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'Horimiya' is getting both live-action film and live-action TV series adaptations in February 2021
November 23, 2020 at 12:13 PM PHT (GMT +8)
Japanese local channel MBS has announced on Monday that HERO and Daisuke Hagiwara's "Horimiya: Horimiya-san to Miyamura-kun" popular shōnen manga will be having both a live-action film adaptation and a live-action TV series adaptation in 2021. The live-action film is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on February 5, while the live-action TV series will begin broadcasting on February 15 on MBS and TBS in Japan.
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Ōji Suzuka (left in visual below) and Sayu Kubota (right)
Production studio Hori Pro will be in-charge of the production for both adaptations, with cast by Ōji Suzuka playing the role of Miyamura and Sayu Kubota as Hori. The live-action film adaptation will run in a one-week limited time in Japanese theaters and the TV series adaptation will be a seven-episode series that is schedule to air every Tuesday midnight on MBS and TBS channels in Japan.
An TV anime adaptation of the series is also scheduled to premiere on January 9, 2021 24:30 JST in Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV and BS11 in Japan. Voice actress Haruka Tomatsu is playing as the bright and popular high school girl Kyoko Hori, and voice actor Kouki Uchiyama as the apparent nerdy glasses-wearing guy Izumi Miyamura. The series is listed with 13 episodes and will be animated by CloverWorks with Masashi Ishihama serving as the series director. Takao Yoshioka will be working on the series composition and script. The character designs will be supervised by Haruko Iizuka and Masaru Yokoyama is in-charge of the music composition.
English publisher Yen Press describes the manga as:
At first glance, the ultra-popular Hori-san seems like a frivolous high school girl, but in reality, she's plain, pragmatic, and family-oriented. On the other hand, the bespectacled Miyamura-kun comes across as an average, gloomy high school fanboy, but he's actually an attractive young man who has a bad-boy streak and is covered in piercings and tattoos. When these two unexpectedly similar classmates have a random run-in outside of the classroom, a bubbly, sweet tale of school life begins!
The original manga series was released on February 2007 on HERO's website Dokkai Ahen in a four-panel format. Square Enix compiled the chapters in 10 volumes under its imprint Gangan Comics between October 22, 2008 and December 28, 2011.