First Impressions: Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway


This one is…. not what I expected. Basically, a middle aged office worker gets rejected by his crush at work, gets drunk, and then takes in a high school girl who’s apparently run away from home. She initially tries to seduce him, which is fairly awkward, but I can understand why she’d think it necessary, and he’s pretty consistent in shutting her down right away. There are fairly constant mixed signals about whether or not they’re going to end up together, especially in the first half, but I’m actually kind of interested to see where they’re going with it. The animation and art are really nice, and the characters are pretty believably three dimensional.

I think I’m going to give this one another few episodes, because those mixed signals really are worrying, but I’m tentatively hopeful that it really is just a story about two imperfect people learning to be better through the power of Friendship (and nothing else).

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