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Hori-san & Miyamura-kun School Manga Gets 2nd Video Anime

posted on 2013-10-17 18:00 EDT
Nobunaga Shimazaki joins Asami Seto, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka in cast for Winter video

The November issue of Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine is announcing on Friday that HERO's Hori-san to Miyamura-kun manga is inspiring a second original video anime early this winter. The four-panel school comedy manga follows the "sweet-and-sour" adolescence of Kyōko Hori and Izumi Miyamura. Hori is the most popular girl at school, while Miyamura is an introverted, eyeglasses-wearing boy.

Asami Seto, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Kana Ueda, and Yoshimasa Hosoya are reprising their roles as Hori, Miyamura, Yuki Yoshikawa, and Tōru Ishikawa, respectively. Matsuoka (as Miyamura) is also singing the ending theme song. Nobunaga Shimazaki is joining the cast as Hori's estranged childhood friend and student council president Kakeru Sengoku (top left in image). Yui Nomura plays Sengoku's obedient student council member Sakura Kōno (top center) who literally runs into Hori. Kei Imoto plays Honoka Sawada (top right), the girl next door who is attracted to Miyamura.

Writer Yuniko Ayana and character designer Kenichi Kutsuna are returning for the second anime at the studio Hoods Entertainment, but Erukin Kawabata is replacing Shingo Natsume as the director. Nobutaka Yoda is composing the music.

HERO launched the manga on Square Enix's Gangan Online website in 2007, and Square Enix published the 10th and final compiled book volume in December 2011. Artist Daisuke Hagiwara launched a spinoff manga called Hori-Miya in Monthly G Fantasy in 2011, and the fourth volume is shipping on October 26. The first original video anime shipped last fall.


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