Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Horimiya Volume 1 by HERO Review

A sweet 'aww'-inspiring tale of school life begins!!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!

Book: Horimiya (Vol. 1-3)
Art: Daisuke Hagiwara
Reviewed by: Angie Amezcua

So the outcast befriends the popular girl, we’ve heard this story before so what makes Horimiya so special? Well it turns out Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura have more to offer than the cliches set before them. Before I dive into my review of the manga I must add a disclaimer here that I did watch the anime first. With the ending of the anime I was left with the need to see how true to the story it was executed. I’m very pleased to say the anime is able to capture the beauty HERO and Hagiwara put into the manga.

Hori and Miyamura are some of my favorite protagonists I’ve come across this year. Not to mention the rest of their friends are just as fun to read about and get to know. This series is perfect for the hopeless romantics, if I had come across this series in High School I would have made it my entire personality to be quite honest. If you’re looking for a good coming of age/romance story to dive into I can not recommend this series enough. Volumes 1-3 do an amazing job in introducing Hori and Miyamura as well as the rest of the gang just enough to leave you wanting more. With a total of 16 volumes in the series I can’t wait to continue reading and indulging myself into the world HERO and Hagiwara created for us.
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