One week after its launch on the Japanese market, the third Blu-ray package compilation of the animated adaptation of the light novels Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou (Higehiro: After I got rejected, I shaved and picked up a high school runaway), a total of 1,861 copies sold.

Higehiro

The package was released in Japan on August 11th and contains episodes 7 through 9 of this adaptation. It’s only available as a Blu-ray version, priced at 9,900 yen (about $ 95), and includes some perks like a booklet with artwork and production material, a short novel, and a drama CD. The starts had the following performance:

  • Package 1 (episodes 1-3), published June 9, 2021 – 1,759 copies sold in the first week.
  • Package 2 (episodes 4 to 6), published July 28, 2021 – 1,965 copies sold in the first week.
  • Package 3 (episodes 7 to 9), published August 11, 2021 – 1,861 copies sold in the first week.
  • Package 4 (episodes 10-13), will be released on September 29, 2021.

The series has aired in Japan since last April 5 and had a total of thirteen episodes while the platform Crispy roll takes care of sales in the west. On the other hand, light novels written by Shimesaba and illustrated by Booota are published via the publisher’s label Bunko sneakers from Kadokawa since February 2018.

Production team

  • Manabu Kamikita was responsible for directing the anime in the studios Project # 9. This is his debut as a project director.
  • Takayuki noguchi (Ro-kyu-bu!, Queen’s Blade 2: The Evil Eye, Railway romance) was responsible for the character design.
  • Decoration Akao (Noragami, Akagami no Shirayuki-hime) was responsible for writing and overseeing the scripts.
  • Dream shift (Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle) took over the production.

Summary of Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou (Higehiro)

Clerk Yoshida has been in love with his colleague Airi Gotou for five years. Although he finally gets a date with her, his confession is quickly rejected. Drunk and disappointed, he stumbles home only to find a high school girl on the side of the road. The girl, who needs a place to stay, tries to seduce Yoshida, who, although she refuses her advances, invites her to his apartment.

The next morning, the girl, who introduces herself as Sayu Ogiwara, reveals that she has fled Hokkaido to Tokyo. During his six-month trip, he constantly traded sexual favors for a roof over his head. However, Yoshida is not convinced of her seduction. Instead, he asks you to do another type of job that involves doing dishes and doing laundry. And so begins a heartwarming relationship between a heartbroken adult and a runaway high school girl.

(c) し め さ ば ・ KADOKAWA / 『ひ げ ひ ろ』 製作 委員会

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