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Horimiya is the latest anime in the romance genre. It’s getting a lot of attention. As a result, we’ve put together a list of anime and manga that are similar to Horimiya, and you can check them out after watching Horimiya. A 13-episode anime TV series adaptation of Horimiya, written and illustrated by Hiroki Adachi, was announced for September 17, 2020.

Animation by Clover Works, direction by Masashi Ishihama, music by Takao Yoshioka, design by Haruko Iizuka, and composition by Masaru Yokoyama. On February 5, Funimation debuted an English dub of the anime as it airs.

Horimiya Plot:

After school, Kyoko Hori is an entirely different person from the teenager she looks like.

Hori has taken care of her brother since they were children in the absence of their working parents; between taking care of her brother, cooking for both of them, and housework, she does not have much spare time for socializing as a teenager should. Then, one day, she meets a boy who is quiet and taciturn, Izumi Miyamura, who also doesn’t reveal his true self at school.

It was obvious she was wrong when she assumed Izumi was a bookworm, and possibly an otaku. When it comes to his life outside the classroom, Izumi is a friendly, tattooed fellow with a lot of piercings. What’s more, he’s not very good at school. They both now have someone they can open up to and show themselves to.

10. Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex

Synopsis- The story revolves around two young men; Koizumi Risa, who is relatively tall for his surroundings (1.70 m; 5’8); and Atsushi Otani, who is quite short for the average (1.56 m, 5’1). During their first day of high school, their teacher began calling them All Hanshin Kyojin (a pair of Japanese comedians, one tall and one short).

Their conflict was evident from the beginning, as they never got along. Otani, who had become interested in Risa’s friend (Chiharu), when he realized that she liked a boy from summer classes (Suzuki), suggested they put their differences aside to help each other find a partner. Despite their frequent fighting, they started getting along better from then on.

Although they are physically different, they have many things in common. Having the same favorite singer, “Umibôzu,” makes them even more united and compels their friends to join them. Soon, they start falling for each other.

9. Nisekoi

Synopsis– Ichijo appears to be an ordinary boy who works hard to excel in school and dreams of attending a top university. According to the truth, Raku is the son and successor of the yakuza boss of the city, but he does not want it because he doesn’t think he has what it takes and he doesn’t like that lifestyle.

An encounter from Raku’s past left him with a necklace shaped like a padlock, which he promised he would open together with the girl, to reveal the contents. Raku studies with Shuu Maiko and Kosaki Onodera, who he believes to be the girl who shared that necklace with him in his childhood.


Chitoge Kirisaki, a violent and extremely offensive new girl who hates weak people, meets him one day and Raku is not able to live up to her expectations. All of this begins when Raku’s father makes him the boyfriend of the daughter of a mafia leader in order to deal with the new arrivals to the city who want peace.

Raku realizes that the girl is none other than Chitoge, the violent girl he dislikes, and so they must pretend to be lovers to avoid a massacre between their mafia groups.

In the process of their courtship, Claude, the Kirisaki family escort, continuously monitors them to find out what is really behind it. The current bodyguard of Raku, Seishiro, falls for him; in addition, Raku made a promise to Marika Tachibana as a child; this further obscures who the person he made a promise to originally was.

Raku’s love for Onodera, however, has become his biggest obstacle. This makes him question whether to continue renouncing Chitoge and let the city suffer from a great fight or accept Onodera even if he has no feelings for Chitoge. Changing.

8. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku

Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku

Synopsis– Narumi starts her job in a new company as a young office worker who has a passion for fujoshi but tries to keep it a secret.

The other is Hirotaka, a skilled and punctual office worker who loves video games as much as he does his job, but keeps his hobby a secret from his boss and colleagues. After both of them met again at work where they became friends, they will now embark on a relationship that doesn’t appear romantic at first.

7. Fruits Basket


After losing her mother in an accident, high school student Tōru Honda has to deal with a new life. Since her grandfather had gone to a relative’s house to renovate his house,

Tōru decides to live alone in a tent she constructed out of woods on an uninhabited piece of land unknown to her that it belonged to the Sōma family. A temporary job provides Tōru with support, and she hopes to help her grandfather.

Fruits Basket

When she finds a house on her way to school, she enters it and meets Shigure. He and Yuki Sōma (the “prince” and the desired boy of the school) find Tohru’s tent in the forest as dusk falls.

 Tōru discovers that Yuki was camping on the famous Sōma family land when he wakes up at Yuki’s place. This is Shigure’s land and the Sōma live in a house on it. Yuki’s cousin Kyō appears, intending to challenge him to a fight.

While trying to stop Yuki and Kyō from fighting, Tōru trips over a piece of wood that has fallen from the ceiling, landing on Kyō, Yuki, and Shigure. At their initial contact with her, the three Sōma family members transform into animals, to Tōru’s surprise.

Upon returning to his human form, Shigure explains to Tōru that the members of the Sōma family have been cursed by the Chinese zodiac (同 士 jūnishi?).

They are transformed into animals according to the Chinese zodiac, based on the year that they were born, when hugged by members of the opposite sex or when experiencing extreme emotional turmoil.

Kyō is an exception, as she changes into a cat, which has been omitted from the Chinese zodiac due to the legend that it was betrayed by the rat. The cat cursed the rat as a form of revenge, and the curse fell on the other animals as well.

Yuki’s (the rat) betrayal leads to a passionate rivalry with Kyō (the cat), as well as being the foundation of the Sōma curse. A lot of people with other animals will come across Tōru during the series, and he will make friends with many of them.

In school, on the other hand, she gets in trouble with the followers of the “prince” when they realize how attached she is to Yuki and Kio. Toru swears she won’t let this secret get out. Tōru’s family leader, Akito Sōma, agrees to continue living with Tōru in the first instance.

6. Bloom Into You

Bloom Into You

Synopsis– Despite loving shoujo manga and looking forward to the day when she receives a confession of love, Yuu is unmoved when an old classmate confesses to her his feelings.

After coming to high school disappointed and confused, Yuu still doesn’t know how to respond. Yuu discovers that the beautiful student council president Nanami has rejected an unwanted suitor with such maturity that she is willing to ask for help. Unfortunately, Nanami happens to confess her secret to Yuu. Is this shoujo romance taking off for you?

5. Toradora


A story about Toradora! At the beginning, the male lead, Ryūji Takasu, is frustrated with his attempts to look good as he starts his second year of high school. Although he is sweet-natured, his eyes make him look like an intimidating criminal. For this reason, he feels uncomfortable around his peers.

Ryūji gets greeted by his hungover mother in the morning and makes his way to school to meet his best friend Kitamura Yūsaku and his crush, Minori Kushieda, Taiga Aisaka, who will also be in this course with him and is a close friend of Minori also bumps into “the most dangerous and highest risk animal at school”.


Taiga has a negative attitude towards other people and will bite without hesitation. She dislikes Ryūji after meeting him. In spite of her family’s wealth, Taiga now lives alone as a result of family obligations.

Ryūji’s house is just next door to where she lives. Ryuji suggests you should cooperate to achieve your goals, once he discovers Taiga is in love with Yūsaku and Taiga realizes Ryuji’s feelings for Minori. Ryūji will do whatever it takes to get close to Minori, so Taiga takes advantage of that and ends up doing all the household chores (cooking and cleaning) for her. 

It is likely that Ryūji considers Taiga a member of his family since she spends so much time at his house. Ryūji’s exposure to Taiga’s world and a side of her most people don’t know has led him to understand her better.

Likewise, they try to improve each other’s image to others. Regardless, rumors and questions start to circulate at school about their relationship.

4. TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You

TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You

Synopsis– Nasa Yuzaki intends to leave his name in history. In fact, he is confident that he has everything planned out, having aspired to a distinguished high school and ranked first at the mock national exam.

But fate is fickle. An incomparable beauty is seen across the street as Nasa is on his way home one snowy night. NASA tries to approach her, but is surprised when a truck approaches.

Due to her quick action, the girl managed to save her life. He watches the girl drift off under the moonlight while bleeding beside an ambulance, as if Princess Kaguya were sailing off to the moon.

Rather than let this chance encounter end, he forces her crippled body to chase after her and invites her to leave. After being surprised at the recklessness and tenacity of the guy, the girl accepts his confession only on one condition: he must marry her!

3. Rent a Girlfriend

Rent a Girlfriend

Synopsis– It’s strange living in Japan. Dads, mothers, children, even girlfriends are available for rent. The service appeals to Kazuya’s intense desire after being rejected by his love. It’s good that the girl he hires is pretty, but she’s hiding her relationship from her acquaintances.

Besides attending the same university as his girlfriend, their grandmothers are good friends and they live next to each other. In addition, Kazuya finds out that his new girlfriend is not quite what he expected. Is it going to be a romantic relationship?

2. His and Her Circumstances

His and Her Circumstances


 Among the freshmen at her high school, Yukino Miyazawa is the most popular and female representative of her class. Exceptionally gifted academically and athletically as well as elegant and sociable, she has been admired all her life.

Her real character is one of extreme vanity, in which she works tirelessly to maintain good grades, athletic ability, and a graceful appearance. As she does not want to be left out, she is mad at Soichiro Arima, the only person more perfect than her. It has been her struggle to steal the spotlight from her new rival since the first day of high school.

Yukino gets the highest score in the midterms and beats Soichiro. She was surprised when he congratulated her on her accomplishment, leading her to question her misleading lifestyle.

In response to Soichiro’s declaration of love for Yukino, she gloats in the bedroom with a hint of regret after rejecting him. Nevertheless, Soichiro shows up the next day to bring Yukino a CD. Now that he knows the real truth, he blackmails her into doing his job on the student council.

She discovers that he also harbors secrets when forced to spend time with Soichiro.

1. Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai

Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai

Synopsis- Puberty Syndrome- Supposed to affect only those undergoing puberty. An appearance of a bunny girl in front of Sakuta Azusagawa, for instance, caught Sakuta’s attention.

It turns out that the bunny really is Mai Sakurajima who is a teenage celebrity and a high school student who has not been active for quite some time.

Despite her charming figure, her attractiveness is not reflected in the eyes of others. Sakuta begins to explore her feelings for Mai as she unravels the mystery behind this phenomenon.

Sakuta reveals the meaning of her strange encounters with women with the syndrome through her observations in a city that shines with skies and seas.

In our opinion, these are the top 10 anime like Horimiya. Both the manga and anime of each of these series are similarly themed. Let us know what you think in the comment section below. Please tell us which anime is similar to Horimiya in your opinion?


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