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Twittering Birds Never Fly Boys-Love Film's Promo Video Unveils Cast, February Release

posted on by Egan Loo
Tarusuke Shingaki, Wataru Hatano reprise drama CD roles as yakuza boss, bodyguard

The official website for Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai - The Clouds Gather, the anime film of Kou Yoneda's boys-love manga Twittering Birds Never Fly (Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai), began streaming a promotional video on Saturday to unveil the film's cast and February opening.

Tarusuke Shingaki and Wataru Hatano are reprising the main character roles from the earlier drama CD adaptation:

Tarusuke Shingaki as Yashiro

Wataru Hatano as Doumeki

Illustrator Akane created deformed character illustrations that will adorn character goods — available for advance sales at Animate Girls Festival 2019 at Tokyo's Ikebukuro Sunshine City complex from November 9 to November 10.

Blue Lynx's Animate Girls Festival booth will also sell advance tickets for the film, in a bundle with cat-themed mini shikishi boards illustrated by Yoneda.

In addition, the booth will have advance tickets for the other two announced Blue Lynx films, Given and Umibe no Étranger. People who buy advance tickets for all three films will receive a story by Shion Miura and a limited set of five postcards illustrated by Yōko Tanji.

Digital Manga Publishing publishes the Twittering Birds Never Fly manga in English, and it describes the story:

The sexually masochistic yakuza boss, Yashiro, isn't the type to warm up to others easily. But when Chikara Doumeki, his newly hired bodyguard, catches his interest, he reconsiders his "hands-off" policy with subordinates. As Yashiro's invitations fail, the yakuza boss finds out his bodyguard has a very personal reason for staying at arm's length.

Fuji TV's new Blue Lynx boys-love anime label is producing the film as its first project.

Kaori Makita (Yuri!! on Ice, Banana Fish episode director) is directing the film at GRIZZLY (Yarichin Bitch-bu). Hiroshi Seko (Banana Fish, Mob Psycho 100 II) is penning the script. The piano trio band H ZETTRIO is composing the music.

The series has been running in Taiyoh Tosho's Hertz and ihr HertZ magazines. Taiyoh Tosho published the manga's sixth compiled book volume on May 1. Digital Manga Publishing released the manga's third volume in March 2017.

Digital Manga also published Yoneda's boys-love manga No Touching At All (Dōshitemo Furetakunai) in 2010, as well as the Even So, I Will Love You Tenderly (Soredemo, Yasashii Koi wo Suru) spinoff manga. Animate USA released Yoneda's boys-love manga Kanjou Spectrum on Amazon's Kindle ebook store in 2012. Viz Media's SuBLime boys-love imprint is publishing Yoneda's NightS manga.

Sources: Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai - The Clouds Gather film's website, Comic Natalie

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