Horimiya became one of the most lovable slice-of-life/rom-com anime, winning everyone’s heart with its captivating animation, funny screencaps, and hysterical reactions of its characters. It’s the story of two diametrically opposed characters who become excellent friends while sharing strange connections.
The most intriguing feature of Horimiya is that the side characters were never overlooked, and their development was handled smoothly. Horimiya’s first season was a smash hit, and fans are eagerly awaiting season 2, which has yet to be announced by the production company.
However, here is a list of anime that in some ways hold similarities with the anime that devoted fans of Horimiya should definitely check out.
Top 5 Anime Similar To Horimiya
5) One Week Friends
Kaori Fujiyama is a high school girl who tends to keep herself isolated, but not because she has social anxiety. She suffers from Anterograde amnesia, where every Monday she loses all memory of her friends. Somehow, Kaori manages to catch the attention of her fellow classmate Yuki Hase, who showed interest in her, noticing that she always sits alone all the time.
Yuki does everything in his power to make Kaori happy. He even helps Kaori by suggesting that she should maintain a diary, so that she will be able to recall past events without any trouble. One Week Friends is an endearing and heart-warming anime, which is highly underrated.
4) Rent a Girlfriend
Kazuya Kinoshita is a 20-year-old college student who is majoring in Business Administration. His girlfriend Mami Nanami dumps him a month later for another guy. His breakup takes a heavy toll on him. So to get over his ex, he decides to hire a rental girlfriend through an app he found out about, called the Diamond.
He hires Chizuru Mizuhara who gives him good company and seems to be flawless. Kazuya has his suspicions over her and thinks she is just pretentious, so he gives her a low rating. Chizuru berates Kazuya and becomes too cold at him.
He later lies to his family by introducing Chizuru as his girlfriend. Kazuya continues to rent Chizuru relentlessly to keep up with their act. He later finds out the shocking truth that she was his next-door neighbor all along.
The phrase ‘appearances can be deceptive,’ is felicitious to Ryuji Takasu, who may seem like a delinquent to those around him because of his intimidating face. Whilst in reality, he is just a gentle person.
One day he crosses paths with Taiga Aisaka, who, despite her cute appearance, can turn into a ferocious beast. Somehow, both of these characters get to know the real person in each of them and get along easily.
Ryuji has a huge crush on Minori Kusheida, who is Taiga’s best friend and likewise, Taiga has a crush on Yusaku Kitamura, who turns out to be Ryuji’s best friend. Both of them share the same goal of helping each other conquer the hearts of their crushes. Toradora is a highly entertaining rom-com that one shouldn’t miss out.
2) Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Mai Sakurajima becomes invisible to the eyes of everyone around her except for Sakuta Asugawa. The cause behind her invisibility is a strange phenomenon called Adolescence Syndrome. Mai prompts Sakuta Asugawa to investigate this anomaly, to which he agrees without question.
Eventually, his investigation brings him into contact with more girls afflicted by Adolescence Syndrome. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is a fascinating anime comprised of great characters and is highly regarded for its captivating storyline.
1) Kimi no Todoke
Sawako Kuronuma was given the nickname “Sadako” by her classmates for her resemblance to the Sadako character from The Ring. Due to this, she gets constantly teased by the rumors that make her look like an evil person. However, Sawako is a kind-hearted person who wants to make friends, but gets shunned by everyone around her.
All of a sudden, the most popular guy in her class, Shouta Kazehaya helps her with making new friends and also brings her out of her shell. Sawako beomes thankful to Shouta for giving a new meaning to her life.Share this Post: