News 2nd Hori-san to Miyamura-kun Video Anime's Promo Streamed
posted on 2014-03-02 20:30 EST
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. Other returning cast member include Akiko Hasegawa as Remi Ayasaki, Hiro Shimono as Shū Iura, Yumiko Kobayashi as Sōta Hori, Kana Asumi as Arina Okuyama, and Tomokazu Sugita as Yasuda-sensei.
Nobunaga Shimazaki is joining the cast as Hori's estranged childhood friend and student council president Kakeru Sengoku. Yui Nomura plays Sengoku's obedient student council member Sakura Kōno who literally runs into Hori. Kei Imoto plays Honoka Sawada, 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.
The Hori-san to Miyamura-kun -Totsuzen no Ame- anime will run about 22 minutes long, and the regular and special editions will ship on March 25. The special edition will include a sleeve case with an exclusive illustration by HERO, an exclusive bonus manga by HERO, and five randomly distributed character cards (out of a complete set of 12 cards, including two secret ones). Oozraya club members will also receive a rubber strap of Sōta and Yūna.
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 in Fall 2012.