Fans of romantic comedy will want to watch the Horimiya anime series online.  If you’re having trouble finding where to stream Horimiya, we can help.

We can also show you how to use a good VPN, such as NordVPN, to watch this series and other anime online. 

About the Series

Horimiya at Crunchyroll - HERO, Hagiwara Daisuke/ Square Enix, Horimiya Production Committee

Horimiya is a high school romantic comedy anime series, which features a couple with secretive, double lives. 

At first glance, Izumi Miyamura normally gives the impression of a depressed and gloomy, nerdy-looking otaku boy. But, away from school, he changes into his punk persona, with piercings and tattoos. (He typically keeps his tattoos covered up and hidden while in the classroom.)  

By contrast, Kyouko Hori is the popular and attractive “school idol” type. But at home, she replaces her school style with a casual, frumpy housewife look. When not at school, she has to take care of her little brother, and do household chores. (Her parents often leave her in charge.)

Although Miyamura may look smart, Hori is actually the better student.

When these two accidentally discover their respective “secret identities,” they agree to keep these mutual, shared secrets. With this as a starting point, the two develop a romantic relationship. All the while, they must still maintain their public identities around others.

Series History

Horimiya at Crunchyroll - HERO, Hagiwara Daisuke/ Square Enix, Horimiya Production Committee

The series began in 2007/ 2008 as a web comic by manga artist Hero (Hiroki Adachi)

The name Horimiya is an abbreviated form of the original Japanese title, Hori-san to Miyamura-kun. Square-Enix adapted the web comic into a manga series.

In 2021, the manga was adapted into an anime series. Season 2, Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, followed in July to September 2023. 

List of Places to Watch Horimiya Anime Online

  1. Netflix
  2. Crunchyroll
  3. Hulu
  4. AppleTV
  5. Amazon Prime Video

Note: All of these options are licensed, legal places. (If you are looking for anime pirates, try here instead.)

Where to Watch Horimiya Anime Online

1. Netflix (Singapore)

Horimiya at Netflix Singapore

Netflix Singapore has Horimiya. As it so happens, Netflix Japan also offers Horimiya. However, even if you live in Japan, you may want a good VPN to watch Horimiya, because the Netflix Japan version comes with no subtitles.

Here’s how to do it: 

How to Watch Horimiya Anywhere in the World

This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.

  1. Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. I can confirm that NordVPN works for this purpose.
  2. In the settings, choose Singapore as your location.
  3. Fire up the VPN and wait for it to do its magic
  4. Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app)
  5. Search “Horimiya” in the Netflix search bar and you should see the anime pop up.

NordVPN banner (Nord VPN)

Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache first and try again.

To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your web browser.

I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime from various Netflix country libraries daily.


  • A good selection of anime and non-anime content
  • Good (mostly Asian) language choices


  • Geo-locked in many places

Languages: Japanese with subtitles in English, Malay, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Price: Basic with ads, $6.99/ month. Basic: $9.99/ month. Standard: $15.49/ month. Premium: $19.99.

Watch Horimiya at Netflix (Singapore).

2. Crunchyroll

Horimiya at Crunchyroll

If you’re not a fan of Netflix, or if you want dubbing options in multiple European languages, you can watch the series at Crunchyroll instead.

Like with a lot of anime series, Crunchyroll holds the license in a lot of places where Netflix doesn’t (and vice versa). Crunchyroll has also been pushing into the Indian market as well.

However, if you’re having trouble with Crunchyroll in your location, we have some solutions which may help.


  • A huge library of current and classic anime series
  • Recent series are simulcast on a weekly schedule
  • Good (mostly European) language options


  • Geo-locked in some areas

Languages: Audio: Japanese, English, German, Latin American Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian. Subtitles: English, German, Latin American Spanish, European Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, and Hindi.

Price: Free, limited viewing is possible for some shows. $7.99 for “fan” level; $9.99 for “mega fan”; and $14.99 for “ultimate fan.”

Watch Horimiya at Crunchyroll.

3. Hulu

Horimiya at Hulu

Disney majority-owned streaming service Hulu also has the series. The series is geo-locked outside of Hulu’s streaming region, which includes the United States, U.S. territories, and overseas military bases.


  • A decent selection of anime and non-anime content
  • Disney bundle packages available


  • Not related to Hulu Japan

Languages: Japanese with English subtitles, or English dubbed (first season only)

Price: Free trial month, then:  $7.99/ month (with ads). $14.99/ month (without ads).

 Watch Horimiya at Hulu.

4. Apple TV

Horimiya at Apple TV

Apple TV has both seasons of Horimiya. Keep in mind that when you watch anime on Apple TV, you are buying, rather than getting a monthly subscription, or renting episodes.


  • A decent selection of anime and non-anime content


  • Buying can be expensive if you watch a lot of anime
  • Subtitled and dubbed versions are separate

Languages: Japanese with English subtitles, or English dubbed

Price: $2.99 an episode, $26.99 for a season pass

Watch Horimiya at Apple TV.

5. Amazon Prime Video

Horimiya at Amazon Prime Video

Amazon offers multiple versions of the series, and each version has its own webpage:


  • A decent selection of anime, and non-anime content
  • A lot of viewing choices


  • Buying, rather than renting or getting a subscription

Languages: Japanese with English subtitles, or English dubbed

Price: SD episodes, $1.99. HD episodes, $2.99. 

Most full season packages are $17.99 for SD; and $26.99 for HD. Simuldub season 2 SD, $18.99; and Simuldub season 2 HD, $24.99.

Watch Horimiya (Original Japanese Version) at Amazon Prime Video.


Horimiya at Crunchyroll - HERO, Hagiwara Daisuke/ Square Enix, Horimiya Production Committee

As you can see, you have a lot of options when it comes to watching this romantic comedy anime series. Hopefully, you should be able to watch Horimiya on one of these streaming choices, no matter where you are in the world.

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