Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.

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

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Currently 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: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.571 (scored by 8424784,247 users)
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Ranked: #13712
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Kamikita, Manabu
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Ishihara, Kaori
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"Omoide Shiritori (おもいでしりとり)" by DIALOGUE+

Ending Theme

"Plastic Smile" by Kaori Ishihara

Apr 26, 2021
IshigamiCrisis (All reviews)
This review will be about the HigeHiro anime and none of the source material.

“Raise your standards.”-Yoshida, average guy


If you’re looking for a parent-child anime like Hinamatsuri, do not watch this anime. Two episodes in, there’s already a lot of fanservice. However, since Sayu, the 17-year old minor, has a depressing backstory, it is ‘mature’ and okay. I don’t want to spoil too much, but Sayu gets flashbacks to one of the people she stayed with in very graphic detail. There is a reason for the R+ rating. HigeHiro has been called ‘wholesome’ by the fans and a ‘hentai’ by the critics. I read more
Apr 26, 2021
Trump (All reviews)
At face value, Hige wo Soru seems like a show that would explore the wondrous topics of sex and pedophilia. Instead, however, it seems to be wholesome show sprinkled with bits of dramatic moments that focuses on parental relationships and the responsibilities of an adult. I know, I know, bummer to all you pedophiles out there. As for the rest of you: It's alright, you can breath now. Even though it has only been four episodes, the show has and hopefully will continue to establish the APPROPRIATE route.

What I especially like about the show is our male lead. Despite being a complete CHAD of a read more
Apr 26, 2021
SaR_JiL_ShA_aN (All reviews)
[To Avoid Spoilers TL;DR AT THE END]
‘Higehiro,’ also goes by the popular name of ‘Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway’ is a Japanese novel series which has been originally written and created by Kakuyomu. It was published by Kadokawa Shoten. Back in November of 2018, ‘Higehiro’ had its own manga comic adaptation. On the 26th of December, 2019, it was reported that this Japanese novel series would have an Anime adaptation as well.

Twenty-something—really, 26-year-old—Yoshida is an employee at a major IT company who’s nursing a broken heart after being rejected by his crush of five years. After read more
Apr 26, 2021
Ph5YCh0 (All reviews)
Yet another anime which I can't watch without pausing every 15 seconds and criticizing.

Story & Characters - 3

The problem I have is with the plot setup itself.
Yoshida does stuff like *not fricking a child* and this might make him look responsible, but ffs he would have just called the cops and informed them about sayu if he was actually a responsible adult. That's why I don't like the setup, because the setup itself is just too unrealistic.

This is a shonen anime about romance between a highschool girl and an adult man...
Yes, there are other shonen animes that have pulled off some similar plot lines, but read more

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