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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes include romance, love, kindness, encouragement, rivalries, and not judging a book by its cover.
Positive Role Models
Kyouko is a responsible, kind, and hardworking high school girl. Kyouko does very well in school and has great grades. She takes care of her brother and their household, doing all the cooking and cleaning for her busy parents.
This Japanese series is set in Japan and focuses on Japanese female and male characters in high school. One of the main characters, Kyouko, is a high school student who appears to take care of her younger brother as his primary caregiver. There are parents but they're rarely seen because they're busy with work.
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Violence & Scariness
Some slapstick violence. A character jokingly smacks and head-butts another character. Two boys get in an argument and briefly butt heads.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The plot focuses on high school romances. There are scenes of characters kissing, holding hands, hugging, and blushing. Characters talk about romance and there's some sexual innuendo. Boys removing their shirts on multiple occasions.
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Language includes "idiot," "damn," "pissed," "hell," "bitch," "a--hole," and "s--t."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
An adult character is seen smoking cigarettes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Horimiya is a Japanese romance anime focused on two high school students who appear to be opposites but discover each other's hidden sides and begin to fall in love. Slapstick violence includes characters jokingly smacking and head-butting each other. Romantic content includes scenes of characters kissing, holding hands, hugging. Teenage boys are shown shirtless in a few scenes. Characters talk about romance, dating, and there's some sexual innuendo. Language includes "idiot," "damn," "pissed," "hell," "bitch," "a--hole," and "s--t." One adult character smokes cigarettes.
Is It Any Good?
Fans of romance anime will enjoy this heartfelt story about love from unexpected places. Horimiya nicely captures a lot of the wholesome, funny, and awkward moments of high school romance. Familiar beats of romance anime are well done, but refreshing this series doesn't dwell on the "will they or won't they?" trope. Instead, the main characters quickly become a couple and the series focuses on how others react to their new blossoming relationship.
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