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Why Did Sayu Run Away from Her Hometown in Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway

Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou, also known as Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway, is one of the most popular anime this Spring 2021. The anime revolves around the world of Yoshida, a 26 years old salaryman in Tokyo, and Sayu, a runaway teenager from Hokkaido, who are living together.

Unlike any other slice of life-themed anime out there, Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway is full of mysteries. One of the mysteries about this anime is the main reason why Sayu run away from home and went to Tokyo. This article will be trying to solve the mystery behind Sayu’s action.

Why did Sayu leave her hometown? What is her main reason for leaving Hokkaido and started living in Tokyo?

Before we continue, please note that the following contents contain spoilers from the official manga version of the series. You have been warned!

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The debut of Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway anime on Crunchyroll already left anime fans some unanswered questions about Sayu’s past. For an anime with only have a total of 13 episodes on its first season, it’s very unlikely that you will get the answer.

That’s why we’re here – to enlighten you why Sayu left her hometown.

Sayu has a very dark past in the manga series. According to the manga, Sayu’s father suggested to her wife to have an abortion upon learning that he was going to have a second child. That child was Sayu. Her mother objected and Sayu was born. Upon Sayu’s birth, her father abandoned her and her wife.

Sayu experienced a lot of bullying at her school and she didn’t have any friends until a girl named Yuzuki arrived. Masako befriended Sayu but she was also bullied because she befriended Sayu.

Unlike Sayu, her friend Yuzuki can’t handle the bullying she experienced and decided to commit suicide. Everyone became after Sayu, who was in the place where her friend took her own life. Even Sayu’s mom suspects her own daughter drove her friend to commit suicide.

Sayu can no longer handle the pressure on her life and decided to run away from her home. Her brother, who first appeared in Episode 7, gave Sayu ¥300,000, which she used for accommodations. Slowly, the money that she received started disappearing and that was the time when Sayu began sleeping with men in exchange for shelter.

The manga is yet to reveal more details about Sayu’s past. But as of the moment, these are the details that we have learned about Sayu before she started leaving with random men in Tokyo.

About Higehiro

Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou, also known as Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway, follows the story of Yoshida, a handsome salaryman who was rejected after confessing her love to her crush Airi Gotou. On his way home, he met Sayu Ogiwara, a teenage girl who runs away from her hometown. Sayu lived with Yoshida in exchange for doing the household chores. Time passed by and the connection between Yoshida and Sayu is getting deeper.

Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway is a romantic comedy light novel and a manga series written by the Japanese author Shimesaba. In April 2021, the series has released its own anime adaptation as part of the Spring 2021 anime.

By Billy Cortez

Billy is an anime geek fan. He loves reading manga and watching anime during his free time. His favorite anime and manga series are One Piece and Hunter x Hunter.