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Top 10 Anime Like Horimiya & Where to Watch Them

Winning hearts since the release of its first episode Horimiya revolves around the lives of Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura. While Hori is social and confident, Miyamura is shy and doesn’t seem to interact with his classmates.

But soon after discovering an unrecognizable Miyamura with tattoos and piercings outside school, Hori’s interest in Miyamura increases and begins the blossoming of a sweet relationship no one ever imagined of.

Top 10 Anime Like Horimiya & Where to Watch Them

Be it the well-paced storyline, steady development of the characters, heart-melting romance, and perfectly timed humor, Horimiya has every element of a perfect rom-com anime.

There are quite a few anime that closely resemble Horimiya. So, without any further ado let’s begin the list of top 10 anime like Horimiya.

10. Lovely Complex

  • Release Date – April 2007
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 24
  • Studio – Toei Animation

Lovely Complex mirrors the image of complexities in teenage relationships through compelling characters.

Being 172 cm tall as a girl, one thing that Koizumi Risa looks around in her ideal partner is height followed by other traits.

Soon after coming across one, she was happy until the boy fell in love with another girl.

And the girl is the crush of Ootani Atsushi who is 156 cm tall, shorter than the average guy.

Going through the heartbreak, both Risa and Atsushi became friends and grew closer to each other after discovering their similar tastes in music and fashion.

The only thing that is stopping both Risa and Atsushi from having a beautiful relationship is their complexity of height.

Watch Lovely Complex Here:

9. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

  • Release Date – April 2013
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 3
  • Episodes – 38
  • Studio – Brain’s Base, feel.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU takes you on Hachiman’s journey from being a complete recluse to a decent social being.

Hachiman Hikigaya might look calm and composed to a stranger’s eye but from the inside, he is a self-conscious being who doesn’t want to be a part of anything troublesome.

Not a believer of social relationships, Hachiman mocks about it in an essay that results in him being punished by the teacher.

Being forced to join the Volunteer Service Club, he has to help those who are seeking support from the club.

There he meets a distant but poised Yukino Yukinoshita along with whom he has to solve other people’s problems which he had never done before.

Watch My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU here:

8. Tsuki ga Kirei

Tsuki ga Kirei beautifully displays a pure-hearted adolescent love story.

Ending up in the same class in their final year of junior high both Akane Mizuno and Kotarou Azumi are strangers to each other.

While Akane Mizuno is a track team member, Kotarou Azumi is an aspiring writer.

Soon through their friends, they come across each other quite a few times which sparks interest in their adolescent hearts.

And begins a heart-warming story that gets more exciting when Kotarou decides to ask a question under a shining full moon.

Watch Tsuki ga Kirei here:

7. Kaguya-sama: Love is War

  • Release Date – January 2019
  • Status – Season 3 Upcoming
  • Seasons – 2
  • Episodes – 24
  • Studio – A-1 Pictures

How far will you go for love? Kaguya-sama: Love is War answers this question through a well-stitched witty narrative.

Only talented students from wealthy families can enroll in the renowned Shuchiin Academy.

And the Student Council of the academy is governed by the nation’s top student Miyuki Shirogane, the president and vice-president Kaguya Shinomiya, the eldest daughter of the wealthy Shinomiya family.

Both Miyuki and Kaguya are aware of the rumor of them being the perfect couple. Though they have feelings for each other, they won’t confess as the first one confessing will lose in the battlefield of love.

Watch Kaguya-sama: Love is War here:

6. Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

  • Release Date – April 2018
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 11

Studio – A-1 Pictures

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku displays a cute love story between two otakus.

Narumi Momose is an otaku and a fujoshi, both of which she wants to keep secret from her new office.

Attending late on the very first day of office, she comes across his middle school friend and now a colleague, Hirotaka Nifuji.

Later that day, she invited him for drinks to catch up on their life after middle school.

But things didn’t go well as she ended up revealing her secret to Hirotaka who promised not to disclose it.

Following which she complains about her previous rejection on which Hirotaka promises to be by her side as a partner and also a fellow otaku.

Listening to which she agrees and dawns the adorable romance between two otakus.

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Watch Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku here:

5. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

  • Release Date – October 2012
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 24
  • Studio – J.C.Staff

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou takes you on a roller coaster ride through a story where eccentricity is the norm.

To take care of the abandoned kittens, the ever kind Sorata Kanda moves to Sakura Hall which is known to be the kingdom of eccentric characters.

A second-year student of Suimei high School, Sorata comes across his fellow schoolmates in the dorm which includes an aspiring animator, a programmer, a playboy, and a teacher who is also the dorm manager.

While Sorata was trying his best to leave the dorm by finding new owners for the cats, he soon finds himself attached to Mashiro Shiina, an aspiring mangaka and a new resident of the dorm.

Before realizing it, Sorata and Mashiro develop a unique relationship that begins to affect the lives of the people surrounding them.

Watch The Pet Girl of Sakurasou here:

4. My Love Story!!

  • Release Date – April 2015
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 24
  • Studio – Madhouse

My Love Story is the sweetest delicacy you will regret missing.

High school freshman Takeo Gouda has a heart as pure as gold and as innocent as a child.

But his innocence is often covered up by his giant stature which doesn’t help his love life at all.

On the other hand, his best friend Makoto Sunakawa is every girl’s prince charming.

But after saving the beautiful Rinko Yamato from a groper, he instantly falls in love with her.

However, he soon gives up on her thinking that she might also be interested in Sunakawa like others.

While wishing for his love story with Yamato to come true Takeo tries to set both Sunakawa and Yamato as a couple.

Watch My Love Story!! here:

3. Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

  • Release Date – October 2009
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 2
  • Episodes – 37
  • Studio – Production I.G

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You shows us the significance of kindness through a heartwarming story.

Often misunderstood as her scary fictional counterpart, Sawako Kuronuma is nicknamed “Sadako”.

Her sweet and kind nature gets buried under the intimidating social image making it hard to enjoy her days of youth.

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But fate takes a turn when she meets Shouta Kazehaya who didn’t get intimidated by her social image and treats her like a regular individual.

And soon a new world of experiences opens up for Sawako when Kazehaya encourages her to interact with the entire class.

Watch Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You here:

2. Maid-Sama!

  • Release Date – April 2010
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 26
  • Studio – J.C.Staff

Maid-Sama weaves a love story with the threads of unsewed secrets.

Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president of Seika High School which became co-ed from an all-boys one just recently.

Nicknamed “Demon President” Ayuzawa is known for her strict actions against the boys who misbehave with the girls.

Her life seemed to be going fine until her secret of being a maid at a maid cafe was discovered by Takumi Usui, the most popular boy in school.

Though Takumi could have used this opportunity to destroy the reputation of the student council president, instead he chose to get closer to Ayuzawa.

Watch Maid-Sama! here:

1. Toradora!

  • Release Date – October 2008
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 25
  • Studio – J.C.Staff

Toradora sensibly illustrates the idiom “Love knows no bounds” through a story that will stay with you forever.

Labeled as a delinquent for his intimidating face, Ryuuji Takasu is feared throughout high school.

But from within, he is a kind and gentle boy who loves doing housework and cleanliness is what he loves more than anything else.

On the other hand, Taiga Aisaka looks like a doll with her small stature but she is known as the “Palmtop Tiger” for her fierce personality.

Soon coming across each other, they found out that both of them have a crush on each other’s best friends.

Trying to help each other to get close to their crushes blooms a new and unique bond between them.

Watch Toradora! here:

Honorable Mentions

Some other anime that have quite a few similarities with Horimiya is:

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai,  His and Her Circumstances,  Blue Spring Ride.

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