Hori and Miyamura officially get together during their third year in high school. Though technically, they met during their first year at their high school. They knew each other’s existence for at least a year before the main story progressed. They eventually became close friends and lovers in the same year.
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WARNING: This article may contain spoilers from the anime and the manga.
What is Horimiya About?
Horimiya is a romantic comedy anime series released by CloverWorks studio. It explores the love story between Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura that blossomed during their third year in high school. The plot revolves around the unexpected friendship turned romance between two people with totally different personalities.
Hori is admired at her school for her outstanding academic performance and friendly attitude toward her classmates. She’s popular among her peers as she tends to create a naturally happy atmosphere around herself. Miyamura on the other hand, looks like a gloomy and sheltered person. He’s shy and struggles with making friends due to his past traumas. His classmate’s outward impression of him is that he’s a hard-core otaku and someone hard to approach, the total opposite of Hori.
By chance, they accidentally reveal their true selves to one another. Through this, they eventually developed a mutual understanding of one another as they were both concerned with how they wanted people at school to perceive them. They became close along the way, which paved the way for their relationship to develop.
When Do Hori and Miyamura First Meet?
Hori and Miyamura were classmates when they first started high school. They were aware of each other’s existence by then. However, they only ever knew each other as their school personas. They even worked together as a pair for a project that Hori mentioned that he’s not as gloomy as others think. It wasn’t after they met each other’s secret sides that they started to know each other.
Their unexpected encounter started when Miyamura helped a bleeding Souta get home. As it turned out, Souta is Hori’s little brother. A grateful Hori invited Miyamura inside for coffee to show her gratitude towards him. During their chat, Miyamura commented that he didn’t expect Hori would have been someone who takes care of chores. Hori was taken aback by his casual mention of her name that she asked him if they attended the same school. Miyamura became confused and mentioned that he was Miyamura, her classmate.
From then on, they both started to hang out at Hori’s home with the excuse of Souta wanting to spend time with Miyamura. As they spent more time with each other, the closer their friendship grew with each other.
When Do Hori and Miyamura Get Together?
They casually developed feelings toward one another. From the start, Hori was very unwilling to let go of Miyamura. Meanwhile, Miyamura didn’t see himself as a person who was worthy of Hori’s affection. It wasn’t until Ayasaki suddenly asked Hori if she was Miyamura’s girlfriend that she started to became conscious of her feelings for Miyamura. Ayasaki continued to provoke Hori by asking her if she could have him instead. Hori angrily said no which took Ayasaki by surprise. She adds that she’s unwilling to give him because he’s only for her.
Slowly but surely, Hori started to unknowingly display her feelings toward Miyamura. Though Miyamura still pushed the thought of her liking him aside. Miyamura himself has troubles with accepting that he’s worthy of such feelings. He also hesitated fearing for what other people has to say towards Hori if they ever dated.
The way Hori and Miyamura officially got together was unconventional but certainly in character. When Souta called Miyamura to check on a sick Hori, he immediately came to see her. While on his way home, he confessed his feelings to a sleeping Hori. Unbeknownst to him, she was fully awake and was only pretending to sleep. She was startled by his sudden confession and wanted him to confirm if it was true.
Hori contemplated for a while, thinking their relationship would change if she pretended to not hear his confession. Later on, Hori confessed that she was awake during that time. Out of nowhere, Hori’s father appears in the middle of their conversation. Her father asked who Miyamura was. After introductions and small talk between Miyamura, Hori’s dad asks Hori if he’s her boyfriend. A blushing Hori confirmed that he was indeed her boyfriend.
Do Hori and Miyamura End Up with Each Other Until The End?
Yes, they did. We can safely say that this anime won’t leave you with a sad ending. However the final episode didn’t have any epilogue that contained a preview into their future. It was open-ended with both of them graduating and realizing their growth as individuals with each others help. It’s now up to the viewers to imagine their future.
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