Horimiya, a Romcom series developed by Cloverworks, finally completed their full story following the Season 2 release. Originally, the first season aired back in March of last year. However, due to the restricted runtime of each episode, the series found itself on a dreaded time crunch. As a result, the plot mainly focused on the budding relationship between the main characters, Izumi Miyamura and Kyoko Hori. This left a large number of side characters in the rut, and a larger storyline left in the dark.
Even more so, Crunchyroll uploaded the entirety of Season 1 simultaneously within a single day. While the characters, art style, and storytelling alone was amazing, that can only carry a show so far.
Then, sometime in July of this year, Cloverworks aired Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, developing a full story to be appreciated. This second season concluded missing story arcs, added much needed context, and applied more attention to detail than Season 1. And now, we at Geek News Now will take a look into what helped Horimiya establish a much needed conclusion to an almost faded anime.
Horimiya; The Romance Plot Thickens
Since Horimiya was a Romcom, it was quite nice to see the already existing couples work on their relationships during Season 2. For example, both Sengoku and Remi were in a confirmed relationship. However, due to Sengoku’s father’s strict ideology, the young man tries to keep their relationship a secret. Eventually, the pair began to get more bold, even going as far as holding hands and hugging on a cold day. While this simply solidified an already existing relationship, it was a nice segue from the main series’ couple.
Crunch Time? No, Crunchyroll Time:
After the final episode of Horimiya: The Missing Pieces aired, it was clear that Cloverworks definitely had time to work on the series. Each episode focused on either a struggle a character faced, or how to deal with social issues such as making friends. One character in particular, Sawada, was one main focal point in the series. Sawada introduced herself around Season 1 as a rival to Hori’s affection against Miyamura. However, around Season 2, she showed to have struggles getting along with her fellow classmates.
This was largely due to her always hanging around Miyamura and co., almost making her unsociable. However, after learning to open up, she finally started to get along with her fellow classmates, eventually making new friends. It was also really nice that Miyamura acted as an older brother to Sawada, as the two became close friends over time.
Given how the other side characters, such as Sakura and Toru, were given more screentime and character development, it was very lovely seeing them grow and change as time went on.
Where Can I watch Horimiya?
If you want to watch Horimiya in its entirety, then head on down to Crunchyroll. However, be sure to have an account, as only Season 2 is exclusive to members. But, if you’ve already watched this lovely Romcom, let us know how you feel about it in the comments below. Do you think Cloverworks finally had time to work on this series? Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page, as we keep our viewers up-to-date on the latest happenings.
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