Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.

Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway

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Synonyms: I Shaved. Then I Brought a High School Girl Home., Higehiro
Japanese: ひげを剃る。そして女子高生を拾う。
English: Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway
German: Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway
Spanish: Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway
French: Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2021 to Jun 28, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Mondays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Project No.9
Source: Light novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.291 (scored by 278069278,069 users)
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Ranked: #25502
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Popularity: #356
Members: 521,059
Favorites: 5,783

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When regular salaryman Yoshida wakes up one Sunday morning after a long night at the bar, the last thing he expects to see is that his tiny apartment has a new resident—an unfamiliar high school girl.

The previous night, despite finally gathering the courage to confess to his boss and longtime crush, Airi Gotou, Yoshida was rejected. After drowning his sorrows at a bar with his good friend Hashimoto, Yoshida headed back to his home in a drunken stupor, only to run into Sayu Ogiwara, a runaway high schooler. She asked him to let her stay the night, and with his judgment clouded by alcohol, Yoshida complied.

Now, with his head on straight but with no memory of last night's events, Yoshida has Sayu explain just how she ended up sleeping at his apartment. Having listened to her story, Yoshida finds himself unable to kick her out—especially after learning that she came all the way from Hokkaido! So, despite his reservations about sheltering an underage girl, Yoshida allows her to stay, and their life together begins.

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Kamikita, Manabu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
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Kitamura, Junichi
Ishihara, Kaori
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"Omoide Shiritori (おもいでしりとり)" by DIALOGUE+ (eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

"Omoide Shiritori (おもいでしりとり)" by DIALOGUE+
2: "Plastic Smile" by Kaori Ishihara (eps 2-12)

Jun 28, 2021
*This review contains spoilers in a marked section*

In Greek mythology, there was a man named Narcissus. He fell in love with himself when he saw his reflection. Many people admired his beauty; however, he was self-absorbed and hideous on the inside.

HigeHiro is an unintentional retelling of Narcissus: The main character is perfect, despite being utterly mediocre. He is loved and praised without deserving it. He is the ideal mentor without giving helpful advice. He can change minds with a wise speech, but it's always bullshit.

One night while walking home from work, Yoshida, a 26-year-old salaryman, stumbled upon a young girl sitting under a lamp ...
Jun 28, 2021
As a mega fan of the LN (that just recently ended), and even currently reading the manga adaptation of the original source material (which only solicited and solidified my love for the series), from the moment I first laid my eyes on it, the controversy has been slowly building up with the age-gap romance that's sprinkled with lots of depressing drama filled in, and novelist Shimesaba has done a wonderful job at trying to be the better and superior version of the lackluster KoiKimo that aired alongside each other on the same day this season. And before you ask, "cheap" drama doesn't happen here, nada. ...
Jun 28, 2021
“To the girls that will never graduate from highschool, to the girls that will never find warmth in this world, to the girls that have been abandoned by their parents. I pray that you will find peace in your heart, I pray that you will overcome all your demons, I pray that one day you will say “I’m happy””.

Higehiro is not a romantic comedy, it is an anime that seeks to tell a story, a story about despair, about home and most importantly about need. To tell this story we are introduced to two characters. Yoshida, a man who falls in love with his boss ...

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