People say that the youthful days are always bittersweet, but maybe it's just bitter?
Kyouko Hori is a flashy high school girl, who, despite her ostentatious appearance, excels in academics and has a family-loving character. Izumi Miyamura is a bland high school boy, who, despite not wanting to stand out in class, secretly wears piercings outside of school and has a large body tattoo.
One day, Miyamura finds Hori's little brother injured and helps him back to Hori's house, where the relationship between Hori and Miyamura begins with Hori's discovery of Miyamura's secret.
Doesn't have fancy animation.
Doesn't have filler scenes.
Doesn't have a grand plot.
Doesn't have epic music.
Doesn't have anything interesting.
It's just a story of a guy slowly gaining friends through one incident.
Only the essential parts of the story were told through this anime.
Even if it was short, I felt satisfied. One episode and you're done.
This is a slice-of-life anime that you should casually watch whenever you feel down. Or just watch it when you have time.
"Better art does not mean better anime" that's what I thought after finishing Horimiya.
This is a very short Slice of life, but even if 3 episodes is too short to develop characters, it has a great story, it made me smile because it's pleasant to watch, it's the perfect combo with comedy + romance + friendship !
I don't think there's much to say about this anime, but if you want to take a break and chill in your couch, watch this !
I recommend you to read manga, because it's quite nicely done. Because of that my expectations were high and I was rather disappointed in adaptation. Story itself is full with subtle moments that help to gradually build up feeling between characters. Without them you can't understand why they suddenly like each other in ova. While most of the jokes and comedy in manga depends on facial expressions, in adaptation art is more simple and less expressive. My review is mainly warning for fans. For those who are not acquainted with manga, you can treat it like a good commercial.
I get excited when I come across a story that's perfect enough on its own that it doesn't need extravagant animation, mindblowing music, complicated human relationships, or cryptic plots.
This kind of thing to me is like the work of magic. When you strip away all the modern extravagance, most of the time the leftovers will leave you pretty much appalled.
But for a good story, even if you animate it with stick figures, you'll be able to savor it for a long time.
That's what kind of story horimiya tells. I enjoyed the 20 minutes of it more than I enjoyed the hours I spent on most other series. read more