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Horimiya, Vol. 1 Paperback – October 27, 2015
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Daisuke Hagiwara is the artist behind the manga series Horimiya.
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Let me tell you a story. I was complaining to a friend about the slow-burn relationship in Noragami and she told about a great manga where there's a slow-burn relationship (but not to slow) that ends up being the cutest relationship ever. She said it was just an adorable manga that centered around a great relationship. Actually, she said less than that, just that it was a fulfilling relationship (eventually she explained a bit more). Right away, though, I ordered the first volume off of amazon.
And it is absolutely the cutest thing in the world. Not into manga? This might change your mind. Within the first chapter I was completely charmed.
To back up: Horimiya is a high school drama story, sort of. Basically, Hori, the female lead, is really popular at school. She never gets to spend time with friends outside of school, though, because her parents are never home and she has to take care of both the house and her brother in a very unglamorous way. One day, a pierced and tattooed (and good looking) stranger shows up at her door, guiding her little brother home after he fell and hurt himself. Turns out the stranger isn't really a stranger, but Miyamura, the male lead. At school he's a shy and strange boy who hides behind bulky clothing and long hair. On his own time, he's not so afraid to be himself. Both discover that these secrets bring them closer together and they begin to feel a budding attraction to each other.
And it's super cute! Have I mentioned that before?
It's a very basic plot, and very little actually happens except that they spend time together. Every second of the book, though, drips with sexual tension and you just can't wait for them to finally get together, or at least admit, our loud, that they're attracted to each other.
SPOILER ALERT: it doesn't happen in this volume. My friend has promised that it does happen soon, so finger's crossed it's in the next volume. Which I have to wait until January for. END SPOILER ALERT.
I really recommend picking this one up, especially if you're in the mood for a cutesy romance.
Horimiya is a wonderful little romance with a fantastic premise. Two high school students with home lives that are extremely different than the image they project at school stumble upon the sides of each other they never show anyone else. There are understandable, valid reasons why they’re reluctant to be themselves and these and other “real life” concerns and insecurities give them depth and make them extremely easy to relate to and root for. The deft touch with which everything’s kept realistic without getting bogged down or boring is impressive.
Overall the best word to describe Horimiya is sweet, and I look forward to learning more about Kyouko and Izumi and watching their relationship grow.
Horimiya essentially uses the common school environment to show the readers an unlikely couple who are somewhat more than what meets the eye. Nothing supernatural or crazy, it's definitely just a school slice-of-life romance kind of deal, but it's kind of cute and not necessarily what I expected.
this volume mostly sets up the whole premise of the story, introduces characters, and does some minor development that hints towards (what probably was an obvious) relationship formation.
I've read and are up to date on the series for a long time, so when I saw that it was starting to get translated and released on english I was incredibly excited. I can't wait to own the whole collection of this.
If you love shounen romance, slice of life, comedy, school life manga, THEN GET THIS, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! Think of it like Nisekoi, but less slightly calmer. You should definitely give it a try with the first two volumes so you get a feel for the manga, and if you don't like it, then shame. It's a top ranking manga for a reason, so I hope, and the other fans of the series hope we get more people into the fandom!