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…(Source: Bookwalker)
Vina Nurziani (The Indonesian Anime Times)
This year, along with Gojo and Kitagawa from My Dress-Up Darling, Sasaki and Miyano have made their debut as another delinquent and nerd couple.
The first episode of “Sasaki and Miyano” starts from their fated meeting in a bullying incident, and three months after that. The story revolves around how they become closer in the past three months and the plot kind of goes back and forth to the past and present. Looking at Miyano who proclaims himself as a fudanshi, he only sees BL as pure fantasy. He likes to share his excitement about the characters of BL manga, talking about BL material with his senior.
How SasaMiya represents fujodanshi culture in the first episode highlights the difference between fujodanshi and otaku. Miyano, while being a fudanshi, has his fantasy about his friends as BL material, Miyano is well aware that it is just in his imagination and he doesn’t see himself being that way. As Miyano said, “I only enjoy reading these kinds of things. I myself am not like that.” Little does Miyano know that his air-headedness and stubbornness are attractive to Sasaki, and that his fantasy may not really be far off from reality.
Facts and Figures
Sasaki to Miyano
|Source material||Manga by Harusono Shou|
|Cast||Shinrai Yuusuke as Sasaki Shuumei
Saitou Souma as Miyano Yoshikazu
Matsuoka Yoshitsugu as Hirano Taiga
|Director||Ishihira Shinji (Fairy Tail, and Log Horizon)|
|Series composition||Yoshiko Nakamura (Super Lovers, Ganbare Douki-chan, and Shounen Maid)|
|Character design||Fuji Maki (Pupa)|
|Opening song||“Mabataki” by Miracle Chimpanzee|
|Ending song||“Ichigo Sunset” by Shuumei Sasaki (CV: Yuusuke Shirai) and Yoshikazu Miyano (CV: Souma Saitou)|
|Broadcast date||9 January 2022 (1530 GMT/2230 WIT), 10 January 2022 (0030 JST)|
Screenshots and Trailer
The Indonesian Anime Times