Through his official Twitter account, the author of the light novels Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou, Shimesaba, reported that the animated adaptation will not feature the character Ao Kanda, Yoshida’s ex-girlfriend, due to timing issues:
“I’m sorry for Kanda-san’s fans! His only appearance in the anime will be through photos. If you want to know more about what is being omitted in the animated adaptation, that is, if you want to know who that girl shown in the photograph was, read the original material or the adaptation of the manga (where Aoi Kanda is currently having relevance). ”
I’m sorry for Kanda fans, her turn is only photos in anime. If you know Higehiro from the anime and become “The beautiful girl in that picture !?”, please take a look at the original and the comics (Komi). In the case of the color, the episodes in which Ao Kanda appears are serialized)
Umaru Adachi, responsible for the manga adaptation, also commented on the subject: “ In the animated adaptation of Higehiro, the appearance of Yoshida’s ex-girlfriend, Kanda-senpai, was omitted due to lack of time. However, the manga is about to gain prominence, so please take a look! (It will be included in the sixth compilation volume) . ”
The series has been on the air in Japan since last April 5th and is confirmed with a total of thirteen episodes, while the Crunchyroll platform takes care of its distribution in the West.
Office worker Yoshida has been in love with his co-worker, Airi Gotou, for five years. Although he finally makes an appointment with her, his confession is promptly rejected. Drunk and disappointed, he stumbles on the way home, only to find a high school student sitting by the side of the road. The girl, who needs a place to spend the night, tries to seduce Yoshida. Despite rejecting her advances, he invites her to his apartment.
The next morning, the girl, introducing herself as Sayu Ogiwara and reveals that she fled Hokkaido to Tokyo. During her six-month escape, she traded sexual favors for a roof over her head. Yoshida, however, remains indifferent to his seduction. Instead, he asks her to do a different kind of work – which involves doing the dishes and doing the laundry. And so, a moving relationship between a broken-hearted adult and a runaway high school girl begins.
Hige Soru. Soshite Joshikousei o Hirou (I Shave My Beard. Then I Pick Up a High School Girl.) Started to be published in March 2017. Finally, the novel has a total of over 400 thousand copies in circulation.
Thus, an adaptation to manga began to be published in November 2018 in Monthly Shounen Ace of Kadokawa. The 3rd volume was released on May 26, 2020.