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Horimiya Season 2 Release Date, Renewed or Cancelled?

We know that romantic comedy has a special place in Japanese anime and manga culture. Many works of this genre are produced, but Horimiya (aka Hori-san to Miyamura-kun) is ahead of the hundreds of works created in this genre. Based on the manga written by the Japanese manga artist Hero, the anime first premiered in 2021. CloverWorks, the studio which we know from the beloved series, Bunny Girl Senpai and Wonder Egg Priority, animated Horimiya in the first season. Crunchyroll-licensed anime was originally broadcast on several local networks such as Tokyo MX, GYT, GTV, BS11, and MBS. Horimiya is originally aired between January 10, 2021 – April 4, 2021, and it consists of 13 episodes in the first season. Hulu TV is also listing the anime on their streaming platform. Currently, fans are excited about a second season. So has the anime been renewed for a second season?

What is the plotline of Horimiya?

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The Picture © Funimation

High school Kyouko Hori, known for her kindness and academic success at school, actually hides a secret side. While Hori’s family is often away from home for work, she has to care for her younger brother and do housework that prevents her from socializing at school. In the meanwhile, Izumi Miyamura is known as a spectacled otaku with dark clouds over it. But he actually has a kind personality that is incapable of studying. He also has nine piercings hidden behind his long hair and a tattoo on his back and left shoulder. By all chance, Hori and Miyamura meet outside of school. These two polar opposites, it seems, become friends and share sides that they don’t show anyone.

Will there be a second season of the anime?

As of September 3, 2022, Manga publisher Square Enix, studio Cloverworks, or any related company with the anime has not yet renewed Horimiya for a second season. The series that started as manga is quite an old product, but the anime series is a little fresher. The anime premiered in early 2021 and may be considered early for a new season confirmation for an anime series. Generally, we have to wait years for a new season of anime. Since there is no official news yet, we will speculate about the second season of the anime. Our predictions will be based on manga status, disc sales, and popularity of the series.

The ‘original’ manga series

The series’ original main manga series was written and illustrated by Hero. Square Enix published the manga on Gangan Comics between 2007 and 2011. On the other hand, under Hero’s supervision, Daisuke Hagiwara has prepared a remake of the series since 2011. The remake manga series, also released by Square Enix, made its final after published 15 volumes on March 18, 2021.

The anime is inspired by the latest manga consisting of 15 volumes. The first season of the anime was quite fast in terms of story flow, and the first 10 volumes of the manga were adapted in the first season. It should be noted that many parts are skipped and passed during this adaptation. Unfortunately, the manga series is not ongoing anymore, and the remaining 5 volumes do not seem enough for a new season, to be honest. A second season is very unlikely in terms of manga stock material availability.

Manga adaptation rate

Disc sales of the anime

Disc sales are another important criterion for anime since those are for-profit products. The decision committee usually does not approve a new season for anime that has fallen under 4,000 in disc sales because it is considered unprofitable. (4,000 sales volume is the average of all sales volumes.) Horimiya released BluRay and DVDs on February 24, 2021. When we look at the sales figures announced, we see that it sold 3,740 units in the first volume and 2,879 units in the second volume.

In terms of disc sales, it seems to be far behind the SK8 the Infinity, which was also released during the same period. Even if it falls short of the targets, Horimiya’s disc sales are not bad at all. It should be noted that as digital platforms have gained popularity in recent years, disc sales have declined for all anime. Also, streaming by Hulu TV is closing this financial gap. But still, disc sales are an important piece of data to measure popularity in Japan.

The popularity of the anime

Horimiya‘s anime Twitter page is followed by 154k people at the time of writing. In general, anime that is followed by more than 100k people has good popularity and has a big chance for renewal. Worldwide views seem quite well. Anime is ranked 111th on Myanimelist’s popularity rankings, which is perfect. On the other hand, Horimiya still has a serious search volume in Google searches. Considering all this, there seems to be enough popularity for a second season but it’s sad that the manga is no longer ongoing. We think we might see an OVA episode when we evaluate what we have.

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When is the second season of Horimiya?

The anime has not yet been renewed for a second season. The current popularity and acceptable disc sales are promising for a second season, but the manga situation is a bit confusing. There is not enough source material for the anime to have a second season. We think it is unlikely that the anime will have a second season. But the anime world is full of surprises. If there is any news contrary to our opinion regarding the second season, we will inform you. Till then we recommend you read manga for the rest of the story. It is also available in English thanks to Yen Press. Meanwhile, the romantic comedy genre has a very popular place in Japanese anime culture, and there are many anime created in this genre. Among them, there are even a few anime that we can recommend to you. If you like this type of anime, Oresuki and Rent A Girlfriend are the two anime we have chosen for you.