The official website of Sasaki to Miyano: Sotsugyo-hen the new anime film revealed a trailer and key visual on Jan 13, 2023. The film is based on the Sasaki and Miyano manga by Sho Harusono.
The film will release in Japan on Feb 17, 2023. An anime short adaptation of Harusono’s Hirano and Kagiura spinoff manga will screen alongside the film.
A manga booklet by original creator Harusono titled “Sasaki to Miyano: Valentine no Chottoshita Hanashi” (A Tiny Valentine Episode) will be handed out to the fans watching the movie in the first week in theatres.
Cast members will be attending a commemorative screening that has been organized at Grand Cinema Sunshine Ikebukuro on Feb 24, 2023.
The cast members include:
- Yusuke Shirai as Shumei Sasaki
- Sōma Saitō as Yoshikazu Miyano
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Taiga Hirano
- Yūki Ono as Jiro Ogasawara
- Yūma Uchida as Masato Hanzawa
- Ryohei Arai as Tasuku Kuresawa
- Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Gonzaburo Tashiro
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Akira Kagiura
Studio DEEN will be producing the Sasaki and Miyano anime film.
The staff includes:
- Director: Shinji Ishihara
- Assistant Director: Takahiro Ueno
- Screenwriter: Yoshiko Nakamura
- Character Designer: Maki Fujii
- Composer: Kana Shibue
The band Miracle Chimpanzee who performed for the Sasaki and Miyano TV anime earlier will be returning to perform the film’s theme song titled “March”.
The TV anime adaptation of Harusono’s Sasaki and Miyano manga was released in Jan 2022 consisting of total 12 episodes. The anime was simulcasted by Funimation along with its English dub.
The anime also had an OVA considered as its 13th episode titled “Koi ni Kizuku Mae no Chotto Shita Hanashi” released as a DVD shipped along with the 9th volume of the main manga on Jul 27, 2022.
Sasaki and Miyano is a Boys Love, Slice of Life manga written and illustrated by Shou Harusono and serialized by Gene Pixiv. The manga was first published on Feb 26, 2016, and is still ongoing.
MAL describes the plot as:
Yoshikazu Miyano is a meek high school student who enjoys reading boys-love manga. One day, he finds himself in a predicament of stopping a fierce school fight, unsure of what actions to take. Before everything gets worse, he is interrupted by upperclassman Shuumei Sasaki, who boldly takes his place and saves Miyano from his grief. From that day on, Miyano has quietly looked up to him.
However, three months later, Miyano realizes that Sasaki is more bothersome than admirable. At school, Miyano is greeted by him with playful teases, not to mention the frequent friendly skinship he receives. When Sasaki asks for manga recommendations, Miyano lets him borrow a boys-love comic he owns. Surprisingly, Sasaki ended up enjoying its content and got hooked on boys-love as well, marking the start of a shared passion. Could it develop into something more?