We learned back in November 2020 that the Sasaki and Miyano manga from Sho Harusono had arrived with a nod that it’s getting an anime adaptation of some sort. The series is set for a January 9th, 2022 premiere and now the official site has dropped the eleventh episode preview, giving us a look at what’s to come on March 20th, 2022. Funimation picked up the series with it coming out on the same day with it available to audiences in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Shinji Ishihara is directing with Takahiro Ueno assisting based on the series composition by Yoshiko Nakamura. Maki Fuji is adapting the characters with Studio DEEN handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Yusuke Shirai as Shūmei Sasaki
- Sōma Saitō as Yoshikazu Miyano
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Taiga Hirano
- Yūki Ono as Jirō Ogasawara
- Yūma Uchida as Masato Hanzawa
- Ryohei Arai as Tasuku Kuresawa
- Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Gonsaburō Tashiro
Miracle Chimpanzee is handling the opening with “Mabataki” while Yusueki Shirai and Soma Saito as the series leads will sing the ending theme song “Ichigo Sunset” as their characters.
The manga from Sho Harusono began in 2016 on pixiv and is published in print by Kadokawa with seven volumes out as of November 2020. It’s produced a novelization and a spin-off manga as well. Tthe manga will be getting an OAD bundled with its ninth volume that’s set to come out on July 27th, 2022. It’ll feature a story drafted by original creator Harusono for it.
The manga has been licensed previously by Yen Press.
Plot Concept: Miyano spends his days peacefully reading Boys’ Love comics and worrying about how girly his face is—until a chance encounter leads to a scuffle with his senior Sasaki. Intrigued by his feisty junior Miyano, delinquent Sasaki uses every opportunity he can to get closer…
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