Muse Asia Streams HIGEHIRO Anime on April 5
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Muse Asia announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway, the television anime of author Shimesaba and illustrator booota's Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshi Kōsei o Hirō (I Shave My Beard. Then I Pick Up a High School Girl.) light novels. The stream will debut on April 5 at 10:30 p.m. GMT +8. Muse Vietnam's stream will debut on the same day at 10:00 p.m. GMT +7.
Muse Malaysia and Indonesia are also streaming the anime amnd Muse Malaysia describes the anime:
Office worker Yoshida has been crushing on his coworker, 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.
The anime stars:
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Yoshida
- Kana Ichinose as Sayu Ogiwara
- Hisako Kanemoto as Airi Gotō
- Kaori Ishihara as Yuzuha Mishima
- Yūsuke Kobayashi as Hashimoto
- Natsumi Kawaida as Asami Yūki
Manabu Kamikita (romanization not confirmed) is directing the anime at project No.9 (High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World, SUPER HXEROES: "H"EROES SAVE THE WORLD, Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki). Takayuki Noguchi (Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye, Rail Romanesque) is designing the characters. Deko Akao (Noragami, Snow White with the Red Hair, If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die) is in charge of the series scripts. Dream Shift (Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle) is producing the anime. Dialogue+ will perform the opening theme song "Omoide Shiritori." Kaori Ishihara will sing the ending theme song "Plastic Smile."
Shimesaba began serializing the novels on the Kakuyomu website in March 2017. Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko releases the compiled volumes with booota's illustrations. Imaru Adachi launched a manga adaptation of the novel series in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in November 2018.