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Announced long ago, Hori-san to Miyamura-kun’s OVA has been confirmed for a release summer of 2012 – bringing yet another romance comedy to an already full slate of them, although at least this one varies a bit.

The story of “Hori-san to Miyamura-kun” isn’t entirely original – a tale of a girl and boy who are completely contrary in personality to their appearance end up meeting through an unbelievably convenient incident, thereby marking the start of a relationship. However, that’s certainly a fine divergence from the usual premise for a romance series – a male lead is an automatic sex magnet, thereby having to deal with 10 or so different females fighting for his love.

This series started as a webcomic, and was later serialized onto becoming a full manga series – there’s a fair following behind it, and thus assuming the upcoming OVA carries after the manga well, it should be quite a respectable watch, if nothing else, as its history is promising.

With an excess of repetitive and recycled romance series, the genre has truly been in the dumps recently – with little to none actually being worth watching, and the better romance series simply being ones which aren’t even “romance” explicitly, yet only featuring it as a side-component or detail. Actually, Hori-san to Miyamura-kun isn’t bulk romance either – it’s main forte is perhaps slice of life comedy, yet the concoction of genres should be an interesting balance given its synopsis.

Summer 2012 has, yet again, gotten a bit more peculiarly spiced.

6 Comments

  • alexsaingxd says:

    The guy is going to deal with 10 different girls?

    Kimi No Iru Machi is way better than this though the protagonist relationship with the female at school was a mistake. I rather watch a good story line and a good relationship just like Kimi No Iru Machi. Though the artwork of this upcoming ova is fair, I don’t think I’m gonna watch this one.

  • liberator says:

    Repetition is an expected staple in anime. But I hope that someday that an anime/manga/novel will be created to show us audience what to do to become a “sex-manget,” or like this upcoming series, to have a meaningful relationship with someone who with different personality traits, and/or interests. May the industry educate us beyond just filling out fantasies and helping us pass time.

    • Seven says:

      An alternative take on these sort would be nice – it’d be rather interesting to see how to become a sex magnet male lead.

      Then I remember however, if you watch any such romance series, the answer is usually the protagonist’s parents adopted a little girl, or he conveniently had a childhood friend, or whatever. Thus, it’s not very much a realistic scenario – especially not to the point of being so common.

  • TheGoobKid says:

    Male Protagonist = Yuki of Gender Bendeing of Haruhi Suzumiya with hair-dye!

    http://s3.zerochan.net/Nagato.Yukihiro.600.823712.jpg

    Not sure if link works for everyone 0.o

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