Ishikawa, Hori confronts Miyamura for avoiding her. Hori, after scolding Miyamura for acting this way, told him that she rejected Ishikawa and the two became friends like before.
Their relationship continues to grow and they develop feelings for each other. Miyamura is very supportive and appreciates Hori a lot and this led to growing feelings in Hori for him. They both were fond of each other and cherished each other.
Who confessed first to who?
Hori, for the first time she tries to openly confess to Miyamura about her feelings for him when the two held hands, wanting to compare them, she quietly whispers “I like you”, but when not getting any reply from Miyamura she nervously said that she only likes his hands but then again she confessed him properly and Miyamura admitting that he heard her at first itself. And as for Miyamura, he was able to tell his feelings for her as well when she was sick and was resting in her room.
She was sleeping but the fact that Miyamura was aware that she was fully awake, he goes on telling his true feelings for her and leaves the room. She never asked for clarification, but from then the romantic overtones started existing between them. Their relationship seems to get an official statement when Hori’s father asks if they both are in a relationship. And in response to her father’s question, she answered 'yes. From then on, they started looking at each other as girlfriend and boyfriend. The couple shared their first kiss when Miyamura, wanting to taste the candy that she ate, kissed her. Hori felt a sudden light stroke and was left frozen with nervousness and heart beating fast.
Miyamura and Hori both were attentive to each other. Miyamura also proved to be protective of Hori, when she was being accused of losing the student council paper. Miyamura was able to prove her innocence successfully. He took care of Hori's wishes and was always there for her whenever she needed help or support. There was this moment when she was not well and started crying as she was getting flashbacks of her mother leaving her alone, in front of him and asking not to leave her alone, as her mother is always away from her because of work. She has been alone since her childhood and she now gets attached to Miyamura.
After seeing her crying, Miyamura decided to stay with her for a while until she fell asleep. Taking another situation, when Miyamura went away to his grandparents' house for five days leaving Hori alone, she found herself left alone and deflated. When he arrived at his apartment he rushed to meet her, while Hori came to his apartment and they both found each other in the elevator. She then hugged him and started crying and admitted she missed him so much.
How did their relationship impact them?
They both have one or the other kind of impact on each other. For Miyamura, Hori has remarkably impacted him. Because of her, he started to have more friends and he also hangs out often. He became very happy and friendlier after befriending Miyamura. Back in middle school, he was bullied and forced himself to self-pierce his ears and make tattoos on his body.
In high school, his personality changed to a much healthier one and he started to be more interactive and open. For Hori, she got a friend and a partner for whom she can show her true self without any judgment and where she can cry whenever she feels down or can easily express herself. She felt comfortable with him. Even Hori’s father and brother were fond of him. They both were like one healthy couple.
As time went on, they both became very comfortable with each other. They started cuddling and eventually, they both shared a moment when they both had sex with each other. Hori even gave him a bite on his neck, expressing her ownership. They both were a delightful and friendly couple. They like to tease each other and also Hori enjoys it when Miyamura speaks abusively to her and he found this side of her very cute. He tries to go with that. Hori started worrying about what would happen after they graduated. Hori expresses her fears to him, and Miyamura swiftly proposes to her. They both were now engaged. They both shared a cheerful relationship and became very supportive of each other.