Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Manga Review: Horimiya, Volume 9, by Hero and Daisuke Hagiwara

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: October 2017
Volumes: 11+
Spoilers?: Light.
Volume: 1. 8. 10.

Goodreads Synopsis:

The sweet "aww"-inspiring tale of school life continues!!

Winter's here, and with it comes scarves and coats, snow, Christmas...and year-end blues? Love (and heartbreak) is still in the air, but Hori's thoughts turn to the future and what it holds for her and Miyamura. Will Hori's anxiety prove contagious, or will Miyamura be able to put her at ease?


I just re-read this volume when I started to skim to refresh my memory. It's just too good.
Winter is here, and Christmas is on the way as this volume starts. Hori's family already has the kotatsu out, and it starts quite a bit of hilarity. There are some funny, and some sweet, scenes around it. Aside from that, we get to see Yuki struggling with her natural reaction of stepping aside when she wants Yoshikawa. There's some light drama between that triangle, but it seems to be hinting toward progress for Yuki.
We get some fun regarding Sengoku, both his relationship with Remi, and then for his childhood friendship with Hori. Hori also questions Miyamura's close friendship with the guys, in a lot of hilarity.
And then Christmas arrives in the last chapter, and everyone in Hori's house wants to see Miyamura. Miyramura is everyone's. And then we end on an adorable declaration between the two. It seems like two kids oblivious, impulsive decision, but it also seems like it'll work, to me. I love it, honestly.
I just need more of this series. These volumes need to come faster.

1 comment:

  1. Jude,

    Thanks for the review - thanks to this review, I found Horimiya and I have spent the past few days devouring the series- so sweet. I'm a sucker for high school romance stories and usuaully they overdo the teenage angst and drama, whilst this is just a touching study into normal teen relationships. Like you, I feel the volumes can't come soon enough...