Hori (Haruka Tomatsu)
"Hori (Haruka Tomatsu)," Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, "Page 1: Class Trip," directed by Masashi Ishihama, 2023, (Crunchyroll)

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Plot Recap

This content contains pertinent spoilers.

So, How Are You Going To Bathe? – Hori, Miyamura, Ishikawa

On a class trip, which likely took place before the events of episode 13 of the first season, there was a class trip to Kyoto. For some, it was their first time, others just their first time since middle school. However, very little focus is on the visit and more so on the bathing situation because of Miyamura’s tattoos.

Naturally, he is freaking out, and the only recourse he has, thanks to Ishikawa, is saying he is on his period. Yes, by saying he has his period, he gets away with not bathing with the rest of the boys since they don’t have private bathrooms in their rooms.

This, when she hears it, is hilarious to Hori, and being the friend she is, at that point, she lets Miyamura bathe in her room. He is thankful and questions if she would do this for other guys, and she does her best to balance making him seem special but hiding her true feelings. However, when talking about trusting him not to take advantage or make a move, things get a little heated – but not in an argumentative way. More so, it seems Hori wouldn’t have minded him making a move but resigns in knowing he wouldn’t.

However, when it comes to him needing to bathe the next day, she did come up with something to say to maybe push the envelope, but with Miyamura realizing he can just bathe close to midnight when there shouldn’t be anyone around, Hori doesn’t get the opportunity to explore what could happen.

I’m Not Going To Be Undressed In Front Of Everyone – Sengoku, Miyamura, Yasuda

Once again, Miyamura’s tattoos are a problem, but he isn’t alone in feeling uncomfortable in minimal clothing – Sengoku joins him due to being insecure about how skinny he is. Both have avoided swimming throughout the school year, but their teacher, Sensei Yasuda, makes it clear that running the track isn’t an option, and they have to go to the pool for at least one day.

Yasuda (Tsuda Kenjirou)
“Yasuda (Tsuda Kenjirou),” Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, “Page 1: Class Trip,” directed by Masashi Ishihama, 2023, (Crunchyroll)

Both freak out, but luckily Yasuda finds a way where, instead of swimming, they can clean for the day, which allows both to be comfortable, outside of being overheated in what they chose to cover themselves with.


On The Fence

So, That’s It?

It’s understood this season is comprised of “The Missing Chapters,” so we shouldn’t expect big and notable reveals or moments. However, is it wrong not to expect more? Having an episode mostly dedicated to Miyamura’s different ways of hiding his tattoos feels like a weak way to open the season. Add in introducing a creepy teacher? It makes me wonder, with low expectations, what could come next?

General Information

This section Includes information about the Director, Writer, and Cast.

More From The Series
Previous Episode: Season 1 Finale/ Episode 13 “I Would Gift You The Sky” Next Episode: Episode 2 “Cooking Class”
Episode Title Page 1: Class Trip
Release Date (Crunchyroll) July 1, 2023
Director(s) Masashi Ishihama
Writer(s) Takao Yoshioka
Newly Noted Characters and Cast
Yasuda Tsuda Kenjirou
Previously Noted Characters and Cast
Hori Haruka Tomatsu
Miyamura Kōki Uchiyama
Ishikawa Seiichirō Yamashita
Sengoku Nobuhiko Okamoto

For More, Check Out The Character Guide

Who Is Yasuda?

He is a perverted English teacher at Hori and Miyamura’s school.

Hori (Haruka Tomatsu)
Horimiya: Season 2/ Episode 1 – Recap and Review (Season Premiere)
The second season continues the series as the first one ended – meek and pleasant, but only touching upon ways it could be greater than its usual output.
So, That’s It?
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