'Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway' lists with 13 episodes

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: April 5, 2020 at 10:54 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official website of TOEI Video Co. has listed on Monday the TV anime adaptation of Shimesaba and booota's Japanese romantic comedy light novel series "Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway. (Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.)" with 13 episodes. The information was posted on the anime's Blu-ray and DVD listing on the website which also revealed that the episodes will be distributed across four volumes. The anime is scheduled to begin its broadcast on April 5, 2021 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, and BS11 channels in Japan.

Higehiro TV anime key visual

The TV anime adaptation was announced by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko on December 26, 2019 which will be produced by Dream Shift and will be animated by Project No.9. The series will be directed by Manabu Kamikita, with Deko Akao handling series composition, and Takayuki Noguchi designing the characters.


The cast includes

  • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Yoshida

  • Kana Ichinose as Sayu Ogiwara

  • Hisako Kanemoto as Airi Gotō

  • Kaori Ishihara as Yuzuha Mishima

  • Yuusuke Kobayashi as Hashimoto

  • Natsumi Kawaida as Asami Yūki

The series is based on the Japanese light novel written by Shimesaba and illustrated by booota. It began serialization online in March 2017 on Kadokawa's user-generated novel publishing website Kakuyomu. It was later published by Kadokawa Shoten with three volumes since February 2018 under their Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation with art by Imaru Adachi has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shonen Ace since November 2018. It has been collected in two tankōbon volumes.


The light novel series has a total of more than 400,000 copies in circulation, including digital copies.


Synopsis from Wiki Fandom:

Office worker Yoshida has been crushing on his boss, Airi Gotou, for five years. Despite finally scoring a date with her, his confession is promptly rejected. Drunk and disappointed, he stumbles home, only to find a high school girl sitting on the side of the road. The girl, needing a place to stay the night, attempts to seduce Yoshida. Despite rejecting her advances, he nevertheless invites her into his apartment.


The next morning, the girl, introducing herself as Sayu Ogiwara, reveals that she has run away from Hokkaido all the way to Tokyo. During her six-month spree, she continually traded sexual favors for a roof over her head. Yoshida, however, remains unswayed by her seduction. Instead, he has her do a different kind of work—one that entails washing dishes and doing laundry. And so, a touching relationship between a heartbroken adult and a runaway high school girl begins.

Source: TOEI Video Website, via AIR News

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