Marudase Kintarō Boys-Love Manga Gets Anime Short
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!- project announced on Tuesday that Naomi Guren's Marudase Kintarō (Kintarō Bares it All) boys-love manga is inspiring an anime short. The short will debut as part of the project's first event screenings in Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters in winter 2020. Guren reported on Twitter that the screenings will be in December 2020.
The anime of Michi Ichiho's Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka (Is It Yes, No, or Somewhere in Between?) boys-love light novel series will also debut as part of the festival's first event screenings. A trailer for the film will debut early next year.
The BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!- screenings will include regular screenings, cheering screenings (in which audience members are allowed and encouraged to shout at and react to the screen), and talk show segments with the cast. The festival will also include the unveiling of the Kono BL ga Yabai! publication's ranking lists for 2021. Voice actor Toshiyuki Morikawa is serving as the festival's chairman.
Guren's Marudase Kintarō manga is a sequel to the earlier The Incredible Kintaro (Masaka no Kintarō) manga. Digital Manga Publishing released the original manga in English in 2014, and it describes the story:
Thanks to the incredible last words of his grandfather, young and adorable Makoto's virginity is the target of every teacher who wants to be principal of his school! Will fleeing to the mountains to recruit his childhood friend Kintaro be the answer to his prayers... and wildest fantasies?
Guren published Marudase Kintarō in April 2018, and the original The Incredible Kintaro manga in 2010.
Source: Comic Natalie