The highly anticipated 13th and final episode of Horimiya: The Missing Pieces is set to air on September 23, 2023, creating excitement among fans. In preparation for the finale, the show’s staff released a promotional video that not only provided a summary of the season but also gave fans a glimpse of what’s to come. Accompanying the video was a key visual that added to the anticipation surrounding the series’ conclusion.
Horimiya has been immensely popular in the manga world and has also seen success in the form of multiple anime adaptations. The previous anime adaptation consisted of 13 episodes and premiered in Japan in February 2021. Building on this success, the announcement of the second anime series, Horimiya: Piece, was made on March 25, 2023.
The new episodes of Horimiya: Piece explore untold stories from the manga that were not covered in the initial adaptation. The original voice cast, including Haruka Tomatsu, Koki Uchiyama, Yuka Terasaki, Seiichiro Yamashita, and Yurie Kozakai, returned for the new episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the show simultaneously in both Japanese and English, allowing fans worldwide to enjoy the series.
The series is based on Daisuke Hagiwara’s beloved high school comedy Horimiya, which began as an adaptation of the original shonen web comic Hori-san to Miyamura-kun, written and illustrated by Hiroki Adachi under the name Hero. Running in Square Enix’s Monthly G Fantasy magazine since 2011, Hagiwara’s adaptation concluded in March 2021 under Hero’s supervision. The final compiled volume was released by Square Enix in July 2021, followed by the English version by Yen Press on May 23, 2023. An additional epilogue chapter was added to provide a fitting conclusion to the story.
The series follows the story of Hori-san, a popular high school girl who is actually simple and family-oriented. One day, she has an unexpected encounter with Miyamura-kun, a seemingly average and gloomy fanboy who has a bad-boy streak and is covered in piercings and tattoos. The two unexpectedly bond and decide to help each other.
Fans of the series will not have to wait long for the final episode of Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, as it is set to air on September 23, 2023, on Crunchyroll. The conclusion of the series will mark the end of a beloved tale that has captured the hearts of fans around the world.