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Hori is your average teenage girl... who has a side she wants no one else to ever find out about. Then there's her classmate Miyamura, your average glasses-wearing boy in school and a totally different person out. When the two meet unexpectedly, they discover each others' secrets and develop an unexpected friendship.


Related Series
Hori-san to Miyamura-kun (Adapted From)

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Amarante Scans
Dragon&Fly Scans
Kisu KissManga Scanlation
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Latest Release(s)
c.35 by TSP (3d ago)
c.30 by S2scans (8d ago)
c.34 by TSP (10d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (897 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.02 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 20th 2014, 10:06pm PST

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GFantasy (Square Enix)

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Not really a review, but...   
Rating: N/A
by Kevadu
April 21st, 2014, 1:13am
So the three reviews immediately before this one *all* tell some variation on how they all found this 'shoujo' manga refreshing since it doesn't follow the usual shoujo tropes.

Of course it doesn't follow the usual shoujo tropes, it's a friggin shounen manga. Published in a shounen magazine. Seriously, are there really this many people who can't read genre tags? I apologize for ranting in a review space but it's driving me nuts...
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A must read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by soranyuri22
April 18th, 2014, 5:12pm
In my eyes, I can be critical of shoujo manga. There are only a handful of series that I see as complete (as in giving me satisfaction with little to no remorse). This manga surprised me in how real it felt. Strong heroines in shoujo mangas come few at a time however, even then, they all seem to have similar weak points. Something about Hori-san in the story draws me to her so much. Much like the description, there are two strong leads and I find it so refreshing. Hori-san (heroine) has strength where other manga heroines falter but even she keeps things real. The characters match each other nicely and I don't find myself particularly hating any character. Additionally, this manga is quirky and so funny. It's a rare occurrence when I actually laugh out loud during a manga... usually I give a smile when something is funny. This manga has me laughing at times just at the facial expressions.

Alright, so to wrap up all of my random thoughts, I'm enjoying this manga so much. Great storyline, compatible characters, and fantastic leads. This story is for those who love something real and not over the top! I highly recommend this. One of my favorites by far!
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i'm surprised   
Rating: N/A
by nanner
April 16th, 2014, 9:55am
i really dislike most shoujo so when my friend recommended this i came in expecting to hate it.
imagine my surprise when the lead characters ended up being portrayed a bit more like real humans rather then a series of annoying cliches. the main characters actually talk to each other instead of assuming things or running away. the female mc is not a doormat nor is the main guy a jerk. there are no evil parents or horribly done love triangle/squares.
its way too soon to rate this since we're only 30 chapters in but its surprisingly enjoyable.
so far this is sweet (without being saccharine), funny, and thoughtful.
maybe i'll look into some other slice of life stuff.
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I'm in love with this. It's beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
March 20th, 2014, 5:27pm
Can I just say that this manga is a shoujo breakthrough for having such unusual main characters? They are both so mature and relatable, with a flair of adorable chemistry and humor.

Like, this is the first time I haven't face-palmed multiple times at a shoujo main character. The author has avoided a lot of the cliches by introducing a lighter atmosphere without the excessive drama usually induced by common shoujo elements such as uncooperative father, whiny/annoying heroine, you get the idea.

... Last updated on March 20th, 2014, 5:29pm
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This is amazing   
Rating: N/A
by kitykat288
March 12th, 2014, 8:49am
This is the most amazing romance manga i have ever read. It is about a popular girl who has to take care of her younger brother after school and a boy who has no friends and is 'just there'. They meet outside of school when the girl is taking care of her younger brother and the guy has ton s of pericings and looks awesome. i highly recommend this manga.

... Last updated on March 12th, 2014, 8:56am
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Love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by arouraleona
December 30th, 2013, 1:54pm
There's romance in the manga of course (you only have to look at the genre to know that), but that's not what this title review is referring to. This title is for the fact that I'm absolutely in love with this manga. It's just a ton of good-hearted fun. I laugh in every chapter, and anytime it updates, I'm happy. I'm happy to re-read. Whatever. This manga makes my soul feel light on a dark day (so does Junjou Drop, btw).

Read it.
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Side dish romance   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hotcocoa
December 14th, 2013, 1:58am
What's great about this comic is that it's mainly just school life and comedy. Romance does come in eventually, but it's not overpowering and there aren't dumb chapters dedicated to puppy love drama or immediate love rivals. That's what makes it more shounen and less shoujo; the lack of retardedness.

Props to the artist for drawing normal-fitting clothing 'cause seriously, don't you get tired of boob-sock shirts sometimes? U go Hagiwara.
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I was super surprised by this   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by NightAir
December 3rd, 2013, 4:34pm
For one thing, though, I'm usually the biggest critique when it comes to high school romances (I really like slice-of-life though, so if anyone pulls that off well in theirs, I'm all there). For another, I really have a favoured tendency towards male characters with short-hair.

When I started reading this, it was because I wanted something that wasn't stereotypical shoujo-esque. I read using mangapark so y'know, what gives, right? It was filed under Josei (which I rather like because it's a bit more realistic in terms of relationship expectations), so i thought why not. (Edit: I see here that it's listed as shounen on mangaupdates, which really explains a lot about why it isn't just overbearing romance as far as the eye can see, "you're the only one for me"-esque drama llamas) I was surprised and thrilled by what I got--I thought, okay, well, even if the male lead's design isn't my thing, I guess I'll give it a shot.

Imagine my surprise--this manga's really, really cute and sweet. Not overbearingly so, but in the just-right increments for me. I love the development of their relationship before they start really developing feelings (i think it begins roughly around chapter 14)--I love slow romances. With female leads that usually take care of the home, I expected some really obnoxious siblingship sacrificing, or just being a doormat. Nope, but ehh. Miyamura's personality seems to develop into a sardonic one in the later chapters once we learn about the fact that he actually has friends (not bad, but idk, I felt it could've been better developed).

Anyway, I really liked tons of elements to it. However, in the earlier chapters, it follows a weird shoujo-trap cliche of setting up for common themes: like, "oh no, my best friend is interested in the guy I like", or, "I just wanna be able to have fun with other people, but I can't because I have to look after my family first"--but it never gets addressed or it really never feels like a huge thing? (The second one isn't even spoiler because we're introduced to that from chapter one, and she seems to be doing fine, like taking care of her brother isn't really hurting her in anyway confused However,
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when she gets sick, we get this exposition of her and just being like 'naw mama you go to work i'm not a kid anymore it's okay!' when she was sick as a child--and while it's an inherent part of how she became what she is, I feel like that's not solid enough for me (maybe I have different expectations, who knows).

Anyway, a not bad manga--I really think positively of it, and I'm looking forward to a lot of foreshadowed character get-togethering
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(I'm looking at you, Toru, Sakura--those two are such cuties I'm just ripping my face in half every time I think about it)
, its balance on friendships the characters have (it could be stronger, but considering how manga usually portrays it or fails to, I'm always grasping for it), and I really like what kindness this manga does to its secondary characters (Hori's parents, etc). I'm looking forward to the ride. Peace!

... Last updated on December 3rd, 2013, 4:39pm
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So damn good   
Rating: N/A
by TheDreamHare
December 1st, 2013, 4:33pm
What is there not to like about this manga.
The art is good, the storyline is interesting, the comedy is gold, and the characters....I just want to kiss them all. I like how the story stands out on its own. It just does not feel very cliche at all. Its very refreshing.
Also, handsome little brave stud, you. He seems shy and awkward, but he's actually very a bawss. He may be trying to keep a low profile with his appearance, but when he really likes something and wants to show it, he just goes in for the kill. Out of many other male heroine types, he just stands out in that he can be both reserved and forward, and he does it all in a very appealing way.

About the shonen/shojo argument.......I feel like this manga is a shonen that is written with shojo elements. Basically saying, it feels like a shojo....but the way it treats its characters is different from typical shojo.
I noticed this during a chapter with Toru Ishikawa.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the one where he found out Izumi and Hori-san are dating, and he is crying.
The way the mangaka wrote and illustrated Toru's current emotions during that chapter made me feel as if I was reading the manga through a guy's point of view.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Generally speaking, it was the same feeling I had when reading "Kimi No Iru Machi" which is also a shonen romance manga, (sorry, this could be either a good or bad example, considering KNIM is typically unrealistic considering the level of ecchi and harem in that story.)

I guess the only way you can describe Horimiya is that it is a hybrid shonen/shojo, since the writing style is slice of life shojo, but the feelings and emotion can be similar to shonen. And, unlike typical shonen romance, (harems, ecchi, etc.,) the story does not include any of those elements and actually feels realistic.
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I Really Love This (>.<)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by princess_bubblegum
November 12th, 2013, 9:46am
This manga is the right kind of balance of good plot, art, characters and storyline.
I can't get enough of this manga. It's super good.
The scenes in the manga are not cliche and the comedy is not exaggerated.
This manga made me fall in love over and over again.
Ganbate Izumi-kun!!!!!
i hope to see their romance blossoms even more.

... Last updated on November 12th, 2013, 9:46am
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