The editorial Kadokawa confirmed that the new project announced for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Shou Harusono, Sasaki to Miyano (Sasaki and Miyano), will be a film that will be released in 2023 in Japan. This film will be titled Sasaki to Miyano: Sotsugyo-hen (Graduation Chapter) and will be released theatrically in sequence with the short adaptation of the spin-off, Hirano to Kagiura.
The series aired during the season of Winter-2022 (January-March) and had twelve episodes, while the platform Funimation handles its distribution in the West. For his part, Harusono began publishing the manga independently through the website pixiv in 2016, and an OVA will be included in the special edition of the manga’s ninth compiled book volume on July 27.
The OVA in question will be an original story written by Harusono and titled “Koi ni Kizuku Mae no Chotto Shita Hanashiwhich is officially considered to be the thirteenth episode of the anime adaptation.
- Shinji Ishihara (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon, Talentless Nana) is in charge of directing the feature film in Studio Deenwith the assistance of Takahiro Ueno.
- Yoshiko Nakamura (Super Lovers, Shōnen Maid, Tada Never Falls in Love) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- makifujii (I’ve Always Liked You, The Moment You Fall in Love, Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart.) is in charge of character design.
Synopsis for Sasaki to Miyano
Yoshikazu Miyano is a meek high school student who likes to read boys-love manga. One day, he finds himself in the position of breaking up a fierce school fight, not knowing what to do. Before things get any worse, he is interrupted by upperclassman Shuumei Sasaki, who bravely takes his place and saves Miyano from his grief. Since that day, Miyano admires him in silence. However, three months later, Miyano realizes that Sasaki is more annoying than admirable. At school, Miyano is greeted by him with playful taunts, not to mention the frequent friendly snubs he receives. When Sasaki asks for manga recommendations, Miyano lends him a boys-love manga that he has. Surprisingly, Sasaki ends up enjoying its content and is also hooked on boys-love, marking the beginning of a shared passion. Could it become something else?
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