Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. Boys-Love Anime Reveals Visual, October 5 Premiere
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the television anime of Hashigo Sakurabi's Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. (I'm Being Threatened by the Most Handsome Man) manga revealed the third key visual and October 5 premiere for the series on Friday. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11 on October 5 at 24:00 (effectively October 6 at 12:00 a.m.), and then it will debut on Sun TV and KBS Kyoto on October 6 at 25:00 (effectively October 7 at 1:00 a.m.).
The series' first episode will have an advance screening event at Animate Ikebukuro in Tokyo on September 29. The event will have a talk show with voice actors Yuuki Ono and Hiroko Takahashi. Additional advance screenings with free admission will be held at various Animate locations throughout Japan. Attendees will hear a special message from the anime's two main characters and also receive a bromide.
Five of the anime's cast members are reprising their roles from an earlier drama CD for the manga:
Yuuki Ono as Junta Azumaya
Hiroki Takahashi as Takato Saijyo
Wataru Hatano will voice the character Kiyotaka Arisu (seen below). The character only recently debuted in the original manga.
Naoyuki Tatsuwa (Nisekoi - False Love, Gourmet Girl Graffiti) is directing the anime at CloverWorks, and Yoshimi Narita (Saint Seiya Omega, Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart.) is in charge of series composition. Minako Shiba (Noir, .hack//SIGN, Black Butler) is designing the characters, and she is also credited as chief animation director alongside Senri Kawaguchi and Yu Kurihara.
Miyu Yamamoto is the color key designer. Satory Hirayanagi is the art director. Koyuki Koyama is the director of photography. Yuusuke Noma and Yūto Karasawa are the CG directors. Michi Takigawa is the editor. Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music, and Satoshi Motoyama is the sound director.
In the manga's story, Takato Saijyo has reigned as the idol industry's "Most Handsome" for five years, that is, until freshman actor Junta Azumaya comes along. Takato was always considered brusque, while Azumaya's smile wins over admirers in comparison. The whole fiasco drives Takuto to overindulge in alcohol, and his actions catch the attention of the last person he wants to see. To his surprise, Azumaya uses this new info to blackmail Takuto for physical affection.
Sakurabi launched the manga in Libre Shuppan's Monthly Magazine Be x Boy in July 2013. Libre Shuppan published the manga's fifth volume on March 30. The manga has more than 2 million copies in print.