Excited about the return of the sweet high school sweethearts, Sasaki and Miyano? On Sunday, Kadokawa released a short, but sweet, 15-second online commercial for Sasaki to Miyano: Sotsugyo-hen (Graduation Chapter), a new anime film based on Shou Harusono’s manga Sasaki and Miyano. Kadokawa also shared information on the film’s theme tune as well as a new visual for the accompanying Hirano and Kagiura short.
In case you were off the BL radar for quite a while, it was announced previously that Sasaki to Miyano: Sotsugyo-hen would be accompanied by Shou Harasuno’s other manga, Hirano to Kagiura which follows the story of Miyano’s ultimate ship as they sail across love and its different adversaries. Meanwhile, the anime film, Sasaki to Miyano: Graduation Arc would focus more on what happens after Sasaki goes off to college and how the couple deals with new struggles in their everyday lives.
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Miracle Chimpanzee returns from the last television anime to deliver the theme song “March.” The song, as well as the film’s background music, will be included on the original soundtrack, which will be available on February 15.
The film will have its Japanese premiere on February 17th, alongside an anime short adaptation of Harusono’s Hirano and Kagiura spinoff manga.
Shinji Ishihira will return to Studio DEEN to direct the film. Takahiro Ueno as assistant director, Yoshiko Nakamura as the scriptwriter, Maki Fujii as character designer, and Kana Shibue as a composer are also returning.
The television anime adaptation of Harusono’s manga Sasaki and Miyano debuted on January 9 and lasted 12 episodes. Funimation broadcast the anime live as it aired, as well as an English dub.
On July 27, an OVA for the franchise was released on DVD alongside the ninth volume of the main manga. The original anime episode, “Koi ni Kizuku Mae no Chotto Shita Hanashi,” was written by Harusono. The episode is regarded as the 13th installment of the television anime series. The episode is available on Crunchyroll.
Both Sasaki and Miyano, as well as Hirano and Kagiura, will be published in English by Yen Press. Harusono debuted Sasaki and Miyano on the pixiv website in 2016, and the project is still ongoing.