Streaming giant, Crunchyroll has announced on July 28, 2022, that the platform will start streaming the English dub for the anime Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway starting July 28, 2022.
Cast and staff for the English dub has also been revealed.
Higehiro English dub main cast includes:
- Alex Hom (Daniel in Trapped in a Dating Sim): Yoshida
- Jill Harris (Nino in The Quintesential Quintuplets): Sayu
- Macy Anne Johnson (Shikimori in Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie): Yuzuha
- Sarah Roach (Maki in Fire Force): Gotou
- Ben Balmaceda (Raido in Aharen-san wa Hakarenai): Hashimoto
Staff involved in Higehiro English dub are:
- ADR Director: Jonathan Rigg
- ADR Engineer: Derric Benavides
- ADR Script: Jessica Sluys
- Mixer: Andrew Tipps
Higehiro, short for Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway is a Japanese romantic comedy light novel series written by Shimesaba and illustrated by booota. It was serialized online between March 2017 and August 2018 on Kadokawa’s user-generated novel publishing website Kakuyomu. It was later published by Kadokawa Shoten with five volumes between February 2018 and June 2021 under their Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint.
A manga adaptation with art by Imaru Adachi has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Ace since November 2018.
The light novel is licensed in North America by Kadokawa and Yen Press. The manga is licensed by One Peace Books. An anime television series adaptation by Project No.9 aired from April to June 2021.
The plot of Higehiro is described as:
Young handsome salaryman Yoshida had finally gathered up the courage to confess his feelings for his employer and longtime crush Airi Gotou. Sadly though, he ended up rejected and goes out drinking with his co-worker/best friend Hashimoto to relieve himself of his sorrows. While heading back home in a drunken state, he meets Sayu Ogiwara, a teenage high school girl who asks to spend the night with him. He lets her in out of pity and because he is too exhausted to argue, saying to himself that he will chase her out tomorrow. The next day now sobered up, Yoshida asks Sayu how she ended up at his apartment: she reveals that she had run away from her family and home in Hokkaido and has been prostituting herself to random men in exchange for a place to stay. Now knowing her backstory, Yoshida feeling bad for her finds himself unable to kick her out of his house and their time of living together begins.