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Horimiya Season 2 Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

A sweet high school romance anime featuring two teens with seemingly opposing personalities, "Horimiya" was well received by fans when it debuted in January 2021. The 13-episode anime is based on a web manga series that was initially written and illustrated by Hiroki Adachi under the name Hero and originally released on her website from 2007 until 2011. Daisuke Hagiwara eventually adapted the story and illustrated it as the popular manga series known as "Horimiya," which is published by Monthly GFantasy and serves as the basis for the anime.

Produced by CloverWorks, the series follows the burgeoning relationship between Kyouko Hori, a prim social butterfly who does well in school but who's also harboring a secret about herself, and Miyamura, a quiet and gloomy boy with no friends whose rough exterior hides a sweet and gentle heart. After a chance meeting early in the anime, they become friends and begin to share their secrets with one another, unlocking new sides of themselves in the process and laying the groundwork for a deeper romantic relationship.

The first season concluded in April with the pair's graduation, so many fans of "Horimiya" are now wondering if there will be a second season that picks up where it left off. We've gathered up all the information we could find about a possible future season. Here's everything we know so far about "Horiyama" Season 2.

What is the release date for Horimiya Season 2?

A lot of anime is based on existing source material, and if you've watched the first season of "Horimiya," then you likely already know that the 13 episodes that were produced covered the entire story arc of the original manga, which includes 122 chapters. The season ends with the central couple's graduation and a happy ending that leaves no loose ends in need of tying up. So this seems to indicate that a second season of the anime is probably unlikely. And as it stands, there has been no indication from the show's producers that the anime will continue.

However, with 122 chapters of source material and only 13 episodes, it's obvious that "Horimiya" didn't cover everything that happened in the manga. Some of these chapters were covered via a short slideshow montage that concluded the anime, but it's still possible that additional episodes could dig into the remaining storylines that were left untouched. Unfortunately, as of this time, there has been no indication more episodes like this are on the way. So we must wait and hope that inspiration strikes soon.

Who is in the cast of Horimiya Season 2?

With no official renewal announcement and no remaining source material to offer a hint of what could happen in Season 2, it's difficult to judge who would return for new episodes of "Horimiya." But the cast of Season 1 featured the voices of Kouki Uchiyama as Izumi Miyamura and Haruka Tomatsu as Kyouko Hori. Should a new season eventually continue their story, it seems possible they would return to voice the characters in new episodes. It's also possible Daisuke Ono would reprise his role of Kyousuke Hori, the younger brother of Kyouko.

The supporting cast of the anime was mostly made up of other students. Now that Hori and Miyamura have graduated, it's unclear who would reprise their roles. But additional cast members who appeared in Season 1 include Yurie Kozakai as the voice of Yuki Yoshikawa, Momo Asakura as Honoka Sawada, Seiichirou Yamashita as Toru Ishikawa, Mao Ichimichi as Remi Ayasaki, Jun Fukuyama as Shuu Iura, and Reina Kondou as Sakura Kouno.

What is the plot of Horimiya Season 2?

Without official confirmation of a forthcoming second season, and because the first season of "Horimiya" covered the entire story arc from the manga upon which the anime is based, it's nearly impossible to tell what the plot of an additional season could entail. However, as previously mentioned, the show did skip over a number of chapters in the manga for its adaptation for the screen, so a second season (or perhaps maybe some OVA episodes?) would be able to pick up some of what was previously skipped over, like some of the story that focused on Hori-san's brother. Or perhaps a spin-off following some of the other characters could work as well.

Until we learn more, though, you can always rewatch the first season of "Horimiya," which is now streaming with subtitles on Hulu. It's also available in the U.S. on Funimation, which offers both an English dub of the series and the option to view it with subtitles.