The upcoming Horimiya -piece- anime has received a main trailer and a key visual, as well as a July 1 Japanese premiere date.
The trailer includes previews of the ending song “URL” by Ami Sakaguchi and the opening song “Shiawase” by Omoinotake.
Instead of being a sequel to the 2021 anime series, Horimiya -piece- will be an adaptation of popular vignettes from the manga that weren’t depicted in its predecessor. The returning staff includes:
• Director: Masashi Ishihama (Persona 5: The Animation, Shinsekai yori)
• Series composer and scriptwriter: Takao Yoshioka (Your Lie in April, WORKING!!)
• Character designer: Haruko Iizuka (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish)
• Music composer: Masaru Yokoyama (Your Lie in April, Chihayafuru)
• Animation production company: CloverWorks
Meanwhile, the returning cast includes Haruka Tomatsu as Kyokou Hori and Kouki Uchiyama as Izumi Miyamura. Also reprising their roles are Seiichirou Yamashita, Yurie Kozakai, Nobuhiko Okamoto, M.A.O., Reina Kondou, Daiki Yamashita, and more.
The Square Enix-published Horimiya manga written by HERO and illustrated by Daisuke Hagiwara ran from 2011 to 2021 with 16 tankoubon volumes. Horimiya was originally created as a web comic.
Yen Press describes the manga as:
At school, Kyouko Hori is known for being smart, attractive, and popular. On the other hand, her classmate, the boring, gloomy Izumi Miyamura tends to get painted as a “loser fanboy.” But when a liberally pierced and tattooed (not to mention downright gorgeous) Miyamura appears unexpectedly on the doorstep of secretly plain-Jane homebody Hori, these two similarly dissimilar teenagers discover that there are multiple sides to every story…and person!
An OVA series produced by various studios, titled Hori-san to Miyamura-kun, began in 2012 and has six episodes as of 2021.