What Happened When I Shaved My Beard, also known as Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway, or Higehiro for short, is a new anime which recently premiered its Season 1 bringing into the question of how many episodes will the anime series have.
Higehiro, animated by Project No.9, follows the story of a 26-year-old employee of a major IT company, Yoshida, who just got heartbroken after he confessed to his long-time crush, Airi Goto. He has been in love with her for five years and does everything for her only to realize he’s in unrequited love. That day he gets rejected; he went to drink after work with his colleague.
Yoshida went home and while on his way, he saw a drunk girl on the side of the street, beneath a lamplight. She was just sitting there, under the influence of hebereke, in the middle of the night. She is Sayu and she ran away from home. With nowhere to go, she convinced Yoshida if she could stay with him and despite being hesitant at first, Yoshida agreed.
Higehiro is from the pages of the light novel series of the same name by Shimesaba with the illustrations of booota is published in Kadokawa's Kakuyomu and later in Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint. There is also a shōnen manga series by the same author with the illustrations of Imaru Adachi which is published in Kadokawa Shoten's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Ace. Both the light novels and the manga series are published in English by One Peace Books.
Crunchyroll holds the official license to stream Higehiro along with a lot of anime series lined up for the spring season this year. Every episode of the rom-com anime series could be found in the streaming giant which grants their premium access subscribers a one-week advanced release of the latest episodes of the animes under their library for the price of $9.99 a month, or $79.99 a year, then releases the episodes for free the following week.
There are 13 episodes slated for Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway as confirmed in its Blu-Ray release which will be divided into four volumes. It will be in a single-cour meaning there would be no breaks in between the series for the season.
Higehiro releases new episodes weekly every Tuesday at 10:30 PM JST via Crunchyroll. The release time will vary depending on your geographical location: Pacific Time: 6:30 AM PT, Central Time: 8:30 AM CT, Eastern Time: 9:30 AM EST, and British Time: 2:30 PM BST respectively.