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
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.271 (scored by 332347332,347 users)
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Ranked: #28812
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Popularity: #357
Members: 616,474
Favorites: 6,229

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Airing in the same season there are two different anime with two characters that have a huge age gap. "Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui" is about a playboy character that suddenly falls in love with the meek friend of his high school sister that makes him feel love for the first time. He continues to curt her, by sending flowers and gifts while his sister plays the wingman to his antics and even the mother of the courted girl is amused by the stuff happening while the daughter is clearly uncomfortable with the 10 year older male making such advances. The whole relationship is played of  read more 
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Adult male protagonist lives through life lethargically. He falls in love with a woman who has her life together, great job, beautiful, and caring. He confesses to her, but she rejects him at first. He begins interacting with a mysterious teenage girl who helps him find motivation and self-confidence. Both girls are high school dropouts and ran away from home. In HigeHiro the mysterious girl moves into the main character's apartment. Whereas in Yesterday she appears at random times throughout the show. They attempt to have a realistic atmosphere—no romantic comedy hijinks, toned down color palette, and the setting is suburban Japan. Most of the  read more 
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The cinematography, characters and overall atmosphere of this anime feel very similar to what it was like watching ReLife. I'm sure if you enjoyed ReLife you will too Higehiro. 
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The recommendation for "Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshikousei o Hirou" to consider the anime "Koi wa Ameagari no You ni" seems a bit strange at first and maybe even at second glance. But the two series share the story of an encounter between a teenage girl who is attending or should attend high school and a full-grown man. In both anime, the focus is more on the characters and development. The two young women in particular have had their own way of dealing with a difficult fate or a stroke of fate. The age difference is thematized in both anime, but in "Koi wa ameagari"  read more 
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While the premise of Hige wo Soru does not hint on much similarity and it being a bit more gloomy towards the second half, it gave me a similar cosy feeling of parenthood like I remember from Usagi Drop. 
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Romances between a minor and an adult. Takes place in modern-day Japan. Lots of fanservice, seduction, and some softcore sex scenes.  
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Two romance anime in which the main character has a love interest which is not normal by society standards. Each story is depicted in the most realistic way possible and both anime have a conclusion. 
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Age-gap. The two anime, Garden of Words and Higehiro are both age-gap anime that share a similarity in trying to ignite a flare within the younger to push forward onto said other in the relationship. Where we have Garden of Word tells a rather sincere story about a student and a teacher getting to know each other. Higehiro is the divergent factor in that it wishes to expand on its drama into territory making it more interesting than it seems on the surface. Whatever the matter both of these anime use students as a means to deepen the story in the life that constitutes a school  read more 
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Youth. A time for excusable dumb actions. A time when one is not able to fully comprehend their actions and the consequential future. Bunny Girl Senpai and Higehiro follow the youth, in their haphazardly thought-out actions and the help they can receive in such cases. Higehiro follows high schooler Sayu in her time as a runaway, spending her time with a much older Yoshida in fixing her mistakes. You can see the same logic in Bunny Girl Senpai in that the cast of characters are high schoolers with issues trying to make do with the supernatural phenomena that occur in their lifetimes, getting help from a  read more 
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Main heroines are absorbed into the household where they work as maids to their masters (kobayashi and yoshida). Very wholesome show with tooru and ogiwara having some dark pasts. 
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Now, the two are very different, incredibly so. One may even point out how Higehiro is more cynical and deceptive compared to a more genuine idea of Senko-san. But the fact that there is this huge age gap relationship which is not conventional by normal means is present, and how said relationships like to have some kind of pampering/hospitality take place, the conditions may interest you to have a look at said other anime. Higehiro for a drama, Senko-san for a fluffy SoL.  
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Guardian. In some way or another, what we find ourselves here with Hinamatsuri and Higehiro is the guardian relationship to some rando girl from literally nowhere. A matter was taken in two very different ways. The funny ft. Hinamatsuri, we have esper Hina and yakuza Nitta gets up to trouble and other antics you'd expect the pair to get into. The serious ft. Higehiro, we have runaway Sayu get taken in by some dude in lethargy, Yoshida, in his hopes to change this poor girl's life. So whilst the two anime are completely different, their premise is pretty similar and if you're into that, I guess you can  read more 
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Honestly, these two anime know how to go up and down with quality. I would necessarily say they are for everyone, but I've had my experience with both and found reasons to really and truly call both these anime "true average". They just have some really stupid people who it is not even funny at some point. But enough with such cynical behaviours. If anything, whilst Golden Time is more "unique" than Higehiro in this instant, the actual means to jump onto land that isn't exactly touched upon frequently in the medium is something which should allow these two to be recommended. Even if not handled well,  read more 
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Both guys who have hard time in life, this one is about a socially awkward guy that is teached how to interract with others. Really good story nad plot. 
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the father-like figure takes care of young females but with a twist. its sus (not among us) 
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Both show start with the same situation: an underaged girl is sheltered by some non-related older person. Throughout both show, you'll learn to like this situation and the outine that is setting up even if it's illegal and you'll wich for it to last forever. They also explore some kind of childhood traumas although in different ways. However, Hige wo soru takes place in a more realistic univers than Happy Sugar Life because in HSL most of the characters are crazy. 
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Both anime revolve around a taboo relationship. They are both on the serious side and characters feel genuine and real.  
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A story about two people exploiting each others' emotions through empathy and sensuality to suppress and bury the sorrow caused by emotional pain, which roots down from either having an unrequited love (Kuzu no Honkai) and being rejected (Higehiro). 
report Recommended by Solaris-----
Both MCs take in runaway high school girl and in exchange, she does work for the MC. The second cour of Aquatope becomes a workplace setting similar to Higehiro. 
report Recommended by VenomEmperor
-Both meet under a weird circumstance -One has a dark past which the other helps with -Same casual vibe with a sprinkle of drama 
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Both animes are really cute and wholesome withe the cutest adoeable girls. mc lives with the girl and can't live without her. 
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Watch both of them, 'cause both are complete adaptation of their completed source manga. Toradora and Higehiro have almost same structure of story and general sequence of events plotwise. >Vulnerable female mc and loner male mc - meet by accident, but stayed by choice. They make each other's life more bearable and enjoyable >Both stories have a RELIABLE CHAD MALE MC taught expressing KINDNESS towards the humans within your reach, without ulterior motives >Both stories demonstrate people's ability to OVERCOME OBSTACLES of the past for a BRIGHTER FUTURE, with our female mc(s) - who truly has the most character development in each of their story. Both  read more 
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When I think of perfection two things come to mind, Ambrose's body and Your Name. The animation and storytelling allows one to feel like they're part of the relationship between Mitusha and Taki. Additionally, the Ost is not only a banger, but matches every scene beautifully. Songs such as, Date 2 and Katawaredoki are the backbone of emotional scenes allowing for an amazing listening experience at 2 am. Your name is truly a life changing anime, renewing one's view on love, relationships and the very meaning of life itself. -Kevin Li 
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Both mc's are living in the same space, like a normal married couple. The only difference is, that in Tonikaku Kawaii they're married, very much in love, while in Hige wo Soru they aren't really together.  
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The main character Yoshida reminds me of Hachiman Hikigaya. They are both very caring, sensitive and some what blunt . They usually put others needs before their own and try and help people . The stories are not similar but as I watched Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou I couldn't help think of Hikigaya. Yoshida even looks like a grown up Hikigaya. Both are very enjoyable slice of life anime and I recommend both anime  
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Higehiro and Kowarekake no Orgel share a similar premise in which an adult stumbles upon someone needing help and decides to invite them into their homes. By living together, both characters end up helping each being better persons. Higehiro features an adult and runaway high school girl. There are some romantic undertones between both characters, which may not please some viewers. Kowarekake no Orgel features an adult and an android who have a parent-child relationship. Neither show are the best version of this type of story, but if you're looking for more then you'll be satisfied.  
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Both stories where a middle-aged man takes care of a young female in his abode. 
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Features the rehabilitation of emotionally stricken young girls by a main character who will be relatable to most the viewership (Younger males with little experience when it comes to taking care of others). You might get some fanservice, to the dismay of some who might find it tasteless, or the joy of others (probably subconsciously). Ultimately both shows allow the viewer in on a power dynamic, having cute anime girls have to rely on someone relatable. It can be wholesome... or problematic. It's up to you. 
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Both are about high school girls who have a sex life rather active that end up going to live with a 26 years old goody guy because they are messed 
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Troubled teenage girl is looking for a space to stay away from her home. 
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I suppose, although there is a kinda disjointed relationship in both, and to compare them together as one of the same is even more absurd, one has to admit the fact that the two play a teaching game by having the adult of the two give good guidance for the younger in hopes that they grow to be a better person in the future. Would be more inclined to push forward Somali Forest Spirit to all rather than Higehiro, but it is there if you want to watch it. 
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Iffy situation. In practice, Beastars and Higehiro are literally the same. You have the assumed "predator" of the relationship assume the position of the "guardian". It is ironic. Whilst Beastars is a reflection on how in society carnivores and herbivores pretty much are unable to live together, or at least, can do but will always have a division and instabilities. Such can be superimposed onto Higehiro's real-life attributes as to how living with a high school girl (even if runaway) is ridiculously problematic, such could not work in real life (literally proved). Of course, with Higehiro being the more controversial of the two, I'd still tell people  read more 
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Both feature a kid on their own and a guy who decides to look after. They also both handle the topic of domestic issues. While they may have similar plots they have a completely different feel to them. 
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